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  1. Tom Bradley

    Tom Bradley Member

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    Cheater Slicks here in Michigan
     
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  2. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    It's a sign...better slap some F8 on that beast
     
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  3. ricks_RR

    ricks_RR Well-Known Member

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    welcome from N.H.
     
  4. Danomt

    Danomt Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Montana :welcome::moparsmiley:
     
  5. moparchris

    moparchris Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from SoCal. What a car and what a story. My parents had a 383 car and I tried to buy it off them when I was 12 (paper route money paid in full) but they said it was "too much car for a 16 year old". So they sold it to someone else.
     
  6. jww69rrpost

    jww69rrpost New Member

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    Nice Road Runner. My favorite color (F8). I originally purchased a new Road Runner in 1969... an ivy green post car with a 383 and 4-speed. Sold it when the gas crisis hit California in 1971. After building several street rods along the way, I've always thought about the Road Runner. Sold my 33 Tudor in 2015 and purchased a 69 Road Runner from a guy in Kansas. All I really cared about was getting a post car with plans to go through everything. The car arrived here looking pretty good in all (B5) blue with a 727, but at least it was a post car. Just now coming down the home stretch in what will end up being a 4 1/2 year process... everything that can be done has been done! Peeled away the blue, to orange, back to blue and finally hitting ivy green... was both a shock and pleasant surprise. Every inch of the car has been taken down to bear metal with a lot of body work being performed including replacing the passenger side front fender. Won't go into too much detail hear... way too much has been done. It is currently in the interior phase then home for small weekend projects (because they are never actually done)... but will be for all practical purposes done, and will look fantastic. The entire interior (less the headliner and sun visors) is all black Italian leather over the original bucket seats and original backseat. My goal has been from day-one to maintain the integrity and look of the car and not do anything stupid to it... turns out that is a lot harder than just going all out modern. I love the look of the 69 Road Runner and especially love the look of an ivy green Road Runner. A little later this year I will post photos of the completed project... to do it justice, I will also attempt to do a writeup on the build process. Looking at photos of your car, you have a really nice Road Runner!!! Very rare to see an ivy green post car with a 440 6-barral

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  7. RonLiv

    RonLiv Well-Known Member

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    Nice car, welcome. This is a great group, always helpful.
     
  8. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Would like to see the project pic's. Yes I takes a while to do one so I am finding out. Going into two and a half years with this runner. Finding missing parts or rusted out ones has been fun. Hope you get to enjoy driving that runner. :thumbsup:
     
  9. oscar holland

    oscar holland Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from the netherlands super nice car!!!
     
  10. jww69rrpost

    jww69rrpost New Member

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    The guy that painted the Road Runner is also from the Netherlands. Apparently that is where he learned his trade before coming to the US. For some unknown reason he has gone missing... off the grid as the saying goes. My Road Runner was in need of a whole lot of attention including stripping all the paint and poor body work down to bare metal and going from there. Now it looks better than brand new.
     
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  11. oscar holland

    oscar holland Well-Known Member

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    Oke so Some dutch in here as well
    Looks great tour car mine is now ready for paint still fighting about the color
     
  12. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    Where waiting to see what you decide to paint the car. Oscar Holland. Think it is your car and make a statement in the color of your choice. Good luck. I almost went with b 7 blue but liked the b5. Added my own touch to it with the flake in the clear. Latter.
     
  13. Rich B

    Rich B Member

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    Yes, the ivy green was (is) a great color. Had mine redone in light green metallic for the second time without the hood blackout. Always maintained the oval tips (ā€˜69) as that was a must. Had the ā€œLā€ bracket that connected to the rubber bumper mount break. Was able to fix with 2 plated carriage bolts, drilled bracket and bell tip- resecured, nobody could tell and it looked good.
     
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  14. Mark Frey

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    Welcome nice wheels
     

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