Mopar newbee... Have I lost my mind?

Ironbuilt

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Love it!! I had a pair of 71 roadrunners in the 80's. What I wouldn't do to turn that clock back. IMO the best of the RR/Satellite body styles. Best of luck and welcome aboard. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice project. I had an RH23G1G until 1980. Great car, great times...in 1974 I added dual exhaust, a factory 340 dual plane intake & Holley carb (550?), and a hotter cam. B&M trick shift kit too.
 

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Welcome....nice ride. Should be a bad ass ride when you're done
 

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That 71 B Body is the creation of Chrysler Stylist and Visionary John Herlitz. He also designed the 70'Cuda. Agreed, you are pretty much out of your mind.
 

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Yep, '71 was the first year for the more aerodynamic "fuselage" body style, contrasting quite a bit from earlier designs. Designed, as Dennis mentioned above, by John Herlitz. Some of it, i think at least in part due to the NASCAR success of the windswept Charger Daytona and Roadrunner Superbird just a year or so before. Sounds like a good idea you have for your Sassy Grass Satellite/Runner clone. Nice thing about it is alot of potential to do whatever you might want to do, or not do - mod or not mod. Not really stuck in an "originality" capsule, can make for fun and creativity. Cool.
 

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welcome
nice lookin money pit you have there..
 

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welcome! air grabber with grabber green is way cool, will turn lots of heads, extra loud exhaust or cutouts may be required.
 

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Thanks all.
I look forward to meeting some of the members in the following years while I get to enjoy some fruit of the labor. I have a feeling I may get close & personal with some. I just want to get a few things out of the way before my build thread takes off...I have started one for this project. I know I'm not the first trying to bring back one of these great cars from this state of degress... I hope to learn a lot. I also hope to show others in the future what they may have to deal with. It's a big undertaking. I am excited about it just like many of you were. I didnt buy my car finished because I like the challenge. It will be a wonderful journey.
On to "me".
My name is John. I am 40 yrs old.
I had a stint in my 20's involving a lifestyle of drugs. Lots of drugs & alcohol as well. I got arrested & discraced everyone that cared about me. It hurt me to see my family in turmoil about my lifestyle. My folks are straight arrows & didn't raise me this way. I chose every decision I made & didn't think of them once while I was at it. I tried to get clean after getting out. Tried to regain pride I had lost. I was still using a little...drinking too. Was at a bar when a friend & I had an argument cuz I had his keys. I gave them back as I tried to follow him home. He crashed. Got thrown out in the rollover. Then got ran over by a passing car because he landed in the road. This all happened in front of me. I was 10 ft from him when he got killed. It was a gamechanger...
In the aftermath of heartache & guilt I was able to become sober. Still have a few beers at home every so often. Never drink & drive. Aint touched a drug since that night back in 04'
Got myself a decent job wich propelled me into a maintenance career. Ooh, and I found a wonderful, supportive wife.
I never had any children. I dont have an ex-wife(yet), and I make a very good living & my wife does as well.
Since we've been together I have always had projects. My wife calls them time killers. She knows I'm not at the bar or spending my $ on dope. She gets it...I love her to death...
Thats my "me" story. Many who have seen this project in person ask if I am crazy...
I dont think theres anything wrong with spending time & money on harmless things that make a person happy...
I may not be here if it weren't for the "me" time I had to clear my head on some of my projects...
 
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