The “PERFECT” Roadrunner

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  1. Sudzintx

    Sudzintx Active Member

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    In 2013 I was sitting with my father in law for breakfast in Sioux City Iowa. We were talking about me finding an old mopar. One of his buddies at the table said his son has a 1969 roadrunner that he put in old storage building in 1984 and he is getting divorced so he has to sell it. He bought the car in 1970 it was repo. He blew the motor and had replaced it with a 1969 440 out of a gtx. So I got hold of him and purchased the car. I was traveling for work so my father in law went and picked up the car. The car was covered with three tarps and enclosed in a plywood box it was crazy. When my father In law unwrapped it looked pretty good boy was I wrong. I originally wanted to take it to 100% stock. The car has the original window sticker and a perfect build sheet no tears or anything I was very pumped. My father in law towed it down to Texas for me. I started buying NOS parts for the car lesson learned don’t do that till you now what shape the car is in. First thing we did is blasted the car I nearly cried when I saw it. Quarters, fenders, trunk all gone. The under side had been coated it saved that section. At that point I almost gave up and abandoned the project. I let it sit for six months til one day I was sitting at work and decided to create something no one has my PERFECT roadrunner. I love the simple front and rear of a 1969 but I wanted to lower the car so I thought it would be cool to use 70 quarters and fenders. I thought with no ridge line the car would look better lower. Next I had a graphic artist draw my dream car HOSTILE. I took that to my builder and he started creating. Three years later HOSTILE was born. FYI no one makes 1970 quarters so my body man pounded out the ridge line. I was told the quarters from a 1970 would bolt right on WRONG there four inches longer so we had to rework the whole backend including custom rear glass. Let me know what you think?

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    • 4mulas

      4mulas Well-Known Member

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      Nice! Good story, not sure I would have gone to all that trouble as I have zero body skills.

      One thing to make it even better, black out that rad support! Vht roll bar black in satin is nice finish
       
    • 70chall440

      70chall440 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Nice car and if this is what you want, then it is perfect.
       
    • ruffcut

      ruffcut FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Nice job saving yet another Mopar!!!! RUFFCUT
       
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      JJ383RR Active Member

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      Looks beautiful!
       
    • Darius

      Darius FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      I feel your pain Bro.My GTX has 5 original pieces of metal left on it! It was literally a rolling piece of Swiss c cheese. Im like how yours turned out from what I see inn these pics!
       
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      • Thrashingcows

        Thrashingcows Well-Known Member

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        The 68 Coronet 500 convertible I restored many years ago had maybe 25% of the OEM sheetmetal remaining when done....this is when I learned it's always cheaper to buy a rust free car. ;)
         
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        • Budnicks

          Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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          appears to be a really nice custom (RestoMod/Pro-Touring RR)
          I like the style of the build
          congrats
           
        • Bb70charger500

          Bb70charger500 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          More pictures please this car looks sweet
           
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