97 Photos - May 6, 2009
Photo: GTX in the shop for judgement dayPhoto: this is the first car when my web site appears, it is a 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 4spd dana red with black interior all numbers matching with broadcast sheet and documentation . the car was purchased and taken to another body shop and was told to paint the car really nice inside and out. heres the money call me when its done,Photo: the body shop calls and says your out of money and the car is done enough come and get it. The paint and body work that excisted on this car was that of high school kids for the first time. it was terrible so the car was brought to me to tear it down and start over but this time it would be an over the top restoration with a very positive outcome.Photo: it might be hard to tell in the pictures but there was huge chunks of debris in the paint job and the body work was more like the atlantic ocean at winter time. I told the owner the only way to fix this was to tear it completely down and start from scratchPhoto: front end of GTXPhoto: 70 challenger custom 340 5speed and a 383 68 runner in the backgroundPhoto: numbers matching engine was pulled and every part was bagged and taggedPhoto: GTX 440Photo: serial number on the bellhousing flange of the blockPhoto: part/ serial number stamped in the blockPhoto: serial numberPhoto: disassembly of the 440Photo: striping the car down for sand blastingPhoto: floor boards show some rust but not bad stuff from herePhoto: rear window channel isnt to badPhoto: engine bay looks solid with all the bad body workPhoto: paint looks shinny for nowPhoto: the gtx is striped and ready for sandblasting, we blast away from the building so sand isnt tracked all over so we rest the body on an old hay wagon frame and pull it to the desired areaPhoto: being careful not to damage the hay wagonPhoto: or the car i guessPhoto: the car is ready for blastingPhoto: trans brace area all blastedPhoto: stripping the car of everythingPhoto: all insulation and plugs need to be removedPhoto: 1968 Plymouth GTX engine freshly rebuilt and painted with the correct turquise color, no to green and not to bluePhoto: numbers matching 68 big blockPhoto: sanding the quarters down to see how many layers the other body shop layed down to cover bad metal workPhoto: tail side is fairly rottenPhoto: doors ready to be primed and body workPhoto: Photo: Photo: the blasted lookPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: solid floor pansPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 1968 Plymouth GTX 440 Commando engine installed getting dusty during body workPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 1968 Plymouth GTX 440Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 440 super commando going back togetherPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: