Delivery day! 68 New Yorker 2 door.

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. NewYorker

    NewYorker New Member

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    Well guys! Today is finally the day I took delivery of my 1968 New Yorker 2 door. I couldn't keep it in storage any longer and it's (almost) warm enough to be outside working on it! The very first thing I did was removed that vinyl top! Now it's time to dive deep into this project. It's gonna be a great time!

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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Take it slow, fix the critical issues and try to keep driving it as you are working on it.
    A quick two year restoration took me 12 years.
    ‘68 is a fun year.
     
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    That’s a pretty good day
     
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    Congratulations. Now the fun,(and frustrations), begin. Best to research your car first. Decode the fender tag, VIN and look for a broadcast sheet. Careful if you find one, they usually take careful extraction. Place it in a acid free page protector and make several copy's of it before stashing it in a cool, dry place.
    Lots of folks here to help out along the line.
     
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    Congrats. Enjoy your Chrysler!
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    A factory service manual and a dealer parts book if you can locate one, will be a big help.
     
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    Congratulations and enjoy.
     
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    I can smell the excitement.
     
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    The 68 New Yorker has some of the nicest tail lights ever!! Congratulations on your new car
     
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    Sweet, enjoy! Good times indeed.:thumbsup:
     
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    I had a triple pickle 68 NY Coupe...great car. I hope you have the trim...makes these cars special. Enjoy.
     
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    Great project. The 68 New Yorker is a really good looking car. Keep us posted on it. I have one just like it that needs similar work. 20191008_173201.jpg
     
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    Looks like a great project
     
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    That is beyond gorgeous! That white looks so nice!
     
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    That is awesome to see someone with such a close project! Tomorrow I'm probably going to be filling in the trim holes (properly) for the pieces between the rear windows and the back windshield since I'm going vinyl-less. It should be a fun project if it's not bone shakingly cold out again.
     
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  18. detmatt

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    Now that’s a proper C-body trailer!
     
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    I have a pair of gold door shells that are nice from a ‘68 convertible. I have a sale pending on the glass and I think the vent window frames are different but I’d sell just the empty sheet metal doors.
    For Sale - 1968 Chrysler 2 door p.w. Parts package
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    [QUOTE="NewYorker, I'm probably going to be filling in the trim holes (properly) for the pieces between the rear windows and the back windshield since I'm going vinyl-less..[/QUOTE]

    Why not replace the vinal top? They look so good on those cars.