Jacks: 69 cuda fastback

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  1. 1966 dart wagon

    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    Im glad we finaly got this restorations section (unless i missed it till now) im not going to throw up every picture but just some general stuff

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    Yes the fenders were left bare metal in the back of the car :sad9:
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    Scampire Active Member

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    Wow, that looks like quite the project. Good luck.
     
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    Bakarooda Hell On Wheels

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    Hehe... that looks awful familiar! Good luck!
     
  4. 1966 dart wagon

    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    Well here was the first problem, the wiring, man i hate it but as i look back it wasnt that hard. Thanks goes out to everyone who helped me, like goody, and Jimmy(v8signet) thanks guys you helped alot.

    The first night i got the car i unloaded all the stuff then i did get to fire her and drive her :headbang: (around my backyard) haha but then randomly it died and wouldnt start we figured it burned alot of gas or something. after loooking stuff over the ecu box was shot it was somewhat melted when we fired her and prolly just died, but then i got that fixed and it still wouldnt fire after LOTS of looking around i found out it was the Volts Regulator was for points and not electric ign. so i swaped that out with a volts reg that came with the car, she fired right up. man that problem stumped me and my dad, had lil spark got new coil anyways but then just that stupid volts reg.

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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    Here she is all clean :headbang: 4/15/06

    soon after this i had to fix the belt routing because it was
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    crank: fan, ps
    thats wrong plus with my ps not working i couldnt run the car which sucked so i got that all worked out from donated parts from misc. vans full of parts my dad saved over the years....heh and my mom calls it junk

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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    Well here is the right fender progress threw the stages, man its alot of sanding, but i wanna be a 'body specialist' or what not so i better get use to it

    dad:' so you still wanna do this for a living'
    me: 'sob $#(*%#%)*(&&*)#($#$$" censored for the kids :blackeye: haha

    edit: awh it didnt put them in order like i uploaded them in...hmm..well you guys know the process

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  7. 1966 dart wagon

    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    time for 10 more pictures :headbang: the 2 pictures of metal pieces are the top supports where the fender bolts to the inner fender for the RIGHT side, that looked pretty bad

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  8. Longgone

    Longgone John/68 Barracuda & Dart

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    I`ve got those fender patches to start doing on my 67. I`m not looking forward to the sander again! Looks like you`re off to a good start......keep the pics coming!
     
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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    Man i hate those pos fender patches, my left fender one is every farther off :wack: its really pissing me off, hell today in auto body class the teacher was saying how he wants me to do a fender patch on a chevy pick up the patch they got was a PERFECT fit, sob, lucky bastards....god, ok for some good though, i dont think i said this but when the right fender for the cuda was all done my dad and i were installing it and the stud on fender near the door, under wheel well, spun and i had to hack it off, well this caused a bump in the newly primer fender, kinda a step back but no big deal, fixed it today, now i need to find a way to pull the pulley off of my ps pump so i can replace the gaskets

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    lookin good jack! Are you going to keep it blue when you go to paint it? or are you going with a different color?
     
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    I must say.....you are doing something that I probably will never be able to do..bodywork. I'll stick to the mechanics if you want to come do mine that would be great!

    Lookin good man!!!

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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    haha yeah sure body work is a pain all the freakin sanding but i got use to it, its much easier to work on your own car and be thinking "if i dont get my lazy butt out there nobody else is gonna do it" Im hoping tomorrow to get workin on the drivers side fender, the patch is so far off, im pretty pissed about that, awh, but its gotta be fitted somehow. I really wish i could drive it before winter :love4:

    it is getting maybe a little bit lighter blue, along with the same stripes, 68 hemi scoop, 360 pushing 400+hp haha, and hopefully eventual a 4 speed and i also need a bigger rear end 7 1/4 dont cut it
     
  13. Longgone

    Longgone John/68 Barracuda & Dart

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    Patience grasshopper! You might be too young for that quote, but just remember not to rush, and take the time to do things right. You`ve got the raw talent ,I can tell by your photos, so if it takes a little while longer to get something right, put off the ride until Spring, it`ll be worth it!!
     
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    Looking good. :thumbup:
     
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    Bakarooda Hell On Wheels

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    It's coming along man... I'm afraid to touch the bodywork on mine. Electrical and mechanicals is one thing, but I'll leave the body & paint to someone who knows what the hell they're doing! :)
     
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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    yeah i am hearing alot of that, but its just so hard not to drive it haha :twisted:
     
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    Where are you in sioux falls? I can't really place it using the first picture of the cross streets or the later pictures with the fields in the background. Your car is coming along nicely. I just had my dart out last night and pretty soon will be putting it into storage for the winter since it wont stay in the forties forever. Keep it up though. :headbang:
     
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    From what I can tell it looks to be out on W. 57th towards Tea, but I am not quite sure.
     
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    Jack...I remember your first day here dude. You have come a long ways and she looking mighty good....I'm happy for ya! :thumbup:

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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    well a new update, as of now, im working on trying to straighten the front vilance, for it, man what a pain, its all bent up. I also need to finish up the door jams that were redone.

    I was gonna put a 360 into her but my dad mentioned that if i give it a basic rebuild, he would trade me for a 340 complete engine, probably paint it up for now, maybe a build down the road, money is really tight, with me being in high school, man id really like to have it driving by my last day of school, but the fender is just such a pain the the butt, i hate the new patch panels they don't fit for crap :cussing: well thats the update for now :thumbup:
     
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    Jack!! beleve it or not, I can smell the body filler. :toothy7:
    I never thout I would miss it. looking real good. :thumbup:
     
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    Jack,
    Sure looks like you have gotten off to a good start. I love those second generation Barracudas!! Good luck

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    any new pics of her jack?
     
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    1966 dart wagon Well-Known Member

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    well here is a lil update on some new photos i just took, yep hot off the phone, didn't have the camera ready so i snapped em with my new phone i got, its pretty nice and the pics don't look half bad.

    ha funny you should talk about filler mike i dont mind the smell, i like it haha :headbang: in a completely not drug related way haha. now i gotta straigten the vilance(sp?) some more, what a pain and fix that other dang fender, man those patches suck, this one is even more worse, i'll have to snap a few photos of that too.

    another project of mine right now is this pickup i got. My dads friend blew the headgasket on it and gave it to me after a year of setting. its a 89 Toyota 4x4 3.0 v6 so its all together as of now cept the harmonic balancer, stupid shipping people, so all i need is that and i am ready for winter/off roading :evil2: man quarter pannels are expensive, any sugestions on where i can perhaps get straighter ones, ive seen some on here that suck and if they are like my patch panels for the fenders id like to be warned. Thanks

    btw got a brand new radiator, 4 core woo

    edit: for some reason its saying this when i go to upload pics

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    Longone is right it is obvious that you have the talent for body work, nice job! Taking your time is key to bodywork and car resto's I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly(rust appearing in less then two years) Keep up the great work and keep the pics coming!
     
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