So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing

Posted by: 70HemiShaker

So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/13/17 02:39 PM

Hey guys, after a month or so of back and forth..... This thing came home with me. The previous owner bailed on the resto.










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This thing has the fender tag, no motor or trans. It's lightly equipped, but r6 red with a white painted top and stripe. This guy was going in a very different direction....ie wheel tubs and trunk patch. I'm gonna fix all that, so stay tuned!
Posted by: moparcyco

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/14/17 12:39 AM

Hard to beat a B-body even a post car. Nice score
Posted by: Morty426

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/14/17 01:24 AM

Interesting car.

Are you taking the frame connectors and tubs out?
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/14/17 08:31 AM

Debating that???? The tubs are done nicely, but I personally don't like them.... I am currently removing all the narrowed spring hanger mods. tsk
Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/14/17 05:19 PM

That's a neat car for sure. Keep her alive. Tubs or not its nice
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/14/17 08:25 PM

Oh she's coming back to life killer.... just when and with what power plant? Seriously debated putting my 472 hemi in the bee and stroking a 383 for the Challenger..... as my wife says can't leave well enough alone! Lmao
Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/16/17 07:30 AM

My wife says the same about me. She has a 14 Challenger rt and I just can't wait for the warranty to expire. Projects take me twice as long, because I am constantly changing something. Lol.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/26/17 07:54 PM

To put inner and outer wheel houses can I install those with taking just the trunk floor out? Surely they can be replaced without cutting quarters???? TIA
I'm also gonna replace rear floor and trunk extensions to eliminate these wheel tubs installed. So I'm wanting to know how to attack this so to speak.....
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/26/17 08:02 PM

Little progress on hanger removal.....


Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/26/17 08:51 PM

I'm pretty sure you can do it without cutting the quarters, depending on how they did the tubs. Progress looks good.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/27/17 08:00 PM

Anyone else have experience with this scenario?
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/28/17 08:48 PM

Little more progress



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Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/28/17 08:52 PM

Next is tackling the connectors..... then body work. Tub removal, still needing to know if it's possible to install the trunk and wheel houses without cutting the quarters out????
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/07/17 12:31 PM

Subframe connector removal.....






more to come....
Posted by: jt4406

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/07/17 07:29 PM

More...!!! More...!!! Sleep is way overrated!!!!
Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/08/17 02:42 PM

Who needs sleep? I'm all jacked up on mountain dew!!!!! Keep em coming.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/10/17 10:29 AM

More.....

Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/12/17 11:33 AM

Almost done!





Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/19/17 08:37 AM

Progress.....



Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/19/17 10:36 AM

I like your progress. I'm a manual transmission guy myself
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/19/17 12:27 PM

Yeah, me too!!!!
drive
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/26/17 07:24 AM

Some final things before the body shop....










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Posted by: killermopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/26/17 11:42 AM

Looks great. Can't wait to see it done
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 08/29/17 07:36 PM

Well it's been a bit since I've added anything.... The Bee is in the body shop getting metal work so....
I landed a B Body Dana for the car. It was a "ready to bolt in" special.... yeah boy! It was nice and clean on the outside... I'll just leave it at that! I tore it down and changed the ratio from 3.54 to 4.10(should be good with the Passon 5 speed). So, now it's back good as new and ready to finally "bolt in"!!! I'll add some shots of my two year old helping button it up, later!


Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 09/01/17 02:38 PM

Update: Some body shop pics I took today. Work is happening....





Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 09/05/17 09:56 AM

One more....
Posted by: racerx

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 10/08/17 09:22 AM

Surprising to see a 8.75 be hide a 4 speed work
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 10/08/17 10:03 AM

Yeah.... I rectified that problem! Lol
See the pics of my two year old buttoning up the Dana! She'll be ready for whatever I throw at her now!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 12/10/17 08:02 AM

Little update....






At least there is work being done! I'm working on small items while the metal work is in progress. More to come soon I hope??? They're test fitting the wheel houses and then we can weld it all together. That is all for now!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/25/18 09:35 PM

A little more progress.... I'm starting to get excited as things are taking shape!!!










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Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/25/18 09:40 PM

Looks like some pics didn't copy.... So here they are!







Posted by: jt4406

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/26/18 06:26 AM

WOW Greg, that thing really looks nice! I hope to do the same to mine. I'm gonna have to come down and check out. You got that weed eater motor out of the challenger yet? jess
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/26/18 07:22 AM

Yep, current situation for the hopped up Briggs&Stratton.....


Posted by: mattsmopars

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/26/18 11:50 AM

Looks great Greg!
Matt
Posted by: Superfreak

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/29/18 10:28 PM

excellent looking work.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 01/30/18 07:05 AM

Thanks, Superfreak! It's coming along nicely.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 02/12/18 07:30 AM

So, while I'm waiting on the Bee bodywork I've been working on the engine swapping project...This will be the 383 going in the Challenger.






Hopefully I'll have some shots of the Bee in primer and close to being ready for color sometime this week...I'll bring ot home for a few things, then off to paint booth!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/08/18 10:34 AM

More pics from motor transplant while waiting for the Bee to get back from bodywork before paint.....





Posted by: CDN72SE

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/08/18 01:59 PM

Nice!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/08/18 02:21 PM

Thanks!
Posted by: OhioMopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/11/18 09:05 PM

Looking good!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/11/18 09:12 PM

Thanks! Finally fired the 383 up in the Challenger...
Pics to come.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 03/13/18 10:26 PM

Here they are....
I’m really impressed with how smooth and responsive this little 383 is!



Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/11/18 01:50 PM

Still waiting on bodyshop.... Blocking and sanding.

Did finally round up some 383 magnum emblems for the shaker.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/11/18 03:19 PM

So, I guess photobucket has shut my pics off after they're so old???? Kinda pointless to view now.... Lol
Posted by: OhioMopar

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/11/18 10:51 PM

I ended up going to Flikr. I would like to go through my build thread and update with pics from the new site, but who has time for that?
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/16/18 09:11 AM

Trying to add resto pics back up here....
Before shots









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Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/16/18 09:23 AM

During metal work....










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Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/16/18 09:26 AM

More.......








Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/16/18 09:29 AM

More..... These will catch me up to current state.






Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/17/18 02:53 PM

Went over today, and here are some more shots as it sits...







Getting closer....
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/26/18 07:05 AM

Well guys.... the Bee came home yesterday. I have to weld in the frame connectors and torque boxes, then off to get some color!!!!
boogie







Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/26/18 07:07 AM

More.....







Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 04/26/18 07:08 AM

Lastly....
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/04/18 07:19 AM

Other than a few details the Challenger is ready for driving season....
Now to focus on the Bee.
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 06/15/18 07:25 AM

Well.... I hit a snag. Gotta repair this before paint...



Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/25/18 11:14 PM

It's been a while.....
Haven't had the free time I'd like, but here's some progress.





Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/25/18 11:28 PM

More...




Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 07/25/18 11:30 PM

So, now the sub frame connectors, torque boxes, and repair patch are in. I have some finish work to do on the patch, but it's mostly done and hopefully going back for paint soon...
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 08/17/18 09:02 PM

Update..... She's ready to go back to paint.



I have to seam seal and undercoat the quarters, then it'll go back!
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 08/19/18 07:21 AM

Seam sealed....





Posted by: jt4406

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 08/19/18 12:46 PM

Looking good amigo!! up
Posted by: 70HemiShaker

Re: So I did a thing....... '69 Bee thing - 08/25/18 08:48 PM

Mocking up the powertrain... It fits in there nicely!!!