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#2145785 - 09/01/16 09:31 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
dart4forte Offline
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Originally Posted By Hemi Allstate
Thanks Guys! I am getting charged up for the work ahead! LOL
I really don't plan on changing the wheels , other than maybe going to 15" from the 14"s that are on the car now.
Funny thing about the rear end issues. I would drive the car and notice the rear end "clunking" when I made sharp turns at the local Big Boy drive in. I would report it to my Dad, and he was sure I had been up to no good with Mom's car. no So this happened twice under the 5 year 50,000 mile warranty. I never new the real cause until about 20 years later. In a discussion with my sister, she talked about how much fun she had driving the car with her girl friends and kicking it going around turns to make it "fish tale" ! runaway


If it's clunking when making turns you may want to add some differential additive assuming it's a Suregrip.

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#2145957 - 09/02/16 07:26 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: dart4forte]
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If it's clunking when making turns you may want to add some differential additive assuming it's a Suregrip. [/quote]

I agree that is usually the "fix" for the clutch type Suregrip. I don't know what the dealer was doing back then for a repair, but they would keep the car for days, waiting on parts!
I put an "open" rear end in it for while, and then a 3.23 Suregrip from a 69 RR (489 case) which is still in the car today. It will need a rebuild or replace though, as it doesn't always pull with both tires.

Thanks,
Mark
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#2151398 - 09/09/16 10:46 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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great story.
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#2402001 - 11/11/17 02:04 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: basketcase]
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I will be starting on the car soon and I was wondering how you guys are stripping / prepping the area under the cowl louvers? Is this accessable after the dash is out through vents ?

Thanks,
Mark
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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.

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#2402044 - 11/11/17 03:43 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
kowalski440 Offline


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On my 69 Dart, the underside of the cowl was accessible with the dash out.
I imagine it's similar on the b bodies.

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#2402122 - 11/11/17 05:36 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: kowalski440]
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I was hoping that was the case. scope
Thanks,
Mark
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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.

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#2403372 - 11/13/17 11:21 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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We ran the 470" engine I built for the car on the dyno back in Oct. It's pretty stout for what it is.
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/2396623/1.html
So, I am going to do some tranny and rear end upgrades before I put it in the car. I don't want to blow the trans. eek
So I will start on the body. sawzall hammer
I need to keep the car moving under it's own power as long as possible, since I work by myself most of the time, and my lot in front of the garage is not level, and in fact uphill . Another challenge . work

Mark


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Edited by Hemi Allstate (11/23/17 08:09 PM)
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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
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#2404921 - 11/17/17 09:51 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
p d'ro Offline
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I love the current color. What is wrong with the trunk and quarters? Repairs under the paint?

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#2405234 - 11/17/17 08:49 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: p d'ro]
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Originally Posted By p d'ro
I love the current color. What is wrong with the trunk and quarters? Repairs under the paint?


The current color is 72 Corvette Elkhart Green . I painted it with lacquer. (1981) The last color coats were cut with clear, then top coated with the clear. It changed the factory color quite a bit, almost candy like in the sun. I had recently painted a friends Corvette and I liked the color.
The trunk was rusted through and I covered damage in fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. It has held up well, but I am ready to do it right now. I just started removing that old material in chunks and the holes are now easy to see. The quarters were badly rusted as well, and the repairs made have held up well, but the car deserves much better. I have new AMD parts now to do it right.
It was a daily driver, and never garaged until 1982 after the repaint, it came inside. up


Thanks,
Mark


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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.

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#2405244 - 11/17/17 09:11 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Old pictures out in the sunlight when the repaint was still in good shape.
It's been this color for so long my friends don't remember the original color on the car ! work

Mark


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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.

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#2405561 - 11/18/17 03:29 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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These pics show the need for the new parts. In 1981, the RR was showing the signs of having had three teens driving it, plus sitting outside. It still ran good, but the interior, paint, door hinges etc. were pretty bad. Mom had driven it looking this way for long enough, Dad bought her a new car, and they gave the RR to me. I fixed up as economically as I could. Having just started a very small bodyshop business and time and money were scarce. My dad worked for a chemical company and I was given some products free for "field testing" . Epoxy resin, various primers, and a urethane clear that he formulated, among other useful materials. I used some of these in the RR repairs as experiments in rust repair.

Mark


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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
1968 road runner
1952 Sears Allstate licensed, pump gas, Hemi 5.98 @ 115.73 1.33 60 ft. The best is yet to come.

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#2411230 - 11/30/17 09:50 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Dad had good taste in cars.
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