Getting ready for Paint

1966-1967 Dodge Charger Forum

  1. Maxrat

    Maxrat Well-Known Member

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    I've had this all Citron Gold 66 Charger for close to 10 years now. 440 cu. in., A/C, Clock, etc... The car is a semi survivor and I'm restoring it to look completely stock (except of course having a 440). It should be painted within this month. It has new suspension, new exhaust, Electroluminescence works, rotating headlights work, rebuilt 727, and more. I've spent weeks polishing and removing scratches from the stainless trim. It should look nice when done.

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    • moparnation74

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      Body looks nice!

      Keeps us posted can't wait to see the final pics....
       
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        Nice! I have a soft spot for the '66 Chargers.
         
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          That should look very nice! Exciting times, I'm sure!
           
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            Looking good. It can be a long road getting to this point and should be downhill going forward. Nice job.
             
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              Cover and seal that nice looking engine bay with plastic before you start making clouds of paint. :thumbsup:
               
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                Here's what the rest of the car looks like --- parts everywhere in the garage.

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                • Greg Ducato

                  Greg Ducato Workin' on it... FBBO Gold Member

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                  That is a beautiful and seldom seen color combination, cant wait to see the end results of all of the years of hard work you have put into this project.
                   
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                      Looks great so far. Can't wait to see the final color on it.
                       
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                      Looking good! Keep up the good work.
                       
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                      After seeing how you have revamped that engine bay, I am sure the finished product will be just as immaculate. Really looking forward to seeing her dressed up and done! Great work!
                       
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                      Believe it or not -- all of the engine compartment paint is original -- except for around the battery. This car really was a nearly intact survivor.
                       
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                      looks good nice work keep us posted
                       
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                      There's a big controversy about the paint color ZZ1 Citron Gold. Some contend the 1966 color was more green while the 1967 ZZ1 Citron Gold was more gold. All I can say is this: This 1966 Citron Gold Charger was a survivor -- the color definitely has more green in it. The shop ordered ZZ1 and it was gold --- not right. After seven remixes later, they finally matched the original color (as close as they could) with the right amount of fine metallic. In different lights it flops from a greenish gold to more gold.

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