Restoration Thread - 69 GS400 Convertible 4 Speed

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by taf44667, Sep 24, 2017.


    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    Absolutely stunning work Terry, a true pleasure to be able to see this level of detail and dedication to doing the whole job right.
    Beautiful execution.


  2. DBS

    DBS Well-Known Member

    Wow, beautiful.
  3. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

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    Nice ! Almost bought it's twin ( non Stage ) about 8 years ago !

  4. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks for telling me about that one, DL....
  5. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Project is getting closer - After 6+ years it got some color - Polar White Code 50
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  6. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Very nice work....
  7. fastest430

    fastest430 Well-Known Member

    Really nice work !You've come of a long way. Fantastic.
    Terry, got first dibs on all the leftover parts when you're all done ha ha
  8. gsjo

    gsjo Platinum Level Contributor

    Terry did an outstanding job on his chassis.Wanna come work with me:)
  9. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Thanks a bunch guys..

    Thanks Don,
    I was just thinking about you the other day when going through some parts and was curious how the car was coming along and where you ended up getting the upholstrey done if you got that far yet.

    Thanks Joe,
    I would come work but the commute would suck and every project would be way over in hours and

    After downloading the paint pics on a larger screen other than my phone, wow did it really did come out nice...awesome job.

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
  10. gsjo

    gsjo Platinum Level Contributor

    Wait til shes done:D
  11. matt68gs400

    matt68gs400 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing the restoration with us. It’s great to see and very inspiring.
  12. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Body is back on the frame and the car is finally completed (Paint/Body) and is now home waiting for some warmer weather to actually start back to work. Car came out really nice.

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  13. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    More Pics....
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  14. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    All cleaned up outside pics...before it came home. Working on speedometer assembly and steering column next - Will post updates as it progresses. IMG_5222.jpg
  15. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Saweeeeeet this is the way to do it, beautiful work. I love the detail work.
  16. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

  17. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Unfortunately no updates for the body but just finished the speedometer assembly and sent out the bezel and parts for plating so hopefully in a couple months that can be ready to go and winter will be gone. Really surprised by the amount of corrosion and crap inside the speedo housing when taken apart, lots of condensation taking its toll I guess.

    Blasted/Painted and Re-Assembled

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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
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  18. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Installed NOS Clock and Gas Gauge and final Assembly...very happy with how it came out.

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  19. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    The work is top notch, and you will be proud of the car when it is done.
  20. Ken Mild

    Ken Mild King of 18 Year Resto's

    Amazing patience and attention to detail here. You're really doing a great job. This car will be newer than the day it left the factory.

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