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#1778500 - 03/13/15 09:39 AM Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda
davesmopars Offline
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I am helping my Friend (Tony) with the restoration of his 1968 BO29 HEMI Barracuda.
He is restoring it back to the way Tom Myle (original owner) had it in 1968. Tony and I have talked to Tom on phone a lot(what a big help) and Tom is excited to see the car back to the way he race it in 68. This car is documented for day one to present with pictures of the day Tom picked the Barracuda up at Hurst (working on getting that one). Tony Has talked to almost every owner of the Barracuda. Tom says the barracuda is number 7 but other say different. Tom picked the car up at Hurst with is friend Arlen Vanke, Who actually order the Barracuda for Tom (with Pete Myl Chrysler Plymouth dealer number). Tom said when he walked in to Hurst and ask I am here to pick up my car. They told him to go outside and pick one out. He thought that one would have his name on it but not the case. The place was in such disarray he cold not believe it. He had the choice of 7 I believe. All of them had no hoods on them, the hood had to be shipped to him later. (Blue fiberglas fenders) He said the cars were not that well but together. First thing they did when they got home with it, they yanked out the Hemi and rebuilt it.

The BO29 Barracuda has bin through a lot over the years but never out of touch. The car has all its original panels and never crashed. Yes, it has the original body numbers and the original fender Tag, paper work. The Car has bin tube and cage so all that has to go. The car needing the floors and rear frame rails. So Tony and I started the hunt looking for a rust free 68 Barracuda parts car. We only wanted a 68 so everything is correct with all stamped numbers on the sheet metal panels to match 68 Barracuda. Tony found a 68 Barracuda in Arizona I thought, but it was actually from California . Now the cutting drilling spot welds begins.
Going to start with some pictures of the car


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#1778501 - 03/13/15 09:41 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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another picture


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#1778502 - 03/13/15 09:43 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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we are trying to decide between the two


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#1778503 - 03/13/15 09:44 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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or this one


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#1778504 - 03/13/15 06:00 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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great car! The red for sure. but both are cool!!
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#1778505 - 03/13/15 07:28 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: 1969 HEMI R-T]
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I vote for the red....retro rules!

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#1778506 - 03/14/15 01:43 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: jeffl300]
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off to the body shop


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#1778507 - 03/14/15 01:52 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Awesome, I like the blue rendition myself. I'd probably be tempted to do it in the first rendition as raced if it was somewhat attractive.

Sheldon

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#1778508 - 03/14/15 01:52 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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pictures of it before the tubes and cage cut out


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#1778509 - 03/14/15 01:55 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the tunnel all cut up. I guess for easy access.


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#1778510 - 03/14/15 01:56 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the cage


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Edited by davesmopars (03/14/15 01:57 PM)

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#1778511 - 03/14/15 01:58 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the cage cut out


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#1778512 - 03/14/15 02:00 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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The new floor and frame rails all cut out of the 68 Barracuda parts car


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#1778513 - 03/14/15 02:02 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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another picture of the one piece foor going int to Hemi Barracuda


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Edited by davesmopars (03/14/15 02:04 PM)

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#1778514 - 03/14/15 02:07 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Here some picture of the new floor back from the baster. Look how clean it is


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#1778515 - 03/14/15 02:09 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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I could not believe how clean this sheet metal is.


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#1778516 - 03/14/15 03:21 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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So Tony and I started the hunt looking for a rust free 68 Barracuda parts car. We only wanted a 68 so everything is correct with all stamped numbers on the sheet metal panels to match 68 Barracuda. Tony found a 68 Barracuda in Arizona I thought, but it was actually from California . Now the cutting drilling spot welds begins.
Going to start with some pictures of the car




So did that beautiful original California 68 Barracuda you posted on here awhile back and deleted become the parts car for this?

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#1778517 - 03/14/15 03:58 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: QuickBpBp]
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awesome... I like the blue version
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#1778518 - 03/14/15 04:35 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: QuickBpBp]
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So Tony and I started the hunt looking for a rust free 68 Barracuda parts car. We only wanted a 68 so everything is correct with all stamped numbers on the sheet metal panels to match 68 Barracuda. Tony found a 68 Barracuda in Arizona I thought, but it was actually from California . Now the cutting drilling spot welds begins.
Going to start with some pictures of the car




So did that beautiful original California 68 Barracuda you posted on here awhile back and deleted become the parts car for this?




No, I sold that car. We found another one ,not as nice but rust free shell.


Edited by davesmopars (03/14/15 04:39 PM)

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#1778519 - 03/14/15 04:43 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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So Tony and I started the hunt looking for a rust free 68 Barracuda parts car. We only wanted a 68 so everything is correct with all stamped numbers on the sheet metal panels to match 68 Barracuda. Tony found a 68 Barracuda in Arizona I thought, but it was actually from California . Now the cutting drilling spot welds begins.
Going to start with some pictures of the car




So did that beautiful original California 68 Barracuda you posted on here awhile back and deleted become the parts car for this?




No, I sold that car. We found another one ,not as nice but rust free shell.




Glad to hear that car is alive and well,it was way to nice to use as a parts car...

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