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I finally bred a charmander with perfect IVs in everything except special attack. He looks something like this:

Charizard @ Charizardite X
Adamant Nature
Dragon Claw
Fire Punch
Sunny Day/Earthquake
Swords Dance

I know the traditional sweeper stats would mean ev training in speed and attack. I was thinking of going a non traditional route and ev training HP and Special Defense to make charizard a bulkier monster. Keep in mind I plan on using him as mega charizard X and taking advantage of stab, adamant, tough claws, swords dance and high base attack to still be a damaging fiend.

Is this idea even remotely viable or will he get ripped to shreds without speed and not be strong enough without attack?

Thanks in advance.

the idea isn't very viable, ZardX needs speed EVs to not get ruined by Lando, Terrakion, Metagross...that's of course, if you want it to be a sweeper. A  wallbreaker, on the other hand, might be a little more viable. A fire type not weak to water and with bulk means it could switch into scalds easier and set up on the likes of Slowbro, utility starmie etc.
If you want it to be bulky, teach it roost.

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This is just what I would do, but with that set I would give it 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 of any defensive stat. That's what I would use, only because the set you are running seems to be an offensive sweeper. Moves like Roost or recovery moves can be run and then run more defensive EVs if you so choose.