1969 Barracuda 340 Formula S Restoration

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  1. qkcuda

    qkcuda Well-Known Member

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    Last time I talked to Pat was at breakfast at Moparfest a few years ago. He was telling us a story about going out for dinner with Arlen Vanke.
     
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    More rust!!!!
    I finally decided to replace both inner fenders instead of patching around the shock tower. Good job I did. Found bondo on the seam at the rad support that had been applied over rusted metal!!!- Will have to fabricate a new piece.
    The rust at the shock tower is not too bad. Can be easily fixed with a new plate welded onto the shock bracket.
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    Fabricated and welded some new pieces in place, Cut out the rusted section of the upper control arm bracket and welded in a new piece. Also welded a new piece onto the rad support.
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    • qkcuda

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      Nice work Jim.
       
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      • RealWing

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        A few more pieces fabricated to replace rusted ones. Long slow process!!!Today we finally welded the inner fender in place. Next is the passenger one!!

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        • RealWing

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          Picked up my exhaust manifolds (that I bought at Carlisle) after having them ceramic coated. Much better looking than my old rusted and pitted ones!!!
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          • RealWing

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            Took a while to get at the passenger side inner fender- have been doing some tuning on the Superbird to get it ready to take to the 50th anniversary Aero Warriors reunion at In October. Aero Reunion — Wellborn Musclecar Museum
            As an aside, I bought a Pertronix Ignitor III ignition to install in place of the dual points. Had random misfires and found a very sloppy advance plate. Sometimes it would fire well before TDC while cranking and stopped the engine cold!! Bad, bad design. Avoid at all costs!!! Dual points back in and the 440-6bbl runs just fine!!
            Back to the fender- More rust found after removing the inner fender at rad support flange. Also rust at shock tower - but not as bad as drivers side.
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            • RealWing

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              The upper control arm plate behind the shock tower looked OK, but I cut it off to treat the rust behind it. The flange at the cowl was badly rusted (and was covered with bondo!!) and will require replacement.
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              • RealWing

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                Took some parts to Cambridge Custom Chrome here in Ontario to get replated in a "show chrome" finish. They are a top quality plating facility.
                2 bumpers
                4 bumper guards
                2 vent window lower pivot frames
                2 small trim pieces for the under dash AC vents
                Total cost $2300 CAD !!!!
                However, to put that in perspective- I noticed some hydro bills posted on the wall of the office for about $6000 CAD per month!!! Yikes.
                 
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                • Stephen Hotz

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                  Wow.
                   
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                  wow, if they'ed put as much effort into fixing the rust as they put into hiding it, most of it would have been fixed
                   
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                    X-2 on Cambridge Custom Chrome. I had my vent window frames , pivots upper and lower and bumpers done there.
                    Excellent quality, great finish , done on time and packaged and shipped properly.
                    Highly recommend!!
                     
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                    • RealWing

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                      Fabricated and welded the flange strips on rad support and at firewall. Also welded the plate on the shock tower inner side.
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                      • Stephen Hotz

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                        Nice job. Looks so much better and way more peace of mind now you know its right.
                         
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                        • RealWing

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                          Found more bondo and brazed patch at drivers door latch striker bolt. Cut out and installed the reinforcing plate from Dynamic Renovations. The passenger side also needs repair.
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