I dont know what Im doing with these photos.... Its giving me a hard time uploading, but if you right click and open in a new window they come up
To upload photos, far as I know, you have two choices. One you can upload a limited amount of photo's to this site and paste in or create an online account with photobucket or something similar. You can store many photo's there for free and then paste the link into these responses to share your photo's.
If you need step by step instructions, let us know.
But for now, let me say congrats on your new project. I too would like to see pics
'68's are definitely simple enough to work on.
How ironic we just bought a '68 LTD as a parts car for our '68 XL 2 days ago. Like yours the LTD sat in someones back yard for countless years. I bought it strictly for the frame but it turned out to have a 'Z' code 390 (315 horse) in it and we got it running and it runs really well, even drove it around our lot.
You'll have fun no doubt...
You asked about the starter not activating. By 1968 the starter safety switch (only allows the starter to activate in park or neutral as well as controls the back up lamps) was primarily mounted on the steering column near the firewall. The only exception I know of is on the XL when ordered with the factory floor shifter, then it's mounted in there.
These are notorious for misalignment and not working properly especially when the steering column shifter and linkages are worn. First try wiggling the shifter on the column with your left hand while your right hand is holding the ignition key in the cranking position. See if you can get the starter to work. If that doesn't work, it still could be a broken starter safety switch or a starter solenoid or the push on wires are off on the solenoid.
To test the starter solenoid, first make sure the car is in park or better yet set the parking brake or block the wheels. Then remove the two little push on wires at the solenoid (on the fender next to the battery). Take a jumper wire (any small gauge wire will do) and attach one side to the 'S' terminal (one of the small stud terminals on the relay) and touch the other side to the '+' of the battery. The starter should engage. If it doesn't check the solenoid, battery cables and indeed the starter.
If it does engage and still doesn't work with the ignition key after wiggling the column shifter, then make sure you put the little push on wires back on the solenoid. I believe the red (may have a strip) wire goes on the 'S' terminal and the other (I think it's brown or black) on the 'I' terminal. You can go back inside and locate the neutral safety switch on the lower portion of the steering column and unplug its 4 pin connector. You can jumper the red wires (may have stripe) on the connector leading up into the wiring harness. Make sure the car is again in park or the parking brake is set and try to crank the engine via the ignition switch. If it cranks now with the key you have a misaligned, dirty contacts or broken neutral safety switch.
Don't leave the neutral safety switch jumpered as you can now start the car in gear and it can take off on you. Use as diagnostic only.
Hope that helps...