The previously restored sheetmetal didn't need any remedial bodywork, but was treated to a new coat of PPG R4 bright red paint, along with a fiberglass hood.
With all the updates and chassis changes, what's it like to drive? "It actually rides pretty nice, and it rode nice with the stock suspension under it," Mike says. "It sits a lot lower than it originally sat. I've got 4 1/2 inches of clearance under the oil pan. It sits low, front and back."
As mentioned previously, Mike's got two other Mopar projects that'll be getting AlterKtions. "I've got a '69 Charger that we're doing a 6.1L Hemi conversion in," he says. "I'm not sure who I'm going to buy the engine from yet. I'm going to get one of those stroked motors." Also in the works in his San Luis Obispo shop is a '70 'Cuda that he's doing a similar new-Hemi-into-classic-Mopar conversion, with some different variations of the same stuff he's used on his other cars.
Fast Facts'69 Plymouth Road Runner CoupeMike and Diane BergantzSan Luis Obispo, CA