Done
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IT'S DONE!! We started on Mother's day, got it running by Father's Day and finished it by the end of September. Not too bad for a frame-up resto.

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I tried the whole way through this resto to keep this car as unmolested as possible but I had to go with dog dish hubcaps instead of the original full covers. I always thought the original economy musclecar looked the best with them. As for the originals they are tucked away for another day.

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The other change from stock was to paint the hood blackout treatment that was an option on this year's Roadrunners. This one did not come with it but it really helps to take away the taxicab look. We used the Organisol paint that was stock in 68 for this treatment and it really sets off the car.

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All the stainless and chrome on the car was cleaned and polished by my wife. She spent hours & hours and endured black fingernails to get all the original trim up to this level of shine. We just had to repaint the black areas around the headlight buckets but all the paint on the grill was perfect and we didn't have to do anything but polish up the brightwork on it

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A good mean-looking shot of the great lines of the Runner!

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Here is our whole family who contributed to the completion of this project in one way or another either by working on it or having their parents in the shop every night this past summer.

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The weather turned nice so we were able to pull out the Runner for some new pix. The color difference comes from the pictures from here down shot on a digital camara while all the others were shot on film and scanned. The darker blue of the film pictures is the correct color.

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Here is a shot of the interior after the new heater core was installed. A new front seat cover is on order and will be installed soon.

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Another interior shot showing the clean original door panels.

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A nice clean trunk! The floor was coated with POR 15 to halt the surface rust then epoxy primed and painted to match the car. A new trunk mat was installed along with the freshly detailed original jack. A new jack instruction sticker tops off the trunk and a new lip seal.

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Such a pretty face! All the paint on the grill is original with the only touch-ups being the black on the headlight buckets.

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Smooth trunk lines with the original bumper and taillights. We will be getting the bumper chromed and the little dinger taken out soon.

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Smooth quarters and a little rake make the back of the Runner look good

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The motor has about 1000 miles on it now and is running smooth and powerful. While not a blown Hemi, it will set you back in the seat with the big block torque!

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Nice looking car on a great sunny spring day...it doesn't get any better than this!