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- Ben #2 -

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Hello all. My name is Ben. I live in the Stanwood area. Had a Chevelle in high school about 15 years ago. Just bought another 68. Some may have seen the car I bought on cl in April. Anyhow, I'd been trying to buy it for about 10-12 years, finally came up for sale on Easter and someone else got it, but I was able to buy it from him. 

Initial plans are stick in a running 307/pg that I have, do the brakes, etc to get it safely driving as is. future plans include a big block and maybe 6 speed, but that's in the future. 

Can't wait to meet some of you, get some help and help out where I can. 



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- wondah whooooaman-
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Oh cool another Ben with a 68!  We're gonna have fun with this!(There are two Gregs here, one is TOG and the other one is "Special".  Actually, I think there are three Gregs!)  

Welcome To the best dysfunctional family in the world!  Look forward to seeing your build!



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Welcome aboard Ben... Can't have too many of us around!

Looks like a solid project! I just picked up my 68 post last fall as a roller, no engine or transmission.

Spent the winter building a basic low budget 454, picked up a 4spd in January, got it all in the car a month ago... Farting around now with getting it all hooked up. Hope to have it running this summer if I can ever get some time to work on it.



Anyway, again, welcome!

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Welcome Ben!

Looks like a fun project.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Welcome. Looks like a solid start.

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- Martin -
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welcome to the club keep your eyes on your wallet..............

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Was that the one that was for sale in Arlington recently? out off the burn road?

I'm not a Ben but also have a 68

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Yes this is the one off the Burn road. I've been trying to get it from him since about the time he brought it home 12 years ago or so.

Also FRYNTYR, I hear I'll want to get ahold of you in the future when I start my BBC build. I live in Lake Goodwin area so I believe you aren't too far away. 



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You might try washing it with a mixture of CLR & Water... you would be amazed at how that surface rust on the hood & roof will just wash right off... Then lightly wet sand it to get most of it shiny again and shoot clear on it. The worn patina look would be great on the car.

When i had my 53 chevy truck i read a lot of about how to do that on those rigs... patina is in. Wish my 68 didn't have ugly ass rattle can primer and farm all green epoxy over its original paint.
i'd take worn original every day of the week.




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I tried rustoleum rust remover on part of the roof and hood. I was really impressed. I bought some stuff called ospho; my father in law swears by it. It will neutralize the rust but not hurt the paint. It looks like it's just the rustoleum stuff but less diluted. I'm going to try it this week. Basically just spray it on and leave it. Some say wipe it off, some don't. The rustoleum stuff needed to be rinsed off. 



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- Mike -
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Welcome, congrats on the new project! Very cool year.

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- Erik -
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Ospho is a really great old product. I am not sure however if it is as good as it was back in the day. It used to be product to use on old industrial equipment. I once used it on an entire 1959 Bucyrus Erie crane prior to painting. Lots of nooks and crannies to get into!!!

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Welcome Ben. Looks like a solid car to start with. Always good to see another 68 project. I hope yours goes faster than mine did!

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Fun! Look forward to see your progress on the car.

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