This awesome Roadrunner has been sitting in a barn since 1979! It is the newest addition to the Precision Restorations line up!
We are starting on our next restoration, a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. Today Bryan was working on disassembly. He has removed the front and rear bumpers for rechroming and the gas tank and radiator for restoration.
More disassembly on the Roadrunner. Today Bryan pulled out the engine and tranny and power washed the engine bay.
More progress for this muscle car. Bryan has the seats and carpet out and is working on the brakes.
Dropping the rear end of the Roadrunner for restoration.
Mike is stripping the Roadrunner down to bare metal.
The Roadrunner is stripped to bare metal and Mike is now working on making a patch panel for the rear lower quarter on the drivers side to repair the rusted area.
The quintessential barn find, this numbers-matching 1969 Plymouth Road Runner is a true survivor car, and it arrived at our shop after sitting in storage for 20 years. Equipped with the original 383 small-block and four-speed manual transmission, we are currently restoring this Mopar muscle car to showroom fresh condition. In addition to rebuilding the engine and transmission, the suspension, brakes and interior will be restored to factory correct condition as well. Once complete, this period correct Road Runner will impress even the most demanding Mopar purist.
Now that we have stripped the paint, patched in new metal where the major rust was and etched the vehicle, Mike can start body working the rough areas. We will smooth this vehicle out with multiple tools and techniques. Including hammer and dolly, stud pullers and waterproof filler. When completing a car restoration attention to detail is the most important theme to follow.
We love doing muscle car restorations. This one is a rare 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner with a 383 and a 4 speed. Our client has owned this car since it was new and him and wife drove it on a daily basis. Every restorations is unique. For some we are only restoring mechanical systems, or only restoring the interior or paint. For this restoration we are going the whole way.
The first step of this restoration is the body and and paint. For this Mike started out with complete disassembly of the vehicle. Removing all trim, bumpers, lights, glass, door, weatherstripping, etc. We do this to make sure that our client gets a very complete paint job and we miss no area. After that Mike stripped the paint off the vehicle and went to bare metal. This assures that there is no hidden rust in the vehicle that could pop up later. Once the vehicle was to bare metal Mike cut out any rusted areas and replaced it with good metal. After that we etched and sealed the vehicle. Finally we are using skim coats of fiberglass filler around the vehicle to smooth our repairs out.
We are also mechanically restoring this car. A rebuilt engine and transmission. Rewiring the vehicle. Installing new steering suspension and brakes. New fuel lines, brake lines, etc..
Once the vehicle is painting back to the original color, using our house brand of Spies Hecker paint we will install a fresh new interior and assemble the body.
Today we are at the stage of working on the final areas of smoothing out the body.
Dan is currently painting the trunk and then will prep the car for paint.