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post #1 of 147 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 15, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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68Z in the begining stages (Warning PIC Heavy)

Dragged this out of a pole barn this summer in MI and brought it back to MN. This was my dads first car when he turned 16 in 1975 and hasn't been on the road since 1979. It will be a slow project but I am hoping to have it back on the road and drivable by next spring/summer. Anyways onto the pictures.

Just pulled out of the barn ready to go back to MN.

Passenger side rear quarter needs to be replaced.

Worst of the rust on the core support.

After grinding the rust off of the subframe I painted it and put new prothane bushings on.

Its starting to look like a car again as my wife says.

Front metal installed.

All new control arm bushings, ball joints, KYB shocks, and Hotchkis lower springs installed.

With wheels mocked up, new bearings installed, and O'Rileys was able to turn the original 2 piece rotors for the front.

Found the original distributor and intake in a box of parts that was with the car.


Underside in the rear of the car. Figure its worth cleaning up and undercoating before I put the rebuilt rear end back under it.



How she currently sits today.

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I love 68 Z's. Even though I have a black 69 Z, I like the look of the 68's better.

Have fun.
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Wish my dad had a Z sitting in a barn somewhere. Lots like some work but a great project.

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Glad you were able to get her back to your place. Have at it.
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post #5 of 147 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 15, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Wish my dad had a Z sitting in a barn somewhere. Lots like some work but a great project.
Yeah the first time that I ever remember seeing it was when I took it out of the barn. It was already long put away by the time I was born lol
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very cool...Do you have the rest of the original 302?

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Great to see another 68 Z owner
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very cool...Do you have the rest of the original 302?
I have the original heads pistons and rods. I will be picking up a block this weekend for it but it isn't an MO stamped one.
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no such thing as " pic heavy " Lol. Looks like another good story to grace the site. Any older pics from the 70's ?
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no such thing as " pic heavy " Lol. Looks like another good story to grace the site. Any older pics from the 70's ?
I will have to check with my sister. I do remember seeing one at some point but it's hard telling where it ended up.
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I have the original heads pistons and rods. I will be picking up a block this weekend for it but it isn't an MO stamped one.
Any chance of you finding the original block? or did it meet an untimely demise?

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Take your time and do it right. You have a long road ahead of you but it'll be worth it that first time you pick up your dad for a drive and if he's no longer with us I'm sure he'll be with you through the whole process.

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Any chance of you finding the original block? or did it meet an untimely demise?
I'm sure it is long gone by now. I gathered all of the parts that were in the shed and pole barn where the car was. I wish that I could find the original block and will definitely keep an eye out over on the CRG forum just in case it pops up.
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Take your time and do it right. You have a long road ahead of you but it'll be worth it that first time you pick up your dad for a drive and if he's no longer with us I'm sure he'll be with you through the whole process.
Yeah I plan on taking all the time that I need to get it done. And yes I am sure that my dad will be with my throughout the whole process.
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Post a pic of the trim tag please. We love to see those
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