That's great Russ!! I know it's been a long time coming! So, this means you now have 0, zero, nada, zippo, zilch in the way of old mopars at your house?? I believe thats a first in all the time I've known you!
Lol, that's a first in all the time i've
known me too. This car's been on 'static display' in my backyard since May '96 - a month after buying my house. Kinda weird with the empty spot back there now but i've been encouraged to come to the shop to take all the pics i want - i'll make sure not to be in anyone's way though
Looks great Rusty!! Gonna be a sweet car!! Looks to me like most of that will BUFF out!
The folks working on her have found so little rust considering where this R/T SE was sold new that even though i purchased the car out of Madison Heights in '94, they believe not all of it's past was in the Detroit area. I'm not totally convinced of that though
So yeah, hard as it may be to believe, most of the original sheetmetal probably will buff out
Glad to see your off to a good start. Hope you don't run into many unexpected items during the restoration like my 71 Challenger RT. It was a Saint Louis, MO. car it's whole life and had all kind of issues from the hard winters it got drove in.
The people doing the work have both a frame rack and a rotisserie on hand. I'm looking forward to when it's mouted so we can see exactly what we're dealing with
I was at the shop yesterday to bring over the few sheetmetal pices i'd accumulated over the years. Well as we're talking in the office i'm hearing what sounds like uncapped headers every few seconds. Turns out they were turning over the engine to see what shape it's in - is there hope or will it be another boat anchor
But it actually ran a few seconds - first time in at least 12 years. I'm really beside myself so far