finally getting around to my 68rr after 10 yrs of hibernation!

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  1. Matts68bird

    Matts68bird Well-Known Member

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    Looks like someone got to my crossmember before me! pretty bent, cut up, and mangled. I cut off the "rewelded" auto trans mount, bent it back into shape and put in some supports. Will be blasted and painted soon.

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      e-440 Well-Known Member

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      You will for sure have a classy well build Road runner for year to come.
       
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      • Matts68bird

        Matts68bird Well-Known Member

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        Thanks E-440. I'm taking it one piece at a time. Trying very hard not to get overwhelmed! Im also in the process of building a bike, to get it ready for tax season. That profit should then pay for the trans and motor stuff for the car!
         
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        Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. My buddy came over with his makeshift forge setup and some scrap steel. We doodled up some templates and went to town on my old anvil. Pretty cool to learn the process. This is were I'm at after some tacos, beer, and a late night of pingin away. I uses an old leaf spring off a truck.

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        • Matts68bird

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          Fixed my clutch fork today. Someone trimmed it down for some reason... my guess is rattling or clearance...??? Anyhow, I took measurements off another fork to fix it. Took a bit but probably will be one of the strongest one out there! lol

          Trying to stay on the path of working on this thing at least once a week... but need to get a motorcycle build squared up and sold so the funds can be there for the trans and motor parts.

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          • Bart K

            Bart K 69 Coronet more door. FBBO Gold Member

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            Nice metal work Matt!!!
             
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            • 747mopar

              747mopar Well-Known Member

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              Looks like you've got your hands full, you've got the skills to do the job right with some top notch work going on. Nice work!
               
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