1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:05 pm
My wife has a small dent in her door,
(it's about 2 yrs old now) :roll:
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(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Oh, I know that story quite well. LOL

Installed the tachometer. The lens has some deep scratches on the left side and a few pits in other places. I plan to just live with it for now but keep my eye out for a better quality lens.

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Finished media blasting the dash, welded up extra holes on the underside and sprayed with epoxy primer.

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1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Switch panel is in rough shape.
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After some cleaning and fresh paint.
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Gonna have to store this stuff while I get back to work on the Dodge Dakota sitting in my yard.
1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Nice work on the dash!
Are you gonna have the Switches re chromed or buy new ones?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Doright wrote:Nice work on the dash!
Are you gonna have the Switches re chromed or buy new ones?


Still debating. Most re-chroming methods cost almost as much as replacement switches.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:41 am
I am planning on sending a Bunch of stuff I want to look Chromed too Painter Dave.

That chrome paint system he has is very unique. I am planning to Glass bead the stuff and send him boxes of stuff for chrome paint. especially on the Chrysler.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:40 am
The interior pieces (as well as missing exterior emblems and trim) can add up in a hurry. I learned that is one of the main things to consider when deciding if a potential car is the right one to restore. The body and mechanical are easy. A missing dash, pitted metal interior pieces, bad wiring harnesses, etc.... seam to be the challenge for me.

PS - Keep posting updates. I enjoy seeing your processes and progress. Thanks for sharing.
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