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#2132264 - 08/13/16 08:11 PM Mom's 68 road runner
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I am about to start work on my Mom's 68 road runner that has been in my family since new. My Dad bought it new in July 1968 for my mother.
Two weeks later we drove it to Maine from Ky,with Dad's 16ft runabout in tow, and family.
It has survived my teenage years, as well as two of my sisters, driving it with only minor damage.
It still has the original engine and trans, but had a number of rear ends, including 2 replaced under warranty!
I overhauled the 383 in 1985, and it still runs great now. I have built a 470" engine to replace it for a while.
The trunk and quarters need to be replaced and I will start on that this winter. The parts are here now.
The color on the car is not original, I painted it in 1981 and changed from the FF1. I am now going back to the orig, color.
The repaint was in lacquer and has long since died.
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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#2132271 - 08/13/16 08:19 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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I wanted to add that I got the honor of driving the car home from the dealer when it was new.
I have an older pic after the repaint. I will try to post.


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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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#2132326 - 08/13/16 09:34 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Cool! smile

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#2132497 - 08/14/16 02:20 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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#2132553 - 08/14/16 09:29 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: FM3AAR]
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very cool!


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#2132583 - 08/14/16 10:13 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Black 69 Beeper]
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Thanks Guys !
Black 69 I have been looking through your build pics. To say you have been thorough is an understatement! Very nice!
Like you, as much as I would like to race the car a few times, I don't want to weld in frame connectors, and I am concerned about putting a twist in the body, if it hooks.
Oh well I have time to think about it, before it would be ready. LOL


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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#2132610 - 08/14/16 11:05 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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I have saved most , if not all of the old documents from the car. But I haven't found a picture of it in FF1. At least nothing more than a background photo.


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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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#2132720 - 08/14/16 02:00 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Cool family history! awesome RR, good luck with the build!
Pat

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#2133108 - 08/14/16 09:42 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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VERY COOL!

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#2133120 - 08/14/16 09:51 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Keepat]
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Thanks Pat!
Some more pics of the car at the present time.
Mark


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August 14 2016 Kittens and RR 017.JPG

August 14 2016 Kittens and RR 015.JPG

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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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#2134179 - 08/16/16 08:30 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Cool story and love the car! Looking forward to the progress pics!
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#2134460 - 08/16/16 03:15 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: an8sec70cuda]
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Thanks Chip.
We went to the dealer to get a 4 speed car, which was standard equipment in the RR package, and Mom had agreed to it. But Dad said the dealer wouldn't "dicker" on the price on the 4 speed car, and thus he bought the automatic. We didn't even see the car until the deal was done. It was in the basement of the dealership.
I wonder if it would have survived, had it been a 4 speed!? LOL
I drove it off the lot, and made it about a block, then coasted into a gas station out of gas. Dad was not happy! LOL
I will update as I get started on it.

Mark
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1996 Ram 1500 Sport
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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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#2134933 - 08/17/16 02:49 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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#2135269 - 08/17/16 04:26 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: chargervert]
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Hmmm.... a lot of "Little Old Ladies" driving Muscular Mopars!
My buddy's mother had a green with white vinyl top 69 road runner.
Makes me wonder if "The Little Ol'Lady from Pasadena" was for real ? LOL

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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#2141763 - 08/27/16 07:49 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Love 68 Hardtops - looks like a great car

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#2141956 - 08/27/16 01:55 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Originally Posted By Hemi Allstate
We didn't even see the car until the deal was done. It was in the basement of the dealership.


Met my girlfriends mothers boyfriend ( did you get all that) when I was dating her 5 or so years ago..

He had purchased a 67 corvette from a dealer (brand new) and it was in a warehouse in Portland ( two hours away)...
He drove to Portland to get it but had to wait for hours as they had to move all the cars in the way ( all new cars also) out first to get to the vette.. Seems as if the vette had ALOT of dust on it and he had to have it washed before he could drive it home...

different times.........


Edited by minivan (08/27/16 01:56 PM)

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#2142361 - 08/28/16 09:15 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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I like it ,,,,,Hopefully the Cragers are staying on it

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#2142702 - 08/28/16 07:12 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: gtx6970]
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Awesome!
Neat story and what a great car to have in the family.
Looking forward to seeing the build and finished product.
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#2143492 - 08/29/16 09:37 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: gtx6970]
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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


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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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#2143847 - 08/30/16 11:41 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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Originally Posted By Hemi Allstate
Hmmm.... a lot of "Little Old Ladies" driving Muscular Mopars!
My buddy's mother had a green with white vinyl top 69 road runner.
Makes me wonder if "The Little Ol'Lady from Pasadena" was for real ? LOL

Mark


A mom in our neighborhood drove the family 67 4 speed GTO. Dad lost his license. They later got a pink AMX with the Pierre Cardin interior.
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#2145785 - 09/01/16 09:31 PM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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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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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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#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]
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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
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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#2404921 - 11/17/17 09:51 AM Re: Mom's 68 road runner [Re: Hemi Allstate]
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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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