: New Old Car (NOW WITH PICTURES!)



terrible one
02-12-06, 11:44 PM
Alright guys, I finally got a Dodge :shhh: Charger. She's a 1968. I've wanted one of these since I was 12 or so I guess. My plans to get one and start on it last summer got eaten up by the '76 Eldorado restoration.

A couple of weeks ago I found this car on Ebay browsing as usual. I e-mailed the guy asking for more pictures since I was curious. It looked really nice. The seller told me the reserve was $3,500 but I could take it home for $4,000. I asked some of the guys at the Dodge Charger forums about it, and they all agreed that it seemed like a good deal, especially with the crazy prices these Mopar cars are going for. Anyways, the time came for the auction to end, and I hadn't contacted the seller much more. With only a few minutes left, I went ahead and bid on the car, because I knew that I wouldn't have time for the seller to read my e-mail stating I wanted the car for $4,000. With 7 seconds left, I put in a bid for $3,600 (Knowing the reserve was at $3,500). I was refreshing about every second. Then, with 1 second to go, someone obviously using a sniper program outbid me, and won the auction for $3,650. I was really bummed. That is, until the seller e-mailed me telling me about how things didn't work out with the other buyer, and that I could take the car for $3,600 if I wanted it. Of course, I called him and discussed with him the fact that I wanted the car, and would have to pick it up weekend after next, and asked how he would like to be paid, etc. Being a real nice guy, he told me to send a $1,000 deposit and come with the rest, and that I could have it all back if I saw the car and didn't want it.

This past Friday I departed towards Harrisonville, MO (Very close to Kansas City) to get the car, which was about 550 miles away from me. At the end of the trip the trip odometer read 1,097. After finally getting there and seeing the car, there were some good and bad things. The car had more bondo than I expected, but most of it was at the lower quarters and rear valence, parts that were rotten and would need to be cut out and patched anyways. The underside still had almost all of the factory undercoating in tact, with very little rust. After peeling back the carpet, I noticed that there was little rust on the floor pans. The entire front end including the hood, fenders, engine bay, and suspension components were all completed body-work wise and in primer. The interior was all there besides the front seats, and I think that all but the lower front door panels can be saved, at least for driver-type quality. The trunk weatherstriping had obviously failed early in the cars life. Lucky for me though, people make re-pro pans, etc for these cars.

I guess the pictures can say the rest. They will be uploaded shortly.


http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4791/charger0044ks.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img328.imageshack.us/img328/488/charger0075zi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/2838/charger0099hx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/6759/charger0115ks.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/7673/charger0141oi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/2874/charger0207xv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9288/charger0224ln.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/8485/charger0232xl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/1836/charger0257wr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)




Well I'm really excited about this car. It's pretty basic option-wise. Base model 318 engine, no a/c, manual steering, no vinyl top. However, it is a console car (as you can see from the pics) and came with power brakes as well. I plan to either do a really wild 318 stroker build, or go ahead and drop in a 440. Of course, that's a ways away!

SpeedyArizona
02-12-06, 11:51 PM
What year, what size engine?

Night Wolf
02-12-06, 11:54 PM
What year, what size engine?

'68.

The rare 0.0L engine option :).

SpeedyArizona
02-12-06, 11:56 PM
'68.

The rare 0.0L engine option .

That explains the price, but how do you know?

By the way, '68 was a great year!

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:03 AM
318 original engine.

More pictures:

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/442/charger0263ib.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/774/charger0292ll.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/2378/charger0311wz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5695/charger0371fa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1875/charger0416yj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/2923/charger0452rz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/4744/charger0307zn.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 12:07 AM
Very nice man very nice! What kind of car are those wheels off of? They look so familiar!

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:07 AM
The guy who had the car before the guy that I bought it from really liked bondo! No worried though, it will be blasted, and have the rear valence and lower quarters cut out and patches, as well as some other areas.

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:09 AM
Very nice man very nice! What kind of car are those wheels off of? They look so familiar!

They have been found on a lot of cars. I've seen them too. 77,78,79,80 ford t-bird, mercury cougar for sure. They are polycast or whatever, so they feel like plastic but it is really some kind of coating over the steel.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 12:10 AM
Ohhhh yeah thats what it is!

gary88
02-13-06, 12:24 AM
Looks like a lot of fun to restore, chargers are awesome :thumbsup:

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:29 AM
Looks like a lot of fun to restore, chargers are awesome :thumbsup:

Oh yeah, it will be fun! The hard part is all the body work. I will be doing it myself since I can't afford to have someone do it for me. Oh well.

Chargers ARE awesome! I'm so filled with joy to finally have one in my garage!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 12:33 AM
http://www.us-car-history.de/filmautos/bullitt/charger2.jpg

http://www.us-car-history.de/filmautos/bullitt/charger3.jpg

http://www.us-car-history.de/filmautos/bullitt/bullittmustangcharger.jpg

http://outoffocus.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/bullitt.jpg

Oh yeah, this is my 3000th post also!

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:36 AM
'twas a shame to see that Charger go up in flames. Ah well, made for a cool chase scene!

caddeville
02-13-06, 02:06 AM
That charger is in real nice shape for what it is. I'm looking for a 67 cadillac eldorado right now along with the same charger you have. I want to make the charger look like the General Lee, that car is just simply sweet. How much did you pay for it?

terrible one
02-13-06, 07:52 AM
I said how much I paid in the post. $3,600. If you are going to make a General, don't get the same Charger I have. This is a '68, and the General is a '69 FWIW.

PAW 47
02-13-06, 09:15 AM
I love the 68/69 Chargers, I want a 69 Dart GT. Great choice! And I love Bullitt, greatest car chase of all time.

BTW, Allpar.com is another good place if you haven't found it.

Destroyer
02-13-06, 09:17 AM
Love those Chargers!. That looks like a pretty solid foundation to build on. I'd go black on the color or maybe even a real dark green. That is one of the most aggressive body styles ever and looks downright mean in a dark color. I'd go with a 440 or maybe even a crate 360 with a centrifugal supercharger. Good luck with it.

csason
02-13-06, 10:06 AM
I am glad you really love them..that one does need some. But it looks
really good considering its nearly as old as me...HA ..!

I would like to replace the 67 Nova coupe (Chevy II) I had..

you made a great buy. no doubt. Congrats.

was the last year that body style 70...71 ?

The SE's were sweet.

caddydaddy
02-13-06, 10:33 AM
Since you love Cadillacs, drop a built 500 in there! :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 11:09 AM
The '68 R/T with the 440 in Bullitt and that '70 R/T in Fast and Furious are what made the Charger my favorite muscle car, and my favorite car when I was 14!

terrible one
02-13-06, 12:43 PM
I don't think I'm going to go with black. Firstly because it has no A/C. Also, black shows a lot of imperfections. We'll see. For the engine I either want to do a decent 440 build or a really wild 318 stroker just to be different.

Oh yeah, heres a picture of a dark green '68. I REALLY like it.

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/512/egrt6qz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mccombie_5
02-13-06, 12:47 PM
Its a great project!

How about Orange with 01 on each door in black?

Sandy
02-13-06, 03:09 PM
In 1969 my Demo (I was assistant Sales Manager of a Dodge Store) was a 1969 Bullitt Edition Charger, which mean black with black vinyl top and Black leather (no, not vinyl) interior and the road wheels and the 383 4-Bbl. underhood, with wood grain steering wheel and whitewalls and sure-grip differential. Fun Car.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 03:59 PM
In 1969 my Demo (I was assistant Sales Manager of a Dodge Store) was a 1969 Bullitt Edition Charger, Fun Car.

Understatement of the century! :D

gdwriter
02-13-06, 04:13 PM
In 1969 my Demo (I was assistant Sales Manager of a Dodge Store) was a 1969 Bullitt Edition Charger, which mean black with black vinyl top and Black leather (no, not vinyl) interior and the road wheels and the 383 4-Bbl. underhood, with wood grain steering wheel and whitewalls and sure-grip differential. Fun Car.

That's so cool! I didn't know Dodge did a Bullitt edition (those Ford boys are such copycats) Charger.

The '68 Charger is my all-time favorite Mopar. In my dream garage is a black 440 R/T with a vinyl top, whitewalls and deep-dish hubcaps, exactly like the bad guys car in Bullitt (still the greatest car chase of all time; not even Ronin comes close).

In the meantime, I'll have to settle for this:

http://www.gdwriter.com/die_cast/PB120004.jpg

TerribleOne, I think you made a good buy. The prices on Mopar muscle cars are going through the roof. Besides that, you've got one of the coolest cars of all time. Good luck with it.

terrible one
02-13-06, 04:58 PM
mccombie,

I don't want to clone a General Lee, it's kind of whored out now. Plus that is a '69.

Sandy,

That is awesome man!

terrible one
02-13-06, 04:59 PM
That's so cool! I didn't know Dodge did a Bullitt edition (those Ford boys are such copycats) Charger.

The '68 Charger is my all-time favorite Mopar. In my dream garage is a black 440 R/T with a vinyl top, whitewalls and deep-dish hubcaps, exactly like the bad guys car in Bullitt (still the greatest car chase of all time; not even Ronin comes close).

In the meantime, I'll have to settle for this:

http://www.gdwriter.com/die_cast/PB120004.jpg

TerribleOne, I think you made a good buy. The prices on Mopar muscle cars are going through the roof. Besides that, you've got one of the coolest cars of all time. Good luck with it.

Thanks man, I think I made a good buy as well. These high prices almost make it to where I can't even do one of these cars. I'm really looking forward to the restoration, but it's going to take a lot of money and even more time.

mccombie_5
02-13-06, 05:00 PM
mccombie,

I don't want to clone a General Lee, it's kind of whored out now. Plus that is a '69.

Sandy,

That is awesome man!

Dude I was joking, how about a nice 1960s Brown?

Destroyer
02-13-06, 06:11 PM
At the Barret Jackson auction they had a 69 Charger with a current Hemi motor out of a 300C or whatever. Looked killer. Maybe later on down the road you can pick up a wrecked Hemi truck or 300, etc.. and swap out the whole drivetrain into the 68?. An SRT Hemi motor with a 6 speeds sounds just about right. Food for thought.

Night Wolf
02-13-06, 06:15 PM
318 original engine.

More pictures:

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/442/charger0263ib.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/774/charger0292ll.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/2378/charger0311wz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5695/charger0371fa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1875/charger0416yj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/2923/charger0452rz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/4744/charger0307zn.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

You said there was no engine or transmission....

gdwriter
02-13-06, 06:33 PM
Thanks man, I think I made a good buy as well. These high prices almost make it to where I can't even do one of these cars. I'm really looking forward to the restoration, but it's going to take a lot of money and even more time.
I paid $3,000 for my '64 Impala in February, 1999, and she, too, was full of Bondo. But she ran great, the interior was in decent shape, and most of the trim was complete. I simply drove her back to Phoenix from Southern California.

Here's what she looked like the day after I bought her:

http://www.gdwriter.com/graphics/feb_99_1_big.jpg

http://www.gdwriter.com/graphics/feb_99_2_big.jpg

http://www.gdwriter.com/graphics/feb_99_3_big.jpg

Over the past seven years, I've spent more than $15,000 on Betty's restoration, according to the running total (http://www.gdwriter.com/restore.html) on my Web site. That includes a repaint, new interior, engine rebuild and getting the A/C working (I need a new compressor—again), plus ongoing maintenance. Not cheap, but totally worth it. I got part of my past back with this car and taking it for a drive never fails to put a smile on my face.

Impalas have steadily increased in value, although not as much as Mopars, and since Betty's a 4-door and not an SS, it's worth less than the most desirable Impalas. I have her insured for $10,000, and I'm actually glad she's not worth as much as an SS 409. Besides the fact that the 327 is a much better street engine for regular driving, the car isn't worth so much that I'd be afraid to take her out. No point having the car if all she does is sit in the garage.

Just looked up her value on NADA Guide. Wow, she's gone up $1,000 to 5,000 in two years! Of course, I'll never sell her, but it's nice to know she's worth something.

Sandy
02-13-06, 06:36 PM
To go back a bit, yes it was "fun" ~ but, I had many other Dodges that were screamers and made the big & heavy 1969 Charger R/T Bullitt Edition more of a Ho-Hum car.

Dart GTS 318 4-Bbl.
Challenger R/T S.E. Coupe 383 4-Bbl
Challenger R/T S.E. 340
Coronet Super Bee 340 6-Pac Ram Air
Coronet R/T 440
and ultimately
a Challenger R/T Hemi Convertible

We were in a very very wealthy community, where guys graduated high school & got a new super-car as a gift. We had two showrooms. One was the regular Dodge line of cars, station wagons & trucks (we did very few trucks, they were not "HOT" in the 70s....andthe other adjoining showroom was HPH (High performance Headquarters.) We had 15 to 20 of the hottest cars in the state all there, and a constant changing inventory.
I sold the head of the Hell's Angels a Coronet Hemi 2-Door Sedan. He had a big fight on the showroom floor with a pal, and threw the pal thru our plate glass window! He paid for the window, and the pal went thru the window so fast, he was only slightly cut. (Sandy was....terrified!). Sold lots of 18-19 year olds cars to die for and I had my pick of whatever I wanted as a demo.
Credit was no problem, as Moms & Dads paid cash. We were in line to get a factory Hemi Dart, but it got shipped to another dealer instead. (bribe $$) We got 7 Dodge Charger Daytonas and two Charger 500s plus many Trans Am spec 340 Challengers, too

gdwriter
02-13-06, 06:53 PM
Wow, Sandy, you were right where the action was (literally it seems). I know today's cars are much better overall than 60s and 70s era muscle cars, but it seems like they had much more character and were more affordable to people with an average income.

Today's car prices are insane. Getting as bad as real estate.

terrible one
02-13-06, 07:03 PM
At the Barret Jackson auction they had a 69 Charger with a current Hemi motor out of a 300C or whatever. Looked killer. Maybe later on down the road you can pick up a wrecked Hemi truck or 300, etc.. and swap out the whole drivetrain into the 68?. An SRT Hemi motor with a 6 speeds sounds just about right. Food for thought.

Ah, I have considered it, heard of it, and seen it done. Along with the Cadillac 500. I've decided I want to keep it Mopar.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 07:03 PM
To go back a bit, yes it was "fun" ~ but, I had many other Dodges that were screamers and made the big & heavy 1969 Charger R/T Bullitt Edition more of a Ho-Hum car.

Dart GTS 318 4-Bbl.
Challenger R/T S.E. Coupe 383 4-Bbl
Challenger R/T S.E. 340
Coronet Super Bee 340 6-Pac Ram Air
Coronet R/T 440
and ultimately
a Challenger R/T Hemi Convertible

We were in a very very wealthy community, where guys graduated high school & got a new super-car as a gift. We had two showrooms. One was the regular Dodge line of cars, station wagons & trucks (we did very few trucks, they were not "HOT" in the 70s....andthe other adjoining showroom was HPH (High performance Headquarters.) We had 15 to 20 of the hottest cars in the state all there, and a constant changing inventory.
I sold the head of the Hell's Angels a Coronet Hemi 2-Door Sedan. He had a big fight on the showroom floor with a pal, and threw the pal thru our plate glass window! He paid for the window, and the pal went thru the window so fast, he was only slightly cut. (Sandy was....terrified!). Sold lots of 18-19 year olds cars to die for and I had my pick of whatever I wanted as a demo.
Credit was no problem, as Moms & Dads paid cash. We were in line to get a factory Hemi Dart, but it got shipped to another dealer instead. (bribe $$) We got 7 Dodge Charger Daytonas and two Charger 500s plus many Trans Am spec 340 Challengers, too


Ah man the good old days :)
Things arent like that anymore. Nowadays, the rich kids always want Benz's or BMW's. But I suppose in 1969 or 1970, those cars weren't as cool as they are now.

terrible one
02-13-06, 07:04 PM
You said there was no engine or transmission....
There isn't. I was saying that the original engine was a 318.

terrible one
02-13-06, 07:05 PM
gdwriter,

Nice Impala! I really like it!

terrible one
02-13-06, 07:06 PM
and ultimately
a Challenger R/T Hemi Convertible



THAT must have been a screamer!

gdwriter
02-13-06, 07:23 PM
Nice Impala! I really like it!

Thanks. She's my baby. I grew up with and learned to drive in a '64 Impala that's the same color as Betty. Lots of pics on my Web site (http://www.gdwriter.com).

Sandy
02-13-06, 07:32 PM
It was a Torqueflite Automatic loaded with Pwr Windows and the works! NO Air Cond as it could not fit under hood with the Hemi. NOBODY WAS ALLOWED to drive it, so I never did, except to bring it in at night. It wouldn't / couldn't idle worth crap.

My fastest one of all was my 440 Coronet Super Bee 2-Dr Hartop, in Bumble Bee Yella with black vinyl top & bucket seats with the Dana rear, Track Pac, and 4.11s with an 8-track tape player P/W & Locks & Trunk Magnum 500 Road Wheels and red-line tires Rally Gauge Pkg and Rear defogger and light package and Rally Suspension. Also had a Sublime Challenger RT/S.E. Coupe with white & black checked cloth buckets, white "Formal" Padded Vinyl top and white bumblebee stripe on a SUBLIME body. She, a 383 4-Bbl. was a true screamer !! (I am luckey to be alive,today!)

BMWs? Our buyers laughed it them.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 07:37 PM
It was a Torqueflite Automatic loaded with Pwr Windows and the works! NO Air Cond as it could not fit under hood with the Hemi. NOBODY WAS ALLOWED to drive it, so I never did, except to bring it in at night. It wouldn't / couldn't idle worth crap.

I've heard that the Hemi is way over rated. The 440 six pack was a much better motor, and faster in the 1/4 mile in some cases.



BMWs? Our buyers laughed it them.


hahahaha I can see a bunch of muscle car guys laughing at those small, dinky, insiginificant, square, ugly little early '70's Bimmers.

dbdartman
02-13-06, 07:57 PM
T_O, that's not a bad starting point, but if you don't have the grill, you're in for sticker shock (actually, just about ANY 68-70 Charger specific part will be obscenely expensive). Pull the rear window & you'll find that most of the channel is been sacrificed to the rust gods.

Instead of stroking a 318, start with a 360 (340 blocks are becoming pretty expensive). Throw a 4" crank kit in it (=408 CID), cam it about 235@.050 with about .525" lift, a set of Edelbrock heads, single plane intake & 750 carb, 904 trans with a low gear set, & 3.55 Sure-Grip & you'll deep in the 13's easily & still quite streetable. I'd guess you can make 450HP & 500TQ (at the flywheel).

My brother had a 493 stroker (440/4.15" crank) built a couple years ago. We started with a block, water pump housing & distributor. Cost just a tick over $7K, complete from oil pan to carb, & dyoned at about 550 HP & 590 TQ at the crank. Should push his 4500+ lb 69 Coronet 500 stationwagon (PS, PDB, A/C & all) into the mid 12's.

For the best tech info on Mopars, visit www.moparts.com

67 & 68 are my favorite Chargers (that new thing is a styling abomination IMO).

terrible one
02-13-06, 08:07 PM
gdwriter,

Checked the site, enjoyed the pictures!!

dbdartman,

I've got the grill, the whole front end. The guy gave me the orignal complete grill, 3 center pieces, and all the vacuum parts x2 plus a Mopar repro grill hardware kit. I don't even have to pull the rear window to know about the rear channel. Same with the bottom of the panels.

Speaking of, today I took the putty knife and scraped up some of the bondo to see how bad the rust was in the "usual" spots. It was there, holes and all, but nothing major when compared to other Chargers. Lucky for me, the cars popularity means that people like Year One make and sell patch panels for me!

The 360 sounds good, I had another person mention that to me. I would just like to do something like that or 318 or whatever just to be kind of different instead of just dropping a 440 in there. I would go ahead and use the 727 trans probably w/ 3.91's and a suregrip, but I won't know 'till I get that, and that will take a while!

terrible one
02-13-06, 10:05 PM
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67 & 68 are my favorite Chargers (that new thing is a styling abomination IMO).

Heh, I don't like it either. This picture is funny.

[URL=http://imageshack.us]http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/8990/06charger3qd.jpg (http://www.moparts.com)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 10:48 PM
Well thanks....Now I have to puke! Thats almost as bad as that pic that DBP posted a while back....Im glad as hell that douchebag is gone!

terrible one
02-13-06, 10:49 PM
Well thanks....Now I have to puke! Thats almost as bad as that pic that DBP posted a while back....Im glad as hell that douchebag is gone!

Haha, sorry...I had to do it!

terrible one
02-13-06, 10:55 PM
Well, I don't know who is really interested besides Chad, but I'll go ahead and post the pictures of what it's like in the "usual" spots, under that bondo.

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/575/charger0011yi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/2949/charger0030hq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/8049/charger0034ej.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Time for some Year One repro sail panels!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-13-06, 11:04 PM
Is that the C-pillar?

terrible one
02-13-06, 11:22 PM
Yeah, it's the inner c-pillar. That is the back windsheild in the pictures.

PAW 47
02-14-06, 10:00 AM
Man..Thats the only down side for us Mopar guys rust on these things is like cancer. C-pillars, fenders... Its too sad to see some of these cars.

If and when I get mine.. It will be done in the color Plumb Crazy :)

davesdeville
02-14-06, 11:13 AM
Well TO, looks like a lot of work ahead of you but I'm sure it will be very rewarding when you're done (in like a decade :p .) This thread is inspiring me, my cousin has a 69 Nova in similar condition to your Mopar, before I got my ETC I wanted to buy it off of him and restore it. I might just try to do that this summer.

terrible one
02-14-06, 07:50 PM
Yeah, the rust is bad, especially at the bottom of those c-pillars, kind of tought to patch.

davesdeville,

I used to want to do a Nova. Or a Chevelle. I couldn't resist the calling of the Charger. I think that would be cool to work on that Nova.

Speaking of work, tonight I went out with the grinder and got after it on the "bad" quarter (one with visible holes). I was surprised, it's not as bad as I thought. It won't need too big of a patch. However, to offset that a bit I found that at one time in it's life it was shot with a BB gun (LOL) Also, there is a big reverse dent in the (whatever piece between back of hood and bottom of windshield is with the vents in it). There's lots of dings and dents that have to be taken care of, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I would post pictures of what I found on the rear quarter, but after all this is a Cadillac forum. I don't need to post a journal of the Charger project.

Albertomac
02-14-06, 11:25 PM
Please post pictures ! remember the forums lounge description:

¨Only non-Cadillac discussion goes here. Cadillac discussions belong
elsewhere. ¨

:)

I´m also in restoring a old car, a 1974 Ford Galaxie 500, and it is ¨filled¨with holes, bondo and rust, I started the restoration by myself but after 3 months, it was to much for me, now its in a body shop :p

terrible one
02-15-06, 07:34 AM
Hm, that is true!

I'll post a couple today after I get home from school. I plan to patch the quarter myself, maybe within the next couple of weekends if the Eldorado project doesn't kick back into gear. Other than that, It will be a while before I start any real work, as the Charger is in line after the Cadillac. But since I'm waiting on front end parts and paint, I've been bored lately.

davesdeville
02-15-06, 02:43 PM
Yeah I was kinda wondering what happened to the Eldorado project...

terrible one
02-15-06, 04:10 PM
Yeah I was kinda wondering what happened to the Eldorado project...

It's alive and well!

terrible one
02-15-06, 06:43 PM
Alright, here is the work I did yesterday and today. I think that this is as far as I will go for a while, besides striping the carpet out to see how the floor pans are doing. I'll probably start on this thing in July or so, when the Cadillac is done. I'll have to sandblast all this bondo off and then start the patching.

If you look at the pictures, it appears the car had some decent patchwork done once in it's life, before the guy with the bucket of bondo got ahold of her.


http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2302/grinder0031ze.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5845/grinder0051yw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6126/grinder0107gk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4561/grinder0118vb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


And here is what I found in the passenger side quarter:

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1668/wrench1vx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

LittleB
02-15-06, 06:46 PM
Heh, I don't like it either. This picture is funny.

http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/8990/06charger3qd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA! :histeric: That is funny...I actually like the Charger though, especially now that I am seeing people with 22's on them etc. :thumbsup: