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R68GTO 02-17-2020 01:30 AM


Originally Posted by NorCam (Post 1482497)
It's looking really good. I always love the look of a freshly restored subframe when it's all going back together. Painting or powder coating the subframe? Body is looking close to having color.

Going to paint the frame. Was afraid that powder coating would fill the "forming marks" on the frame. Same goes for the A-arms.

R68GTO 02-17-2020 01:42 AM

BE is bare naked no more....
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Finally got the BE rear painted and back together. Still need to mount up the brake lines. The yellow stripes on the bottom of the differential were found when stripping the paint as were the white inspection drips and number. I also saw those similar yellow stripes on a 9,000 mile unrestored COPO from Columbus at GoodGuys last summer. I changed the white number from a "6" to a "3" during resto as my car's assembly sequence was "3". Can't say for sure that's what the 6 was for, but I went with it.

Copo_Cartel 02-21-2020 11:07 AM

Jim...thank you for sharing your build. We are all anxious to see your progress.

mockingbird812 02-21-2020 03:21 PM

That there is a beautiful rear end!!!!!

cook_dw 02-22-2020 06:24 PM

R68GTO 02-29-2020 12:18 AM

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Found a couple more "toddler" photos from back in the day (71-72 timeframe) at Edgewater. I think the Daily's we're from Dayton and were big Mopar guys that ran some factory light-weight hemi cars in the area.
Posted on Facebook, now adding here. Still searching for a "baby" photo!

69z2x4 02-29-2020 01:19 AM

Jerry and Ray Daily from Dayton had some of the fastest hemi cars around. It was something to see back in the day with COPO's and Hemi car going at it in SS/D and A and B/MP.

R68GTO 03-28-2020 08:43 PM

Turned the ratchet......
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Finally in a phase of doing more tightening than loosening:smile: Restored my original cowl induction frame and flapper. Started putting the front subframe back together. Car should get painted later next week, going to stop in and check it out in a few days before they shoot it.

R68GTO 04-01-2020 12:40 AM

Car update....
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Went to visit the car today and took some pics of some previously unseen areas. One important part of the mission was to document the hidden VIN's on the car so for you guys that are keeping track, there's a few shots for you - BTW they both match the dash VIN plate:biggthumpup:. Also included a pic of the trim tag after a rag and lacquer thinner took several heavy layers of paint off. Removed the original package tray for the first time since the guys at Norwood put it in - nice shot of original body color underneath. Floors are pretty well stripped down to good virgin metal. There's still a punch list of things to do yet before paint so it might be another week or so before she gets some party color on her.

Mr70 04-01-2020 12:44 AM

Nice photos,thanks for sharing this with us.

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