I’m doing the sheetmetal on a top secret ’69 Dodge Daytona that’s destined to be a record-setter at Bonneville. The owner wants to keep the major details under wraps for the time being, but let’s just say he’s going to have a really amazing race car when it’s done, and it should be really, really fast.
This is an example of the kind of work I’ve had to do on the body. Just about every panel had some damage like this, so it’s been quite a chore to get it all straightened out. Once it’s straightened out, there are some minor mods that can be made within the rules for the class he’s running, such as minor trim removal, and filling things like marker light and door handle holes.
I primarily like to concentrate on Early Ford based hot rods here in the shop, but doing the sheetmetal on a late-model has been a nice change of pace. Come to think of it, this is the newest car I’ve ever worked on in the shop.