The song playing is Frankenstein by Edgar Winter and was on the top Billboard songs of 1973 - Also in 1973 - The Dolphins beat the Redskins in the Superbowl and become the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season. - Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War - Barnaby Jones with Buddy Ebsen premieres on CBS - First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam - The United States and the People's Republic of China agree to establish liaison offices - American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota - Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon - The Young and the Restless debuts on CBS - The last United States soldiers leave South Vietnam - The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated - Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and others have resigned over Watergate - A 71-day standoff, between feds and the American Indians occupying Wounded Knee, ends with the surrender of the Indians - United States' first space station is launched. - Televised Watergate hearings begin - Bob Marley and the Wailers release the classic album Exodus - Secretariat wins the Triple Crown - Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Italy - Fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center - Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match - Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with income tax evasion - Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips - President Nixon turns over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations about the Watergate scandal

Getting to work on the motor.

Apparently the production numbers on this model are very low. I'm trying to find out how low. This one has original paint and we just shined it up. The pics above are of me trying to rebuild the 318 that I'm putting back in it. We touched up the hood to see what it's going to look like when we refinish it. This was the only year for these small, decorative and non-functional scoops. It is the J54 option code. They also came on a Cuda.

We brought it home looking like this.

And started spiffing it up the next day.

This is a pic of a Twister from the Plymouth brochure of option packages for the '73 Duster.

Here are some more pics of "Buster's" clean up.

We got the wheels for it, too. As soon as I get some nice tires, they're going on.

Before and after steel wool.

Thirty four year old paint with a wet sand and buff.

These next two pics are before and after the roof got done and we touched up the stripes. Just a temporary job until booth time. Notice how you can see our tree in the roof of my car in the second pic. The '72 is my sweetheart's Twister

Wax on. Wax off.

Touched up the 34 year old stripes. We noticed the new replica Twister decals are larger than the originals. That was the only decal that held up well through the years. The stripes faded off the other side of the car almost completely, but the Twister decal hung in there.