69 Barracuda 383

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Burnthosetyres » Sun 04 Jun 2017, 09:49

I like the way you think re get it drivable and enjoy. If all the Mechanics and engine etc are sorted. You could always wrap the body. But maybe a good machine polish the Blue & white two tone could actually come back to life. Any rust?
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Scar » Mon 05 Jun 2017, 06:57

Yip, that's the plan. Give her a good machine polish first and see how it looks.

Little bit of surface rust but nothing serious that's visible to the eye. Unfortunately some small dents and scratches here and there but will sort over time.

Definitely thinking sticking with the blue is the way to go.
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by ZA Perana » Tue 06 Jun 2017, 19:22

Scar wrote:
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Yip, that's the plan. Give her a good machine polish first and see how it looks.

Little bit of surface rust but nothing serious that's visible to the eye. Unfortunately some small dents and scratches here and there but will sort over time.

Definitely thinking sticking with the blue is the way to go.
I think the current colour really looks good.
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Scar » Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:21

Engine bay all ready for the engine!
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Bearhawke » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 01:39

Lookin' good. :)

Better brakes: I'm pretty sure the discs, knuckles on out from a 1972+ (VH+) Valiant, would work on your car but, you'll need the matching lower balljoints and, either later upper control arms or at least use spacers between the upper joints and knuckles.
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Jeffrey » Sun 11 Jun 2017, 16:04

That looks like a real sweet ride, nice work you're doing!!


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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by Scar » Tue 13 Jun 2017, 18:15

Thanks guys.

And in she goes
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by RASSIE » Tue 13 Jun 2017, 18:54

I had a 318 Polly V8 in my Chrysler 1978. My Alloy original front calipers and brakes were never changed and even with a 2 - barrel original carburettor and 14"x 145 Yokohama tires and auto. 3 speed box she run away from a 350 Chevy 4-barrel wild truck, with a 4 speed manual on Tarlton raceway. I use to belong to if remembered correct American car club. This was one of the worst mistakes I made to sell her a few years back at 80 000 km on the body clock. Motor 5 000 km from recon. Came with solid lifters.
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by RASSIE » Tue 13 Jun 2017, 18:57

The black and orange look just American!!
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Re: 69 Barracuda 383

Post by ZA Perana » Tue 13 Jun 2017, 21:00

Scar wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 18:15
Thanks guys.

And in she goes
Wow that looks great, very neat.
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