1972 Road Runner/GTX restoration

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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by 1972RM23 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:13 pm

SWEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72' Road Runner/GTX

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:42 pm

Finally home from the body shop, now I can put it back together.
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by landon1 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:29 pm

does GA4 have a bit of a blue tint to it, or is it just the lighting? either way, phenomenal :beer:

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Re: Continuing progress on the 72' Road Runner/GTX

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:03 pm

After grilling my paint guy a little more about the color, turns out according to DuPont, the "modern equivalent" for the original 72' GA4 is a 98' Mitsubishi color (T52 Sydney Blue Effect). There are times it looks blue, other times I can see a slight green tint, and every so often it does look grey especially after dark. I'm not yet convinced it's a perfect match to the original color I remember. It does match well with the old paint chips for 72' I have however. Either way I am very pleased with the end result.
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by landon1 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:54 pm

indeeed - my car is supposed to be Intense Blue Pearl (common on late 90s Dodge Rams, Dakotas, etc. but if I park next to one, it's not at all alike...

i think anyone would be pretty jealous, regardless :beer:

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Re: Continuing progress on the 72' Road Runner/GTX

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:01 am

The installation of the air grabber parts today marks the completion of the body\paint portion of this restoration. With a just few details left on the interior the car is pretty much done. Now if it would only stop raining here, I could go drive it.
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by ajcpaperboy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:13 am

Your car looks GREAT, I wish I was working as fast as you are.
Your pictures of the Air Grabber are going to be very helpful
when I get to that point. Thanks
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by DixieSatellite » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:29 am

Your car is pure class - beautifully planned and executed. :beer:

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Re: Continuing progress on the 72' Road Runner/GTX

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:24 pm

Was able to get the car out of the garage today and get some decent pictures.
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by moparmike » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:36 pm

Great Job it is pure Mopar class. It has been a pleasure to watch your restoration from start to finish.
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Re: Continuing progress on the 72’ Road Runner/GTX

Post by bandman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:15 pm

Wow, your car is breathtaking. Congratulations!!!!!

If I could ask one question.........What size screw did you use to mount the actuator bracket mount to the hood for the air grabber? I have been pondering that question for my car the entire winter.

Great car,

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Re: Continuing progress on the 72' Road Runner/GTX

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:14 am

Screw size is 10-24x ¾" captured washer. If memory serves me correctly, the factory A/G hoods had a nut plate affixed to the inside of the hood brace, the bracket mounted to that and allowed for quite a bit of position adjustment. The Satellite flat hood I used had all the holes punched but no nut plate so I created my own nut plate for this propose, unfortunately I don't have a picture of it. Basically four 10-24 square nuts welded to a sheet plate formed to conform to the backside of the brace.
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I do appreciate all the complements received for this project over the last couple of years, thanks much all. I installed the door panels on the car tonight and basically there is not much left to do except clean up the body shop dust and go dive it. I am finding it hard to believe it's finally done.
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I want to acknowledge the contribution of every author of every post I have read here on the nest over the last few years. A great deal of the knowledge learned here found its way into this project at some level. Although this project may be a wrap, I'm not going anywhere; I still have enough parts left over to someday put one of my Sats back on the road as a pretty cool daily driver.
Thanks again all,
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by sogtx » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:53 am

ugghh..

thats awesome ..
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:06 pm

Another day in Seattle without rain in the forecast, so I drove the car into town today.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by Eric » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:23 pm

That is one sharp car!!!
AKA Butterscotch71....the road runner nest is out to win you over this year!Image

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