Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

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Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:02 pm

Has anyone done/seen any 71/74 RR/GTX/SAT that has had some type of body side quarter panel scoops installed. Just an idea that is floating around in my head...Don't hate me ! :rant: any pics ????
Whats your thought on this ? I'm by no way a purist. Thinking along the lines of "what the car might have looked like" as a plymouth design concept..something that "might have gone into production ! 8) Nothing that was just showcar/concept car strange/weird . Other mopars had body side scoops, and looked fine. Why not a 71/74 RR ???

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by Diriccatiticka » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:52 am

I'd have to see some examples, but I'd think by design they're passable.

When I bought my car I didn't have any external badging or stripes. The rear quarter on these things are huge... And when they're naked, they really look like something is missing (to me). I think if you did something subtle, like what the '71 Challengers had, it would look mighty cool!
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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rradar71 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:57 am

Couldn't figure out how to paste it, but search picture thread on here (71-74 roadrunner picture thread, page 4 a gray colored car,is really interesting looking.

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:57 am

Diriccatiticka wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:52 am
I'd have to see some examples, but I'd think by design they're passable.

When I bought my car I didn't have any external badging or stripes. The rear quarter on these things are huge... And when they're naked, they really look like something is missing (to me). I think if you did something subtle, like what the '71 Challengers had, it would look mighty cool!
Thats what I was thinking also. I would perfer using a chrysler part. But would not rule out a good looking aftermarket scoop. But would try to avoid a ford/chevy item.
Would also think about going with a rear spoiler instead of the "Go Wing". But would still want it to be a mopar item. Although I have seen some 71 RRs with a 69 camaro rear spoiler that looked pretty good.
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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:02 am

rradar71 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:57 am
Couldn't figure out how to paste it, but search picture thread on here (71-74 roadrunner picture thread, page 4 a gray colored car,is really interesting looking.
Looked at that gray car photo. Not quite what I was thinking of.Those look more like vents. And less like scoops. But you get the idea. Those 71 Challenger scoops might be a good choice.

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:16 pm

Anyone else got any opinions about any non stock body mods. That look like something that could have been offered as an factory option ? (not some fullrace hood scoop/ or pro mod wing/ or for that matter turning a 71-74 into a superbird.)

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by Eric » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:00 am

The gray car has quarter gills based on a set of 1968 Plymouth design studio photos I have. They were actually considering them for the production cars at that point (the whole car design is based on a couple different design studio mockups).
The same husband and wife team also built the orange 71 superbird also in that same photo thread (same page).
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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:07 am

Wow...They have some nice cars. And have no problem doing body mods. 8)

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rogerlee » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:54 am

nobody should hate u, its your car, do what makes u happy!, I think that would look pretty cool, I always wondered why the 73 or 74 didn't have some type of louvers on the doors or fenders, I know we got 2 huge ones on the hood, but was thinking more on the lines of the cuda gills,,(I know this is a bird, and not a fish lol), but buick years back used to have holes in the sides of their fenders and hoods and they sure aint no fish lol

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:50 am

Thanks for the positive input. A lot of people think it's a mortal sin, to change anything. I'm not talking about making mods that look foolish. Just something at might have been part of a special production model. Like a Road Runner RTS edition (Rapid Transit System). Who knows, that may have been a real idea...long ago.

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by Diriccatiticka » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Same boat here. I don't really like the idea of really cutting up my car, but for maximum performance and execution of it, I'm gonna have to do some surgery. So tasteful modifications are key. I wanna try to make it look like it came with that kinda stuff from the factory!
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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Diriccatiticka wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Same boat here. I don't really like the idea of really cutting up my car, but for maximum performance and execution of it, I'm gonna have to do some surgery. So tasteful modifications are key. I wanna try to make it look like it came with that kinda stuff from the factory!
Post pictures of your body mods...for inspiration 8)

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Post by Diriccatiticka » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:38 pm

I would, but you'd be sorely disappointed as...I don't have any yet! Car is apart, but I'm currently in the works. I'll be delighted to share, but I'll need a year or two! :D
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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by rustytoolss » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:07 am

when you get them, send them. I'm not going anywhere soon. Neither is my project. :(

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Re: Body Mods ? Quarter panel scoops ?

Post by Diriccatiticka » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Mine's slow rolling, too. That's the challenge. I'll be here until they shut the lights off...So, as long as we finish before then! :D
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