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I have been following this build from the beginning. It just has to be pretty close by now? Did it make it to the POCI Nationals?
POCI is July 13-16th this year. And I sure hope it makes it there. I bet the pictures don't do it justice. What a beautiful car!

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Defender, agree 100%, one He!! of a car!

Not to speak for Dennis or Dan, but Tulsa is a mightly long haul. Bet you will have a better chance seeing the Cat at MCACN or Pure Stock Drags in MI.

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Waiting for the front valance to be worked on yet. It will be ready for MCACN, but is back-burnered right now in order to get a couple of cars finished and out of Scott's shop, so won't be at POCI nationals in Tulsa. I know Dan is wanting to see the car finally finished more than anyone.

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The front valance is finally being worked on this week and paint next week.

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Git'n dun!

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Valance has paint as of today. Clear next, then polish and install...yah! Waiting patiently to see it finally done!

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Watching all the progress makes me want to do a frame off on my 68 2 door sedan but I don't think it will ever happen.

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Default The 428HO Catalina is Finally Finished!!!

Well, it's been exactly 6 years ago today, on August 9, 2016, when Dan bought/picked up the '68 Catalina at Norwalk (Pontiac Nationals) and started the restoration (see post #52). Today the final piece was installed, the front under-bumper valance panel! Happy 6th anniversary!

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What a badass car. Fantastic restoration!

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Such amazing work - I have followed this from the beginning and hope to see the car in person on day. Happy 6th anniversary.

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Did you find the correct shift handle?
Looks amazing!
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Did you find the correct shift handle?
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Nope...we're still looking for that elusive shifter handle...maybe we'll find one at Norwalk this week?

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Will we be able to see this car at Norwalk?

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Will we be able to see this car at Norwalk?
74SDformula - Unfortunately not...MCACN will be its first outing. Do you have the Cat wagon that came with a '69 RAIV engine, complete with the long branch manifolds?

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74SDformula - Unfortunately not...MCACN will be its first outing. Do you have the Cat wagon that came with a '69 RAIV engine, complete with the long branch manifolds?

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I still have the complete RAIV engine but do not have the wagon. I made a poor decision in not going back for the car. Looking forward to seeing your Catalina in the future!

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What an excellent restoration. Congradulations Dennis. You did a great job.

I have been watching this thread for some time as I owned this exact car back in 2009. I purchased the car in NJ from the estate of the original owner. At that time the car was in rough shape but still had the original, numbers-matching 428HO engine. At that time, I did not have the funds or space to restore such a rare car.

I thought everyone would like to see a few photos of the unrestored car. Notice the "Raceway Park" racing sticker on the passanger side quarter window.

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Here are a few more pics of the finished product.

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Nice, the stance is perfect too, original springs?

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Stunning! Congratulations!

Look forward to seeing it at MCACN this fall.

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