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#1778500 - 03/13/15 09:39 AM Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda
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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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#1778520 - 03/14/15 06:21 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.




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




That car was the cleanest rust free car I have ever seen. Not even surface rust anywhere. Just had some hazing on the metal that that was bare.

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#1778521 - 03/14/15 11:44 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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No floor in the Barracuda. very scary looking, Hight stress at this time


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#1778522 - 03/15/15 08:34 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the floor in and clamped


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#1778523 - 03/15/15 08:35 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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floor in and clamped and now have to trim the tunnel and butt weld it


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Edited by davesmopars (03/15/15 08:37 PM)

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#1778524 - 03/15/15 08:38 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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another picture of the one floor clamped


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#1778525 - 03/15/15 08:39 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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close up


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#1778526 - 03/15/15 08:41 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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closer how the inside panel had to go in all the way up to the back window


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#1778527 - 03/15/15 08:44 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the inside clamped at the door jam


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#1778528 - 03/16/15 10:26 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Wow, looks like a LOT of work!

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#1778529 - 03/16/15 10:40 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: GY3]
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Nice work!
I'd guess this is one of the few cars these days that actually makes sense to do this level of work on. Glad to see it. I wonder why the inside of the body wasn't blasted too before the floor went on. I guess that most will still be able to be reached though.

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#1778530 - 03/16/15 11:08 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: RodStRace]
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Nice work!
I'd guess this is one of the few cars these days that actually makes sense to do this level of work on. Glad to see it. I wonder why the inside of the body wasn't blasted too before the floor went on. I guess that most will still be able to be reached though.




The inside panels on the inside where super clean, like new. Remember this car never driven in the rain alway in a garage.

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#1778531 - 03/16/15 11:11 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Here's the history
1st owner Tom Myl
Pete Myl Garage Chrysler Plmyouth


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#1778532 - 03/16/15 11:13 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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2nd owner
Rudr Schings


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#1778533 - 03/16/15 11:15 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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3rd owner
Frank miller


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#1778534 - 03/16/15 11:26 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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4th owner might be a co owner ship, I have to check my notes
Allen Halsey


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#1778535 - 03/16/15 11:29 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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5th owner
George Fitzpatrick


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#1778536 - 03/16/15 11:31 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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6th owner
Richard Beshore


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#1778537 - 03/16/15 11:32 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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winning Indy


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#1778538 - 03/16/15 11:35 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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7th owner
Dave Raybourn


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#1778539 - 03/16/15 11:37 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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another Dave Raybourn


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#1778540 - 03/16/15 11:39 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Bucky Hess dropping it of at Tony's place


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#1778541 - 03/16/15 11:49 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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I thought I share this picture with you guys Bucky Hess holding Bill Flynn's Yankee Peddler 1964 National Championship Trophy at Tony's place


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#1778542 - 03/24/15 08:36 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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floor all welded up


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#1778543 - 03/24/15 08:40 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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sorry for the bad picture above
floor welded


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#1778544 - 03/24/15 08:44 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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picture of the stretched wheel well cut out and the shock one that's going to get wheeled in


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#1778545 - 03/24/15 08:46 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the patch panel butt welded and factory shot welded in the wheel well


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#1778546 - 03/24/15 08:47 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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otherside


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#1778547 - 03/24/15 08:51 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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engine bay all welded up from roll bar going through the firewall, inner fenders and other stuff done over the years


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Edited by davesmopars (03/24/15 08:53 PM)

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#1778548 - 03/24/15 08:55 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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the Barracuda is all stripped


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#1778549 - 03/24/15 08:56 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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more stripped pictures


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#1778550 - 03/24/15 08:57 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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stripped picture


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#1778551 - 03/25/15 10:56 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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can i have the old pieces of 1/4 panel for my wall
what are you doing with all hard core race stuff you removed ?
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#1778552 - 03/31/15 11:25 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: theraif]
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all the race stuff is already sold

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#1809840 - 04/22/15 09:54 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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we found a spot under the car on the inner rocker with some paint from the second paint job.


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 09:57 PM)

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#1809843 - 04/22/15 09:59 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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here's it compared to the fender I did a side by side comparison


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 10:00 PM)

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#1809844 - 04/22/15 10:01 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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here's the body number on the radiator support


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 10:02 PM)

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#1809846 - 04/22/15 10:03 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Here's the body number on the trunk gutter


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 10:04 PM)

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#1809850 - 04/22/15 10:05 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Here's the original fender tag WOW!


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 10:05 PM)

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#1809853 - 04/22/15 10:06 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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stripping the paint of it


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Edited by davesmopars (04/22/15 10:08 PM)

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#1810824 - 04/24/15 09:52 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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getting the body work done


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Edited by davesmopars (04/24/15 09:54 AM)

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#1810826 - 04/24/15 09:54 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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bodywork


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Edited by davesmopars (04/24/15 09:55 AM)

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#1811126 - 04/24/15 06:06 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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What was the color of the car in the first owners picture.

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#1811440 - 04/25/15 09:39 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: 71GTX471]
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Blue was the first color


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#1811442 - 04/25/15 09:42 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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sorry we do not have many good pictures of the blue


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#1811450 - 04/25/15 09:44 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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one more of the blue

1967 National NHRA
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#1814690 - 04/29/15 03:43 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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on the rotissery now finishing up on the underside


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#1848053 - 06/13/15 11:33 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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#1941388 - 10/29/15 09:59 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: DUSTER_340]
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Body work all done and now the car is at Bucky Travis Hess for paint


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#1941390 - 10/29/15 10:01 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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up date out of order sorry jam and engine bay painted black


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#1941397 - 10/29/15 10:07 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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more paint


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#1941400 - 10/29/15 10:08 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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#1941401 - 10/29/15 10:10 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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doors and trunk lid


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#1941402 - 10/29/15 10:11 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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lid


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#1941403 - 10/29/15 10:13 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Now back at Bucky and Travis place. In the paint booth getting ready for paint.


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#1941408 - 10/29/15 10:15 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Gold base coat


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#1941409 - 10/29/15 10:16 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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taped for the red transparent base


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#1941411 - 10/29/15 10:19 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Red candy transparent base


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#1941413 - 10/29/15 10:20 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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back side


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#1941414 - 10/29/15 10:21 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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now for the black base looks green


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#1941418 - 10/29/15 10:25 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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and the webbing was done too


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#1941420 - 10/29/15 10:26 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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and work done on the trunk lid between the tim


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#1941505 - 10/30/15 01:13 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Awesome! More pics!

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#1941580 - 10/30/15 09:11 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Very cool! Looking great and can't wait to see more pictures!
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#1941871 - 10/30/15 09:36 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: mattsmopars]
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update


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#1941874 - 10/30/15 09:39 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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cleared


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#1941879 - 10/30/15 09:45 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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AWESOME! up
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#1941917 - 10/30/15 10:41 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: Stewpar]
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The BO29 Hemi Barracuda came with 8 3/4 from the factory . Should we do the 8 3/4 rear or should we do the Dana for the wow factor. Let me know what you think.
Thanks

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#1941984 - 10/31/15 01:11 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Thanks for the extra pics - fantastic paint job!

8 3/4 rear.

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#1942021 - 10/31/15 08:06 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Thats gorgeous! Being its not the 'as delivered' resto, id go dana.
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#1942041 - 10/31/15 09:06 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Great paint job!!!
Dana!

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#1943942 - 11/02/15 06:28 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Looks very nice!! Dana.
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#1943995 - 11/02/15 08:04 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Wow... drool Just beautiful!
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#1950064 - 11/12/15 02:52 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Thanks everybody
Looks like Dane it is.

Here's some paint updates






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#1952099 - 11/15/15 10:09 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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absolutely incredible!

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#1952157 - 11/16/15 12:28 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Cool deal, I remember it in action, never thought it would be back to its beginning again. Great Effort!!

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#1953576 - 11/18/15 08:14 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: NANKET]
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Here's some picture of the car out side for the first time. Next is the lettering.
Travis Hess you are doing an awesome job. I cannot wait to see it in person.


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#1953603 - 11/18/15 08:59 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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That's incredible. Love it!

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#1953952 - 11/18/15 07:16 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: mymcodebee]
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WOW!!!


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#1954834 - 11/20/15 10:02 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Looks great man!
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#1955793 - 11/22/15 10:49 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: mattsmopars]
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#1956283 - 11/22/15 11:29 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Thanks everybody for your kind comments
We are gathering parts for it. Some are hard to find so if anybody has any original parts for these cars give me a PM thanks

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#1957489 - 11/24/15 11:19 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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A lot of parts needed
velocity stacks
tach
tack cable
off set master bracket
master cylinder
brake lines
brake valve
line lock
exhaust
headers
water pump
033 radiator
pulleys
carbs
carb linkage
hemi engine harness not sure how the came maybe 383
distributor just will send out and modernize the inside
wires - they do repro them
shock front and rear
I am sure I am missing something

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#1962347 - 12/03/15 09:58 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Here is an action picture of Travis Hess and one all done but the hood.




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#1984487 - 01/05/16 07:02 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Originally Posted By davesmopars
cleared

Haven't seen anything like that since the seventies, SWEET!

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#1984501 - 01/05/16 07:26 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Originally Posted By davesmopars
Here's the body number on the trunk gutter

I love it, but why does everyone get upset with a re-body, but no one has any complaints about this kind of restoration. Seems to me a re-body of the car you took all of the metal off of would have been a heck of a lot easier and a lot less work. Just my opinion.

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#2015015 - 02/18/16 07:52 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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How's this coming along?
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#2137631 - 08/20/16 11:58 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: hotairballoonpilot]
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Back home starting to go back together


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#2143027 - 08/29/16 08:59 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: wvmarv]
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Originally Posted By wvmarv
Originally Posted By davesmopars
Here's the body number on the trunk gutter

I love it, but why does everyone get upset with a re-body, but no one has any complaints about this kind of restoration. Seems to me a re-body of the car you took all of the metal off of would have been a heck of a lot easier and a lot less work. Just my opinion.


Not really sure where you are going with this, but these are the pieces that were replaced
Full floor, over the rear pan, trunk floor, trunk drop offs, rear frame rails, inner and outer wheel wheels and inner rear panels (window regulators area) patched the original quarters. No Chinese parts used, all parts cut off an original 68 barracuda.
EVERYTHING else is original to this car from the Factory and from HURST, From the front bumper to the rear bumper except the original hood because the car did not come with a hood when Tom Myl pick the car up at Hurst. Chrysler Had to ship the hood later. The original shipped hood is still on the car now. This car has less panels replace than 90% of the cars that have bin restored(maybe more). Plus 98% of theses cars do not have their ORIGINAL Fender Tag. This Car has its ORIGINAL fender tag.


Edited by davesmopars (08/29/16 09:03 AM)

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#2144422 - 08/31/16 07:39 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Just picked up NOS 68 Hurst line Loc. correct water pump housing (uncut,so many cut for engine plates) and a bell helmet that will be painted the color of the car


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#2145407 - 09/01/16 12:50 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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i restored the steering column


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#2221117 - 12/26/16 12:03 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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small update
Found an NOS Super Stock trans


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#2231292 - 01/09/17 10:01 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Its on all 4 now


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#2231304 - 01/09/17 10:12 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Very cool!

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#2452964 - 02/17/18 07:04 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Looks Awesome!! Will it make an appearance at the reunion?

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#2454030 - 02/19/18 02:39 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: 4mopower]
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Paint job is #%@^@& killer!

Can't believe I didn't notice this thread until now.

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#2454048 - 02/19/18 03:26 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Beautiful.

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#2454076 - 02/19/18 04:14 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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I have a pair of Cragar SS 15x8.5 with this same offset


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#2457823 - 02/26/18 09:56 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: 4mopower]
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The plan is to bring it.
We also have a few major updates coming

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#2457825 - 02/26/18 09:58 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Thanks everyone

I will let Tony know about the wheels. Thanks

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#2459621 - 03/01/18 07:28 PM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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That car is awesome!
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#2460499 - 03/03/18 11:50 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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there is an NOS rear FASTBACK glass seal on ebay..this car deserves it!


Edited by ph23vo (03/03/18 11:50 AM)

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#2470827 - 03/23/18 02:50 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: davesmopars]
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Anymore progress?

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#2472214 - 03/26/18 09:26 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: ph23vo]
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Originally Posted By ph23vo
there is an NOS rear FASTBACK glass seal on ebay..this car deserves it!


Thanks But already have one. that seller is crazy another ebayer trying to get rich on one part. I paid 175.00 for an NOS one

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#2472216 - 03/26/18 09:29 AM Re: Restoring an Original 1968 Hemi Barracuda [Re: Morty426]
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Originally Posted By Morty426
Anymore progress?


Yes but not much
Updates coming soon

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