SRT8 Roadrunner conversion, NOT a body over!!

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    It's a Chevrolet color, I know... Corvette Laguna blue. Looks like this in the sun:
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      This thing will be beautiful for ages! Hope the owner can appreciate the life you breathed into
      two tons of automotive parts and pieces!
       
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        Chevy smevy color, who cares. I am painting an original B7 car this color. It is amazing in person IMHO
         
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                  Amazing fabrication skills and assembly . I am sure everyone watching would love one of these ..
                   
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                  • the mississippi madman

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                    Inspired me to do it to my 69 satellite. Found many challengers totalled form hail damage. Talk about a perfect doner
                     
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                      Would like to see that as well
                       
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                      Was the paint job worth the wait? I don't have that much patience.

                      With your talent, why didn't you shoot the car?

                      Great build, great fabrication skills :thumbsup:
                       
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                      • CJD AUTO

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                        Thanks guys. No, it wasn't worth it. Tom Argue Designs originally quoted 6-9 months to complete the the paint and body. 3 years later, he doubled the price and is just now finishing it.

                        I have my own personal car i'm building, and didn't have the time (or desire!) to do the paint on the RR.
                         
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                          3 YEARS!!!! To PAINT the car you gave him!!!!! It was most of the way ready to paint! and double the quoted price! What a DICK!
                           
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                            You can see the exhaust tips under the trunk. I used an aftermarket LX exhaust. That’s how much further the trunk extends on the RR. Once the bumper is on, I’ll make some extensions to bring the tips out.
                             
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                              Gorgeous
                               
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                                Getting closer. Almost ready to go to upholstery.

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                                  All I can say is WOW!
                                  An incredible amount of work and all done top notch. Your fabrications skills combined with foresight are remarkable.
                                  Very nice!
                                   
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                                  • CJD AUTO

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                                    Thanks, should be back here this week. Haven't seen it in person yet, last time was in primer a looong time ago!
                                     
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                                    A friend sent me this link: http://www.clevelandpap.com/69-dodg...UBlhr6VUovYaUhdPAxV54ECFVW7EmO3Nx53_VDK03UOJw

                                    Not a fan of "body overs", but they have a lot of work into it. The most obvious issue I see is this:

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                                    They notched the strut tower to accommodate a hood strut. If you own an LX, go take a peak at how close the upper A arm is to the strut tower. They actually stamp a bubble in it to clear the ball joint end:

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                                    Trust me, I wanted to notch the tower for the hood hinge, but simply no room without severely limiting suspension travel. I hope it works for them, but think they have limited travel to about 1/2", then it will hit.
                                     
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                                      Wow!!!! Haven't checked in here in forever! What a car!!!!
                                       
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