This will be the story of my 1968 Charger going from a somewhat-unreliable and temperamental driver to hopefully something very reliable and capable of more spirited driving. I'm taking the opportunity to write it up here for planning and documentation purposes. It's not a restoration or even a resto-mod (at least not yet, anyway, we'll see where this all heads), so for now I'm calling it a refurbishment. I always had an eye for cars but never the time, skills, tools or space to tinker with or build one. I was able to grab some space, but I definitely don't have the skills, am slowly collecting the tools, and can squeak out some time here and there. The plan is to keep most of the aesthetics and spirit of the 1960s while upgrading to improve the driving experience. When I bought the car in late 2015 and it had some issues. Some are typical age-related things, and some were larger. Collision damage in the driver's front was mostly repaired, but there were some things that needed further correction. The car has an older (mid-90s?) repaint/color change job when the R/T badging and butt stripe were added, but the surface wasn't well prepped and the topcoat isn't aging well. It looks good from 10 feet (the sound is amazing), but get any closer and it doesn't take long to discover it has some issues. Here it is the day I brought it home: And with my future co-pilot: Fender tag: Some work has already been done and I'll try to catch up with all of that in the first few posts. The goal was to tackle things a bit at a time but to make sure it was drivable during the good weather months, which around here is realistically April through Oct. I drove it the last few years with a few bolt-on changes as time and skills allowed, but now it's coming apart for some more significant work.