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Red 68 convertible Resto..

Hello all again, it has been a while since I have been on here and active but I am back for good. Can't let you guys have all the fun with me

Here is my 68 convertible with all numbers matching. Had them all professionally checked by a local classic car "specialist" in Sacramento who confirmed them.

Its an Ohio based car so this will be a very big task getting the body rush free and metal reworked. Luckly, that is the only thing the car NEEDS, everything else will be cosmetic.

Enjoy

I have pics from the initial assessment being taken today so will get those up as well.

ps. I am nowhere close to having magic hands like some of you, so I will not be preforming the resto, a local shop in Sacramento has the task. But, I will assist with some little things as much as I can, and of course I would love your input along the way.
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Re: Red 68 convertible Resto..

Nice looking car! Welcome aboard and enjoy the project. Post more pics!
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Nice. It doesn't look like it needs much...

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Very sharp looking car. Factory 8 track, too. Keep us posted on the resto/body work!
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I'm partial to Red '68 convertibles, BEAUTIFUL car! I really like the factory 8 track, brings back memories of the time.
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Thanks a lot guys. I agree she is a beauty on the outside, unfortunitly her makeup can't cover and continue to hide what's underneath it all ... I am sure we all came across a woman like that at one time or another lol..

I'll have pics of the first assessment uploaded tonight. Stay tuned.
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At the point of no return now

Here are the pics of the initial assessment.

As you can see, they found a lot bondo in the quarter panel and fenders which is concerning. They believe the rear quarter was hit at some point in time. I am hoping this is a simple fix with patch repairs with nothing needing to be fully replaced.
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Here's what the floors look like, which I am most concerned about. The undercarriage was Rhino lined which to the eye does not look bad but the question is what is it covering up. Carpet was pulled back and floors were looked at from the inside, and you can see the rust showing on that side.

They are thinking the floors will need to be replaced. What do you guys think about the floors? I am no expert but the floor from interior view does look too too bad. Then again, the trunk floor is rusted pretty good..
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Re: Red 68 convertible Resto..

Doesn't look terrible but I would replace under rear seat area at very least. Just my .02
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Floors look savable to me but i am a budget build kinda guy.I would take a wire wheel to them from the inside if it's just pinholes you can use all metal filler, or duraglassthen coat it with POR15 , you just need to get all the rust scale off (don't grind to bare metal) as the POR is made to bond to and convert the rust and make it inert. Worse case i would weld in patches and not a full pan as it only looks to be bad in the wells. Really depends on what level you take the restoration to, not all cars need to be taken down to the last bolt, body off concourse restoration. Heres the equation, the more you take it apart, the more, money, time and space you will need to get it back together. Body looks like just patch panels, have them check the front and rear window channels too, they were a problem area, more so in the 66-67's and vinyl top cars as the false fastback fins helped hold the water on the rear deck panel especially if the car was raised in the back at all. Thats also why so many of the trunks are rotted out in these cars.
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