This is a site dedicated to the construction of Carl Kuby's 1968 Plymouth Barracuda notchback. It is a numbers matching 318 V8 car with original A/C. I still have most of the original parts and equipment. The original plan for this car was to rebuild it to 99% original condition. I think now that I will make it more of a resto-mod.
It will not be painted the original dark blue color. I will be going with B5 Blue which is a lighter color with blue interior and white seats. The engine will either be the stock 318, with the exception of a new intake, a 4 barrel carb and headers. My other option if I can afford it is a new 5.7 Hemi carbureted, though that is more of a dream than an actual plan.
As far as the resto-mod plans go, I plan on shaving all emblems, except the hood ornament and hood chrome. This will eliminate all exterior words that say "Barracuda" or "Plymouth". I plan on going with a white stripe that is not original to the car, though it will be similar to other Mopar stipes, and it will be unique. I will not share the details until I have it done though, as to protect my secret ;) I also plan to tuck the bumbers as much as possible, and then paint them body colored. I plan to use Eastwood's light argent metallic texture, which replicates the texture of early 70's Mopar trim and bezels, on the headlight and tail light bezels. I have a few other tricks up my sleve, but you'll just have to wait and see!
The body work will be done first and the engine last, with everything else in-between. I plan to do almost all of the work myself including sandblasting, painting (maybe), engine, all minor detail work and general clean up.
I have never worked on an old car before or any car in general, other than changing the oil and brake pads. I am "learning as I go." This has always been a life long dream of mine. Wish me luck!
This is what she looked like when I bought her.
To contact me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the co-founder of a car club for all makes and models: Scoops, Stripes and Spoilers (www.threenutz.com)
Also, here is a link to the local club I am vice-president in: http://decaturmopars.googlepages.com/home