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#1665461 - 08/30/14 05:31 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: OhioMopar]
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Thanks Robert. I will check it out. Part of the problem is I am a bit of a perfectionist and I don't have the money (or the skills) for it to be perfect so I get frustrated and walk away from it for months at a time. I'm trying to resolve myself to the fact that it will be a decent looking driver from 20' away at best.




Are you sure it won't be good looking from 19'? What if I turn my head to the side a little? It looks good Angie. Keep up the good work.





No, it will still be a '68.
Looks good so far. I am dealing with the "not enough money right now" problem with mine. I'll get there.
Keep up the good work.




Darren, Every pretty girl has a homely sister, that's what 68s are to 69 Coronets
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#1665462 - 08/30/14 05:33 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: AZ_A12_BEE]
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Thanks Robert. I will check it out. Part of the problem is I am a bit of a perfectionist and I don't have the money (or the skills) for it to be perfect so I get frustrated and walk away from it for months at a time. I'm trying to resolve myself to the fact that it will be a decent looking driver from 20' away at best.




Are you sure it won't be good looking from 19'? What if I turn my head to the side a little? It looks good Angie. Keep up the good work.





No, it will still be a '68.
Looks good so far. I am dealing with the "not enough money right now" problem with mine. I'll get there.
Keep up the good work.




Darren, Every pretty girl has a homely sister, that's what 68s are to 69 Coronets


Everyone overlooks the "homely sister", but they don't know what they missing out on. The homely ones are the best.
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#1665463 - 08/30/14 05:45 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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looks like a great car the passenger fender didn't look too bad till the front shot. never saw one like that. Love the looks of the Coronets.
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#1665464 - 08/30/14 10:01 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: AZ_A12_BEE]
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Thanks Robert. I will check it out. Part of the problem is I am a bit of a perfectionist and I don't have the money (or the skills) for it to be perfect so I get frustrated and walk away from it for months at a time. I'm trying to resolve myself to the fact that it will be a decent looking driver from 20' away at best.




Are you sure it won't be good looking from 19'? What if I turn my head to the side a little? It looks good Angie. Keep up the good work.





No, it will still be a '68.
Looks good so far. I am dealing with the "not enough money right now" problem with mine. I'll get there.
Keep up the good work.




Darren, Every pretty girl has a homely sister, that's what 68s are to 69 Coronets



Well said, sir.
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#1665465 - 08/31/14 01:01 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: Superfreak]
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I was wondering when you were going start posting in the projects section.

Robert



I've been putting it off because, quite frankly, I am a little embarrassed by my lack of skills. Especially after seeing some of the work that people like yourself are capable of. My Dad is an outstanding mechanic and I am confident in my mechanical ability because I learned from him. I have been learning as I go on the bodywork. My painting ability will be tested when I refresh the grille, dash, finish panel, and such items. The welding and body paint will have to be sourced out as I wouldn't even know where to begin and don't have the equipment or space to do those. But when he (yes, my car is a he)is finished, I will drive him proudly, even though he won't be perfect.
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#1665466 - 08/31/14 01:06 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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I've been putting it off because, quite frankly, I am a little embarrassed by my lack of skills.




There are others who lack quite a bit less skill than yourself. So there is nothing to be embarrassed about.
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#1665467 - 08/31/14 01:18 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I've been putting it off because, quite frankly, I am a little embarrassed by my lack of skills.




There are others who lack quite a bit less skill than yourself. So there is nothing to be embarrassed about.



In the "real world" guys tend to be less critical of other guys who lack skills, but tear apart the women who lack the same skills. It has lessened in recent years as more women get involved in the hobby. Growing up I was often the only female at the car shows who wasn't there because their Dad, boyfriend, or husband dragged them there. I'm happy to say it has changed dramatically over the years. I have been quite surprised and pleased that I have not experienced the same criticism here that I did growing up in the car hobby.

Samy, you are young and I have no doubt that you will have a great deal more skill at 43 than I do. I have started reading your build thread and you are doing a great job. Keep up the great work and learn all you can.
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#1665468 - 08/31/14 09:55 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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But when he (yes, my car is a he)is finished, I will drive him proudly, even though he won't be perfect.





a lot of "perfect" cars never come out of the garage or off the trailers.
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#1665469 - 08/31/14 11:20 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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I would never worry about lack of skills. This is the first car I ever laid a hand on in doing bodywork and paint. It didn't come out perfect and there was no one to teach me, I learned it as I went. Oh yeah it was a 1 of 99 Hemi GTX. Just jump in and do it. And screw anyone that criticizes (non productive criticism).
I also could care less about gender, colour or anything else, if a person is a car nut, I generally like them and don't see anything else.

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#1665470 - 08/31/14 03:43 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Thanks guys!

Right now I am working on refinishing the finish panel and painting some steel wheels. Car was ordered with steel wheels and premium wheel covers. Will post pics when I am finished.
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#1665471 - 08/31/14 07:56 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: basketcase]
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But when he (yes, my car is a he)is finished, I will drive him proudly, even though he won't be perfect.





a lot of "perfect" cars never come out of the garage or off the trailers.



Like purple Plymouths of '71 vintage. I have yet to learn body work either. But as soon as I get the facilities to try it, I'm gonna take my time and teach myself.
Everyone tells me it just takes patience. (which is BS, because there is a lot of skill in pulling dents...) I don't think anyone here will give you any crap unless you suddenly claim to be the best ever!!
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#1665472 - 08/31/14 08:01 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: OhioMopar]
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But when he (yes, my car is a he)is finished, I will drive him proudly, even though he won't be perfect.





a lot of "perfect" cars never come out of the garage or off the trailers.



Like purple Plymouths of '71 vintage. I have yet to learn body work either. But as soon as I get the facilities to try it, I'm gonna take my time and teach myself.
Everyone tells me it just takes patience. (which is BS, because there is a lot of skill in pulling dents...) I don't think anyone here will give you any crap unless you suddenly claim to be the best ever!!


I have witnessed said perfect purple Plymouth being driven and it was a beautiful sight.
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#1665473 - 08/31/14 09:58 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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But when he (yes, my car is a he)is finished, I will drive him proudly, even though he won't be perfect.





a lot of "perfect" cars never come out of the garage or off the trailers.



Like purple Plymouths of '71 vintage. I have yet to learn body work either. But as soon as I get the facilities to try it, I'm gonna take my time and teach myself.
Everyone tells me it just takes patience. (which is BS, because there is a lot of skill in pulling dents...) I don't think anyone here will give you any crap unless you suddenly claim to be the best ever!!


I have witnessed said perfect purple Plymouth being driven and it was a beautiful sight.



You're apparently one of the few. So, with the Core, the 440 won't make it into the 500?
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#1665474 - 08/31/14 10:23 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: OhioMopar]
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You're apparently one of the few. So, with the Core, the 440 won't make it into the 500?


The purple X is definitely a beautiful sight. In the top 3 most beautiful cars I have ever seen. I about had a stroke when a deer ran out in front of it. I'm shocked he didn't have to clean his shorts out after that.

I had the 440, 4 speed, and the 8 3/4 before I bought the 500. I already sold the 4 speed. I was looking for a rolling chassis when I ended up with the 500. It was numbers matching and ran and shifted well so I decided to just do a refresh and keep it pretty close to how it left the factory. Selling the "extras" I have would free up some funds for paint since the payments on the Core are a little higher than they were on the 2010 SE.
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#1665475 - 09/01/14 12:20 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Don't worry about lack of skills. There is only one way to learn. Jump in! If you can get to where you can lay down primer smooth, its a start.
Great job so far! Keep on plugging along!
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#1665476 - 09/01/14 11:36 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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I had big plans for getting a lot done on the car this weekend, but it was so hot and humid that virtually nothing got done. I painted the finish panel, but I'm not happy with the way it turned out so I may redo it. I still need to get some red paint for the "500"


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#1665477 - 09/01/14 08:22 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Okay who is this.. REALLY? The Coronet Girl I know doesn't have time to do Car work. She is to busy giving me TONS of grief.

So if this is really Angie, I salute you. Cool car and will be a gem after you work your tail off making the all the money to finish it.

So what are you doing now? This is Labor Day, get out there and get laboring.

I wanna see it all up and running and sitting pretty. with a CREAMPUFF behind the wheel.

Let's get it on , C. girl.

Just don't drive it in the far right lane up north in Amish country. Lots of Horse Hockey on the road. Trust me.

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#1665478 - 09/01/14 08:36 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: swapman]
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Okay who is this.. REALLY? The Coronet Girl I know doesn't have time to do Car work. She is to busy giving me TONS of grief.

So if this is really Angie, I salute you. Cool car and will be a gem after you work your tail off making the all the money to finish it.

So what are you doing now? This is Labor Day, get out there and get laboring.

I wanna see it all up and running and sitting pretty. with a CREAMPUFF behind the wheel.

Let's get it on , C. girl.

Just don't drive it in the far right lane up north in Amish country. Lots of Horse Hockey on the road. Trust me.



No matter how busy I am, I will always have time to give you grief. I worked on the wheels and finish panel this weekend and am now slaving away at work. I hope to have the car done in 2 more years

Did you and Magnus run into a little horse hockey on your trip??
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#1665479 - 09/02/14 10:35 AM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Looks like a good starting point. Keep posting pictures. I like seeing these things come together.

What paint did you use for the tail panel? SEM Trim Black? I sprayed my Challenger grill with it when it was really humid. The paint turned foggy and looked bad. Is that what yours did?
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#1665480 - 09/02/14 01:44 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: burdar]
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Looks like a good starting point. Keep posting pictures. I like seeing these things come together.

What paint did you use for the tail panel? SEM Trim Black? I sprayed my Challenger grill with it when it was really humid. The paint turned foggy and looked bad. Is that what yours did?


Part of what you see is my horrible camera and reflection. This is the second time I have painted it because I wasn't happy with it the first time I painted it a couple years ago. I used Duplicolor semi gloss. I painted it in the basement to try to cut down the impact from the high humidity. Not sure how to describe it. It doesn't look bad in the "valleys", but looks a little too much like a flat finish mostly near the "ribs". The finish doesn't look consistent across the panel. Poor coverage along the "ribs" maybe? Paint is too old?
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