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Offline eyeofthetide

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1972 Challenger, New Member
« on: December 15, 2018 - 04:08:34 am »
Hey y'all!
I just purchased a '72 Challenger--going to pick it up Sunday 12/16/18!! This is my first ever classic car/restoration project, and I'm pretty excited about it. The car definitely is a long way from road ready, but I got it as a project for me and my dad to restore. He owns an auto shop and has been in the auto industry for 30+ years, but we've never done anything like this together before. Unfortunately I had more of an aversion to learning to mechanic when I was younger, but I'm very ready to build a car and make a bucket list memory with my dad.
Just to give you an idea, here's a picture of the car from when I went to check it out in person. The shed it is in was tight on space, so I'll be happy to post more pictures of the car once we've towed it home.
Looking forward to diving into this car, and exploring the forums here!








Offline eyeofthetide

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018 - 04:18:33 am »
Sneak peak

Offline 73440

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018 - 10:03:27 am »
Congratulations on your new ride and being able to work on it with your Dad !
An FSM, the factory service manual is a good investment also.

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Offline jimynick

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018 - 11:29:32 pm »
Welcome to the site and congrats on both your recent purchase and being able to work on it with your Dad. Enjoy the time you have with him!  :wave:

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018 - 12:42:30 am »
Welcome to the site from WA state and congrats on the project, should be fun.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

Offline 340challconvert

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019 - 01:31:24 pm »
Great Challenger project for you and your dad to work on!
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Offline cudamadd

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Re: 1972 Challenger, New Member
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019 - 06:10:43 pm »
A big welcome from  :aussie:
Go 4 a spin Ya Why Not.