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

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Now that the new piece is seam sealed, we put some black rust protectant on it. Now all we gotta do is buy some factory turquoise paint, paint it, and put the new trunk mat we bought in it. HOWEVER, before we do that we are gonna start working on the rear window channel and fix some rust issues there. Thank you all for following along so far, it is much appreciated.......


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best update I have read in a good while, THANKS for sharing these photos. As far as rear windows go, since it's a FasTop, that will be time well spent.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I got a few updates on the VIP project. Now that the trunk is temporality done we bought some new load adjusting coil-over shocks to replace the old shocks, and put them in.......


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And while my stepdad was underneath the car replacing the shocks, he also put the new gas tank in. The box the tank came in is the first picture below......


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While he was also at it and the car was in the air on the jacks, which is before all these pictures, my stepdad took the back right drum off to inspect the brakes. He told me they were new near so he put the car down and put one of the turbine wheel covers we are gonna use on, so he knew its good and to see how it would look......


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Last but not least, at least for the time being is the start of the rear window channel. Since that is next on the list, we took the outside chrome off. Now all we gotta do is take the inside pieces out then we can take the window out and start working on it. This is all for now though, I would say in my personal opinion that we are making tremendous progress on this project. More to hopefully come soon.......


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Hi Everybody,


I don't really have an update on the car, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we painted the fuel filler neck.......

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And we also bought a new gas tank grommet too. The part number is INL15417. This is all for now, more to come hopefully soon......


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speaking of paint - is the beeyootiful turquoise on that Fury the original paint? There's a good tutorial out there on rejuvenating original metallic lacquer finishes, I can try to forward it if might help.
 

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here's the tutorial I used with my '67 New Yorker:

The Secret to Removing Oxidation and Restoring a Show Car Finish to Antique Single Stage Paints
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A bit involved, but working in stages, I had good results (see attached), and brought it from somewhat dull to nicely presentable. The clay bar made me a little nervous, so I skipped it, but since then, others on here advised me I didn't need to be, so it may be just fine. Main thing is to approach old paint like old leather, it needs moisturizing, which Meguiar's #7 did well. Messy to remove if you apply like the tutorial says, but it really does make a difference. The finish was much easier to work on, and takes wax better after using it. is.

There are plenty of other waxes, etc., to use, avoiding solvents/cleansers seems to be the key. I followed the Meguiar's with Zymol liquid cleaner/wax (all natural) and finished with a coat or two of carnuba. Hope this helps.

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