One of my B-body projects

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  1. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I had them paint the top of the inside of the plenum so that all you see is body color through the vents. Is this LL1 turquoise?, no but it is close. For this car I wanted more depth out of it along with more metallic. The painter started with the samples spray outs and this is what I chose. It looks different with and without the flash of the camera and of course it will probably look even more different out in the sunlight. (I did take the sample out into the sunlight along with a chunk of the original car whose paint had been protected since new)

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  2. bulldogchesty

    bulldogchesty Senior Member

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    Lookin awesome Matt. You really did take it down to the bare bones. That would scare the hell out of me. Keep it up.
     
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  3. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Matt....finally. I've been asking for pictures for years! LOL!

    Great job!!!
     
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    Ironwolf Senior Member

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    Bones !! ????? I would say down to the rust dust particles ...... [​IMG]


    I'm loving the color ....... :eek:ccasion14:
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Matt, ballpark date when you think it'll be done?
     
  6. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I wish I could say for sure but I'm thinking that it's still another year out even if it made it back to my shop tomorrow with fresh paint. Don't forget that I have my vert torn apart at the moment too and that one takes priority.
     
  7. bulldogchesty

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    Where do you find the time?
     
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  8. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Matt is self employed....he writes the work schedule.
     
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    wow nice work
     
  10. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Yeah I'm self employed to but you still have to do the work to get paid before you can play.
     
  11. commando1

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    Plus, the boss can be a dick sometimes. :D
     
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  12. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I ran out of time for this project 3 years ago. I got the majority of the metal work done and then left it in my buddies hands to finish prepping it for paint and paint it. The last 3 years I turned my attention towards the Imperial and the Challenger.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Or a wanker. :jerk:
     
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  14. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Well with a little help I located and made contact with the previous owner and he was happy to hear from me. He had and raced the car for a good many years all over the southeast and was even track champ in Jacksonville in '85. He says he wished he'd never sold the car and is excited to see what I'm doing to it. Best part is he has started sending me vintage pics. Here it is in about '85 and with its first paint scheme as the "Junkyard Dog".

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  15. commando1

    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    That is fantastic, Matt.
    The additional history will be priceless.
     
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    This is an awesome story Matt!! I love that you were able to get thi pics from the previous owner! Not to mention the amount of work you have done . A true artist! Hats off to you!! I'm with 78nyb, I know what I am and I know what I'm not...not a body guy!
     
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  17. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I heard that maybe it was going to be painted this year so I figured I should try to get some stuff done so that I could put some wheels on it.:)
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  18. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    What gear ratio is it?
     
  19. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Holy cow everything getting some love in 2019??
     
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  20. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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