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Offline 72Chall77Doba

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71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« on: March 29, 2017 - 12:12:27 am »
I'm a big fan of chrome.
I love the look this 71 spring option wide front molding gave my car.
I'm guessing b/c it's a 71 option & fits on my 72, it will fit all years.




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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017 - 02:12:50 am »

I think it looks great!
The color combo of your car looks awesome too.
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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017 - 09:30:08 am »
I think it looks great!
The color combo of your car looks awesome too.
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I take that as a big compliment from a man with an AAR Cuda, lol.


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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017 - 04:03:23 pm »
I personally love the wide M28 moldings and I think they look terrific on your car! Got to admit, I didn't know you could put them on a '72-'74 as I thought that they only fit on a '71. While I'm at it, got to say I think your whole car looks terrific - that's a great looking '72! :thumbsup:
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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017 - 08:59:07 pm »
I personally love the wide M28 moldings and I think they look terrific on your car! Got to admit, I didn't know you could put them on a '72-'74 as I thought that they only fit on a '71. While I'm at it, got to say I think your whole car looks terrific - that's a great looking '72! :thumbsup:

When I bought it it was petty blue, with blue carpet, headliner, door panels dash etc. Black vinyl top.
The top & the interior were perfect.
But it developed rust bubbles in the rear quarters.
When I had it restored, I decided to go old school-
like checking off all the options I wanted as if I was ordering it from a dealer.
I added the go wing, took off the side strobes & added the full 70 body stripe,
put in power windows, power disc brakes, a/c. the flip top gas cap etc.
Also put on American Racing 17 inch wheels, got rid of the 14 inch rallys

Back in 1971 I bought a new challenger- blue with a white top & interior
and an electric sunroof.
That m28 wide molding was about $58 then.
The NOS set I bought on ebay cost me more than the new chally I bought in 1971.

Here is a pic of it b4 the resto

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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017 - 09:58:25 pm »
That looks cool , I like it!  :2thumbs:
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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017 - 11:35:38 am »
Back in 1971 I bought a new challenger.
That m28 wide molding was about $58 then.
The NOS set I bought on ebay cost me more than the new chally I bought in 1971.

 :eek2:  I knew they were uber-expensive but that's just crazy! You must of really wanted them ... and they do look fantastic! :thumbsup:
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Re: 71 wide hood moldings on my 72 challenger
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017 - 12:48:24 pm »
:eek2:  I knew they were uber-expensive but that's just crazy! You must of really wanted them ... and they do look fantastic! :thumbsup:

They were NOS, perfect. I see some of the side pieces NOS on ebay for $350-400 each.
But I've never seen another NOS long piece that covers the hood.
I wonder why they don't repo these.
The guy wanted $3500, I offered 3k