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by 71_bronze_gtx
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: 71 GTX
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: 71 GTX

Yes, GTXs were built with clocks or tachs. Could be had with either, not both. A/C was optional, not standard. Poke around this site to find publications about 1971 Plymouths that will give you info on what was standard equipment on a GTX or other models. http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/library....
by 71_bronze_gtx
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: '71 GTX ,GRILLE COLORS
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: '71 GTX ,GRILLE COLORS

Look at this for the black

https://www.classicindustries.com/produ ... 89185.html

The dark silver is more of a challenge. Might have to be custom mixed. I haven't found it yet ready made. I thought I had seen one called dark argent charcoal, but now can't find it.
by 71_bronze_gtx
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: 71 GTX Rocker Molding Attachment
Replies: 1
Views: 175

71 GTX Rocker Molding Attachment

Here I go again with the rocker molding questions. I'm very close to the point of wanting to put mine on. The body work is done, the car is painted. I'm about to start reassembly. (fodder for a separate post soon) Can anyone enlighten me on how these were attached at the factory? The moldings I foun...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Torsion Bars
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Torsion Bars

What is it you want to achieve? I'm pretty happy with mine. It rides better than my 2003 Grand Marquis. Doesn't dip that bad in a corner. However, I don't expect it to corner like a spots car. If yours have a lot of rough road miles, you may just need to replace them.
by 71_bronze_gtx
Thu May 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Help With 71-72 Hood Insert Attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Help With 71-72 Hood Insert Attachment

Thanks. I bought a second set of inserts from Tony's Parts. There was a rusted away remnant of one of those left. The nut was gone. First time buying from Tony's. Not happy with their honesty. The inserts were described as very nice condition on the finish side. They were not, One looked like somebo...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Wed May 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: Help With 71-72 Hood Insert Attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Help With 71-72 Hood Insert Attachment

Hey, all. I've been away from the nest for a few months - got used to it being down back in January or so. The good news is I'm nearing the end of my exterior restoration work. Just have to prime the marker bezels, the hood inserts and the mirrors, then yank the engine, scuff the engine compartment,...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: heater core/radiator questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2283

Re: heater core/radiator questions

I was a manufacturing engineer for one of the big 3 (the one with four letters) for 24 years, in the aluminum heater core and radiator department, so I have some knowledge of these systems. The Chrysler parts catalog does show different part numbers for A/C vs. non-A/C. It is possible, maybe even li...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Question and Answer
Topic: 71 Performance Hood Inserts
Replies: 0
Views: 702

71 Performance Hood Inserts

These things appear to have 5 total fasteners each. Closer to the hood centerline, looks like 3 studs - probably 10-24 thread - sticking thru the hood sheet metal with nuts and washers. The outer fasteners I can't make out. Looks like some kind of plastic nut with a slot thru it. But I can't see any...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why Was The Nest Down For A Few Days?
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Why Was The Nest Down For A Few Days?

Second time in a couple months. Can one of our admins shed some light on what's going on?
by 71_bronze_gtx
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 1971 SSP Project
Replies: 64
Views: 13009

Re: 1971 SSP Project

That looks like it's already been replaced. All those tack welds aren't factory. The original flange was spot welded. Here's mine as I was peeling it off the door jam one weld at a time. First used a cutoff wheel right on the corner to get the quarter skin out of the way. Then you can see all the we...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 1971 SSP Project
Replies: 64
Views: 13009

Re: 1971 SSP Project

This is what I'm struggling with - not that it matters now on the passenger side. But when I start on the other side........ See the attached pics - what I'm thinking is that the area I call "interior" boxed structure which is hidden by the quarter, is actually part of the rocker skin / outer rocker...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 1971 SSP Project
Replies: 64
Views: 13009

Re: 1971 SSP Project

to farmboy70: Wondering if you did anything with the outer rockers when you had the quarters off, and if you have any pix of the area under the B-pillar with the quarter and the rocker skin off the car. I butchered mine a bit cutting the rocker skin off, not knowing how that area was constructed. I'...
by 71_bronze_gtx
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My car resto
Replies: 13
Views: 3043

Re: My car resto

Paint is good for one at a time, but you can't do 20 or 30 all at once.
by 71_bronze_gtx
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My car resto
Replies: 13
Views: 3043

Re: My car resto

After you play with it a bit, you'll get the hang of it, whatever you use. I'm not sure how much picture posting the Nest can handle each month in terms of data "bandwidth". I posed that question to the administrators in a post a couple months ago, but got no answer. I have a gazillion pix of the wo...