My Last Restoration

Restoration

  1. thrashingcows

    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    My original 383/4bbl was missing from my Coronet rag, so I bought a complete 4dr Coroent parts car with a build date close to the rags, so it ended up with as close to an original motor as possible. So for the Hemi Bee, the colour change will definetly hurt the overall value of the car. Personally I love the F8 green....classy colour!
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    As far as the color change if it was me I'd leave it the original F8 green but the owner doesn't care about resale value. He's owned it for almost 20 years and plans on keeping it until he dies and passes it to his son.
     
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    crv Senior Member

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    Good on him.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That's not entirely true. They started stamping the vin on the blocks and transmissions in '68. On the blocks it was stamped at the rear of the block next to the oil pressure switch and on automatics the stamp was adjacent to the one on the engine. The 4 speeds were stamped with the vin at the same location as in '69 and on. Both the engine and trans from my Coronet R/T are stamped and so are the engine and trans that are going in my RR, they match each other but not my car...
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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    I'm trying to remember, this may have been one of the January One things. I know the bodies didn't get it till 69, maybe I'm just getting it all mixed up.


    Alan
     
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    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    I thought it was late in the 68 production that they actually started doing the VIN's....March/April???
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Easy to do, Ive forgotten far more than I remember
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Making more progress. Painted the doors inside and out and shot underneath the hood and trunk. Should have everything painted by end of next week. 20170330_110709.jpg 20170330_110728.jpg 20170404_124029.jpg
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Haven't updated in a while so here it is. All painted and buffed. Off the rotisserie and putting the suspension back under it. As soon as that's done the sheet metal goes back on as do the stripes and it's done!
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    GJS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Gorgeous work, man.
     
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    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yup, that's purdy.........
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Exceptional work Chris!!!
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    You feel like doing one of those in black???
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    This is your Mona Lisa, Leonardo.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Chris,
    That is sweet. What is the finish on the suspension parts?
     
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    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Drool drool, man that is beautiful work. Second on the suspension finish, I don't know what it is but it looks great almost brushed nickel like. Powder coated?
     
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    azblackhemi Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks guys! I'm not sure what color the powder coat is on the suspension. The customer had it done.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Chris, I was hoping your last project was going to be a Formal.

    PB3 Blue....

    :poke:
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Too bad, the automotive world is going to miss your talents. I presume my 2018 appointment has been postponed indefinitely?
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Kiss the appointment goodbye. I weaseled BitterSweet in right after you. Chris's "retirement" :rolleyes: is the real reason why BitterSweet is in Australia now.

    I remember Chris's exact words to me. "This is gonna kill Dave"