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#1292788 - 08/28/12 12:40 PM 1970 RoadRunner SRT8
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

Registered: 09/08/08
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For those checking out my twin turbo 'Cuda build, here's the '70 RR build that I said I would post.

I was delivered a 2006 Charger SRT8 that was a salvage car, but ran and drove. It was supposed to be a light front hit.

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#1292789 - 08/28/12 12:43 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
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After a quick tram gauge check, I knew that wasn't the case. I am using the front and rear suspension/cradles in the '70, so accurate jigs will need to be made. Can't do that with a bent car. So out with the engine and cradle and off to the frame shop.

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CJD Automotive, LLC
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#1292790 - 08/28/12 12:45 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

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Loc: Florida
Okay, back from the frame shop. Engine, cradle, and suspension back in and car at ride height.



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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
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"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292791 - 08/28/12 12:48 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

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Loc: Florida
Now up on the rack, squared and leveled at static ride height. I built the jigs to bolt to the rack.



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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292792 - 08/28/12 12:53 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

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Posts: 593
Loc: Florida
Now the RoadRunner. Rear suspension out, engine, trans, and front cradle/suspension out. Body is on air jacks, and the tires (not wheels) that the RR will wear are set under the body. I move the body up and down until the customer is happy with the stance, and then lock it down.



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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292793 - 08/28/12 12:55 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
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mopar

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And now is where the fun part starts. The complete front cradle and suspension, along with the complete rear cradle and suspension will be fit into the RoadRunner. Let me know if you guys want to see more of this.
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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292794 - 08/28/12 01:13 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
crocha617 Offline
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Loc: Boston, MA
Yes Please !!!

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#1292795 - 08/28/12 02:48 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
JS29R0B Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1567
Loc: TN
Yes show more but get back to work on the Cuda!!!!!!!

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#1292796 - 08/28/12 07:21 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: JS29R0B]
Challenger_Nut Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 260
Loc: WV.
Are you kidding me? Of course we want to see more!!!

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#1292797 - 08/29/12 10:36 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Challenger_Nut]
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Are you kidding me? Of course we want to see more!!!


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#1292798 - 08/30/12 07:03 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Triple Threat]
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Are you saying you intent to just drop a 70 RR onto an 06 Charger frame/suspension??? I would absolutely like to see that as I know the new Charger is wider and longer than the old RR so where/what/how are you cutting/narrowing/shortening to make this work??
What about the interior...dash, console seats, etc??
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#1292799 - 08/30/12 02:39 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Darius]
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mopar

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Quote:

Are you saying you intent to just drop a 70 RR onto an 06 Charger frame/suspension??? I would absolutely like to see that as I know the new Charger is wider and longer than the old RR so where/what/how are you cutting/narrowing/shortening to make this work??
What about the interior...dash, console seats, etc??




The new Charger actually has a shorter wheelbase. Track width is close.

I'm just using the suspension cradles. Not a big fan on skinning a car. I really don't know what that becomes or its value. A modified RR is still a RR and could be put back stock. The front rails/aprons and part of the floor pan/rails in the rear will be modified.

The customer wants the full interior, so I'll transplant the dash, seats, etc... Everything will work, from the ABS, ESP, to even the airbag. Passenger side will be disabled. It uses the windshield to deploy and would probably push it out because of the rope seal.

The driveshaft will need to be lengthened, and I have a set of custom 18" wheels being made that will clear the Brembo brakes. Don't care for 20's on muscle cars.

Will post some pics when it looks like something beens done!! Measuring and squaring takes FOREVER!
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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292800 - 08/30/12 02:42 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: JS29R0B]
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mopar

Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 593
Loc: Florida
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Yes show more but get back to work on the Cuda!!!!!!!




'Cuda is finally in paint. My painter will have it for the next month or so, so it's outta my hands!! Never missed a car so much and so glad to see it leave at the same time. When need some time apart!
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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292801 - 08/31/12 10:28 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
Darius Offline
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
Quote:

Quote:

Are you saying you intent to just drop a 70 RR onto an 06 Charger frame/suspension??? I would absolutely like to see that as I know the new Charger is wider and longer than the old RR so where/what/how are you cutting/narrowing/shortening to make this work??
What about the interior...dash, console seats, etc??




The new Charger actually has a shorter wheelbase. Track width is close.

I'm just using the suspension cradles. Not a big fan on skinning a car. I really don't know what that becomes or its value. A modified RR is still a RR and could be put back stock. The front rails/aprons and part of the floor pan/rails in the rear will be modified.

The customer wants the full interior, so I'll transplant the dash, seats, etc... Everything will work, from the ABS, ESP, to even the airbag. Passenger side will be disabled. It uses the windshield to deploy and would probably push it out because of the rope seal.

The driveshaft will need to be lengthened, and I have a set of custom 18" wheels being made that will clear the Brembo brakes. Don't care for 20's on muscle cars.

Will post some pics when it looks like something beens done!! Measuring and squaring takes FOREVER!




Cool
Check out this link to see how that dash fit in my 70 GTX
http://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/showthread.php?t=1121
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#1292802 - 08/31/12 10:30 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Darius]
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Here is a pic...lots more at the link and tons more on my thumbdrive if you are interested PM me.


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#1292803 - 09/14/12 10:50 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Darius]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 593
Loc: Florida
Thanks Darius, I appreciate the offer of help.

Been slacking on pics. I have a few, but need to upload the others to show progress. I'll try and do that this weekend.

So here is the floor section that will replace the RR's:


It comes out like this:


leaving this:


Did some preliminary fit to see how things would line up:
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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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#1292804 - 10/09/12 06:55 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: CJD AUTOMOTIVE]
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Loc: Marana, AZ
Really cool build! I am eager to see it completed!

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#1292805 - 10/10/12 08:31 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: Furious65]
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Loc: Reno, Nevada
More please!!
I'll be following this thread, your work is amazing!
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#1292806 - 10/10/12 09:33 AM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: NV69B7RR]
roadrunninMark Offline
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Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 2111
Loc: GA
this is gonna be an awesome post to follow!

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#1292807 - 10/10/12 04:17 PM Re: 1970 RoadRunner SRT8 [Re: roadrunninMark]
CJD AUTOMOTIVE Offline
mopar

Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 593
Loc: Florida
Thanks guys,

Heres a few more pics.

Painted the floor section. If you've ever sprayed inside a car, you'll know why. I'll go back and repaint once everything is finish welded.



I removed the inner rocker section and am prepping it for the square tube. Side impacts will not be an issue!


The new Chargers floor section is actually 4" narrower than the old RR's floor. This worked out well because I can use a 2"x5" box beam welded to the rocker to "fill" in the space. This will give great rigidity to the body as well as offer some side impact protection over the old RR. These are still mock up picks.



More mockup of the front rails.
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Craig Scholl
CJD Automotive, LLC
Jacksonville, FL
www.CJDAUTOMOTIVE.com
904-400-1802

"I own a Mopar. I already know it won't be in stock, won't ship tomorrow, and won't fit without modification"

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