This is Part 12 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1)
We have given you a lot of general information on the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona as well as some background on our Nuremberg Daytona over the last few months. Now it is time to give you an update on our progress on the car itself. We first began with the removal of the complete suspension, front and rear. They then placed the car on dollies for easy movement around the shop. Next up was the removal of all the body paint and interior.
With the sheet metal visible, any previous body damage or rust was easy to spot. There were a few minor surprises, but these were all taken care of in short order. The body was now skim coated and block sanded and primed many times over to get it as straight as reasonable for what will be a driven car.
Before the underside of the car was tackled and the suspension reinstalled, the Nuremberg Daytona was placed on a rotisserie. This made the detailing of the underside much easier. The car was one of the few that had a complete factory undercoating installed. It was our intent to keep as much of the original undercoating as possible and attempt to restore those areas not covered and still maintain the factory’s original look. This actually eliminated a lot of work. The undercoating was extremely hard and complete. There were no bare spots. After much discussion, we agreed to keep all the original undercoating and protect it during the rest of the restoration of the underside of the Nuremberg Daytona.