68 Newport with twist

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  1. James Richardson

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    Better view of extended latch support to cover headlights and extra support plates back to rad cradle

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    Tailgate details. Tried to mimic side panels of car.
    Fortunate to have a local guy with a good wide roller and brake. I prototype...he bends......I assemble the pieces

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    Inside of gate and slam latches. Have since cut out back of gate for tool storage.

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    Finished up rad cradle and grille supports.
    Firewall and frame rails getting cleanup for paint. Will get trans out of way tomorrow.

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    Working at inside of front fenders. Last week decided to ram thumb into hidden brace..splitting nail half way to base. Foly Huck did that sting.

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    Prepped and painted. 2 down.....2 many to go.

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    Wow amazing work.....Love all the custom touches! Many a purist might not like it, but my opinion is there are a lot of original cars out there and if you see fit to make the car your own then do it!
     
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    Thanks and I do appreciate a good restoration and understand the work required to get them right. I hope that when people see the original interior and some of the additions that aren't original but are Mopar parts that it will get some approval.
    These cars have great lines but I do need it to work for me. And as you said....there are lots of great original examples to be found.
     
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    Can anyone identify this color and what interior color would be with it?

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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    I'm pretty sure that isn't an original 68 color.
     
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    Thanks that is my old 68 NYer. Yes it is a correct 68 color RR1 Marroon.
    I had a ,multi colored interior but my Aunt had a 68 300 same exterior color but with black interior.
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    My fenders I separated the layers to remove the rust between the layers.
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    The custom touches are cool.
    But on a uni-body construction--and a hardtop to boot,Cutting the bracing behind the back seat and removing the tail panel can greatly weaken the car's structure.
    Both pieces that were removed are structural parts of the car.
    But that is just my opinion based on the work I did on my 68 Newport.
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  14. James Richardson

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    Very nice thorough work and the cars turned out excellent. That maroon color just grabbed me when I found it yesterday. My concern is the fairly new blue carpet and headliner I have already. Internet says they could work together but would love to see an example. Thank you for the input on structure and the rear light area is rebraced for strength. I looked at other year/model rears and thought it will work. The rear seat support area will be rebraced as well with just a fairly narrow opening left. Still considering subframe connectors and conv/hemi rear spring torque boxes.
     
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    If you are still in Kingston CBarge we are almost neighbors as I am just near Brighton. Do you still have the Newport?
    Still amazed at the amount of work you went through carefully removing all that inner structure. It was hard enough just cutting out the light brackets without preserving them.
    What did survived was traded up at Nationalmoparts in Beaverton so the stuff didn't go to waste.
     
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Still happy in Kingston.
    The BoaB Newport I still have and no plans of selling ever.
    The NYer was sold in 2010.
     
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    I stand corrected. The first picture looked very metallic.
     
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    I stand with you. It is metallic isnt it?
    If not I actually like it more.
     
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    It is a metallic color. I will see if I can find pics that may show different shades/angles
     
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