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    1. #21
      Join Date
      Jun 2017
      Posts
      113
      This is a great build. I love the color combination and the patina. I also see that your engine and transmission are gutted for mock up. that is super slick thinking. You just gave me an Idea to 3d print engines and transmissions in plastic for mockup situations like this.

    2. #22
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Newton, KS
      Posts
      309
      Country Flag: United States
      Kind of silly to geek out about this....but I'm happy with the powdercoating results. lol




    3. #23
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Newton, KS
      Posts
      309
      Country Flag: United States
      Although the engine bay cleaned up fairly nice, the driver's side inner fender had a lot of surface rust and some rust around the fender tag and under the battery tray. I briefly thought about just having the driver side inner fender painted but knew the colors wouldn't match so I figured now is the time to just do it once and do it right...I pulled everything out of the engine bay and hauled the charger over to my sheetmetal/paint guy. I had him delete the battery tray shelf since the battery will be in the trunk.







    4. #24
      Join Date
      May 2024
      Location
      Erie, Pa
      Posts
      3
      Country Flag: United States
      Fantastic work on a great car! Wow this thing is going to be a beast!

    5. #25
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Newton, KS
      Posts
      309
      Country Flag: United States
      While the engine was getting prepped for paint, I realized that the only areas that haven't been cleaned up on this charger were the outsides of the front inner fenders and the bottom side of the front fenders. I got my needle scaler out and hit these areas to remove the undercoating. If you haven't used a needle scaler yet, you should try it. Just be sure to wear ear/eye protection and a mask. I made a short 3 min video on youtube to show how well a needle scaler does. I've used the torch/scraper before but never will again.





    6. #26
      Join Date
      Dec 2006
      Posts
      89
      Awesome resurrection - '68 chargers are a favorite and glad to see you keeping as much of the patina as possible!

      Oh, and I am buying one of those needle scalers for my e-type restorations coming up!
      '67 Chevelle LS1 T56
      '70 Chevelle 454 stock

    7. #27
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Newton, KS
      Posts
      309
      Country Flag: United States
      The engine bay has been painted and I'm so glad I bit the bullet and had it done. The "survivor" engine bay left alot to be desired.






    8. #28
      Join Date
      Jun 2018
      Location
      SW Florida
      Posts
      34
      Gorgeous

    9. #29
      Join Date
      Sep 2009
      Posts
      2,727
      Country Flag: United States
      Love this car! Very nicely done.


      1955 Nomad project LC9, 4L80e, C5 brakes, Vision wheels
      1968 Camaro 6.2 w/ LSA, TR6060-Magnum hybrid and etc SOLD
      1976 T/A LS1 6 Speed, and etc. SOLD
      Follow me on Instagram: ryeguy2006a

    10. #30
      Join Date
      Dec 2004
      Location
      Tulsa, OK
      Posts
      112
      Man a lots changed since I was by there last, might have to make a run up your way to visit again.

      Ray

      1980 Z/28 383, Vortec heads, 2004R 342.1 powertrac
      1971 Firebird on rotisserie
      2006 Dodge Daytona Charger
      "Torred" # 1988 of 2000
      2013 Hot Wheels Edition 2 SS Camaro
      "I'm Not a Gynecologist, but I'll Take a Look"

    11. #31
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Newton, KS
      Posts
      309
      Country Flag: United States
      Quote Originally Posted by ryeguy2006a View Post
      Love this car! Very nicely done.
      Thanks guys! This is another car that experienced scope creep, but I'm happy even though it's taking forever!

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      Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
      Man a lots changed since I was by there last, might have to make a run up your way to visit again.

      Ray
      It's been awhile!

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