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#2258801 - 02/24/17 01:42 PM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
jack68gts Offline
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68 gts was FINALLY delivered to graveyard cars in oregon,,,got delayed for weeks and weeks because the transporter felt so far behind with the big storms in the Midwest,,which set them back almost 2 months,,we hated to see it leave, but with my dad in poor health its just waaay too much for me to undertake if we actually ever want to see it finished. we would have much rather have done all the work ourselves, but this beast definitely needs more help than we can give it,,so sometimes you just hafta bite the bullet, suck up your pride, and let someone else take the reigns,,plus side is we couldnt come close to restoring the car anywhere near the price we contracted for. if uou have facebook,,you can check out the sketchy setup we had to cobble together to get it loaded and unloaded in oregon
the video is on graveyard carz face book page titled "new arrival",,,

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#2260955 - 02/28/17 08:38 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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Outstanding !!! Great story, great discovery and I guess maybe I'll see it in an episode of GYC... thumbs
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#2261511 - 03/01/17 02:47 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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Wow. What are the chances that you'll find your parents old car. You are very luck to have found it.

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#2261594 - 03/01/17 10:06 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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Very cool story!

Will it be on their TV show??
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#2261598 - 03/01/17 10:21 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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It is a very cool story! I wonder if the OP will fill us in on the resto costs? I've often thought that these 'high-profile' TV show shops wouldn't necessarily be big $$$$$ cause the money from the TV show is probably MUCH more that the profits from their actual labor.

Im probably wrong though.......... They probably make sure they get it from both ends.

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#2261833 - 03/01/17 05:47 PM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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What a fantastic story!

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#2261862 - 03/01/17 06:41 PM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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thx everyone! as far as the cost,,,the car needs EVERYTHING,,,and i contacted quite a few shops,,the cpl that got back to me either couldn't take on something SO extensive,,,or just plain werent interested. when i called gyc,,within the first few minutes of explaining what i had and the brief back story,,without hesitation mark said he and the shop would love to be involved in the restoration,,regardless if the capacity. i sent him a hundred pics of every square inch,,and the next day he gave us a price to restore, and hand us back an completely finished car that meets/exceeds all factory specs for assembly, appearance and safety in accordance with the 1968 Hamtramck assembly plant specs. that being said,,he was half the price of the spitball estimates i got from 2 other shops that didnt have the time,,,,i could not buy the parts myself for what mark is charging to do the entire restoration. he did ask us permission to use the car as a feature car,,so that may have played into helping lower the final price, but its still less than a new ram pickup.

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#2262107 - 03/02/17 08:35 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
jpilone Offline
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That's awesome Jack!!! I can't wait to see it on TV.... too cool.
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#2341810 - 07/23/17 12:58 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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Originally Posted By jack68gts
there was only one 68 gts 340 4spd convertible built with black top and painted QQ1 blue.


Just so ya know, there's no way to know if it's the only one equipped like that. Chrysler's records that currently exist don't track information with combinations of options.

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#2341904 - 07/23/17 10:22 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jpilone]
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Originally Posted By jpilone
That's awesome Jack!!! I can't wait to see it on TV.... too cool.


A great story!!
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#2402913 - 11/13/17 05:58 AM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: Crycho]
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Edited by jack68gts (11/13/17 06:06 AM)
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#2403558 - 11/14/17 01:28 PM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: jack68gts]
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Great Story ! up
It will be interesting to watch it come back to life!

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#2403814 - 11/14/17 10:38 PM Re: 1968 gts 340 4spd convertible [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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If you need any parts please PM me. I have parted out a couple dozen Dart convertibles and just bought two more, a 67 and 68 and have a couple of project GTS convertibles for sale. If you want it restored correctly I hope the GC people know enough about them to make it right. luck
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