1. dangina

    dangina Well-Known Member

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    I'm here alot so I thought i should share my current project! Here is my thread from protouring mopar up till now:


    Finally with winter here and my other car in a new location - I have lots of room to start on my new project - a 1971 Plymouth Roadrunner. It's a 383 manual 4 speed with 276 gears and about 786269 miles on the odometer. Black Bucket seat interior with low opitions - I will give you more specs on the car when i can get through all the boxes to find the Vin tag - I believe I'll be the third owner of the car - last registered in 2001 - Previous owner did a bunch of body work to the car, Por-15 the whole underside and interior and never got around to finishing the project. My parents picked it up as a wedding gift for my Wife and I, The car has a huge significance to our family as it was the same car my dad had when i was born and sold it later when I was 4 (although his was a 72). I have always wanted to do a runner the same like my dad had back when i was a kid - he had a 2 tone paint scheme:

    (I'll post the pics here later)



    I'll be using the car to drive as much as possible during the year - with some autox and roadracing on the side - I've been busy doing the autox, dirt track, drifting and roadcoarse the last 5 years and always dreamt what it would be like to create a runner I have always wanted to have - the handling of todays cars with yesterdays looks, While adding one or two of my personal touches. I hope you like it!



    Heres what i get to start off with:


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    dangina Well-Known Member

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    Currently waiting for parts but here is my parts list so far (will add as more parts come in):



    741 case 3.55 gears

    AndyF 13" Viper big brake kit from doctor diff w/drilled slotted rotors

    AndyF stainless MC shield

    AndyF stainless starter shield

    AndyF LCA braces

    ASD Hydraulic ebrake

    Auto Rust Technicicans Torque boxes

    Energy Suspension Polyurethan bushings

    Firm feel Fast ratio Pitman and Idler arm

    Firm feel 1.12 torsion bars

    Firm feel stage 3 ps box

    Firm feel nylon control bushings

    Firm feel greaseable control pins

    Firm feel 2" rear leaf spring brackets

    Firm Feel Sector Support kit

    Hays Billet aluminum flywheel

    Headman headers 78030

    Hella H4 headlight housings

    Hella H1 headlight housings

    Hellwig tubular front sway bar 1.25"

    Hellwig rear adjustable sway bar 7/8"

    Hotchkis Front geometry corrected tubular upper A arms

    Hotchkis Heavy Duty rear leaf spring brackets

    Hotchkis Adjustable Strut rods

    Hotchkis Heavy Duty front sway bar bushing brackets

    Hotckis RCD Bilstein Shocks for lowered cars

    Howe 11/16" tie rod ends with 5/8" studs and spacers

    HRH Classic Alloy SLT 17x8 -12 offset Wheels--->not anymore possibly going with 17x9.5" Enkei RPF1's

    Hypercoils rear leaf springs (200lbs)

    Magnumforce 2" Dropped spindles

    March Aluminum pulley set

    Moog balljoints

    Moog tie rod ends 11/16"

    PST tie rod sleeves 11/16"

    Year one brake distribution block front

    Year one brake distribution block rear

    Year one reporduction horn

    Year one 1971 front head light harness

    Year one 1971 rear taillight harness

    Year one tach and harness kit

    Year one sending unit

    Year one gas tank grommet

    Wilwood 12.19 rear brake kit with parking brake

    Fiberglass hood from AAR Quality Fiberglass with air grabber hood setup

    I'm sure i'm forgetting more parts i have bought or will buy - I'll keep adding to this list so stay tuned!
     
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    dangina Well-Known Member

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    Its officially at the body shop to finish some body work in the engine bay (due to me spot welding, boxing strut towers ect.) and some body work on the rear to get the lines perfect around the wheel wells. Then It will be painted!!!!:)

    Its gonna be quite the thread dump of pics - I've been way to busy with work, renos and this project, Now i can actually post more regulary with all the some things that have to get done before the car returns - but here you go:

    Pulled the windows, dash and everything out so i can por-15 everything, doors, innerfenders, My hands and arms had por-15 on them for 2 weeks! that stuf just wouldn't come off:

    (these pics for my own reference lol)

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    subframe connectors made from 1.5"x3" .120

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    Made these from the left over 1.5"x3" to box the corner of the torion bar brace to front frame rails:

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    Front rad brace 1.75"x.120 DOM - had it bent up at a local race shop as well as the inner fender braces:

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    dangina Well-Known Member

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    Inner fender braces 1.5"x.120 DOM and boxing in the strut towers:

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    I had bought some torque boxes off a moparts member a couple years ago for $100 for my charger which i sold, so I put them in this car, I was not impressed by the fitment of these boxes as they required alot of trimming and bending, I was not impressed. On top of that, the full set of torque boxes had 2 fronts, and two rears, but the rears were the same size. So I called them and told them i had two right rears - they said they would replace it with the proper one if i sent the one down to them. And they did the exchange and sent me the new one at no charge. And I have to say that this one was miles ahead in terms of fit and finish, all the bends were in the right place and no cutting, 3 months ago I wouldn't have bought from them, but now I would't think twice!

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    dangina Well-Known Member

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    Other pics I have missed posting:

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    I must have went through 10 tubes of seam sealer! I sealed the hell out of every nook and cranny before i did the por-15, This car is gonna see as much road action as possible!
     
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      Wow lotta great pic's! Thanks for posting. Bunch of great ideas for stiffening
       
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      X 2 Great work!!!
       
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      thanks guys - for your info - the 1.5x3 clear the floor pans with a little bit of hammering - no cutting of the floorpans whatsoever!:headbang:
       
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        heck of a job showing in the pictures,i could never accomplish any close to that level.
         
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        Awesome job dude. I like your bracing. And front torque boxes
         
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        love the name and the effort

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        its been such a long time but that time is finally here! I just got my car back from the shop - it still needs a wet sand and then clearcoat but for now I can start to put it together! It'll be awhile again before I get to work on her (being summer there is just so much to do!) But I should have this girl ready by spring! In the next couple weeks I'll probably end up doing some smaller things like painting the dash, welding the k frame ect. I'll keep you guys posted!
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        Go Steelers!!

        Kidding, that's a pretty awesome, unique paint job. I like it, nice work!
         
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          Man That is a great foundation you should have a nice ride when your done.


          You need to stop in here and show your handywork !

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            I like the two-tone,that is a real eyecatcher.
             
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              Thanks guys - it tones down the butterscotch! I had this in my head for over 25 years, its great to finally see it as a reality
               
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              Ron 73 Deceased, But not forgotton

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              I love the color combo it sure looks great!! Your going to have a beauty when thats done.. Good luck with the finish!
               
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              Man, that /6 is gonna wail in that bad boy....... :D

              Kidding, that is an awesome build. Love the color scheme.
               
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              well summer is wrapping up, I only have 2 autox days left this year, and a baby due any day now, I've been trying to get some renos done before the little one gets here, but I thought I'd show that I have started a little bit of work on the old gal, I've painted some pieces before it gold too cold outside with por-15

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              interior pieces I painted with VHT roll bar chassis black (satin), still the best paint out there:

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              I bought some of that B-Quiet (basically dynamat without the logo) goes on great! I've started on the roof and doors, I sealed the seams with the aluminum foil tape as well:

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              Then I put ontop an aluminum bubble wrap (foil on both sides) for added sound deadner and insulation seeing how it weighs nothing at all, I'm just using it it on the roof, doors, and firewall...

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              Looks awesome. What did you use to hold the insulation to the roof? Congrats to you on the new arrival.I'll bet she will be a cutie.
               
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