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Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 18

This is Part 18 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1).

This photo begins to capture the way the factory T7 Dark Bronze color picks up the natural light and reflects back as hundreds of different shades of bronze color. It is very striking in bright light but very subdued in the shade.

After may delays and issues our Project Nuremberg Daytona is out of the Paint Booth! The worry over a prized car going off to be painted is not unlike the expectant father waiting for his spouse to deliver their new baby. You are sure everything will be ok and the mom and baby will be healthy and beautiful. BUT, there is always that chance that something might go wrong.

Here is our new steel nose for the Daytona.

It has been slightly over nine months for our “baby” to emerge from the birthing room but she is beautiful! She still has a lot to be done to her before she is ready to take her proper spot on the show floor at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago this November. This is arguably the most prestigious muscle car show in the Country and it is the perfect place for a proud mom and dad to introduce their new baby to the world!

Here is another angle on the nose fully assembled and painted.

Here are a few photos the proud parents took of the Nuremberg Daytona with its new suit of color. We will continue to bring you bits and pieces of the car as it comes together over the next 60 days but will save the completed photos until after the MCACN show.


This is currently one of my favorite photos of the car. Notice how every curve and crease in the sheet metal reflects with different shades making it hard to determine what the true color is.


Catch the reflection of the nearby trailer in the fender! Remember, this is prior to any wet sanding and buffing.


Continued in Part 19:


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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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