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#2379649 - 09/30/17 10:06 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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March 2016

Media blasting & block sanding


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#2379654 - 09/30/17 10:08 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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block sanding


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#2379661 - 09/30/17 10:11 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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April 2016

More block sanding


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#2379668 - 09/30/17 10:14 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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April 2016

sorting through what's left of the parts to see if there's anything I still need to order/find
referencing the original parts to make sure I get the correct colors/patterns on interior parts.
sending the gauges off for restoration


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#2379673 - 09/30/17 10:16 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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April 2016

documenting the non-numbers matching engine & transmission numbers before installation


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#2379677 - 09/30/17 10:18 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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#2379680 - 09/30/17 10:19 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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#2379687 - 09/30/17 10:25 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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Picked up this solid 1970 Satellite for a parts car. I wanted the nice trunk lid, and a few other things.

Also brought home this 1968 Dodge Charger. It's Dark Turquoise with a white vinyl top, white interior, and white R/T bumblebee stripe. 440 four barrel with console shift auto trans and air conditioning. This will get built someday. I'm already gathering parts. It's not road worthy at the moment, but it runs well enough to drive it around the yard or on and off a trailer.


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#2379689 - 09/30/17 10:29 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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seam sealing & sound deadening


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#2379692 - 09/30/17 10:31 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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August 2016

painting the doors and the new trunk lid


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#2379694 - 09/30/17 10:41 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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#2379695 - 09/30/17 10:43 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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September 2016

had an issue with the heater core tubes. They didn't come through the firewall at the same angle. Bent them to shape, and had the local radiator shop resolder it.


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#2379696 - 09/30/17 10:45 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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September 2016


Red 1969 Charger R/T on the left, Plum Crazy 1970 Road Runner center, Black 1970 Road Runner right


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#2379700 - 09/30/17 11:03 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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October 2016

table of parts waiting to be installed

looking over the manual trans. Looks like I'm going to need shift levers, linkages, shift mechanism with mounting bracket, shift handle with grips etc. Also need lockout linkages that go to steering column.

Coded on the Fender Tag
Plum Crazy 1970 two door hardtop (no B pillar) Plymouth Road Runner with a 383 four barrel engine and console shifted 4 speed pistol grip manual trans.
Premium vinyl bucket seats in a white interior with black A pillars, dash, kick panels, carpet, & seat belts.
Scheduled Production Date of April 8th 1970 in St. Louis MO
Light package
3.55 Performance Axle Package with Max Cooling fan & 26 inch radiator
Remote control driver's side mirror
3 speed wipers
Rallye Dash (standard on Road Runner)
Stereo 8 Track Radio with 3 speaker dash
Performance Hood Stripe
Road Runner Dust Trail side stripes
Reflective White Road Runner tail panel stripe

Not coded on the tag, but would have been on the Broadcast Sheet
All glass factory tinted (which is a little odd for a non-air conditioned car)
Woodgrain steering wheel (desireable)
Power Steering
Day / Night rearview mirror
Carpet
Ashtrays in the rear armrests were standard
The Hardtop (23) armrest bases are chrome. The Coupe (21) armrest bases were color keyed unless you paid extra for the A87 Road Runner Décor Group which was only available on the Coupe (21) cars. This décor group got you chrome armrest bases, and several other upgrades which came standard on the Hardtop (23).

Factory Options being added to the car
Air Grabber Hood
Go-Wing Spoiler
Passenger Side Mirror
Hood Pins
Exhaust Tips
Extra Heavy Duty Suspension (Hemi Suspension) (and then some)
I enjoy the 3 speaker dash, but the original 8 track was missing, so I'll use a reproduction 1970 Plymouth AM/FM with modern internals.
Power Front Disc Brakes (11.75 inch, so actually larger than factory) The car originally had manual drum brakes on all four corners.
I'm going to run 15 inch Rallye wheels. I've no idea what wheels the car originally had, but they were probably 14 inch.
High Capacity fan blade which pulls more air at all RPM.

Modifications
I'm going to run Pertronix electronic ignition inside the distributor. I want electronic ignition, but these cars never had it, so it will remain mostly hidden inside the distributor.
The original antenna was also missing. I'll use a power antenna with a stock bezel so that it looks close to original, but a car cover will be easy to use. Power Antennas that use stock bezels are made by Retro Sound. I ordered one through Classic Industries.
Radial Tires and improved suspension


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#2379702 - 09/30/17 11:11 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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November 2016

a few more parts on the table

black powder coated seat springs


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#2379704 - 09/30/17 11:17 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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January 2017

The engine is still patiently waiting.


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#2379709 - 09/30/17 11:44 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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March 2017

Time to make the engine a little more pretty.

Painting


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#2379712 - 09/30/17 11:48 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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March 2017

Sanding


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#2379714 - 09/30/17 11:52 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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March 2017

More painting & sanding


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#2379715 - 09/30/17 11:56 PM Re: 1970 Roadrunner Project [Re: cataclysm80]
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March 2017

Close ups of the lower radiator support reinforcement, followed by masking to paint the underside.


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