|The car that started it all for me! The reason I had to have a 68 Coronet R/T! I remember this car from my childhood.....click & page down to read more.|
|The R/T I happend across. I saved it from getting cut-up and parted out. Click here to read all about it.......just page down.|
|Making some progress in 1999! Click & page down to read more....|
|Going for a ride! I didn't get anything done to this car in 2000, maybe 2001?|
"NO1 RT" cool plate eh?
I really like the rear of the 68 R/T!
|The Chrysler road wheel was chrome in 1967 & 68. From 1969 on they used a brushed trim ring. Goodyear Speedway F70x14 tires were the standard tires for non Hemi cars.|
|Door handles had a black plastic button until January 1st, 1969. After that they had a chrome button.|
|Another rear quarter view of my R/T.|
|The front fender side view.|
|Time to get busy on my R/T.|
|There is still much to do...|
|Here is the before picture of my seats. Both front seats looked like this and the back seats weren't much better.|
|Here is the after picture. I bought new covers from Lengendary, plus new foam, and had a local professional upholstery guy do them. He does amazing work, they are very nice. No headrests, they were optional in 1968.|
|I actually bought this car before my 68 R/T. My uncle's 68 R/T was Racing Green Metallic, and he found this car for me in Arkansas.....in 1983, for $750. Click & page down for more....|
|My "Bee" goes in for surgery in 1999. She was solid, but did require some fresh rear quarter panels.|
|Getting ready to weld the quarter panel to the body.|
|The hood was chemically dipped & stripped. Sanding & filling, sanding & filling, and sanding & more sanding to get her straight.....|
|The results are worth it though! She's lookin good! She came home with snow on the ground. Click & page down.....|
|I did a little work on her this Spring. Installed the factory exhaust, the side markers, the bumpers, and the hood scoops. I still have a lot to do.....|
|Here is a view of the 383 Magnum engine and the "Ramcharger" underhood air box. It is pop riveted and screwed to the hood bracing.|
|You see many 69 cars with the bumble-bee stripe that don't have the side marker housing painted. I painted mine with a 98cent glossy white spray bomb from Walmart. It matched prefectly!|
It's coming together little by little...
Hasn't looked this good since 1969!
|Okay, we are just getting back from the upholstery shop, where the bee was fitted with a new headliner and vinyl top.|
A look from the rear quarter. Looks pretty good doesn't it? Oh yeah,
this one came with the road wheels and redlines
They really look nice on it!
A closer look at the top.
Hard to see it really, but it looks nice.
|Another nice view of my triple green Bee! Front & rear windows and interior is about all that's left. She's getting closer....|
|The front & rear windows are now installed. Auto Glass Specialists came out and installed them. They did a very nice job! I have to clean and shine up the trim, and install it yet.|
|Trim around the windows, drip rail trim, antenna, and manual rear view mirror will pretty much finish off the exterior...|
|Can you believe this is December 2nd in Wisconsin and no salt on the highway yet? It was a nice day, in the 50's! That is none other than me with my Bee! I have owned it the longest of anyone now, almost 20 years!|
|Some of the window trim is on now.|
|Bought a reproduction outside manual mirror from Year One. It's a pretty nice!|
|A side view. The gold pentastar emblem was only on the passenger side of the car, for viewing from the sidewalk perhaps?|
|A smooth running 1969 383 Magnum with less than 60,000 original miles.|
|Some art work from Randy. He owns the very nice red Superbee, from Maine. Thanks Randy!|
|Thanks to Ernie Fry, we completely redid the interior over the winter. Looks nice doesn't it?|
|I have owned this car 20 years, and I finally got it to a Mopar show! This is at the 2003 West Salem show near La Crosse, Wisconsin.|
|This is down by the Wisconsin River.|
|A profile shot. I like this view, shows the clean lines of the body.|
|Here is another nice shot that I really like!|
|Another shot I like!|
|A nice close up shot!|
|A pretty picture late in the afternoon sun!|
|A cool view from the rear!|
Some Fall color shots!
Here is the first one.
|A really pretty Fall scene!|
|A view from the rear!|
|At the Mopars on the Mississippi show in Dubuque, Iowa, August 2003.|
|At the Coulee Region Mopar show in West Salem, Wisconsin, June 2004!|
|A die cast model of my car.|
|A Cartoon of my Bee!|
|Glamour shot with the headlights on.|
|I have since learned that the hood latch should not be visible through the grille, looking at some unrestored cars, they appear to be flat black.|
|Amber waves of grain makes a nice background.|
|Nice thing about living in the country is that there are back roads with no traffic.|
|Why would anybody want a stripe delete car?|
|They look so much better with them, in my opinion.|
|At the "Mopars on the Mississippi" show in Dubuque, Iowa, August 2004.|
|Cruising down the highway on the way home...|
|That's Dave in his 1970 Charger R/T.|
|Here is another of my projects in waiting! A 1970 Coronet R/T that's an original 440 Six Pack car, with auto. on the floor, & 4.10 Dana axle. 1 of 28 cars so equipped!|
|Here is the door decal with the VIN! You can plainly see it's a true "V" code car!|
|It's Burnt Orange with matching interior, and it had a White vinyl top.|
|This is all that remains of the White vinyl top.|
|She is in rough shape after all these years. Came with optional rallye dash, woodgrain sport steering wheel, AM radio, tachometer, and console.|
|The trunk floor is gone, the lower quarters are gone, the inner trunk extensions are gone, but the frame is good! The gas in the tank reeked so bad, I had to remove the tank ASAP!|
|This is much better! After a good sandblasting you can see the rear frame is real good.|
|Here is the extra heavy duty original 4.10 Dana rear axle! You could only get this with the "A32" Super Performance Axle Package!|
|With the "A32" Super Performance Axle Package, you also got front disc brakes. Notice where the paint and the undercoating start/stop.|
|The rear bumper mount after a good sand- blasting, and then covered with fresh Burnt Orange paint. I think I will like this color!|
|What a shocker to discover that this car appears to have had a "RED" BB stripe originally! Looks like somebody re-painted it black instead of buying a new one. Now, how many Burnt Orange 440 Six Pack R/T's were equipped this way? One maybe?|
They didn't paint behind the side markers or in the trunk lip area. This car came from the Louisville, Kentucky, or southern Indiana area. It has a decal on the trunklid that says "SCOTT'S" of Paoli, Indiana. If anybody has any information about Scott's, or any previous owner's of this car, I would love to find out more about it! I have traced it back to the early 80's, and earliest known registered owner, Monica Messick, who is on the Kentucky title as a previous owner, prior to 1982. Anybody ever see this car before?
|Anybody ever hear of this dealership?|
|After a little wet sanding, look, it's a Red Bumble-Bee stripe!|
|Now that looks a lot better! Those ugly wheels are gone! I think I like Red on Burnt Orange!|
|The paint is quite faded, so a little water brings out the color. Have you ever seen a Red stripe on a Burnt Orange car before?|
|A look at the whole car from the rear quarter. Should look pretty nice with fresh paint and a new white top!|
|Here is a cartoon version what she will look like. Pretty cool eh?|
I had it out last Fall, and I cleaned it up.
Still buying parts when I find them.
|The stripe is pretty faded, but still stands out.|
|Shooting at night for something different.|
|Stripe really stands out when the light hits it.|
|Should look good under the city lights someday.|
|"F series" 440 HP motor I found for it.|
|The carbs. are brand new and the intake is factory cast iron.|
|I bought an original air cleaner and had it restored already. So at least I have one item done....LOL.|