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1968 Barracuda Restoration

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NYCTaco52, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Apr 28, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    US Marine

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    Very nice !!!! , I've got a friend of mine with a 68 Barracuda with a 600hp 512 Stroker
     
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  2. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    383 was my first choice. But after speaking to a few restorers, its A LOT of work making it mount and fit properly.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Got any pictures? Im sure that looks sick
     
  4. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Pretty damn cool project car.
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    Cleaned up all the wiring in the engine bay.

    The next few weeks is gonna be spent sanding and prepping the body for metal work. There’s a lot of rust and dents that need to be taken care of. In the process of ordering the sheet metal so it can be welded in the parts that I cut off. Going with pre-made panels for all I have to do is weld and sand them down.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    Old Barracuda's look awesome with a RB Mopar motor with fender well headers and then the awesome looking 6 pack hood scoop !!
     
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  7. Apr 28, 2019 at 11:36 PM
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    I had a 69 fastback when I was 19. Loved that car. When I had to much to drink I would put down the divider and I could lay down no problem (I’m 6’5”). Please keep us updated.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Just getting some metal sizing and test fits. Keep in mind, I have never done ANY of this before. But I’m not paying $18k to have a shop restore it.
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  9. May 8, 2019 at 10:46 PM
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    Still sanding and working on sheet metal pieces
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    On another note, I found the key INSIDE the door panel :rofl::rofl:

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  10. May 8, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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    Are going to back half it ????
     
  11. May 8, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    Negative, I want to keep it street. This is gonna be a weekend cruising car. But with some power under the hood. Had to switch up the plans on the engine. So a 383 MIGHT be in the works. It really depends on which crate company I go with.
     
  12. May 9, 2019 at 2:50 AM
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    POR15 to the rescue. Good stuff there. I found the best way to keep it from curing in the can is to not take the lid off. Instead, poke a hole in the top side of the can and use a sheet metal screw to seal it up after dispensing out what you need into a container.
     

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