1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 pm
I have been searching for a new project and had it narrowed down to one of three cars: a 1966 Pontiac GTO, a 1968 Corvette and this one. The GTO and Vette were missing too many parts and the GTX just came up for sale and was only 20 minutes away.

So here it is, scheduled for delivery on Friday morning:
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Left Quarter.jpg

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Right quarter.jpg

Right Side.jpg

Front.jpg

Interior Right Side.jpg

Seat Rear.jpg

Dash view.jpg

Engine 1.jpg


The pictures were taken in front of a restoration shop where the guy charges $90 an hour for his labor. The owner had taken it there to be restored, they disassembled it but never did anything else. (Not the first story I have heard about this place.)
The owner said all the parts are there and labeled, he just doesn't have the ability or tools to put it back together.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:13 pm
good choice! the gettex has always been my favorite mopars. not sure what it is about em, but i love the style of em.
how long ya figger this one will take? a month? 2 months? :knockout:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 pm
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
This is my car, so it will always be last on the list of things to get done.

I will work on getting it rust free first. Then the underside and engine compartment, after which I will reassemble the body and try to align everything. This will give me an idea of the problem areas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:56 am
'68 Coronet R/T wrote::rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
This is my car, so it will always be last on the list of things to get done.


Story of my life! I mean my Projects lol

Doesn't look dissembled in those pictures?
I Don't know how much you had to give for it but it doesn't look all that bad.
How bad is the Trunk, trunk Drop offs and lower quarters?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:37 am
Cool car. I look forward to following your progress.



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'68 Coronet R/T wrote::rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
This is my car, so it will always be last on the list of things to get done.

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ok, so 6 months??? :knockout:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Dennis,
Here are pics of the couple of rust spots:
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Right Quarter Rust.jpg

Trunk Wheel Well.jpg


Nothing too serious. Underside, floors, trunk all looked pretty decent. I will take some pics once I get it here and cleaned up.
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Dam that don't look to bad at all from the surface, it looks very easy repairable.
I will keep my fingers and Toes crossed for you!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:07 am
I stripped out the carpet and found the floor pans to have a considerable amount of rust. Looks like the heater core may have been leaking:
Floor Pan Front Right.JPG


Compare to driver's side:
Floor Pan front left.JPG


Some damage to the floor can be seen on the rear driver's side. The floor pan is pushed up in some areas:
Floor Pan Damage rear left.JPG


Doors have typical speaker installation hack work:
Door Passenger Damage.JPG


I am going to reassemble the fenders, trunk lid, hood, etc. and check for proper fit and alignment. Then I will strip the body completely and start media blasting so as to see what's really there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Still taking inventory of parts delivered.
Everything on these Mopars is so expensive.
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