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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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    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.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    NYCTaco52 [OP] That guy from that place

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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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    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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  13. May 26, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    So I ran into a problem, looks like the previous owner did some welding on the light bezel area. Had to cut that off, pop the panel out, then weld it back together. This thing is a headache.

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  14. May 27, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Nice project! Once you are done with all the sheet metal repairs, how are you going to prep the metal for paint? Soda blast, bead blast, or ??
     
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  15. May 27, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    I'd 360 crate before going GM for a powerplant. 350's are cheap but not really so great that you will be forgiven for changing marques.


    Somebody will try to damn you to hell for it.
     
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  16. May 27, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    After sanding all the welds down, soda blast for prep. I may have a professional shop do the paint. But the body work was just too expensive
     
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  17. May 27, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    I’ve gotten so much crap for the 350 decision. But luckily that engine is no longer a choice. There’s a guy like 2 states away selling a 383 that’s in amazing condition. But he’s been on and off with communication. So if that falls through, it’s a crate 360
     
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  18. May 27, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    As much of an LS fan I am. (Im currently building an LS swapped 94 Camaro), id agree with leave it mopar. I though Mopar small blocks were all like the GM small blocks and had roughly the same exterior dimensions regardless of cubic inch?
     
  19. May 27, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    The 360 is a much better choice. Same HP, less weight, prob. cheaper.

    The 383 had it's place in history but smallblocks won in the end. It's not w/o reason not even trucks use them anymore.

    edit: I think they stoke to 426 easily enough.
    If I were to go 383, I'd go ahead 400 and stroke to 478 or 512.

    440 to 600.


    BTW, that's a great 'lil car. If going for complete drag car, keep auto. If making fun, 5 or 6 spd it.
     
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  20. May 27, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I’m keeping it street with a kick of power. But I REALLY wanna make it a manual. But I’m reading about what’s involved and now I’m not so sure. As I get closer to dropping the engine in, I’ll decide then
     
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