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Offline redo1973

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #135 on: February 04, 2020 - 07:43:17 PM »
Cool suspension option.




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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #136 on: February 04, 2020 - 09:08:22 PM »
We will see how it works out. The UCAs seemed to be well made but the ball joints are a bit unknown. I asked the vendor what they were for and they had no idea, so I will take them apart and then see what they look like. I am hoping that they are actually the right joints (as in for a 70 B body); if so will replace them with Moog units.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #137 on: February 13, 2020 - 11:42:37 PM »
Its been awhile and while i have not worked on the RR, I have gotten other things done. I finished putting the digital readout (DRO) on my lathe and got my machine shop sorted. I worked on a 14 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner for a friend of my wife; had to do the brakes, put not headlight bulbs in and had to wire in some driving lights.

I also began work on the 69 Plymouth wagon. I decided to do the EFI conversion first after getting the 3rd member out of the rearend (which I am replacing with a 3.91 Suregrip. Without the 3rd member it provided a lot of room. I removed the gas tank (not an easy chore especially since it contained 13 gallons of fuel). So I got it out and discovered that the where it mounts in the rear was all rotted out, so... now I have to fix that and since no one repops anything for this wagon, I have to make it. Fortunately I have pretty much any tool I might need outside a power hammer. Problem is that that the panel is too large to hold and bead roll the reinforcement ribs, so now I am making a table for my bead roller...

Here are some pictures of the rot and my bead roller project.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #138 on: February 14, 2020 - 04:30:17 AM »
Nice bead roller!  Do you have details of it posted anywhere (All MetalShaping, Metal Meet, ...)?

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #139 on: February 14, 2020 - 12:04:50 PM »
No I don't, it is a heavy modified Harbor Freight unit. I use it quite a bit but this current project requires the table so thats what I am building..  :bigsmile:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2020 - 10:32:49 PM »
Finally finished bead roller table... came out pretty decent and it allowed me to use my English wheel after TIG welding two pieces of 18 gage together. I wish I had bought one of those years ago..

Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #141 on: February 22, 2020 - 07:45:11 PM »
Very cool on the tools. As soon as I finish the Falcon I will be getting a power hammer and english wheel.
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #142 on: February 22, 2020 - 07:46:41 PM »
excellent, great to have equipment
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #143 on: February 25, 2020 - 11:32:36 AM »
Thought I would provide a small update; I have not worked on the actual car is quite awhile but it hasn't stopped me from buying parts. Last weekend I order the pistol grip shifter handle and a new Hurst competition plus shifter as well as a mount for the shifter. I am going to be using the non-console shifter mainly because I do not intend to use the factory console and because the console versions are stupid expensive.

I disassembled my $89 upper tubular control arms; mainly just removed the ball joints. I had ordered a pair of Moog K772 upper ball joints for it and went about trying to install them into the UCAs. They required a small amount of clearancing around the bottom of the BJ to get into the UCA but I got them in. Now I just need to get this wagon done and gone and I will be good.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #144 on: February 27, 2020 - 11:33:22 PM »
Once again, not much to report on the Wagon or the RR... I suck... LOL just cannot get motivated. That said, I did take delivery of some parts, mainly the pistol grip and shifter, just love that PG...
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2020 - 09:47:32 PM »
Parts bought will get you through times of no money or time better than times of money and time and no parts available.

I seem to be doing the collecting of parts rather than installing on projects.

The parts buying is a big part of it too so that's actually like working on it.
67 440
72 413 / 727
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 420, 520 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2020 - 09:57:31 PM »
I agree with that wholeheartedly same as planning. 
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #147 on: March 01, 2020 - 09:24:53 PM »
So I finally got to building a replacement 3rd row seating floor/foot pan for the wagon, seems to be coming along.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #148 on: March 03, 2020 - 07:47:01 PM »
Looks good.  My new shop is getting close to completion. I'll have to investigate a bead roller also.

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Re: 70 Hemi Road Runner Street Monster build
« Reply #149 on: March 03, 2020 - 08:09:13 PM »
Thanks, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I discovered that AMD repops the trunk for this car. Turns out it is the same as the trunk of a 66-67 B body, so I had the owner order one. As much as I like doing metal work, it makes way more sense to get an entire trunk floor because there is a fair amount of rust in other spots I would have had to deal with, this will take care of it all in one swoop..
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)