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  1. BillyNW

    BillyNW New Member

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    Hello from the Seattle area,

    Today, I finally joined FABO after a few months of anonymous forum research and part-seeking. I can't wait to dig into the community knowledge further!

    Just back in September I picked up a complete, but non-running 1967 Barracuda Formula S. It's in a bit of a tired state all around, with a few missing interior panels and some rust in the common places, but is otherwise straight and ready for my first start-to-finish restoration project.

    I was also happy to see (under the cheap, peeling red paint) the original LL-1 Dark Turquoise showing through under the hood, around the engine bay, and inside the doors. Hopefully I can find someone with a good match for that and bring it back to its awesome factory color!

    I'm looking forward to the next couple of years.
    Billy

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    • Dartsun

      Dartsun Mopar Dude

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      Welcome from Oregon sweet looking barracuda. What engine does it have? Are you go in g to restore back towards original? Dustin
       
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      • 68gtxman

        68gtxman I used to reMember

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        Welcome from NJ Billy! Not sure if this car is the same color, but many turquoise colors look awesome in the bright sunshine!
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        • BillyNW

          BillyNW New Member

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          Thanks, Dustin. It has the original 273 commando and 3-speed (console shift) in it, but I'm actually planning to replace the 273 with a built 400 that I've had laying around for a few years. Overall it'll be a mix of styles... definitely fitting the restomod category, more than true restoration. I tend to lean toward modern road performance more than original purity or even straight line speed. But at the same time, I'm a sucker for a nicely restored interior. Even I'll have to wait and see how some decisions turn out!
           
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          • BillyNW

            BillyNW New Member

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            That does look nice! From the little bit of research I've done (and looking at my own car), I would guess that's the '67 KK-1 light turquoise, or the LL-1 dark from '68 or later. I've heard the LL-1 shade varies quite a bit year to year, and mine definitely looks darker than that with light on it. Thanks for the reference photos, though... That's a really clean notchback!
             
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            • Car Nut

              Car Nut Mopar Master

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              :welcome: aboard!
               
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              • 66fyssh

                66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                Welcome to FABO!!

                Thats going to be a fun build and awesome when finished.
                 
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                • 4spdragtop

                  4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                  Welcome aboard from another fellow fish owner.
                   
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                  • 69conv

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                    Welcome from the mitten. You gonna have a heap o fun!
                     
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                      Welcome, lots of good people and information here.
                       
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                      • Dartsun

                        Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                        That’s funny you said that. Each person I’ve met from Michigan in the army, has to show me where they lived on there hand.
                         
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                        Its a Michigan thing, sorry. I'm at the base of the thumb!
                         
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                        • 1969VADart

                          1969VADart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                          Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA.
                           
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                          • moparmat2000

                            moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                            Wow nice find. Grilles look great. Very hard to find them not beat up. I'd recommend storing those carefully boxed up while you restore it.
                             
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                            • 65TTCuda

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                              Welcome from AZ. Nice piece to start with, mine is a 65 Formula S. Happy restoring and welcome to the money pit.
                               
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