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#1 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 09:47 PM
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Picked up a 72

Back in the fall of last year I decided to pick up a 72 Challenger it wasn't in bad shape but after driving it for a month I decided I wanted to give it the once over. Well the person that did the work took alot of short cuts and his body work and paint was pitiful. Also seeing as it wasn't a classic with matching numbers it will be a resto-mod this should be fun I'm going to keep the small block 408 stroker with auto trans 3500 stall, 3:23 spool differential.
some pics from picking her up in Michgan



A little history I have found was that from 78 until 2008 it was in GA being drag raced. The original color was B5





out to the drag strip was a lot of fun let my son run it his first time consistent 12.8 all day long the tires cooked off the line...








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Dropped her off at my buddy's shop to freshen her up pics to follow
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Very Nice and I really like the color! Good luck with the restoration and keep the pictures coming!
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Congrats Jeff!!! Just what you needed, another money pit.

Can't wait to see the final pics.



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Wow, that's pretty cool! Have fun with that, I'm jealous.
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I'm watching this thread very closely. Resto-mod Cudas are going cheap too



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408 stroker with a 592 lift cam engine is solid but needs lot's of detail work done we will be removing the motor so that we can go through it and detail the engine bay.
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Congrats ! Would love to see thge original B5 again !!
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