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#728216 - 06/19/10 03:48 PM 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project
jpilone Offline
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So I am starting a new thread to sort of keep everything centralized on my moparts posting. I'm in the process of finally assembling my convertible after having it sit, painted, for over 3 years. I've been busting my hump getting things done, today I finally mated the engine and trans and have them resting on a cradle, ready to lower the car onto it (working at a dealership is great! hello lift-access!)


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#728217 - 06/19/10 03:51 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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And here's another angle. on Monday while on my breaktime at work, I'm going to install the power steering lines, headers, and carb. And the day after I'll get the valves adjusted, oil pump primed, and distributor properly set into position. Little details here and there to button up. I've got to get it in position so I can mark where to make the hole for the shifter (keisler 5 speed conversion kit)


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#728218 - 06/21/10 10:45 AM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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For those who haven't seen it, here's a few shots of the paintwork.

As you can see, we went full custom with the paint. Everything we did started with "You know what would look cool?" The fire on the hood and the more cartoon-like bird was my idea, the fire dust trail was my painter's idea.


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#728219 - 06/21/10 10:46 AM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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The bird on the fender is a copy of the bird on the GMP diecast box, but with a helmet added, all hand painted.


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#728220 - 06/21/10 10:47 AM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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I let him have creative liberties with the trunk stripe.


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#728221 - 06/21/10 03:09 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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WoW! I love the flames on the black. I can't believe some guys can do realistic flames. Really cool idea doing it as the dust trails too!

How close are you to getting it up and running?

Mine is in the paint shop now and I'm told I should be getting some color by August.

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#728222 - 06/21/10 03:23 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: Finoke]
jpilone Offline
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It's close to being able to run. Just about 10 minutes ago I lowered the car onto the engine/trans (well, real close anyways) so I can check fore/aft alignment and mark where I need to make the hole for the shifter.

Tomorrow I'll take the seats out, and cut the hole, and then work on that little plate that keisler provides.

I'm hoping to be able to fire it here in a few weeks.

Running/driving, and only needing trim work by the end of the summer.

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#728223 - 06/21/10 03:26 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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I'm jealous! I am in yet another summer without a ride!

I know its selfish of me, but MORE PICS PLEASE

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#728224 - 06/21/10 03:48 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: Finoke]
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Here's when I dropped the K-frame over the other weekend.


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#728225 - 06/21/10 03:51 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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My front brake setup (AR brackets for wilwood calipers, 11.75" rotors (late 70's B body application).


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#728226 - 06/21/10 05:59 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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Sweet!

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#728227 - 06/21/10 08:05 PM Re: My project thread (constantly updated) [Re: jpilone]
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It's not even done and I think it's one of the best looking cars on Moparts

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#728228 - 06/21/10 08:46 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Haha! I knewwwww what it was before I opened the thread!!!!! I've seen it before and still like it just as much as the first time I saw it.
Awesome.
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#728229 - 06/21/10 09:10 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
ChallengerGary Offline
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Holy Cow , Jarrod - that is AMAZING!!!!

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#728230 - 06/22/10 05:09 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY]
jpilone Offline
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Quote:

Haha! I knewwwww what it was before I opened the thread!!!!! I've seen it before and still like it just as much as the first time I saw it.
Awesome.





Thanks man, it just feels great to work on the car and make this kind of progress.

Unemployment, Divorce, Bankruptcy, and Depression got in the way of this project (not necessarily in that order).
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'70 Plymouth RR Convertible with amazing custom paint(Tribute/Recreation/Whateveryouwannacallit)
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#728231 - 06/22/10 11:19 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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glad to see this project back on its feet! I was just wondering what happened to this roadrunner. looking great though!
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#728232 - 06/23/10 12:23 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Thanks man, it just feels great to work on the car and make this kind of progress.

Unemployment, Divorce, Bankruptcy, and Depression got in the way of this project (not necessarily in that order).


Been there done that and yes it sucks but most of us prevail. Good luck

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#728233 - 06/29/10 12:54 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: satgtx]
jpilone Offline
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I finally got it in!! Not very well (only two bolts in trans crossmember, but I'll get those in shortly)


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-Jarrod Pilone
'70 Plymouth RR Convertible with amazing custom paint(Tribute/Recreation/Whateveryouwannacallit)
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#728234 - 06/29/10 12:55 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
jpilone Offline
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I don't think I'll ever do another over/under again, what a pain it was to get it lined up and bolts in/secured!!

I have LOTS of work to do still, but the hard part is done.


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-Jarrod Pilone
'70 Plymouth RR Convertible with amazing custom paint(Tribute/Recreation/Whateveryouwannacallit)
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#728235 - 06/30/10 05:10 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
jpilone Offline
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So about 4:30 yesterday at work I started to work on the car to get the suspension back together.

Took me about 45 minutes, but it's all back together up front and now resting on all 4 wheels!

Today i've got to move the car to another bay, where it will remain until it's able to back out of the bay under it's own power!
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