Certain requests for description simply cannot be fulfilled, like if someone asked you to describe Picasso's Guernica or Gilliam's Brazil. There is only one appropriate answer to such entreaties, and that is: "You just gotta see it." That's where we are with the latest episode of Roadkill, wherein Messr's Freiburger and Finnegan dig out a 1968 Dodge Charger that Freiburger acquired in exchange for a set of cylinder heads, and intend to stuff it with the big-block motor from a long-bed, three-quarter ton Dodge pickup.

Only the pickup is too nice to tear apart, and the Charger needs a whole lot more lovin' – and parts – than initially expected. Enter, stage right, the Class A Dodge Pace Arrow motorhome with a 440 big-block purchased for $1,000, and a retired Plymouth Fury from a previous episode.

What ensues over the course of the 40-minute installment is more cuttin', yankin', leakin', stallin', hammerin' and smokin' action than you've seen in a long time, and some techniques that would have made even Cooter wonder, "I'm not sure if we should do that." By the end, though, the payoff is good enough to make you think about perusing AutoTrader for a '68 Charger just to see if maybe...

And still, we haven't properly described it, so have a watch of the video below.



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      nitrostreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's one of the best car shows out there right now, The 3 day RoadKill live broadcast was great, too, only available on YouTube right now.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      I enjoyed it... even if the whole muscle car thing has been beat to oblivion. It was a different take on a build that focused on something other than "stressing" to get a car built with a seemingly difficult time constraint. 3 days, 6 months... no worries! Good show.
      Xedicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this show; welcome to the reality of a restoration folks - it takes FOREVER. If you've been thinking about giving a restoration a shot - do it! It's one hell of a journey; costly, lengthy, lots of swearing, cuts, bruises, broken nuts and bolts, smells, occasional fires (sometimes the car, sometimes you), uses a ton of space (get shelves - lots of them), and you'll always need more tools (some you've never even heard of) but the achievement and the wonderful machine at the end - it is TOTALLY worth it! Also invest heavily in zip ties, masking tape, sharpie markers, and zip lock bags. LABEL EVERYTHING and keep nuts / bolts with their respective parts. It adds some time to the break down, but removes an enormous amount of time from the rebuild as you'll actually know what goes where with what hardware!
      manure
      • 1 Year Ago
      Roadkill reminds me of the guy's beard a little. Enjoy the show, just thought I would offer that.
        manure
        • 1 Year Ago
        @manure
        Aww now I feel bad! Just kidding dude, I like your beard and your show. merry christmas!
      thedriveatfive
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love road kill, best current automotive series.
      Hey Sarge
      • 1 Year Ago
      At the moment, it's been better then Top Gear UK has the last few seasons. Hell, Top Gear US has been better then TG UK has.
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hey Sarge
        The glory days for TG UK were 06-09~ Last episode I watched was somewhere in 2011 and the three of them all seemed like making that show was the last thing they wanted to be doing.
          Healthy Chap
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          TG is a spectacle. There was a time (current generation) where the content didn't feel rehearsed or faked in spite of the show they're actually putting on. TG is great when the interactions between the hosts feel genuine, same goes for the situations they're put in. Something about this has been lost over the last number of seasons and it's a shame, really. This is kinda what made roadkill interesting to me and I'm far from their target audience. At least, I suspect. I mean, I can't deal with Offroad's show because it doesn't feel genuine at all.
        thedriveatfive
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hey Sarge
        Yeah it kind of makes me sad because for its golden years topgear UK was just about the funniest show on TV. I still remember that indestructible toyota pickup, and the trip to south america, also that volcano where the vehicle caught on fire.
      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 1 Year Ago
      The things they do are kind of cool but the hosts are terrible. So douchey and boring.
        nitrostreet
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan Andrew Martin
        LOL, I think that's the difference between a car guy and a non car guy.....the non car guy just wants a flashy host and the car guy prefers someone who actually lives through their cars, like the editors of Hot Rod Magazine do (Freiburger & Finnegan)
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan Andrew Martin
        Those are the types who would prefer 'Pimp My Ride'.
          Ryan Andrew Martin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Clearly it's envy simply because these guys are about as exciting as listening to a washing machine drone.
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice project,wrong guys to do the show!
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is there any show on tv that doesn't focus on classic muscle... There's at 5-6 shows all focused on old American cars... Is like to see a show about cars we don't get here, or even something more modern.....
        Street King
        • 1 Year Ago
        @me
        There are a bunch of muscle car shows because they get huge ratings and are what people want to see. Muscle cars are the true automotive canvas and are like blue jeans and a white t-shirt - never going out of style, unlike the stupid ricer phase, mini trucks, 70's van craze that were all just flashes in the pan. Need proof? Guess what the most popular car magazine is with millions of subscribers...European car? LOL..no. Car and Driver? nada. Motor Trend? Nope. Hot Rod magazine.
          me
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Street King
          That's sad then... I hear you beating your chest and proud you seem to be of muscle cars, but the fact of the matter is... There is nothing wrong with variety. And it really shows how stagnate the American car culture is represented. How many times can you see a cuda being built from scratch.... I guess the answer is a lot. It's like dangling keys in front of a baby, doesn't take much to be entertained
          LoneWolf
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Street King
          @me: When I hear "classic muscle", Ramp trucks, Buick wagons, Dodge Vans, Monzas and Gremlins don't spring to my mind.
      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somebody please save this car from these numb nuts and restore it properly.
      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am utterly shocked that I didn't see one flat billed baseball cap in the four and a half minutes I was able to sit through.
      Steve Magnante
      • 1 Year Ago
      I loved it when David Freiburger - with the car stopped along the Freeway - noted a clunking left-front wheel balance weight on the Charger. He reacted to the problem with "It'll fall off soon..." and left it alone. I laughed until I got tears. Good stuff. -Steve Magnante
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