Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
1968 Roadrunner Post w/ 6.1L Hemi, 6 speed, and IRS #2118003
07/26/16 11:48 AM
07/26/16 11:48 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS


I first saw this car in 2000. It was a really solid western Kansas car but was missing fenders,hood,grill,auto transmission, radiator, front seat, differential, etc. I had a deal struck at $1200 but I came back with the money and the seller backed out because someone else had offered more $$$. Lesson learned: always have a trailer and cash when you go to buy....but that's ok because I was a broke college kid and would've had to sell it. I tracked the buyer and car down in July of 2015 and bought the car-the price was much higher this time. I had to buy this 68 Roadrunner post car, a 68 roadrunner post parts car, and a 69 GTX with no drivetrain (fender tag showed it to be a red 4 speed, dana 60 car) in order to get a good deal. I sold the 68 post RR parts car and the 69 GTX to recoup some money.

I've really struggled with what to do with this car for many reasons. I wanted to keep this build simple because I already have a marathon 70 Barracuda build ( http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/85958-Heavily-modified-1970-Cuda?highlight=) that is almost 9 years in the making. I wanted to keep it simple...I really did...because:

1. I've just got way too many projects going for a guy in his mid 30's with 5 kids. Although I have too many projects, it's getting to be difficult to find a car this clean so I have a problem turning loose of solid projects.

2. This car has it's numbers matching 383, but I already have one original mopar (a 69 survivor charger w/ 383) and I'm more of a restomod guy. I want fuel injection. I've also parted out over a lot of SRT8s over the past couple years so I have all the 6.1L hemi engines I could ever want.

3. I just like to shift. Originally I wanted to mate an A833 4 speed behind the Gen 3 hemi because it would be easy and I wouldn't have to cut up the floor pans/tunnel/torsion bar crossmember. I had all the 4 speed parts collected, rebuilt, and ready to go. Then I came to my senses. I had been driving my 6 speed 2010 Challenger SRT8 and had been loving every shift. I kept wondering "why go easy with a 4 speed when I won't be happy with it?". Then I added up the value of all the 4 speed parts and hydraulic throwout setup and it was crazy how much I could sell it all for. I had several TR6060's and pedal/hydraulic clutch setups in stock from late model Challengers I had parted. Decision made....CUT UP THE FLOOR AND TUNNEL!!


Ultimately, I want something reliable that gets 20mpg. I don't want to wait 5 years for it. I want to be able to drive it to work 1 or 2 days a week (60 mile round trip) and not worry about it being parked in the parking lot. I post this with the hope that I can maintain momentum since people may be checking up on the project. Wish me luck.

I finally started rolling on this project in about September of 2016. Luckily, I have a great buddy Matt, who is an EXCELLENT fabricator. I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have his expertise to lean on. Matt has never steered me wrong and he always has great ideas. Matt is the one doing all the metal work. I'll stick to mechanical work. Metal is his thing.

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:06 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118009
07/26/16 11:52 AM
07/26/16 11:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
What drew me to this car was the solid nature of the frame rails and torsion bar crossmember.








Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:07 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118010
07/26/16 11:54 AM
07/26/16 11:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I was blown away by how solid the trunk floor was. Usually B body floor pans are toast by this age.




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:19 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118017
07/26/16 12:05 PM
07/26/16 12:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The fenders look terrible but they're really quite solid.





It had lots of rash/dents down the sides. The right quarter has so many dents/waves that's its not worth trying to save. I'm sure someone could have...

The doors and quarters are dented but solid. The lower quarters show some rust behind the wheels.

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:11 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118083
07/26/16 01:54 PM
07/26/16 01:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
At first glance, the rear window channel and both rear lower corners looked really solid. From a distance it looks like it has a vinyl top but once you get close, you realize that a previous owner used a rubberized coating to simulate a vinyl top. I think it's kind of ingenious!




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:13 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118085
07/26/16 01:58 PM
07/26/16 01:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The dash was mostly complete and in decent shape. I had the dash frame blasted and powder coated and I ordered a new dash wiring harness with the original intent of rebuilding the original; but my plans soon changed. More to come on the dash...



It wasn't a completely loaded car, but it had a good color combo: red with white/red interior.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:19 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118087
07/26/16 01:59 PM
07/26/16 01:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Remember these nasty looking fenders???





It had lots of rash/dents down the sides. The right quarter has so many dents/waves that's its not worth trying to save. I'm sure someone could have...

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:21 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2118089
07/26/16 02:04 PM
07/26/16 02:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS

After owning the car a year, I finally got tired of looking at the fenders and pulled them. I used a heat gun to warm up the rubberized undercoating on the back side and scraped it all off little by little. The fenders were originally from a satellite and had trim running down the top edge. A buddy welded up all the emblem holes, wheel lip trim holes, and the trim holes along the top ridge of both fenders. Then I took them to a local metal finishing company and they used aluminum oxide to strip the fenders. When I picked them up I was pleased. The guy who owned the business was blown away by how solid they were. They do have a few dings but nothing bad. This is how they looked after picking them up



Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:23 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2149168
09/06/16 09:46 PM
09/06/16 09:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The fenders were cleaned with wax/grease remover and then fender metal was roughed in with hammer/dolly, spoons, and files.








The antenna hole was welded closed.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:24 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2149169
09/06/16 09:52 PM
09/06/16 09:52 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Metal was then ground with mud hog and 80 grit. Edges were hit with rolls scotchbrite one wire wheel. The entire surface was then DA'd again with 80 grit before being cleaned again with wax and grease remover.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:33 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2149172
09/06/16 09:54 PM
09/06/16 09:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Then fenders, nose filler panel, and radiator support were sprayed with 2 coats of Spies and Hecker etch primer, followed by 2 coats of Spies and Hecker 5400 surfacer.






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:34 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2151103
09/09/16 03:24 PM
09/09/16 03:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,451
Sacramento CA
M
Morty426 Offline
master
Morty426  Offline
master
M

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,451
Sacramento CA
I'm with you on #3

How come the 70 Bee is not listed on your list?

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Morty426] #2151348
09/09/16 11:34 PM
09/09/16 11:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By Morty426
I'm with you on #3

How come the 70 Bee is not listed on your list?


I wish I could have kept the Bee. It was a really solid 383/4 speed post car. I felt I needed to sell the 70 bee to fund my restomod builds. I miss it


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2160041
09/23/16 12:50 PM
09/23/16 12:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally, I planned to use an A833 4 speed so I wouldn't have to modify the floor on and torsion bar crossmember. I bought an aluminum flywheel to mate a Gen 3 hemi to a 4 speed. I also bought a Mopar Performance SFI hydro formed bellhousing (part # P5153602) that's designed to mate a late model Hemi to an 833 4 speed or Tremec TKO 5 speeds. It could be used with a mechanical or hydraulic clutch so I bought an American Powertrain hydraulic setup. I also bought a McLeod clutch rated to 500hp.

But my plans changed.....more to come on the transmission...

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:40 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2162575
09/27/16 04:18 AM
09/27/16 04:18 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,451
Sacramento CA
M
Morty426 Offline
master
Morty426  Offline
master
M

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,451
Sacramento CA
That bellhousing is a monster.

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Morty426] #2164506
09/29/16 05:28 PM
09/29/16 05:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Yeah-the bell housing is a lot heavier duty then expected.

I actually bought 2 flywheels. I bought the aluminum Mopar flywheel first and then came across the steel flywheel for $100 so I bought it too. turns out Hays actually made both the aluminum flywheel and the steel flywheel for Mopar Performance. They are both 130 tooth.
The aluminum flywheel is 14 pounds and the steel is about 37 pounds. I WAS leaning towards the steel flywheel since this build will mostly be a cruiser/commuter.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:42 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2171524
10/10/16 03:50 PM
10/10/16 03:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I'll have a factory built 6.1L short block from a 56K mile 2009 Challenger I parted out last year. I have a set of C&C ported 6.1 heads (with upgraded springs) from another SRT I parted out. I also bought an Arrington SR2B camshaft for $200 on another forum. Since stock hp rating is 425, I should be between 475 and 500hp at the crank.

I called McLeod, Ram, and Centerforce about what clutch options they would suggest for my scenario. Since this is a "budget" build, I didn't want to break the bank with a twin disc setup and Centerforce only suggested a twin so they were out. Ram said their best single disc was good do 400hp so they were out. McLeod suggested their Super Street Pro kit which includes a pressure plate/throw out bearing and is a dual friction unit. One side is ceramic and the other side is organic. They say it's good to 500hp and is quite comfortable to drive. I pulled the trigger. Summit/Jegs had the best price. Part number is 75209 if anyone needs it for a similar build.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:43 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2177898
10/18/16 05:21 PM
10/18/16 05:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The 833 I planned to use was a 23 spline 833 from a 1970 Super Bee I used to own. It had been mistreated so I had it torn down, rebuilt, and repainted. I actually asked for a high temp paint in a steel color but I got aluminum instead. Oh well, I didn't care enough to have it repainted.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:44 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2201167
11/23/16 01:21 PM
11/23/16 01:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The K frame is next. This is nothing new anymore but for those who don't know...

1. In order to run a Gen 3 Hemi A/C compressor, the steering box mount gussets need trimmed for clearance and the A/C compressor rear mounting ear needs to be cut off.
2. The plates that bolt to the block and attach to the stock engine mounts Are from TTI. They fit seem well but they did need some trimming for clearance on some corners
3. The LX/LC (6.1L) vertical mount oil filter will not fit. I found a 45 degree oil filter adapter from a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Also, a shorter oil filter is required. A stock filter is pictured.




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 11/23/16 01:48 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2201174
11/23/16 01:27 PM
11/23/16 01:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Here are some pictures of the A/C compressor.







This pictures shows where the trimmed rear mounting ear was cut off. It was at the rear end of the compressor and tried to occupy the same space as the drivers side engine mount.




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 11/23/16 01:40 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2201190
11/23/16 02:01 PM
11/23/16 02:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The engine mounts are stock pieces I purchased from Mancini. Since the mounts are not side specific, the mounting bolt is accessed from the rear side on the drivers side mount, which has plenty of clearance.


Since the mount is simply reversed for the passenger side, the bolt is accessed from the front but access is difficult with the oil filter adapter in place. The 3 mounting bolts for the oil filter adapter aren't easy to get to so the solution is the remove the welded on nut on the back side of the passenger engine mount. Then I'll be able to slide the bolt in from the back side (with plenty of clearance) and use a nut/washer on the front side. The picture below shows the interference of the engine mount bolt with the oil filter adapter.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 11/23/16 02:04 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2201893
11/24/16 04:12 PM
11/24/16 04:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
K frame is now done. The last mod is a cut hole for draining oil. It looks different and some may not like the mod, but its not seen very easily with an engine in the engine bay and that's the way I wanted it!







Before


After



Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 11/24/16 04:14 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2201897
11/24/16 04:13 PM
11/24/16 04:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
A closeup of the trimmed gusseting after cleanup



1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2202137
11/25/16 12:12 AM
11/25/16 12:12 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,900
Candler,NC / Myrtle Beach, SC
J
JDMopar Offline
master
JDMopar  Offline
master
J

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,900
Candler,NC / Myrtle Beach, SC
I feel your pain....but I would have loved to had that much room for the 5.7 in my Duster. I used a spool mount k frame, and hacked the drivers side mount TTI sent me in order to get the AC compressor in where it's supposed to be. I moved the saddle on the k frame, and spaced the compressor out to clear the header tube. Keep up the good work, it's lookin good! up

Motor mount 006.JPGMotor mount 004.JPGMotor mount 001.JPG
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2217491
12/20/16 02:32 AM
12/20/16 02:32 AM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,376
Trumbauersville PA
ric3xrt Offline
pro stock
ric3xrt  Offline
pro stock

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,376
Trumbauersville PA
Does he have any more of these bell housing left?


Truth has no agenda, but those with an agenda make their own truth.
Some of us are so open minded they only see their View



Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2218089
12/20/16 11:34 PM
12/20/16 11:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I bought the guys last bell housing...

I got the K frame back from the powdercoater. I went with Eastwood's Rally Wheel Charcoal.








Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/20/16 11:36 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2218718
12/22/16 12:48 AM
12/22/16 12:48 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The lower control arms were boxed. I believe the plates came from PST and were something like $22 shipped. They were blasted first, then plates welded on, then powder coated in Eastwood's stamped steel.

In bare metal



after powder coat


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/22/16 12:51 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2219313
12/22/16 11:18 PM
12/22/16 11:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 24,734
Texas
GoodysGotaCuda Offline
5.7L Hemi, 6spd
GoodysGotaCuda  Offline
5.7L Hemi, 6spd

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 24,734
Texas
I also had fun with the a/c compressor and the TTI mounts. I ended up knocking the nut off the passenger mount and flipping the bolt. My drivers side has a flag nut that I welded up that keeps me from needing to get a wrench on it to tighten. I also drilled and safety wired the mounts to the block, I do NOT want those coming loose once the car is together.


1972 Barracuda - 5.7L Hemi, T56 Magnum 6spd - https://www.facebook.com/GoodysGotaHemi
1976 Dodge Warlock - "Her Truck" - 360/727 2wd
2016 Subaru WRX - E30 Tune ~320whp
[img]https://i.imgur.com/v9yezP9.jpg[/img]
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2228632
01/06/17 03:04 PM
01/06/17 03:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I got my 6.1L heads back from the machine shop last week. These CNC ported heads were actually in the trunk of an SRT that I bought from the insurance pool. They were filthy so I had the machine shop do a valve job, replace the valve seals, and resurface them. The chambers have some nicks from a blown up piston but hey...they were free!! Plus they had upgraded PAC valve springs



Intake ports



Exhaust ports


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:47 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2234964
01/15/17 11:08 PM
01/15/17 11:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The passenger side quarter panel was cut off; the whole quarter was dented and wavy so it wasn't worth saving. The driver's side quarter just needed a lower patch panel. the dropoffs/trunk extensions are also being replaced. All pieces are AMD






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:51 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2235215
01/16/17 12:18 PM
01/16/17 12:18 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The passenger's side rocker had also taken quite a beating. A previous owner must have hit a pole. The damage:



Closeup carnage


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 01:52 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2235216
01/16/17 12:23 PM
01/16/17 12:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
First I took it to a local frame shop and had them pull out the dent somewhat.



I bought a new complete AMD rocker, with the hope that just a section could be used if the rest looked ok underneath.....but that's never the way that works out.



The front side of the rocker was very solid. The backside...not so much


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:09 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2237569
01/19/17 11:10 PM
01/19/17 11:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
For several weeks, I would go check on progress and I would end up ordering more AMD sheetmetal. That's just the way these projects seem to go. Originally the rear crossmember, which is behind the rear bumper, was just going to get some patches. But once the bumper was off, and the rust was exposed, I ended up buying the rear crossmember, the sheetmetal right above it, and the rear corner pieces that run between the crossmember and the quarter panel.



New rear crossmember.




When I first got the car, I looked at the rear window channel and thought it looked pretty solid:

It turns out i was wrong...




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:34 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2237574
01/19/17 11:22 PM
01/19/17 11:22 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The rubberized coating that was put on the roof was extremely hardened and wouldn't budge with a wire cup wheel; it would just smear. We tried a heat gun and putty knife but it took too much heat to warm it up and warping the roof skin was a concern. Finally, this disc did the trick. The key was not to drive through all the layers at once but do keep moving around and take one layer off at a time.








Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:13 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2237943
01/20/17 04:05 PM
01/20/17 04:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,177
east side of Ohio
basketcase Offline
master
basketcase  Offline
master

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,177
east side of Ohio
figures they didn't damage the rusted area of that rocker. nice work.


Dave


1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2239198
01/22/17 05:49 PM
01/22/17 05:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
So much for just a patch/splice. The whole right rocker ended up coming out





New AMD rocker in place


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:14 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2239217
01/22/17 06:03 PM
01/22/17 06:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
This next idea is purely Matt's idea. The profile of the inner wheel house is pretty much vertical but the profile of the outside wheel house slopes into the wheel tub and encroaches on available tire space. After looking at the gap between the quarter panel skin and the outer wheel tub, Matt took some measurements and cut out a section of the old outer wheel house. Matt made a plug that will allow more tire by taking the slope out of the outer wheel house profile










Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:31 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2239327
01/22/17 08:06 PM
01/22/17 08:06 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
K
Keepat Offline
mopar
Keepat  Offline
mopar
K

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
Great job on the outer wheel well modifcation!
Pat

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Keepat] #2240614
01/24/17 08:17 PM
01/24/17 08:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
G
GY3 Offline
master
GY3  Offline
master
G

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
I can personally confirm that the roof has been completely stripped!

Whew! runaway


'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's
10.69 @ 128mph with 150hp shot of nitrous

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: GY3] #2240767
01/25/17 12:32 AM
01/25/17 12:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By GY3
I can personally confirm that the roof has been completely stripped!

Whew! runaway


Yep! Mark (GY3) has been helping me out in a big way by stripping the rubberized coating and paint from the roof, drip rails, trunk gutters, etc. I know I won't get doe by the time baby #5 arrives in late March but some real progress has been made in the last 2 weeks! Thanks Mark!


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Keepat] #2241430
01/26/17 01:55 AM
01/26/17 01:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By Keepat
Great job on the outer wheel well modifcation!
Pat


Thanks Pat! I.m really happy with them. Matt really had a great idea for the outer wheel house.


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2244431
01/31/17 01:12 AM
01/31/17 01:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Matt cut a piece out of the new sheetmetal piece above the rear crossmember. We didn't want to disturb the lip/profile of the lower edge that sits agains the deckled






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:33 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2244432
01/31/17 01:16 AM
01/31/17 01:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The driver's side quarter had a bid dent on the character line. Picture before...








Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 02:36 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2245665
02/02/17 12:25 AM
02/02/17 12:25 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I've got a 70 Cuda restomod that has snowballed out of control. Im currently 8 years into a 3 year build....Im sure many of you can sympathize. So....my original intent for this Roadrunner was for it to be simple. I had decided on just doing some sheetmetal repair and as far as drivetrain, I was going use a Gen 3 6.1L hemi, 23 spline 833 4 speed manual trans, and an 8 3/4" rearend. I didn't want this project to spiral out of control either so I was dead set against change. I just wanted to keep it simple to speed up the build, save money, and not have to cut the floor pans. I had a 4 speed completely rebuilt/ painted and I bought all the parts to convert from a 727 auto to a 4 speed manual.........and then one day I added up the costs of a installing an 833 (see list below) and I realized how much just a 4 speed costs.....I decided to install a TR6060 6 speed instead of an 23 spline 833. The 833 4 speed would have been easier and faster, but...

1. I had a 50K mile TR6060 sitting in the shop....with everything needed to complete the swap. I had parted out a 2009 Challenger SRT8 so I had the stock twin disc clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, hydraulic throwout, hydraulic line/reservoir, clutch pedals, etc....just waiting to be used. And it was originally paired to a 6.1 so it was easy to assemble.
2. I started adding up the value of all the parts for the 4 speed swap: rebuilt 833, Lakewood SFI Bell housing, new Mcleod clutch/pressure plate, Mopar Flywheel, hydraulic throwout bearing setup, z bar, fork, actuator rods, boot/seals, fork pivot, pedal assembly, etc and I thought... "Why am I spending this much for a 4 speed?!?!?!?!?" I'll could sell it all to pay for the tunnel and crossmember fabrication work."
3. I didn't want to cut the tunnel and floor for the 6 speed but in reality I want to drive this car to work 1 or 2 days a week (70 mile roundtrip) so why go to the trouble of a Gen 3 hemi with a 4 speed?!?!

Pictures coming soon...

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 03:02 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2248858
02/07/17 12:31 AM
02/07/17 12:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
At first I really didn't want to modify the floor pans since they were pretty solid, but I finally came to my senses. I'm really excited about the subframe connectors, which are made of 2"x4" steel rectangular tubing that channel through the floor pans. Should really help to eliminate flex and improve rigidity.










Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 03:04 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2251155
02/10/17 05:43 PM
02/10/17 05:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Right quarter panel went on after that






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 03:59 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2251159
02/10/17 05:49 PM
02/10/17 05:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Rear window channel






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:01 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2252215
02/12/17 01:23 PM
02/12/17 01:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS







Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:03 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2252218
02/12/17 01:26 PM
02/12/17 01:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Rear window patches are from AMD...

[


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:05 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2252221
02/12/17 01:28 PM
02/12/17 01:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The numbers matching 383 came out of the car and one of my "windowed" 6.1L hemi blocks went in the bay for mockup.




I've got a hollow TR6060 case/shell that I use for mockup. It went in for a rough cut on the tunnel...


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:08 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2254367
02/16/17 12:47 AM
02/16/17 12:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
driver's side quarter panel rust:



rust cut out:



Patch panel roughed in:


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:11 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2254373
02/16/17 12:51 AM
02/16/17 12:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I took the dash frame to a local powdercoater, who blasted and powder coated it in a satin black. The only blasting cabinet he had big enough to blast this dash used coal slag, which is quite aggressive so I was worried it would warp the metal. I asked him to turn the pressure way down; he said he used 40 psi (instead of his usual 100 psi) and it turned out great! I am really happy with the texture and finish. Plus I got rid of the UGLY marroon.

I don't have a good picture of the dash frame beforehand, but the metal around the VIN plate will give you an idea of what it looked like. This car had been sitting in a field in western kansas without a windshield for more then 1o years so all the paint had been baked off the top of the dash frame

[img]http://i.imgur.com/sLTWloQ.jpg?1[/img]





After getting the dash frame pwdercoated and buying a new M&H dash harness, I started thinking, which is never good for my wallet. I realized I didn't want to work with the taxi dash gauges so i began looking for a 1968 rallye dash frame, which I bought off facebook. After considering dash options, I decided on a Dakota Digital unit for several reasons. First, I really like the look. Secondly, the TR6060 doesn't have a speedo output so Dakota has a GPS based speedometer box which is plug and play with the Charger VHX gauges.

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:12 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2254407
02/16/17 01:49 AM
02/16/17 01:49 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I tried to sell these Challenger SRT seats for 6 months with no luck so I guess I'll use them in the Roadrunner. Usually I sell stuff and 2 months later I wish I hadn't so this was a nice change!





The roadrunner has never had front seats in it for the last 20+ years so It was fun to sit in the car for the first time


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:14 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2255037
02/17/17 02:50 PM
02/17/17 02:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,177
east side of Ohio
basketcase Offline
master
basketcase  Offline
master

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,177
east side of Ohio
amazing body work. can't even tell the window channel was done.


Dave


1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2255288
02/18/17 12:53 AM
02/18/17 12:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Thanks Dave! Matt really does incredible work.


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2255290
02/18/17 12:56 AM
02/18/17 12:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
View from below which shows how the 2x4" ties into the rear frame rails





This picture is looking to the rear of the car and shows the driver's side subframe connector which channels through the torsion bar crossmember and ties into the forward frame rail:



Same rail just viewed from the side:



Passenger side subframe connector tying into the front subframe rail:


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:28 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2255292
02/18/17 12:58 AM
02/18/17 12:58 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I'm debating some interesting rear suspension options at the moment...stay tuned

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/24/17 12:48 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2258661
02/24/17 12:57 PM
02/24/17 12:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Well...My intent was to stay simple, but this project has snowballed.

After some thinking, I've decided on independent rear suspension! For a commuter restomod, I decided I wanted something different then leaf springs. I was looking at a 4 link setup, a 2 link/panhard bar setup, and IRS.
I part out SRT8's for a weekend gig and I have several complete IRS setups laying around. Matt set one up under the car and decided it wouldn't be too crazy to adapt. He had been contemplating doing the same thing to his wife's car so he's been thinking about it awhile. Ultimately we decided it would be worth pursuing.

I love the way my 2010 Challenger SRT8 handles/drives so that helped greatly in the decision. The K frame will need to be shortened 2 inches in the middle and the original mounting pads will need to be cut off so the IRS frame can slide between the Roadrunners rear frame railst. This is the IRS K frame before modification:



First thing, the K frame was reinforced/boxed in a few areas:




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:35 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2258662
02/24/17 01:03 PM
02/24/17 01:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The IRS frame needed to be shortened 2.0" but the 2.0" could not come from the middle of the frame because of the differential mounting bolts. Here a few pictures of the K frame to better illustrate the cuts. The first picture is looking at the IRS frame from behind. The cut is a 1" slice that was taken from the right side, just outside of the right differential mounting bolt. A 1" slice was also taken out of the forward bar of the IRS frame (not pictured)



The next two pictures are also taken from the back side of the IRS frame. The first picture is the passenger side where a 1.0" vertical cut was made to both bars of the IRS frame.



This picture shows the "Z" shaped cut on the driver's side-just outside of the left differential mounting bolt. On the driver's side a straight 1" slice was not possible duet to the contours of the IRS frame and the left side differential bolt bushing.



This is not the differential Ill be using. I plan to use a limited slip 3.91 Getrag differential


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 04:42 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2258670
02/24/17 01:19 PM
02/24/17 01:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
These are not wheels I will be using but this is right height....TaDAAAAAAAA!!!



Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:25 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2258856
02/24/17 06:24 PM
02/24/17 06:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
G
GY3 Offline
master
GY3  Offline
master
G

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
So exciting to see this go together!


'63 Dodge 330
11.19 @ 121 mph
Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's
10.69 @ 128mph with 150hp shot of nitrous

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2271980
03/18/17 08:21 PM
03/18/17 08:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,308
Spencer NY
killermopar Offline
pro stock
killermopar  Offline
pro stock

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,308
Spencer NY
That is awesome great build page

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2272231
03/19/17 11:15 AM
03/19/17 11:15 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,900
Candler,NC / Myrtle Beach, SC
J
JDMopar Offline
master
JDMopar  Offline
master
J

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,900
Candler,NC / Myrtle Beach, SC
Great job on the IRS!!! bow Since all of the suspension mounting points for the control arms and stuff just moved inward a little, will you be able to use it all back without modification? If you can, and only have to shorten the axle assemblies that will be great!

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: JDMopar] #2274624
03/23/17 01:52 AM
03/23/17 01:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By JDMopar
Great job on the IRS!!! bow Since all of the suspension mounting points for the control arms and stuff just moved inward a little, will you be able to use it all back without modification? If you can, and only have to shorten the axle assemblies that will be great!


Since the IRS frame was shortened 2.0" in the middle, the link lengths and geometry were untouched. As you stated, I should just have to have the axle shafts each shortened 1.0".


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2275005
03/23/17 08:48 PM
03/23/17 08:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 327
dracut mass usa
S
sparcy Offline
enthusiast
sparcy  Offline
enthusiast
S

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 327
dracut mass usa
I love the ride height it looks wicked !!! I have a project thats ben neglected for over a year to take care of my dad . but now IM back !! and full steam !!!


IF YOU ARE NOT WRECKING STUFF YOU ARE NOT LEARNING !
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: sparcy] #2278109
03/29/17 12:46 AM
03/29/17 12:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By sparcy
I love the ride height it looks wicked !!! I have a project thats ben neglected for over a year to take care of my dad . but now IM back !! and full steam !!!


NICE! I am not a patient person so I've really had to work on my patience. I have a similar 70 Cuda build that is currently 8 years in the making. Periodic breaks can be beneficial though. They have allowed me to refocus/refresh or to gather funds to make a better build. Good luck with your progress.


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2282142
04/04/17 12:31 PM
04/04/17 12:31 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
derricklaukaitis Offline
member
derricklaukaitis  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
Awesome build! I'm in the middle of transferring both front and rear suspensions from a 2006 Charger R/T (I'll upgrade to SRT-like components after install) to my '50 Panel Van and your thread has caught my eye...

Did you bolt the rear cradle in or weld it in? Do you have any pics of how the connection points ended up?

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: derricklaukaitis] #2282367
04/04/17 06:03 PM
04/04/17 06:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By derricklaukaitis
Awesome build! I'm in the middle of transferring both front and rear suspensions from a 2006 Charger R/T (I'll upgrade to SRT-like components after install) to my '50 Panel Van and your thread has caught my eye...

Did you bolt the rear cradle in or weld it in? Do you have any pics of how the connection points ended up?


I don't have any good pictures at the moment but I will try to get some. The IRS frame was too wide so it was modified in two ways. We didn't want to modify the links/geometry. to do this, two inches needed to come out of the middle of the IRS frame. Since the differential mounts to the rear bar of the IRS frame, one inch was taken out on the outside of both the differential mounting holes. The passenger side section cuts were straight up/down on both frame bars but the driver side cut was a Z shaped cut (offset) due to some bushings. Next the 4 IRS mounting ears were cut off to fit the IRS frame between the rear subframe rails. The IRS frame will be welded in. The subframe rail will also be notched to raise the IRS frame up into the car and to allow full articulation of the links.


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2282389
04/04/17 06:42 PM
04/04/17 06:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,063
Boca Raton, Florida
jpilone Offline
master
jpilone  Offline
master

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,063
Boca Raton, Florida
Damn!! Can't wait to see this car in driveable condition!


-Jarrod Pilone
'70 Plymouth RR Convertible with amazing custom paint(Tribute/Recreation/Whateveryouwannacallit)
My Project Thread
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2282961
04/05/17 06:08 PM
04/05/17 06:08 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
derricklaukaitis Offline
member
derricklaukaitis  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
Originally Posted By 70B5Cuda
...The IRS frame will be welded in. The subframe rail will also be notched to raise the IRS frame up into the car and to allow full articulation of the links.


So you're actually going to weld it in? I've thought about the same thing, but I wasn't sure it would be good for the long run. I suppose "why not" though... I mean, they make solid aluminum mounts, so why not just take it one step further?

Can't wait to see more pictures! Thank you for posting and replying! (now if I can figure out how to get the board to notify me when someone replies to the thread... I'll be a happy man)

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2283000
04/05/17 08:05 PM
04/05/17 08:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally I wanted it to be removable but the rear frame rails will have to be cut/modified enough that it may as well just be welded in. It's not something you can just remove and go back to a solid axle. The differential mount holes are bushed so it is insulated somewhat


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2283924
04/07/17 01:13 PM
04/07/17 01:13 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
derricklaukaitis Offline
member
derricklaukaitis  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
How did you handle the rear anti-sway bar? Did you retain it or did you nix it? Or are you planning a different anti-sway bar entirely?

Just asking because the Roadrunner really needs an anti-sway bar. My '66 Charger has body roll like no other and the Roadrunner (being a bigger and heavier car) is sure to be even worse frown

I can't wait to see what you do for mounting rear shocks/springs!

Last edited by derricklaukaitis; 04/07/17 01:16 PM.
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: derricklaukaitis] #2284117
04/07/17 07:53 PM
04/07/17 07:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By derricklaukaitis
How did you handle the rear anti-sway bar? Did you retain it or did you nix it? Or are you planning a different anti-sway bar entirely?

Just asking because the Roadrunner really needs an anti-sway bar. My '66 Charger has body roll like no other and the Roadrunner (being a bigger and heavier car) is sure to be even worse frown

I can't wait to see what you do for mounting rear shocks/springs!


I removed the LX sway bar and will go custom later


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2285322
04/10/17 02:53 PM
04/10/17 02:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
derricklaukaitis Offline
member
derricklaukaitis  Offline
member

Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4
Iowa
Will you toss the stock LX rear shocks/springs aside and go with standard coil-overs for the IRS?

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2288701
04/16/17 12:08 PM
04/16/17 12:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The IRS is getting welded in so the frame rails were cut:





This is the plate that will be welded in to cap the frame rail.




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:31 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2288705
04/16/17 12:10 PM
04/16/17 12:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Transmission crossmember from below:






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:57 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2288708
04/16/17 12:11 PM
04/16/17 12:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally I was going to make the original K-frame/torsion bar setup work but I changed my mind and decided to go with Reilly Motorsports for the front suspension. The RMS Alterktion setup showed up this last week. Woohoo!




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:48 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2289176
04/17/17 12:57 AM
04/17/17 12:57 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
K
Keepat Offline
mopar
Keepat  Offline
mopar
K

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
cool trans mount!!
Pat

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Keepat] #2290267
04/18/17 09:51 PM
04/18/17 09:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted By Keepat
cool trans mount!!
Pat


Thanks Pat! Your charger has some sweet modifications as well!


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2290269
04/18/17 09:51 PM
04/18/17 09:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
In order to keep the seats low and provide clearance for the electric motors, a custom pan was made under both front seats.






Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 06:01 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2290272
04/18/17 10:01 PM
04/18/17 10:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
This picture is looking to the rear of the car and shows the driver's side subframe connector which channels through the torsion bar crossmember and ties into the forward frame rail:



Same rail just viewed from the side:



Passenger side subframe connector tying into the front subframe rail:


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:54 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2294269
04/26/17 01:26 AM
04/26/17 01:26 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The trunk floor pan was really quite solid but there were a couple small holes along the trailing edge that Matt patched:




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:54 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2294270
04/26/17 01:26 AM
04/26/17 01:26 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Transmission crossmember from the top..




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:57 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2294271
04/26/17 01:27 AM
04/26/17 01:27 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Master cylinder and pedals were sourced from the Challenger SRT8 I parted out.




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:58 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2303687
05/13/17 02:18 AM
05/13/17 02:18 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The pedals from the 2009 Challenger are mounted with 6 bolts. We tried to mount it with just 4 bolts, but the pedal bracket flexed too much so a plate with two more mounting points was added:



View from the side. it will still be boxed in


Pedals were hung but the and placed the pedals over the steering column hole. The pedals were heated and straightened. Then they were cut and the foot pads were removed/reoriented

Before:


After

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 05:59 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2303688
05/13/17 02:19 AM
05/13/17 02:19 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
A few more pictures of the modified floor pans under the front bucket seats





View from below:


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 06:02 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2303690
05/13/17 02:20 AM
05/13/17 02:20 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I ordered a shifter with a 1.0" lateral offset (toward the driver) and 4.25" aft offset. Disregard the 4 speed pattern on the handle!




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 06:03 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2308887
05/22/17 01:36 AM
05/22/17 01:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Here's the first part of the tunnel:





The Holley Dominator ECU mounts to the top of the tunnel near the firewall. You can see it in the next 2 pictures:




Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 12/17/17 06:28 PM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419945
12/17/17 06:29 PM
12/17/17 06:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Since the Photobucket extortion attempt, I've been dreading the thread rebuild but I finally bit the bullet and installed all the pictures using imgur.com. If anyone else is still looking for options, you should consider imgur. I've come to like the site in the last week. Anyways...

This is the second section of the tunnel has been roughed in and the new column has been installed. This picture also shown the shifter installed.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419946
12/17/17 06:31 PM
12/17/17 06:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
On the rotisserie so the IRS K frame can be welded in:





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419947
12/17/17 06:31 PM
12/17/17 06:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Second segment of the tunnel has been welded in. A bezel (seen in bottom right corner) is in process which will have a groove all the way around; carpet will fit into the groove.



1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419948
12/17/17 06:32 PM
12/17/17 06:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
After having the Roadrunner dash powdercoated, I changed directions and bought a 1968 Charger Rallye dash frame off one of the facebook trader pages for $100 plus shipping. Here it is in place:



I also picked up a set of Dakota Digital gauges.



[img]http://i.imgur.com/k2hCd8o.jpg?1[/img]


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419949
12/17/17 06:32 PM
12/17/17 06:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
IRS getting welded in





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419950
12/17/17 06:33 PM
12/17/17 06:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Tunnel from below











1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2419951
12/17/17 06:33 PM
12/17/17 06:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Tunnel and tunnel cover/closeout



1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2432186
01/10/18 02:06 PM
01/10/18 02:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,588
OH
Red383 Offline
pro stock
Red383  Offline
pro stock

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,588
OH
Very nice fab work, can't wait to see more.

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2455198
02/21/18 06:21 PM
02/21/18 06:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Since I eliminated the torsion bars, I have a lot more options for manifolds/headers. Since this car will have about 475-500hp, I decided to go with the factory stainless headers that came on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The SRT headers are really durable pieces that also flow very well; they flow as well as any aftermarket shorty header; and SRT headers can easily handle 500hp. Only above that level would longtube headers make a real difference. I couldn't use the factory headers from the Charger/Challenger/etc because they basically point at the firewall in a B body Mopar. The Jeep manifolds point down at a better angle and they hug the block (maybe a little too well) but they will still need some modification on the passenger side in order to clear the bell housing/starter. I also didn't want to spend $750 on a set of mild steel headers that I would have to clearance (ding/dent) anyway.







1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2455199
02/21/18 06:30 PM
02/21/18 06:30 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The driver's side manifold bumped into the alterktion motor mount so the easiest thing is to modify the motor mount.



The straight piece was removed in favor of a curved pipe. this if the view looking toward the firewall (rearward)



This view is looking forward



I will have tons of room between the frame rails and manifolds. The manifolds will also be easy to remove if need be. I plan to drive this car a lot...



1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2455414
02/22/18 02:02 AM
02/22/18 02:02 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The passenger side crashed hard against the area on the bell housing where the starter mounts. The manifold wasn't even close to seating/mounting.



Matt sliced the passenger manifold, heated it up, and bent the collector end outward a few degrees. Then he welded it back up. Sorry-the pictures aren't very good but the silver area in the next two pictures is where the slice was made.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2458963
02/28/18 05:06 PM
02/28/18 05:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Brake kits are too expensive and since I have parted out SRT8's, I figured I should use what I have. Matt had a bracket machined (and ordered 4 sets for future builds). Now i've got 4 piston Brembo calipers with Dodge rotors (for easy replacement). The other benefit is that my master cylinder and brake pedal are from an SRT Challenger so its a perfect pairing.






1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2460256
03/03/18 12:28 AM
03/03/18 12:28 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
G
GY3 Offline
master
GY3  Offline
master
G

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,721
Wichita
Hadn't seen that yet! Cool!

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2466508
03/14/18 06:08 PM
03/14/18 06:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The differential is going to be a limited slip Getrag unit that I pulled from a 2010 Challenger SRT8 I parted out. The Challengers with the 6 speed manual transmission received a 3.91 ratio vs the 3.06 that came with the automatic. My 2010 Challenger daily driver has the exact same 6.1L, 6 speed, and Getrag 3.91. With the .50 overdrive ratio, I am turning 2,000 RPM at 85mph. Should be fun off the line and still comfortable on the highway. The differential just got installed so that exhaust could be routed.

View from the right side...


View from behind:


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2467590
03/17/18 12:57 AM
03/17/18 12:57 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The OEM SRT wheels just didn't look right so I finally decided on a wheel.....now that I know the 20x9 will fit over the Brembo calipers, I can order up the other 3 wheels.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2471194
03/24/18 12:54 AM
03/24/18 12:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The 3" Exhaust is mocked up and tacked.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2476586
04/03/18 01:04 AM
04/03/18 01:04 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Front tires are 245/40/20 and the rears are 315/40/20. I've got room for more tire on the rear, but I'm happy with the 315 size and price. Since 315/40/20's come on several production vehicles, prices are much cheaper compared to a 325 or 335.



And a few pics of the wheels on the car...







1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2479139
04/07/18 11:22 PM
04/07/18 11:22 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I bought a fuel tank (for fuel injection) from Tanks Inc. but the independent rear suspension frame is so huge that a stock fuel tank won't fit. So....the new tank had to be modified. Here's what it looked like in stock form:



And modified....




1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2479299
04/08/18 11:13 AM
04/08/18 11:13 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
K
Keepat Offline
mopar
Keepat  Offline
mopar
K

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 492
Maryland
Very nice job on the tank modification!!
Pat

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2491910
05/04/18 12:12 PM
05/04/18 12:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Thanks Pat!

This 6.1L came out of a 53K mile 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 that I parted out about 18 months ago. It ran great when I removed it, but I want a little more then the stock 425hp. I pulled the stock heads for inspection. The cylinder walls and pistons are in good condition.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2491911
05/04/18 12:13 PM
05/04/18 12:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I have a set of CNC ported 6.1L heads that came off a car I parted out about 4 years ago. I had then cleaned up and inspected by my machine shop. They did a valve job and installed new valve seals.
While the heads were off, I removed the lifters and installed an Arrington SR2B camshaft. With a good tune, the CNC ported heads and cam should be good for close to 500hp







1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2544194
09/01/18 11:53 AM
09/01/18 11:53 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
I had a few changes made. I was not happy with the fit of the passenger side door. It must have been tweaked because it never fit right. So I ordered a new AMD door shell, but the quarter panel was installed using the original door so the leading edge of the quarter panel had to be sliced and worked to match the profile of the new AMD door.

Both front fenders had to be tweaked to fit the big tires and the low stance. The brace that runs from the top of the arch (up over the tire) had to be reshaped. Also, the front corner of the arch was modified. The corner was sliced and moved forward.

I also didn't like the driver's side front fender. It had a pinhole that turned into more then we planned on. Plus I had a brand new AMD fender that I had picked up for pretty cheap so it was installed.

I picked the car up yesterday and I'm very happy with what was done. I LOVE the stance! Part of me wants to just get it running and drive it as is!

















1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2604762
01/11/19 01:51 AM
01/11/19 01:51 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
The Roadrunner doesn't look like its any further along, but I have made some progress...Over the past couple months I've been really busy with coaching two of my children's basketball teams, band/school programs, and family get togethers/activities, but i have found the time to at least remove every ounce of undercoating from the Roadrunner. on previous cars I have removed undercoating with a propane torch and a thin paint scraper but I have found a superior method. I bought a cheap pneumatic needle scaler (about $30 on ebay), which has 12-15 rods which pop out and chip away at undercoating. It's dirty/messy, but its quick and it leaves a nice clean surface behind. The extra benefit is that you don't drop any burning pieces of rubber on your face or down the sleeves of your shirt. For reference, each inner fender took me about an hour to remove the undercoating. It would have been much faster, but my big compressor is down and I was using a 30 gallon Craftsman compressor so I spent a lot of time waiting for it to pressurize the tank.





1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2638315
03/29/19 12:31 AM
03/29/19 12:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Well, The last couple months have been nuts. On Christmas Eve I got T-boned while doing 55mph in my survivor 1969 Dodge Charger. Miraculously, I escaped the car accident with scrapes/bruises. I declined medical attention At the scene of the accident but a few hours later, my lovely wife convinced me to go the emergency room, where I received a chest x ray and a head CT scan. The ER Doc pronounced me healthy and sent me home but two days later I received a phone call. The head of radiology was at home on the day of the crash. Two days later, he was reviewing the work done over the holiday when he came across my chest x-ray. He spotted a bump on my right humerus (the big bone in the upper arm). Several x-rays/MRI's and 14 days later I was told I have bone cancer in my right arm. I'm only 36 and a father of 5 little ones so it hit me hard. The surgeon/oncologist said that I needed to have the top third of my right humerus cut out and replaced with a cadaver bone. It took 3 weeks to find a cadaver bone that had the right size/profile since the head of the humerus needed to fit my existing rotator cuff/shoulder. It took three weeks of taking it easy because the bone was so thin that it was close to breaking. The picture of the x-ray shows how bad it was-the black void is where the cancer had eaten out the bone. As soon as the bone came in, I had surgery. Before the bone could be removed, the surgeon had to cut/unhook and peel back all the muscles that attach to the shoulder (bicep, tricep, deltoid, pectoral, and 4 back muscles) before cutting the cancerous bone out and grafting in the cadaver bone section with a 6" plate and screws. After the graft, all the muscles had to be sown back in place. I spent 5 days in the hospital where the pain was BRUTAL. The first 5 days at home were pretty rough too but things got much better after that. I've been in a sling for 6 weeks now and I've never sat still so much. The surgeon thinks he got all the cancer, but I will be doing body scans every 3 months for the next 5 years. The bone was sent off for pathology and upon inspection, the bone was hairline fractured but the tissue above it tested clean. The surgeon says this bone can take 6-9 months to heal fully. If it's not healed by 9 months I will have to have another bone graft done so if you're a praying man/woman, please pray for healing. I have to take it really easy for the next year which is NOT MY STYLE!!
I'm not sure why this had to happen, but I believe that all things happen for a reason and I'm truly grateful to God have survived the crash and to have a solid chance at beating this cancer. I do know that without this wreck, the cancer would not have been found in time. This type of cancer does not respond to radiation or chemo so it can only be cut out. And when it spreads, it usually goes straight to the lungs....so all in all, I feel fortunate. If you pray, please keep me in your prayers. Enjoy the pictures...
The tumor....
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

One of my favorite pics from inside the 1969 Dodge Charger...
[Linked Image]

Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 03/29/19 12:32 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2638316
03/29/19 12:32 AM
03/29/19 12:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
For the first time in two months, I ventured out to the shop this week (twice!). My right shoulder (I'm right handed) has very limited range and i have to take it easy since the bones haven't grown together yet. The first day, I removed all the windshield trim clips from the window channels. Yesterday, I started the process of stripping the remaining red exterior paint. I only had 2 hours in me. In that time, I stripped most of the top of the right quarter panel. Here's about 30 minutes in...
[Linked Image]
This is all I got done
[Linked Image]

The disc on the left is the one I was using. I like them because they are quite effective and yet they don't build up much heat in the sheetmetal. I was using air and a fearless grinder.
[Linked Image]


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2648179
04/23/19 02:26 PM
04/23/19 02:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,588
OH
Red383 Offline
pro stock
Red383  Offline
pro stock

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,588
OH
Wow, just came across your story. Tough way to find out some bad news. Glad you are recovering, my prayers are with you that they got it all and the bones heal.

Good luck.

Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: 70B5Cuda] #2648393
04/24/19 09:55 AM
04/24/19 09:55 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 617
Chicago
rocksmopar Offline
mopar
rocksmopar  Offline
mopar

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 617
Chicago

Nice progress..


Looking for a 1970 Polara vert..
Re: 1968 Roadrunner Post car w/ 6.1L Hemi & 6-speed [Re: Red383] #2654262
05/11/19 09:37 AM
05/11/19 09:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
7
70B5Cuda Offline OP
super stock
70B5Cuda  Offline OP
super stock
7

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 839
Newton, KS
Originally Posted by Red383
Wow, just came across your story. Tough way to find out some bad news. Glad you are recovering, my prayers are with you that they got it all and the bones heal.

Good luck.



Thanks! I really appreciate every prayer I can get!


I've SLOWLY been stripping paint over the past 4 weeks. I'm stripping the large open surfaces so the media blaster won't warp them. I'll have the media blaster use aluminum oxide to strip all the jams, inside, engine bay, and bottom side of the car.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

I also dug out all the putty/sealant that in the gutter rail. That stuff was HARD and difficult to get out!

[Linked Image]


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger w/ 6.1L/A518/9"
1968 Charger Bomber 440/4spd
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Advertisement
Moparts Newest Topics
blower resister??
by rhad. 07/23/19 11:26 PM
0.020" under SB connecting rod bearing - suggestions?
by Diplomat360. 07/23/19 10:07 PM
Fired up the new 512 build
by HDNMOPERS. 07/23/19 08:52 PM
Bell Housing Issues? HELP!!!
by Black 69 Beeper. 07/23/19 08:29 PM
Speaking of morons
by 3hundred. 07/23/19 07:19 PM
WOW, it only took 2-1/2 months - ATI
by Superfreak. 07/23/19 07:05 PM
Moparts Recent Posts
1970 charger 318 - 22k miles
by RoadRunnerLuva. 07/24/19 01:57 AM
Best place in US to start over...?
by srt. 07/24/19 01:49 AM
1971 Gran Coupe - 21k miles
by RoadRunnerLuva. 07/24/19 01:43 AM
'68 Coronet 500
by RoadRunnerLuva. 07/24/19 01:28 AM
70-74 cuda dogleg
by MoparMike1974. 07/24/19 01:13 AM

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1