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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:18 pm 
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stopped by the shop to check progress on the 68 Barracuda,
every time I see the car, there is less of it,,,,


the right rear frame rail had rusted through, I knew that one needed to be changed out.
the left side had not rusted through, but so much metal had flaked off on the inside, it was noticeable thinner
then the new right side frame rail,, now is the to fix that, so a new left side rail is on order.
The front rails required some touch up where the front inner fenders attach, but were good enough to keep.

The plan is for me to get the car back in eary Feburary, that gives me F-M-A to put it back together,

The first MD race in May would be a stretch, but I plan to be running the races June and after.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:18 am 
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Wow, I would not have guessed there was that much rust underneath on that car. Looks like they are being thorough!

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:48 am 
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Will be good for at least another 50 years , probably more! :D :D

Boy, now would be the easy time to mini tub it too!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:33 am 
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good for at least another 50 years


that is the plan,


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that much rust underneath


there was rust perforation on the:
driver side floor pan,
the driver side rear floor pan,
the very bottom of the spare tire well
the top of the passenger side front inner fender
and the right rear frame rail

there are aftermarket patches available for all of those and my initial intent was to have patches installed as I did not want
to loose a year having the car redone. The shop I ended up going with is typically booked over a year in advance, however
they had a window open up that fit my time frame perfectly, Dec of 18 to Jan of 19.

I looked at pricing betwen doing the patches and simply replacing all with new, there was a difference in cost, but not like it was double.
The shop is using all AMD panels, so that also added to the price. The torsion bar mount, firewall, radiator support, all cross bracing was still good, so
I am just replacing sheet metal.

I like the 'survivor' look of the exterior. It may have more of a 'day two survivor look' when I am completely done.


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