A new member starting a Frankenstein 70 Roadrunner project

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  1. Backpacker

    Backpacker Member

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    Hi!!! I just found this site and had to join right away. What a great place to learn and share.

    My car is a basket case that was beaten like a rented mule before I bought it in 83. I was going to college and it was all I could afford at the time. It was originally a 383/4spd Sandpebble Beige with burnt orange interior. By the time I got it, it had been repainted UPS brown. The engine bay as well as the entire interior had been painted black with a rattle can. There was 3 inch long shag material glued onto the dash to cover the cracks and the floor was covered in a brown shag carpet from somebody's living room. It was running on 7 cylinders and had a horrendous knock when letting out the clutch.

    My family nicknamed the car the "Turdbird".

    It had to be parked in 1988 (that is a whole other long story). I had to depend on it heavily during those years, so even though it was in horrendous shape, I couldn't see just letting it go to the crusher.

    So now I am finally at a point in life where it can be done right.

    Time to get rid of the bondo... IMG_4647.JPG
     
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    • coronet68mx

      coronet68mx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Welcome aboard
      ¡¡¡ Bienvenido desde México !!! :drinks:
      "Turdbird" that's mean, :lol:a lot of friendly people here with a lot of knowledge in mopars.
       
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      • Dennis H

        Dennis H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Welcome.
         
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        • 69a100

          69a100 Well-Known Member

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          Hey, Howyadoin? Welcome from anutter Nort-sider. If your not familiar with the club, hook up with the Chi-town club for parts and stuff. Good Luck
          http://www.chicagolandmopar.com/
           
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          • Budnicks

            Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Latter FBBO Gold Member

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            welcome to FBBO
             
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            • tnfastback

              tnfastback FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              Welcome......I grew up in Arlington Heights before moving to TN.
               
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                :welcome:from Ky.
                 
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                • polywideblock

                  polywideblock FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                  g'day from Australia :welcome:
                   
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                  • hanks73340

                    hanks73340 Well-Known Member

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                    Welcome from Michigan. Good project coming your way....:welcome:
                     
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                    • mr. b

                      mr. b Well-Known Member

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                      welcome to FBBO sounds like a cool project
                       
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                      • 1967coronet

                        1967coronet FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                        Welcome, Its great you kept that RR.
                        Lots of good folks and help here !
                         
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                        • Photon440

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                          Hi backpacker, :welcome:
                          Thanks for the back story, congrats on keeping your ride for so long. Looking forward to watching you fix things up!
                           
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                            Hey-O FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                            Welcome from the show me state!!
                             
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                            • kiwigtx

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                              Welcome aboard FBBO. :thumbsup:

                              A '70 Road Runner could never possibly be a turd....they are the best IMHO as far as body shapes go. :poke:
                               
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                                  Welcome aboard!
                                   
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