During the winter of 2003, Brett decided to strip the 'Cuda of everything but the driver's seat and steering wheel in order to redo the 13-year-old paint job. Steve Brecount Jr. at Shottenkirk body shop in Ft. Madison, Iowa, applied the PPG Quasar Blue. Remember, the previous owner had restored the car, so that made Brett's job just a little easier. Sheetmetal didn't need to be replaced, and the Quasar Blue application went without a hitch.

Brett is really pleased with how the 'Cuda turned out, and is quick to point out that he could have never done it on his own. So with his affection for Barracudas, what would you expect a guy like Brett to do? Start a web site for A-Bodies only you say? Well, he did just that, www.forabodiesonly.com. And that's how this 'Cuda became a Homepage Honey.

FAST FACTS
Owner: Brett Johnson,
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Body: '68 Barracuda 340-S
Color: PPG Quasar Blue
Engine: 340 with 4.070-inch bore
Clearanced for roller
lifters,
decked and line honed
4-inch Mopar crankshaft
Eagle 6.123-inch steel
rods
Ross 11.6:1 compression
pistons
Comp Cams roller cam
Duration: 262-degrees at
.050-inch lift
Lift: .613-inch with 1.6
ratio rockers
Induction: Big's
Performance prepped
Holley 950 hp
Headers: tti step headers
Transmission: A-833 four speed
Rearend: 831/44
3.91 gears
Locker differential
Wheels: Bogart Racing;
Front, 15x5.5,
rear, 15x9
Tires: Mickey Thompson;
Front, 26-inch Sportsman,
Rear, L60-15 Sportsman I's