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  • JERICOGTX
    started a topic 68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

    68 Road Runner "The Motovator"

    Sometime around 1988-9 my Dad traded a set of wheels and tires for a old worn out and beat up 68 Road Runner to use as a family parts car. The car had some letting on the doors and was called "The Motovator". I was 14 years old at the time and wanted to fix that car up but my Dad said no, it's too far gone. It had been hit on the driver side and was missing a fender, hood and front bumper. The inner fenders were cut for fender well headers and someone hacked the tunnel to install a 4 speed. One of the first things I did was take off the fender tag and kept in my dresser drawer for safe keeping. The car only had 2 options when it left the factory. Automatic trans and a 3.55 sure grip rear. Those options meant it then came with a 26 inch radiator.

    Anyway the old "Motovator" was picked clean of every last part imaginable. Some stuff went in my Dad's 69 Super Bee, my brothers '69 Charger, and my first car that I still have today a '69 GTX. It was nothing more than a stripped carcass of it's former glory, sitting on my Grandparents farm.

    Fast forward to 2006. The bug to work on another project bit me. I looked around, but even rusted hulks were way out of my price range. While visiting my Grandparents, I made my way to do my usual routine and pay my respect to the once mighty "Motovator". While looking at the stripped shell all I could think of "how bad could it be?" I found my next project!

  • Deaf Bob
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    Slow progress is better than no progress.
    Looking sweet!

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  • JERICOGTX
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    Progress is slow, but I have the engine, and transmission in the car now.

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  • moparjim71
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    Great looking car, nice progress!

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  • DanStokes
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    Starting to look like a Road Runner! Glad you went with the '68 door stickers - lots of folks like the '69/'70 ones better and go with them on a '68. In other words, thouse were the ones on my '68 so I like 'em there.

    Dan

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  • cstmwgn
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    Man - that is looking sharp!

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  • JERICOGTX
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  • JERICOGTX
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    Haven't updated this in a while. Been very busy. Car is painted, buffed, and I've started reassembly.

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  • langleylad
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    Very cool build , I like your style ...

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  • DanStokes
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    Dang Dude - you don't need no stinkin' spray booth. That looks GREAT! I built a tent out of plastic sheeting in my shop to keep the dust off of everything else in the shop (and vise-versa) and had at it when I sprayed Mutt. I put a row of cheap box fans blowing out under the big door and furnace filters in the windows for fresh air supply. Not like a booth but not bad. Of course, if I had access to a booth I'd take it!

    Dan

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  • JERICOGTX
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    The bottom of the car, and engine bay are painted. I'm more than happy with the results, as I just painted everything in my garage. Now the car is ready for the spray booth, and paint. Sure has been fun seeing everything come together finally.

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  • DanStokes
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    Coming along! And it looks great.


    Dan

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  • JERICOGTX
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    Been really busy on the car lately. Pretty much every spare moment, is spent working on the car. Got the floors painted, dash installed, and almost finished with the roll cage.

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  • JERICOGTX
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    Some color

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  • JERICOGTX
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    Just some block sanding lately...

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