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EdwardB

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Hi everybody, I wanted to introduce myself. I'm a new member who just agreed to buy a 68 Roadrunner. Don't have it yet as it's a bit complicated because of probate. I hate the term "barn find" as it's overused and sometimes far from the truth. A friend lost a family member and when a storage facility was opened inside was a 70 Cuda AAR 340 six pack complete with 4 speed and a 68 roadrunner 4 speed with 2 engines and 2 trannies (one an 18 spline) laying on the floor. The RoadRunner also has a Dana 60 with a 4.10 gear. The original 383 and a 440 with a date code indicating '69 manufacture that I can't wait dissect. I recently finished a resto on a '72 Hurst/Olds that took 17 years. I know, embarassing to admit but y'all know what a job and 3 kids will do to ya. Anyway, I'm retired now and will be working on this RoadRunner and looking forward to meeting folks on this site.

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Russ69Runner

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Welcome aboard. Looks like you have your work cut out for you. Yes, it does take a while to restore a car. Even retired it takes more time than you think it will. It, dose depend on how much the project requires. Wish you the best and keep us up on the build. :welcome::beep:
 

ACME A12

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Welcome aboard. Looking forward to following your project as it progresses.
 

Rapid Transit

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From what you wrote, it seems like the family did not know what was inside the storage unit.
Was that the case?

All things being equal other that market value, I'll take the RR over the E body.
It took me 7 years on my last build when working when full time along with house maintenance chores, etc.
Moving along in retirement on the next one and questioning my own judgment about it.
 

69hemibeep

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Welcome aboard. Looking at the paint scheme and air cleaner is that by chance an AAR Cuda?
 

EdwardB

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Yup it's an AAR in really good shape. Good enough that the guy who is getting it wants to just get it roadworthy. No restoration at this time
 

MoparDan

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Hi everybody, I wanted to introduce myself. I'm a new member who just agreed to buy a 68 Roadrunner. Don't have it yet as it's a bit complicated because of probate. I hate the term "barn find" as it's overused and sometimes far from the truth. A friend lost a family member and when a storage facility was opened inside was a 70 Cuda AAR 340 six pack complete with 4 speed and a 68 roadrunner 4 speed with 2 engines and 2 trannies (one an 18 spline) laying on the floor. The RoadRunner also has a Dana 60 with a 4.10 gear. The original 383 and a 440 with a date code indicating '69 manufacture that I can't wait dissect. I recently finished a resto on a '72 Hurst/Olds that took 17 years. I know, embarassing to admit but y'all know what a job and 3 kids will do to ya. Anyway, I'm retired now and will be working on this RoadRunner and looking forward to meeting folks on this site.

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Welcome from Virginia.
 

EdwardB

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From what you wrote, it seems like the family did not know what was inside the storage unit.
Was that the case?

All things being equal other that market value, I'll take the RR over the E body.
It took me 7 years on my last build when working when full time along with house maintenance chores, etc.
Moving along in retirement on the next one and questioning my own judgment about it.
Seems that way. The guy was never married and alcohol was his downfall apparently. His siblings were left with a terrible mess and more healthcare bills than the proceeds from the sale of the 2 cars will cover. I think the guy loved these cars more than he loved himself. Which we can all relate to in some ways I imagine.
 
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