My "Free" 68 Road Runner

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  1. jm8881

    jm8881 Well-Known Member

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    Long story short, through an odd series of events I am the soon to be owner of a 1968 Road Runner. I'll spare the details of how it came to be but let's just say that I'll owe my coworker a few beers when I finally park it at my house.

    My coworker sent me a picture of "an old charger" and asked if I wanted it.

    It looked like a pile of crap.
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    But I told him I'd come look at it.

    A month later I finally get to see it.
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    It still looked like a pile of crap.
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    Covered in 20 years of dust.
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    And probably full of holes.
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    • kiwigtx

      kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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      That outa buff out in no time at all :headbang:

      oh, and welcome to the site :icon_cheers:
       
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      jm8881 Well-Known Member

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      Thanks kiwigtx.

      I didn't know I had to wait for the thread to be confirmed by a mod, but here's the rest.

      Turns out it's not full of holes and rot.
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      It actually seems quite solid.
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      The drip rails don't have any sign of rust.
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      The biggest problem is the lack of an engine.
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      If you'll notice from the pics, there is a lot of "stuff" laying around this 2 acre plot. All I have to do is help clean it enough to get the car out and it's mine.

      I don't want to post pics of the property but it will take about two months of Sundays to get it out. It looks like it will be totally worth it though.
       
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      • monaco66coupe

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        I admire your constitution! we will support you in the end! Every Roadrunner deserves somebody to save it,
        Get going I say!
         
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          jm8881 Well-Known Member

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          Thanks, but as soon as a moderator approves my next post you'll see that there might not be a whole lot of work to make a respectable mopar out of it.
           
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          monaco66coupe Well-Known Member

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          Good man, the car needs to be back in the world.
           
        • Mywifehatesmyhobbie

          Mywifehatesmyhobbie Well-Known Member

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          I Love to see finds like those. Motor & tires and your in business. Awesome find!
           
        • kiwigtx

          kiwigtx Trendsetter Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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          That car looks surprisingly solid given the first few pictures showed a bombsite. I think you have lucked into a good car there. Congrats, and keep us posted on the restoration...it will be worth the effort. :headbang:
           
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          agreed. Thats in better shape than most projects I have seen lately
           
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          Congratulations and thanks for sharing that. I'd get it out of there ASAP and not clean the actual car anymore until I could pull it out. Just clear around it and clear the path to get it out before someone comes along and starts telling you buddy it's worth a mint.

          Good luck!
           
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          • MoparMitch

            MoparMitch FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            Awesome find!! And whats better than FREE!! You can get a big block motor for it pretty easily. Just ask around here.
             
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            • hunt2elk

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              X2. Great looking car - that one looks like it may even be fun to restore lol.
               
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              • wedge69

                wedge69 Well-Known Member

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                Very Nice Score !
                 
              • b-star69

                b-star69 Well-Known Member

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                :wav:Touchdown!!!!
                 
              • Propwash

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                Wow...for free? Nice!
                 
              • Budnicks

                Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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                looks surprisingly "solid" for where it's been stored, ya' gotta' love Calif. Cars... Good Luck, love them 68 RR's
                 
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                great find! and agreed, get it out of there ASAP before your buddy sees Barret Jackson.
                I got a free '69 runner once, it took a lot of work, but I had more fun with that car that any other. keep us posted.
                 
              • Ron 73

                Ron 73 Deceased, But not forgotton

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                Thats pretty cool and will be a nice project to get into! welcome to the site!! I think you need about 10 posts and then there shouldn't be any delays posting...
                 
              • MarPar

                MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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                sweeet! thinking out loud here, but get some sort of bill of sale or something before sinking a dime into it; they may come back after it's restored and have some claim to it...not 100% sure but a little CYA now may save you a lot of grief later...
                 
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                • moparcanuck

                  moparcanuck Deceased, But not forgotton

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                  Did you check to see if it's a Hemi Roadrunner?
                   
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