1972 Road Runner/GTX restoration

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1972 Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:15 pm

This is what my car looked like when purchased in January 2006.
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Back from media blasting.
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Post by 71440 gtx » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:42 pm

:) :beer: wow
71 gtx 440 4speed air grabber blue on blue with white vinyl roofOption cassette player


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Post by rr6pak » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:20 pm

Looking good...Did you transport the car to the body shop on the rotissere?

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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:27 pm

The body shell was transported mounted up on the rotisserie. Rig was flat bedded from my place to the media blasters a few weeks ago. Flat bedded again yesterday to my body guy's shop where some sheet metal and paint work will take place. I hoping to get it home in about a month or so, another flat bed trip, ready for drive train and suspension components. When it returns to the body shop for final paint it should be on its own wheels and under its own power.
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Post by 6o4o » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:42 am

looks great! I wish my 72 RR GTX was that far! What do you mean with media blasting, sand or plastic?
72 RR GTX, No. matching 440, 68 727, body TX9, B5 interior, got doorsticker, but no buildsheet
72 Satellite 318-Auto, all No.matching, with buildsheet

Both cars tasting now swiss cheese ;)

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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:16 pm

Plastic was used mostly to remove paint and fillers. I'm told plastic won't warp thin metal. Garnet (sand like mineral without the nasty free silica issues) was used to remove the rust left behind by plastic.
Here's a link to my media blaster's website, has more detailed info.
http://www.ablasterscorp.com/
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Post by 6o4o » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:59 pm

ah ok.. I also wanted to use plastic but this doesn't remove all the rusty spots.. it doesn't even remove the surface rust, surface rust keeps brown after plastic blasting! The guy here quit now, I think it was the only one in the country? He got sick from the Formaldehyd in the plastic he said... who knows... now I will see where I can blast that car, no way I am going to do this by hand! I wish it also would look like yours!
72 RR GTX, No. matching 440, 68 727, body TX9, B5 interior, got doorsticker, but no buildsheet
72 Satellite 318-Auto, all No.matching, with buildsheet

Both cars tasting now swiss cheese ;)

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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:31 pm

Epoxy Primer
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Post by rr6pak » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:38 pm

Looking good 72...I'll get mine to the shop when i can..Your car is, along with everyone else, an inspiration.

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Post by gionni » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:21 am

WOW! looks very good man!!!! :shock:
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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:55 am

Sealed and ready for a fresh coat of GA4
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Post by general » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:06 pm

First let me say, wow it looks good
Second, can you confirm if its a console car, which would have a different hump. I'm just starting mine, its 4 spd bench seat car and the prior owner made a mess of the hump area. I'm trying to figure out what it should look like.
Thanks Norm

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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:53 pm

This was originally a bucket seat automatic console car. It's my understanding that the front seat configuration determined which hump/shifter location was used for the manual transmission cars, not so much if there was a console or not. The hump used here came with the Keisler 5-speed conversion kit and is a bucket seat version, it is a pretty commonly available reproduction, E-bodies use this same hump. The discerning eye will notice a mod to hump installation that is required to provide additional clearance for the Tremec TKO-600 trans. The top of this trans is little more squared off than the 833, needing a some more room on the passenger side floor forward of the cross-member. The console brackets can be seen in some of these shots and with some slight trimming of the lower edge of the console, this change in floor contour should be barely noticeable. Thanks all, for the encouraging comments, Doug
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Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:59 am

Waiting for a lift home from the body shop
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Post by AZ-Nick » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:07 pm

that will be too pretty to drive when it is completed, Nice, real Nice....
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