1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:21 pm
Car looks amazing! Nice work on the trim, it's an art to do it right.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:17 pm
After waiting two weeks for my Year One window channel kit to arrive, I contacted them and was told it was lost in shipping. They sent out another and it arrived in a few days.

Today I finally got around to installing the front and rear seals on my passenger door
window.

New Front Window Channel.jpg


New Rear Window Channel Seal.jpg


I read in my Service Manual that the vent window adjusting rod required some "cement tape" for anti-rattle and retention. Having no idea what cement tape is, I looked at some kits available and they came with a short length of tubing. So I decided to make my own but cutting a piece of rubber fuel line with the correct ID for the rod.

Seems to work pretty good. The rod can be moved by applying pressure but will stay where it's put.

Adjuster Anti-ratlle Retainer.JPG


Now for the kicker. The original order from Year One finally arrived at my home. Since the order was $186.81 with shipping, I contacted them to let them know I hadn't opened it and would like to return it and to please advise how to do so? They never even responded to me. So any of you guys working on a Mopar that uses these same window channels, I can make you a real good deal on them. :wink:
1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2024 9:35 pm
Door glass installed:

Drip Rail Seals Side Swap 1.JPG


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1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2024 9:01 pm
Car looks great!

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2024 9:44 pm
Thanks.

Buffed and installed door exterior trim. These are the original pieces and do have some small issues.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 9:34 am
Car is really lookin' great!
Metal, wood, fiberglass, we work it all... www.furniturephysicians.com We can restore the irreplaceable!

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 12:39 pm
Thanks.
Those door moldings started a big discussion on the bbodiesonly website. Apparently not all the 1968 GTX cars had them, in fact very few, so it appears to be something that came on early models (mine was built in October 1967) and discontinued in later models. The same with the speedometer, mine reads 10-150 mph while most have the 1-15 mph designations.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2024 8:41 am
Soooo much non standardization on builds prior to I'd say as late as the 1990s even. Cars were kind of built "on the fly" with whatever parts were in the build bins. That was confirmed to me by several of my customers that retired from GM, Chyrsler, Chevy, etc....
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 1:33 pm
Installed the drip rail trim. For some reason the driver's side was much more difficult than the passenger's side.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2024 3:24 pm
Just found out that I do not have the quarter belt moldings I need for my car. These are the chrome strips that run along the quarter windows.

Apparently there are no reproductions available so I will have to find some originals or NOS.

This picture is of a set for a '68 Dodge Charger and show about what they look like. These will not fit my GTX.

Quarter Belt Moldings for 68 Charger.jpg


The picture below shows where and how they mount on the car:

Quarter Belt Molding mounted.jpg


Any help finding a set for my car would be greatly appreciated.
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