Greatest C-Body Project Vehicle Ever! (Possibly?)

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In the newest episode of Roadkill the boys drive a roots blown tbird to North Dakota to get possibly the greatest RK project ever ...maybe....possibly:confused::realcrazy::rofl: It is certainly the longest.
 
1971 Chrysler Newport airport car...oh the lengthosity of it!:wideyed:

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Wish RK would be...killed. Butchering old cars for humor is really not all that funny. Their skill set is more appropriate for stand up in a dive bar.
 
You need to lighten up a little. That car would sit in a junkyard and disintegrate but for this bit of fun.Is that better?:confused:
 
Road kill is a great show. It reinvigorates the car hobby. Don't be fooled by the stuff they slap together in an episode. Pretty much all the show contributors are highly skilled. The butchery on the show is typically on crap cars.
If you can't stand the thought of it don't think about the millions of cars that are rotting away in the dirt or being crushed daily.

Plus they had the first and last C body Roadrunner.
That was a car saved by Roadkill.
 
There always ARE different ways to look at that deal, or similar deals. Certainly, it could end up in a clump of trees out in the wilderness, deteriorating with time, lost to the world. Or somebody could buy and restore it as a bed-breakfast/resort use vehicle (which could be a much better outcome). We never know.

THEN, RK is shining a light on a little-known-about facet of Chrysler vehicle history, with the (suspected) Stageway conversion limos. At a time when 99% of the car hobby even knew about them, when all they'd ever seen were Cadillac and Lincoln limos back in that era. In reality, probably as "unknown" as the Olds Toronado "busses"?

Hopefully, it won't end up as an oversize drift vehicle!

Just some thoughts,
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These guys are working on trashed and neglected cars, pulling junk out of salvage yards, and driving sketchy beaters on big roadtrips. To me it seems honorable to be using and enjoying these vehicles that would otherwise NEVER be restored.
I've been searching the Motortrend website...I can't find this episode, do you have a link?
 
They and their staff may be "highly skilled" to some, I wouldn't let them tighten the lug nuts on a Suburu parts car. Have no particular fondness for old airport limos, if they're lost to history then oh well. It could donate lots of parts if too far gone. Their general schtick is to take something moderately rare and usually old, hop up / make drivable, then beat the snot out of it and/or destroy totally. Humorous like Bevis & Butthead unless you happen to be fond of or need parts for the old car subject. Haven't seen the C-body roadrunner that was "saved", sorry, not going to look it up.
 
These guys are working on trashed and neglected cars, pulling junk out of salvage yards, and driving sketchy beaters on big roadtrips. To me it seems honorable to be using and enjoying these vehicles that would otherwise NEVER be restored.
I've been searching the Motortrend website...I can't find this episode, do you have a link?


You have to be a subscriber.

https://www.motortrendondemand.com
 
And ive never seen so much Mopar content until these guys came around. Then junkyard gold came out and he shows a lot of fogotten Mopars. Even on Engine Masters and Roadkill Garage there is more Mopar content! I remember watching the powerblock when I was younger and it was always Chevies and Fords. Which is cool but I love seeing Mopars on tv even more! I loved the episode with the Wagon shootout. That 68 Wagon was pretty awesome!
 
Their general schtick is to take something moderately rare and usually old, hop up / make drivable, then beat the snot out of it and/or destroy totally.
Lighten up Francis, it's entertainment. The only vehicle I recall that could be deemed "moderately rare" would be General Mayhem. I believe it is still alive, just stashed away for a future rebirth.
 
And ive never seen so much Mopar content until these guys came around. Then junkyard gold came out and he shows a lot of fogotten Mopars. Even on Engine Masters and Roadkill Garage there is more Mopar content! I remember watching the powerblock when I was younger and it was always Chevies and Fords. Which is cool but I love seeing Mopars on tv even more! I loved the episode with the Wagon shootout. That 68 Wagon was pretty awesome!
Yah then they spilled the beans about my “private” parts yard in Maricopa... Lol!!!
 
Well I guess we can base our opinions on what we know or what we don't know.

For those that don't know. Freiburger acended to editor in chief of what was likely the largest special interest automotive publication in history. That being Hot Rod. Amongst others. He also mechanics on and pilot a land speed record car and has several records in his name.
He has always carried the mopar torch and still has his beatiful 70 Super Bee that he has had since the age of 16.
I have followed his work for 25 years.
I can remember being mad at how fast he was moving up. I had wanted to be a magazine contributor but did not have the literary criteria.
I can remember being pissed about it. I knew cars and the life style that came with them. I felt I knew enough words to write for car guys and probably still feel that way.
I also felt, I could do whatever Frieburger could do.
I no longer feel that way.

The show has put forth the mission statement of getting people interested in cars and doing something. Each shows ends with written words saying as much.
 
I've watched Roadkill from the beginning...The point is...

Work with what you got, and have a blast doing it! People spend years letting cars sit waiting for a proper resto and it never comes for some of them. ALOT of time and potential gets wasted.

These guys show you that it doesnt have to be perfect or great to go have fun and enjoy driving your current car or any car you buy.

They aren't dummies either. Freiburger and Dulcich are real mopar guys and have built some really nice stuff. They have been writing for Mopar Muscle and Hot Rod for years, and other magazines before that and they are in several shows on mototrend.

I like really nice survivor cars and perfect restos. But Scruffy/Ratty cars are more fun to drive in my opinion.

Both of these cars I got running and on the road in a somewhat roadkill fashion and it was a blast, by the end of the summer I had 2 reliable cars that got attention pretty much anywhere I went.
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I enjoy the show these guys put on
It’s brutally honest, intriguing and funny at the same time
I found myself routing for them when the project is failing and blowing stuff up trying to come out on top.
 
junkyard gold came out and he shows a lot of fogotten Mopars

That would be because he is a die-hard Mopar guy like all of us. I never seen his show before. I met him once at a show when he was there and had one of his A/FX cars that he built, the 1965 Rampage Dart. He is a really nice guy.
 
I've watched the show since episode 1, the only thing I don't like about it is Freiburger. By the end of each episode he's grating on my nerves. The premise of the show is great! But since motortrend has taken it over it's a bit over produced.

BTW Finnegan's garage is a great time suck too.

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Whether one likes a show or not is just an opinion, everyone has one. Arguing about it is just a pissing contest where no one wins. 95% of the TV channels have little interest to me including the car shows. The Freiburger guy comes across as a used car huckster to me but perhaps he's the most knowledgeable guy on the planet. One show I do kind of like is the junkyard one, reminds me of all the old time yards that used to be around here but are long gone.
 
That grille must be a rare factory option. :lol:

It has the same hole in it that mine has.
A previous owner broke out the vertical fins to run a block heater cord. They could have easily run the cord over top of the grille instead. :BangHead:

Even though I wouldn't want that car for anything other than some parts and then sell what I don't need, I've got to admit knowing what they are probably going to do to that car kind of bothers me too. Maybe that's because these Chryslers have been the favorite of the derby crowd for the last 35 or 40 years and so many of them have just been senselessly destroyed for entertainment. I blame the derbies for the fact that I can't find parts locally anymore, so I always have to order parts and pay as much, if not more, for shipping than what the parts cost.

I don't watch the show very often. I do remember reading a lot of articles by Freiburger over the years. I have nothing against him. I probably still have some of those magazines.
 
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