68 R Code

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68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 26 Mar 2018, 08:48

Coming out of paint this week!
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by propayne » 26 Mar 2018, 09:27

Awesome! Will it be able to make any of the CJ 50th shows this summer?

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Post by Royce » 26 Mar 2018, 09:29

I have maybe 3 - 4 months of work so no way. I am hoping to have it ready for MCACN in November.
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Post by propayne » 26 Mar 2018, 09:53

A great show (obviously) -

Good luck and post more pics of the progress.

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Post by xr7g428 » 26 Mar 2018, 10:05

Looks great! Did you paint the top of the roof? I know it is getting a vinyl top.
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Post by BossElim69 » 26 Mar 2018, 10:16

Royce wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 09:29
I have maybe 3 - 4 months of work so no way. I am hoping to have it ready for MCACN in November.
Fantastic! Hopefully I'll see it in November.
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Post by GavinS » 26 Mar 2018, 10:41

Looks amazing. I can’t wait to see it completed.

ATSOTC article for its history would be fantastic.

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It appears Phillip may have had you in mind with the new shirts.
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by Royce » 26 Mar 2018, 11:47

Yes, the top of the roof was painted when they did all the door jams and inside the trunk.

xr7g428 wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 10:05
Looks great! Did you paint the top of the roof? I know it is getting a vinyl top.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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Post by 1967 S Code » 26 Mar 2018, 11:55

Looking great Royce. I look forward to seeing more pictures.
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Re: 68 R Code

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Post by DieselD » 26 Mar 2018, 22:10

Looking good!
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