Giving New Life To An LL1 Dark Turquoise 1967 Plymouth VIP, A True Garage Find.....

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I missed these photos before - terrific VIP - beautiful color, too. Read up on reviving original metallic finishes, gentle as it goes, don't use a buffer unless you REALLY know what you're doing, and you can get some good results. Good luck with the rescue.
 
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I rescued a 66 Town and Country that was idle in a garage from 1979 to 2008. Same mildew problem Straight white vinegar does a nice job of removing the stuff while gentle on the material - it is a good cleaner in general too.
Use of an Ozone generator (rentable) will knock out the musty smell. You may need to use it several times to finally get it but it will work. All vents, windows, etc. must be closed.
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Hi all,

I'm back with a couple updates on the VIP project. I got some pictures of the old original trunk mat before it was unfortunately thrown away as it was just too far gone to save even though I wanted to do that, and a new one was ordered from Herb's Mopar Parts.


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The gas tank has also been removed from under the car, the old gas just needs to be emptied out of it now. Depending on the condition of the inside, it will either be restored by our local radiator shop who also restores gas tanks if it is in good condition OR be replaced if it is not in good condition......


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A final update on the car for now is that the trunk floor has been cleaned, wire brushed, scrapped and vacuumed to see where we need to exactly cut it out to replace it. An idea blueprint/template where we need to cut has also been made.....

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Hi All,

I got another update on the VIP. The old rotted out floor is now cut out, and the trunk is awaiting it's new trunk piece. The start of the cut out is in the first 2 pictures below......


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The all cut out pictures are below......

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Great pics! Are you guys doings the fab work (trunk)?

Hi Ron! Yes indeed, my stepdad is doing it. He is the one who cleaned up the whole trunk, already cut out the old piece, and will cut the new piece out and put it in. He is doing ALL the work, I'm just the documenter on this one.
 
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