1969 Dodge Polara - California Highway Patrol

Welcome to my 1969 CHP Polara restoration journal, as work progresses on the car I will post updates. In the journal I only highlight the work with a few pictures and put many more in dated galleries for those who are interested in more details. All the pictures in the journal and galleries can be viewed larger.

Enjoy, Alan

2014

December

November

September

August

July

April

February

January

2013

December

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October

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2012

November

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October

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2011

November

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October

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2010

November

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October

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Updates

 

History

  1. Introduction
  2. The Clone Phase
  3. Parts and Accessories

2010

  1. Hell Yea!
  2. Family Says Good Bye
  3. Where to Start
  4. Opening Doors
  5. The Inside Scoop
  6. Holey Rusty Floorboards...!!
  7. Back to School
  8. Quick Recovery
  9. More Rusty Floorboards!
  10. Countdown
  11. ... we have separation!
  12. 4948
  13. Budget Priorities
  14. November/December
  15. December

2011

  1. Rear Window Removal
  2. Rust Be Gone
  3. No backing up now
  4. In The Spotlight
  5. Thinking Outside The Box
  6. Yabba Dabba Doo
  7. Getting Closer
  8. Floored
  9. Trunk Assessment
  10. Trunk Assessment Part Two
  11. In your own back yard
  12. Send in the search party
  13. Is there a welder in the house
  14. Back on the road! (sort of)
  15. The Forum

2012

  1. Happy New Years!
  2. Two holes filled, one found
  3. One step closer
  4. It is in!
  5. Brace yourself
  6. Tension builds
  7. Trunk lid
  8. Interior
  9. Windshield
  10. So close
  11. Black and White no more
  12. Channeling...
  13. Check that box done!
  14. First Place!
  15. Finally!
  16. I'm Back!
  17. Oh so close
  18. Get the lead out!
  19. Does it ever end!
  20. A little off the top.
  21. Moving forward (for now)
  22. Two steps forward...
  23. ...one step back
  24. Lip service
  25. Fingers crossed
  26. Forward ho!
  27. Dashing
  28. Primered (again)
  29. There is a front
  30. Ditto
  31. Decked out of luck
  32. Shades of grey
  33. Skylight? / Reruns
  34. D�j� vu
  35. Trunk work
  36. More welding
  37. 99 steps forward, 1 back
  38. More the same
  39. Primer be done!

2013

  1. Let there be White!
  2. Time to motor on
  3. Filthy Mess!
  4. Filthy Mess, part 2
  5. Filthy Mess, part 3
  6. Motor Time
  7. I'm Free!
  8. Nip and tuck
  9. So close!
  10. (more rust!)
  11. Framed
  12. The Countdown Begins!
  13. Interior
  14. Eleventh Hour!
  15. Next stop the booth!
  16. The body is painted!
  17. The reveal!
  18. Prep, prep,prep.
  19. More Paint!
  20. Wow wow wow!
  21. Almost done!
  22. House of metal
  23. Seeing Red
  24. Framed
  25. Never before seen.
  26. Frame up.
  27. Inside job.
  28. Still more paint.
  29. Not so shiny.
  30. D�j� vu Deux
  31. Let it shine...
  32. Back at it again!
  33. Spattered
  34. Undercoating
  35. Harnessed
  36. NOS Body Side Moulding
  37. Fendered
  38. ...and a trunk lid
  39. The engine is apart
  40. Cornered
  41. Marker/Reflector?
  42. Parts Assessment
  43. Parts Assessment II
  44. Seal you later
  45. Seeing Double
  46. Family Says Hello
  47. Sealed to deliver
  48. Out of the ashes
  49. Fall Cleaning
  50. Sealed to deliver - Part 2
  51. Blasted
  52. Parts ID
  53. Wipers
  54. Christmas in,ah, December

2014

  1. Peggy Sue
  2. Small Parts
  3. Whine & Vinegar
  4. Now the fun begins
  5. Work through July
  6. August
  7. September - Part 1
  8. September - Part 2
  9. November
  10. The long crawl
  11. The engine is in!
  12. Progress!
  13. Hosed