1969 Imperial progress thread

Imperial

  1. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Well, it's done! My 1½ Years long search got to an end. Thanks to all you guys supporting me :)
    A special thanks goes to Dano for all his kindness and patience. He's a really nice guy!
    Another big thanks goes to Matt (detmatt) for all his help during my search!


    It will take a few weeks until I have the car here but I can start with sharing all pictures I have.
    I will do a total restauration from top to bottom and try to do as much as possible by myself. This will take a few years. Or even a few more... but I'm not in a hurry.

    I'm sure I will have a lot of questions during this process!


    Cheers, Julian

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  2. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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  3. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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  4. Fratzog

    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Congratulations. I hope you maintain this thread as a full restoration thread. I for one will monitor it with great interest. :eek:ccasion14:
     
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    70NPORT Old Man with a Hat

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    You certainly have your work cut out for you that's for sure. Still a 69' Imp is pretty nice car to own. Congrats and good luck.
     
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  6. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm still not sure what I've gotten myself but I look forward to it.
     
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    I think you got a really cool car. It will be something when done. Your car looks complete, so that is a head start compared to my car. Congratulations !
     
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  8. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I know I've lost a lot of great For Sale ads... LOL
    Congrats, Vodka.
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Since it is a low miles car, the body is pretty good, even the leather looks good, the door panels seem nice, the instrument panel will clean up nice and rarely has cracks in this model, the steering wheel looks good, and so on, it won't be that bad of a restoration. Plus the engine is low miles and spins and probably the rest of the drivetrain would need minimal anything. One of the sticking points will be the Autotemp since generation 1 controls are not readily available to my knowledge and were prone to frequent maintenance from others I have heard from. But while redoing the body and cleaning up the engine compartment, you might want to consider switching to standard a/c controls at that time plus the standard a/c evaporator and heater assembly and associated wiring and hoses.
    I think it will be an awesome project. Enjoy!
     
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    Clover Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on finding your car, Julian! I know you'll enjoy restoring her!
     
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  11. fc7_plumcrazy

    fc7_plumcrazy Senior Member

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    Good luck in restoring it Julian !
    It will be a challenge and I wish you lots of success !
    It belongs back on the street

    Carsten
     
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  12. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Maybe we meet sometimes on a car show ;)
     
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    sure hope to meet you at the german Mopar Nats in Herten !
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I will be there! :)
     
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    Congrats!! Look forward to seeing this one come back to life!:icon_thumright:
     
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  16. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    This is great, I'm really happy for you Julian! Those are the same wheel covers for '67, are they correct? You let me know if I can help in any way, even if it's just to hunt down parts here in the states.
     
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    Congrats and good luck!!!!
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Matt! Good guy! No need to say more ;) And I guarantee I will come back to your offer!
     
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    Congratulations! I'm glad another Imperial is being saved. That doesn't happen often enough. I look forward to watching this car come back from the brink.
     
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  20. Stormer

    Stormer Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Congrats, I LOVE this car. Hurry up.
     
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