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Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

This is Part 14 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1)

We are into the slow and tedious part of the build. The part where you prime and sand, prime and sand and repeat until the body is straight and body lines are sharp.

It was determined that the original Daytona nose would be put on a shelf and not used because it had sustained too much damage over the years to make restoration practical. A fiberglass nose was ordered up from a well known source but it did not fit well so we have hired a metal fabricating artist to build a new steel nose. It should be ready for a test fit in a couple of weeks.

From this image you can get an idea of how bad the glass nose fit. It was too wide and too tall for the fenders!


The body lines will be sharp and straight.


Step 1 prime; Step 2 sand; Step 3 & more Repeat Steps 1 & 2.


The engine compartment, like every other body part was stripped to bare metal and body worked prior to paint.


Saying this car will be better than when it left Creative Industries is not saying much….it will be much better. Research shows that some of the cars fit pretty badly when they were new.


The door jambs get just as much attention as the body.


Continued in Part 15

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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