Patina'd RR1 Burgundy 1968 Charger ("Ribeye")

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Looks great! I'm doing filler work around the back window right now as well and I'm getting the trim fit on my '68. Did you install the clips on the body and actually snap the trim into place or is it just sitting there?

Trim clips were installed and then trim
 

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Epoxy sealed

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Pillars have been spotted in, door hinges have been rebuilt, and doors have been hung (and they close so nicely now). Now that the doors are in place, it makes me appreciate the work the PDR guy did to remove the dings!

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Trunk gutters and rear filler panel have been painted. Rear filler panel was deliberately sprayed thin in areas, to mimic the patina of the original filler panel. I'm pleased with the color matching

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Since the PDR guy took out most of the door dings, my paint buddy has been wanting to take a shot at polishing the original paint. I was doubtful it could be improved much but I was WRONG! Look at the light reflections in these pictures!

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I'm really enjoying that you are keeping the patina and also try and match it with the new paint. Awesome!
 

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Thanks Jarven

I have been slowly picking away at interior. I have a new Legendary carpet that has been rolled up in a box for 13 years, so it is taking lots of time to form it to the floor pans....hence the sand bags in the picture. The rear upper seat had a clear plastic cover on it that was half on/half off, which is why it has a dirt line that runs from corner to corner. The rear seat cleaned up pretty well, but has some yellowing/staining.

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I know its not correct,but a white vynal top would really pop with the white interior and that color!
 

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I know its not correct,but a white vynal top would really pop with the white interior and that color!

i know! I debated long and hard On doing that. I think it would look great with a white top. But I happen to know where the numbers matching block is and if I can reunite it with the car, then I think the original scheme is best. That being said the three colors blend well together.
 

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I hear you, good luck with trying to reunite the matching numbers engine with the car. The 71 Charger R/T that I just got, had the matching numbers transmission in the trunk, but the engine is not matching numbers. My 70 V code Charger R/T did have the matching numbers engine, but the transmission was long gone, that made the 4 speed swap a plus in my book.
 

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I installed the rear wiring harness, taillights, rear bumper, and this antique tag I bought on ebay. That tag is now my permanent tag.

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Awesome job! Are all of those your cars in the background?

You bought an old license plate off eBay and the DMV let you register it? Did the DMV have any info on the old plates previous owner?
 

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I read every post in this thread and got to the last post and was bummed out. That is proof positive this is a great thread. Keep up the good work and progress!
 
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