1972 satellite sebring plus

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1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 pm

Hay everyone, I bought a 72 ssp originally thinking this way I could do what i want with it without worrying about destroying a rarer car. After doing a little research it turns out this maybe a little rare. I am not sure how about going to find out if its rare or not and if i should keep it as original as I can So here I post. Here is fender tag decoded any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance
E68 400-4 Barrel High Preformance
D21 Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission
RP23
R = Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite
P = Premium
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
P2G
P = 400 255HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL
2 = 1972
G = St. Louis, MO, USA
145967 Sequence Number '145967'
GY8
Paint Code: Gold Metallic
H6Y3
Trim Grade/Style/Color
H = High
6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats
Y3 = Light Gold
GY8 Upper Door Frame: Gold Metallic
C02 Date Built: 12 / 02 / 1971
133567 Order Number: 133567
V4X Roof Type OR Color: Black Canopy Vinyl Roof
U Built to Specifications for USA Order
C16 Console w/ Buckets
C56 Bucket Seats 1972 up
M21 Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M33 Body Side Moldings
N23 Electronic Ignition 72 only
N41 Duel Exhaust w/o Tips
N95 Nox Exhaust Emission Control
R11 Music Master Radio AM
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by 1972RM23 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:04 pm

21,399 SSP's made for 1972
400 4 bbl and 4-speed would be somewhat rare but I have no numbers for engine/trans breakdowns for SSP's.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by Eric » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:48 am

Can't help you with production numbers, but it sounds like a cool car. You rarely see a restored SSP that hasn't been cloned as a road runner....might be nice to restore it to factory correct.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:50 pm

Thank guys I did plan on keeping it close to Original just not sure if I will like gold and I know I wont like gold interior. I do not have original engine or trans but do plan on putting 400 4spd back in it I do suppose that if I find out it is rare I will concede to the gold interior but I have a long way to go to get to that point

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by 1972RM23 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:02 pm

Gold with Gold interior and canopy vinyl top plus 400 4 speed would be an AWESOME combo.
Keep it this way but then again it's your car.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:21 pm

Well since you would like it gold with gold interior and canopy top thats what i will do haha. As it sits right now media blasted and epoxy primed I have a while before I make my interior decision.

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ILUV72RRs » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:34 pm

EVERYONE seems to have a black or white interior. You seldom see the gold interiors, and it's nice to see something different for a change. People will be talking about your car long after they've seen one with either a black or white interior in it. Fresh gold paint looks real good, especially if its shiny. I wish I still had my gold '72 Satellite Sepring Plus. That was a green interior car.

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by sdweatherman » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:39 am

Cool! Another GY8 Sebring Plus! I wish mine would have come with the big block. I would have gone straight back to original. If yours is a numbers matching car - definitely go back to original. The 400/4spd has got to be fairly rare - maybe right up there with the 440RR/GTX. Mine came with non matching 318/Auto, so I am taking a few liberties and not going back to the saddle brown interior. I am keeping the GY8 paint though. If you got time, check out my car on cardomain.com. I gotta long way to go, just learning how to weld. Good luck! Scott.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by gcoupe72 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:13 pm

Another vote for the gold!

I had a '73 Challenger, gold, white interior.

The hood had been repainted, and had faded. But the gold paint on the sides, and decklid was amazing for

12 year old paint on a very neglected car.

Glad you're keeping it. If anyone gives you grief about the 400, just tell them it's a bored out 383! :lol:

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:00 pm

Yeah don't have original engine or trans but thats ok was not looking for a # matching car in the first place. I have some pictures over at for b bodies only (hope thats allowed) under 71 thru 74 listed under 1972 satellite sebring plus I actually read thru your post a couple days ago Scott nice work your doing Mine is also going to take awhile but that's ok a lot of the fun is working on them? right

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Does anyone here have any experience with powder coating thinking about doing my suspension parts. Pros and cons Thanks

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by 71bird » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:48 pm

I discourage powder coating. From what I've read ( about airplanes) powder coating is a corrosion promoter,the powder is just plastic that is heated and melted on the metal.And once the seal is broken moisture will wick up under it and start rusting. After coating, bolts will not fit and you have to ream the hole, breaking the seal. Paint on the other hand is chemically bonded to the metal.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:47 am

That does make a lot of sense I guess I need to do some reading

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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by 71bird » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:44 pm

I got that info from people in the airplane world,especially up in Alaska.They would find the powder coating still there,and nice looking, but the steel was rusted away beneath it. I also heard some riding lawn mower makers quit using it on their decks for the same reason.
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Re: 1972 satellite sebring plus

Post by ahmincha » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:22 pm

You know the lawn mower one makes sense come to think of it I can see the deck with the powder coating just hanging there

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