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#1665441 - 08/30/14 12:33 PM '68 Coronet 500 project
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I bought the car in 2003 on ebay from a guy in southern FL. He said he had taken the car in trade from a guy named Darin in NJ. I bought the car sight unseen Once the car arrived, I was pleased to find it was as described. I drove the car for a couple of years and then started working on it as time and money allowed for about a year. Life and expenses of being a home owner took over and the car sat pretty much untouched until a year ago. I started sanding it down to metal (car had original paint). I am about 3/4 of the way done with sanding. If time and money allows, I hope to get it painted by spring. There hasn't been a logical progression in the work I have done. I have done things based on available time, money, and parts. I am hoping posting my project will get me motivated to finish the car. Unfortunately, I lost the original pics of the car in a fire. I will post some pics starting about 4 years after I got the car. I've replaced the leaf springs, shackles, shocks, bushings, brakes, and torsion bars. If you have never had a torsion bar snap, I am here to tell you, it is really loud and will scare you half to death.
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#1665442 - 08/30/14 12:38 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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This is the first pic I have that wasn't lost in the fire.
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#1665443 - 08/30/14 12:40 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Corner and edge of window had repair due to rust.
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#1665444 - 08/30/14 12:40 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Original PS fender
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#1665445 - 08/30/14 12:41 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Original DS fender
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#1665446 - 08/30/14 12:42 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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#1665447 - 08/30/14 12:43 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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New DS fender
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#1665448 - 08/30/14 12:43 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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New PS fender
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#1665449 - 08/30/14 12:44 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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#1665450 - 08/30/14 12:44 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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New rear seat cover
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#1665451 - 08/30/14 12:45 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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New front seat covers (head rests aren't done yet).
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#1665452 - 08/30/14 12:47 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Found this tag when recovering the seats.
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#1665453 - 08/30/14 12:48 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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#1665454 - 08/30/14 12:52 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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Looking good Angie, nice work. Yes life has a way of getting in the way of the car hobby unless you are well off. Keep plugging away at it and if you need motivation check out my project to see what I have had to go through and still not done.

Robert
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#1665455 - 08/30/14 12:55 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: Superfreak]
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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.
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#1665456 - 08/30/14 12:59 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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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.
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#1665457 - 08/30/14 01:01 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: MuuMuu101]
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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.


Nope, you will have to be 20' away. Turning your head will probably make it look better.
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#1665458 - 08/30/14 01:02 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: coronetgirl]
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I am sure it will be much better than that so put your frustrations aside and keep going. I get frustrated when the lack of funds stop the build or waiting forever for parts. I was wondering when you were going start posting in the projects section.

Robert
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#1665459 - 08/30/14 03:06 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: Superfreak]
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I like the look of this car.

Sheldon

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#1665460 - 08/30/14 03:52 PM Re: '68 Coronet 500 project [Re: MuuMuu101]
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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.
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