Customer Restification - 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

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I will be detailing the restoration of a customer's 1969 Road Runner here.

To start off, I am calling this car a restification because it will be 1/2 restoration and 1/2 custom modification.  The car is an original 383 4-speed Road Runner.  The numbers matching engine is being rebuilt by a local machine shop and is getting .030 flat top pistons, a nice Comp Cams XE275 cam, and a set of Edelbrock aluminum heads.  Desktop dyno puts it at 515hp at the crank!  Other plans include full media blasting before any body work. Then, the plan is to paint her 1969 Q5 Seafoam Turquoise Poly and install a white interior.  Additional plans are for some nice aftermarket wheels which will show off a 4-wheel disc brake setup.

 Car will be here later this week and I will start thrashing on her right away, so check back frequently Cool

 10-6-11 - Car arrived this afternoon at about 4:30.  She's going to be a challenge but I am sure I am up to it.

Day Zero - let the madness begin!

Before any work. Engine and trans were already pulled by Kurt's European Auto Service and sent out to be rebuilt

Diggin' those '80's wheel flares :)

Starting to deconstruct :) October 12th, 2011

Started to really tear into it - October 19, 2011

Looks like the original color was EB3 Ice Blue Ploy. Alsso found evidence of a blue interior - headliner and dash were both blue at one point

October 21st - removed remnants of trunk floors and decided it needs new rear frame rails and leaf spring mounts

October 22nd - removed front suspension and other misc items from engine compartment

Car went to Media/Soda blasters tonight. Due back Saturday

Picked up a few parts from Blast Masters today, 10/27. Dang they look great!

Hit th parts with some Dupont Self-Etching Primer. Nasty smelling stuff but it gets the job done.

10/28 Removed everything from dash and started to strip the yellow paint. Had to weld up a bunch of holes from various "accesories" added throughout the preceding 42 years...

10/29 Primered and almost ready for paint.

Next up - attack the K-Frame. Didn't like the way some of the welds looked so I redid them.