Home

Before the Restoration

After the Restoration

Restoration Journal
  2001:
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  2002:
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    November
  2003:
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
  2008:
    August
  2017:
    April
    June
    August

Car Dolly

In-Dash Tach

Send Me Email

Watch a Clip

Have a Listen

References


Library

Barracuda Owners Email List

What I Started With

Here are some images and comments on the initial state of the car. Click on any image for the full-sized image.
 
 
Not in too bad of shape, really.  There's a lot of work to be done, but I could've been starting with much less.  To my untrained eye, I'd rate it around 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 (where 5 is mint).
The finish really isn't that bad - that's 12 years of dust and grime sitting on it.  Minor dents and scratches to be fixed in the stainless steel.
Again, I don't think anything is needed here but a little TLC.  I'm not sure if the front bumper will need to be rechromed - the rear bumper definitely will need it.
Of the late 60's models, the 68 is my favorite.
Here'e the 318.  Needs to be rebuilt and painted, but there hopefully aren't any major problems with it.  Some surface rust in the engine bay, but nothing that blasting won't take care of.
Trim on the hood is in really good condition.
Original wheels and hubcaps.  I plan on keeping them.
Both quarter panels have holes in them that will require patching.  Hopefully the damage doesn't extend too far up the panel...
Both fenders look good.  There is some minor surface rust, but I don't envision any patching necessary here.
Dash is in very good condition.  Front seat is shot; there are some holes in the vinyl and the mice have been snacking on them for 20 years.
I'll also be replacing the carpeting.  It will be weird to sit in the car and not have it smell musty!
Back seat is in very good condition - it may not need to be reupholstered.  I don't know what kind of shape the foam is in though.
Now the rust begins.  Here's a shot of the trunk floor, gast tank and left spring.  Lots of surface rust, but no holes (that I can see at least).
This is the driver's floor pan.  About 50% of the underbody still has remnants of the undercoating.  Only blasting will tell if the floorboards require patching.
This is the driver's door jamb.  Similar damage on the passenger side.
Less rust on the door than the door jamb.  I'm hoping the body shop will be able to separate the skin from the door, blast away the rust and keep all the metal.  We'll see...

 
 
 
 
 
 




[ Prev 5 | Previous | Random Site | Next | Next 5 ]
[ Skip Prev | List Sites | Join | Home | Skip Next ]