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  1. WissaMan

    Uncle Tony helps out a guy with a 68 Newport and electrical problems

    and then grenades his transmission doing a burnout...
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    Where and how to buy paint

    Did you order the Dupont online or buy it locally? And was the price you paid about like tcpglobal's $582 per gallon?
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    Where and how to buy paint

    Can they mix factory colors?
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    Where and how to buy paint

    Geez...I wonder what's up with that. I looked up spinnaker white on tcpglobal. I didn't take note of the pricing but it seemed to be in the range of what you paid. I had to find Turbine Bronze on autocolorlibrary.com, here's what I find: I checked the pricing on some of the other 1968...
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    Where and how to buy paint

    Thanks this is all great information! Up until now I was thinking that for an amateur a single-stage would be the way to go but you guys have changed my mind. I do like the idea of being able to touch up problems with the BC/CC because...well...amateur. I know painting everything at once is...
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    Where and how to buy paint

    I'm getting closer to being ready to paint. I had been buying my products--filler, primer, etc. at the local auto paint shop and was counting on their knowledge and assistance to help me get what I needed. However, when I went to their store a few days ago it was closed up :( When I look...
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    1968 Chrysler, removing the stainless trim around taillights

    I was able to get them off by just gripping it with my fingertips and working it on one side and the other little by little :thumbsup:
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    1968 Chrysler, removing the stainless trim around taillights

    I was thinking of notching the curved sheet metal on one side so it could be slid over far enough to let the other piece slide off from the middle. You wouldn't see the notch with the chrome trim in place. But my brother thinks I should just try and slowly pry it away little by little with a...
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    1968 Chrysler, removing the stainless trim around taillights

    I was able to remove the upper trim pieces by sliding them off. But the shape of the outer curves prevents me from doing the same with the lower pieces. I'm thinking for the lower I'll need to pry where the clips are but I'm afraid I'm going to bend the trim and/or ruin the clips doing so...
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    The toys that made a difference to you...

    When I was 7 or 8 we had a Brix Blox set which was Sears' version of Legos. My brother and I would put together 4 wheeled vehicles and then ram them together to see who's survived the longest before totally falling to apart. That was great fun seeing the pieces go flying. It was like a...
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    Abandoned Chrysler fusies in the woods

    Yes such a shame. But I guess it's a marginally better fate than the crusher or demo derby.
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    73 Imperial "McGoldy" to join the Minnesota herd.

    If going 4-post, I would suggest getting a jack with it if budget allows. It increases the usefulness allowing you to remove the wheels, work on the brakes, etc.
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    Edelbrock AVS question....today only

    Maybe take it as an opportunity to upgrade to an aluminum intake :) I don't think there's any downside other than you loose the stock look (and a few more dollars from your pocket) Yep, back when I was in high school, on my morning drive to school my Chrysler would always stall at the same...
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    Edelbrock AVS question....today only

    That's awesome to hear. I've been very interested in the AVS2, it sounds like a winner.
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    What I've been up to...

    Not making my work easier is the weather. I work in a 40 x 120 metal quonset building with no insulation and is about 25ft tall in the center, so it's impossible to heat. I have these two 80000 BTU kerosene heaters and use a fan to help distribute the hot air -- otherwise I'd roast on one side...
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    What I've been up to...

    Both the inner and outer metal of the fender lip was pretty rotten so had to be replaced Pretty happy how it turned out. You wouldn't think it (I know I wouldn't have) but just this one patch took me a couple hours. There's a mild "s" curve to the backing piece and the upper piece had to be...
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    1968 Chryslers - why is there a bulge in fenders above rear wheel opening?

    Ah ha -- I thought I read something about this. My brother got me that same magazine a year or two as ago as a present so that's where I first heard about this problem. Thanks for solving that little mystery for me! MrC: some of these did have body work in that area, but one of them is...
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    What I've been up to...

    I started dissecting the driver side quarter panel. Looks slightly worse than the passenger side More patches slapped right over the rusty spots. Patches over patches actually. The body filler was really thick here. I'm thinking maybe there's a big dent hiding under it I wonder what's...
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    1968 Chryslers - why is there a bulge in fenders above rear wheel opening?

    An interesting notion. That would explain why my higher mileage/poorer condition cars seem to have a more pronounced bulge. And why the convertible has the most, since it naturally has the most flex just by its very nature (and is also in so so condition) Would the tenancy be for the tail end...
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