1972 Road Runner/GTX restoration

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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by anthony » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:28 pm

dude what a beautiful car!
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by RS23-71 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:46 pm

One damn beautiful car. I always liked the '71-'72 in that color... one of my favs.
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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:51 am

Restoration wise, for this car, rebuilding the front bucket seats marks the absolute last step. After reconditioning the frames, replacing the foam and installing replacement Legendary covers they look and feel new again.
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First nice day of spring here.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by BuckNeccid » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:13 am

You just reminded me again of the quality difference between Legendary kits and the one's I got from PGI... now I want to cry :cry:

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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by dragman440 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:13 am

I still need to find a set of buckets.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by landon1 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:18 pm

They are making foam for our seats now? The last time I looked, there was some for E-bodies, but didn't think that would work. Great news if they do!

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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:17 pm

I picked up a seat foam set from PG Classic's ebay site a while back. Overall very close to the original, seat bottoms lacked the spring matting and wires that were molded into the originals, pretty easy to recreate a replacement with some burlap and piano wires pulled from one of the left over Satellite back beats.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 1971SSP » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:59 am

it looks GREAT!!! I love that color :D
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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Sun May 17, 2009 10:34 pm

Another picture postcard day here on Puget Sound.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by ct71rr » Mon May 18, 2009 12:43 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!!

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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:50 pm

Some pictures from this past weekend, Edmonds Classic Car Show, Edmonds, WA. Weather was great, 300+ cars however only a handful of classic Mopars.
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Found this short YouTube video someone shot of some of the show participants arriving.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by steved » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:00 pm

Is it me or is the stance on your car just PERFECT. can you give me a centerline of the wheel arch to the ground measurement front and back?

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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:13 pm

25 ½" dead on, all four corners. Last measurements were taken when front ride height was set prior the initial alignment. At that time, sill to ground was something like 7 1/4" rear and 7" front as I recall. The car was not yet complete and short rear seats and some interior trim, likely a couple hundred pounds lighter. I couldn't be happier with the cars stance, have heard some crappy things about those Mopar Performance HD leaf springs.
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Re: 72’ Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by NOrrTH » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:06 pm

Your fairly close to me. If you are ever interested in making it to Vancouver Island for any of the car shows we have here, hit me up, i'd love to drool over your car and pic your brain :beer:
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Re: 72' Road Runner/GTX restoration

Post by 72RoadRunnerGTX » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:41 pm

Nanaimo! I don't know about driving the RR up there for a car show but would love to get back up there sometime soon to dive the HMCS SASKATCHEWAN again. Better yet, drive up to Barkley Sound to dive the wreck of the VANLENE again, with it's cargo of 300 72' Dodge Colts.
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