FOR SALE Project: RM23 1969 Road Runner

Road Runners (and other Mopars) For Sale

  1. CompSyn

    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    Project Car needing restored: A genuine RM23 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. Numbers matching 383HP. Original 727. Serious inquiries feel free to ask for additional info/pics. Located at Lewiston Idaho 83501. Asking $12,000

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    F5 Limelight Metallic paint, White Vinyl Top, White pin stripes and White Bucket seat interior ***Wheels/tires shown NOT included***
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    From the red 383 pie pan on top of the original air cleaner to the 402 oil pan, this 383 Road Runner engine is complete. 4%20Complete_zpsi934auap.jpg

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    P/N 2892093 Heavy Duty 727 Automatic
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    dmartin Well-Known Member

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    Great possibility of a cheap restoration cost how much rust under the green paint and does it run always a gamble good luck
     
  3. CompSyn

    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    Well, I've come to my better senses. I'm keeping the Road Runner. It's no longer for sale. I'd remove this ad if I could but apparently there is no way for me to do that.
     
  4. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    I've wondered where you've been, glad you've decided to keep the runner. It looks pretty good as is, and with the sweetest looking wheels ever. pop in once inna while!
     
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    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dave. I just get a little discouraged with the scope of my project sometimes and how molasses sloooow things go a lot of the time. And I'm not getting any younger. It's really a love/hate relationship with this car, but ultimately I know it would be a big mistake if I sold it.

    There has been some progress, here: Dash removal tips?

    And also, my 053 radiator is at Glen Ray as we speak.

    So. Inch-by-inch
     
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  6. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    I feel your pain my Green Brother....this beast of mine was supposed to have been painted and done in 2012...my buddy that was doing the work got diagnosed with COPD,couldn't spray it and along with some other bad bodyshop experiences over the years just took the wind outta my sails....but, it's together, and I can drive it
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    Let me know when you get the urge to sell again. I live in Washington and can be there and pick it up in about 6 hours!
     
  8. CompSyn

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    FOR SALE... again. That's right, once again I'm kicking around the idea of selling my 69 Roadrunner in the original post here. PM me for details.
     
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    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Roadrunner. Hard to believe! Fifty years old. Getting harder and harder to find a Roadrunner that is numbers matching and as original as this one for a good starting point for a restoration.

    Updates: I've been working on the Roadrunner since the the pictures in the original post. Below, I'll post some updated pictures. Here is some additional information...

    It is a rolling chassis at this point with all the original nuts/bolts/other items bag/tagged and in boxes. I am very meticulous to keep everything organized as I wanted to do a correct restoration right down to every nut and bolt. Have a ton of pictures too.

    Rust wise, I’d say very minimal. I believe the car spent most of it’s life in the Pacific Northwest. But it will need all the typical lower quarter patch panels and trunk pan and some floor pans, perhaps a passenger side full quarter panel replaced. Also some rust found under the vinyl roof needs fixed. But no major frame rust that I can identify. I have an extra roof section from another car, extra driver side door and some extra fenders and bumpers available with the car as well.

    Also, over the years, I have acquired quite a few NOS/vintage OEM parts that can go with the car.

    I am preparing to reinstall the front suspension, engine, transmission, dash and seats so that all the major factory original items are bolted down to the car and it can be rolled onto a car transport and shipped anywhere in the US. I posted it for sale here in the forum first but will be readying the car for eBay shortly. Now for those pics...

    Whole interior has been sand blasted and sprayed with Martin Senour Rust Proof M/D coatings...
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    I've had a local body shop install an AMD lower radiator core support and inner fender...
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    Below is a picture of the Roadrunner as it sits today, as I type this...
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    CompSyn Well-Known Member

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    Here are pictures from the original post once again with some additional of the interior...

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    Factory dual exhaust with chrome tips. One of the tips was damaged...

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    F5 Limelight Metallic paint, White Vinyl Top, White pin stripes and White Bucket seat interior ***Wheels/tires shown NOT included***
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    From the red 383 pie pan on top of the original air cleaner to the 402 oil pan, this 383 Road Runner engine is complete. The 22" inch 053 Big Block radiator has since been re-cored and correctly date coded by Glen-Ray radiators and is now a 3-core.
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    P/N 2892093 Heavy Duty 727 Automatic
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  11. Russ69Runner

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    You have gone this far might as well finish the car. Frustrated is not quite the word when restoring these car's. Rustrated is more the word I had for a long time. Now things do move slow when painting things and rust proofing. I feel your pain but it would be worth it in the end. Hope you decide to keep it and make it like new. :thumbsup2:
     
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    I agree with the above post....lots of frustrations and such, but worth it in the end. Hope you keep it and work on it steadily.
    Most of us been there and done that ,but there's no better feeling of driving a beautiful restored machine according to your specs, not everybody elses. Enjoy it, they dont make em anymore...
    HotRod20 :)
     
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    I didn't think mine would ever get done. It took 7-years. In fact still tweaking. Probably will always be something.
     
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  14. CompSyn

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    I finished a 1968 Charger R/T clone restoration in 1999. It was a great car but shortly after completion, I lost interest in it. Didn't like driving it much. Was always worrying about something happening to it. I sold it in 2001. In 2002, I found this Roadrunner and bought it. For the last 17 years I used most of my spending money buying parts, I've layed awake nights trouble shooting various restoration challenges to overcome, namely body work. Times have changed since twenty years ago. To find a shop or indevedual who is willing and can legitimately perform restoration level body work isn't as easy as it used to be. Unless one is skilled enough to do their own body work, I'm not, be prepared to spend big money.

    So now, I'm 41 years old. I have a Roadrunner torn down to the frame and in boxes. There's not many places I can turn where I'm not tripping or stepping around a Roadrunner part. All this while I raise a family of five on a modest single earner income. My father who was in a similar boat has finally got his car project to a level of competition where he can drive it after it sitting idle for 30-years. He turns 69 this year. So l think that at the rate I'm going, my reality will be similar to my father's. Meanwhile, I drive around and see numerous modern performance cars driving around and think to myself, for half the cost of a restoration, I could buy a car that has shiny paint, gets 26 mpg, has A/C, and can run mid 12s in the quarter. Yeah, I know, not a classic Roadrunner. What a conundrum I'm in...
     
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    Is there a high school nearby that has an auto tech program. I have seen some really good work from some schools at the autorama in detroit
     
  16. Basketcase

    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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    and that's why I drove mine in primer for over years. When the friend that was doing the bodywork got diagnosed with copd and couldn't finish it, I said screw it and put it back together and had fun with it. Plus, the car I lost before this one when my garage burned down, I realized that if I had waited till it was finished to drive it, I would have lost a lot of fun times with it. I never wanted a car too nice, take too much time to clean up. I know of a lot of cars....done cars, around me that haven't been out of the garage THIS CENTURY because of similar reasons. Life will screw with us. And we only have so many heartbeats.
     
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    I’m going to regret this, but well said Dave.
     
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    Basketcase Keeper of the Green

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  19. Russ69Runner

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    41 man I wish I could see that age again. At that age I would be able to work late night's and all day. Now if I get 8 hours in on the car at 65 years of age I am doing good. Hear now that summer has arrived can only work till about noon then come back at about 4 PM and knock off at about dark. I hurt every where but force my self to work on the car. Hope you decide to keep the car. Maybe need to go to a car show where they have restored runners and other mopars to get a renewed vigor in working on the car. Yes I also was up at night trying to think of how the car went together and how to fix problems. With out using Bond O every where. But you will use some body fillers in various places it is just what you have to do. Good luck hope you will decide to finish the project. Just take it one part at a time and that helps relive the pain of looking at all the things you have left to do to finish the project. :thumbsup2:
     
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    I totally understand where you are coming from. I spent the last 20 years with this monkey on my back. I finally finished it and I feel kinda dumb for how quick I finished it after I really committed to finishing it, 10 months total. We did everything ourselves except spray the paint. Maybe just do all the mechanical and put it back to gather with new interior and drive it like a rental?

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