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Offline mjb765

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2011 - 08:20:38 PM »
I would say you got a good deal...on the L/F inner fender--is that a fender tag in the picture or a blank spot where the tag used to be?

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2011 - 02:17:48 AM »
Check the fender tag and see if "V21" is listed on it.  If it is, that is a very rare 72 only paint treatment for the hood.  If your car came with it, I would definatley put it back on.  If not, it would still look great and would break up all that red.

Here are a couple pictures of a 72 with the V21 option that was just painted.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/upload2/6761531-MVC-020S.JPG

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/upload2/6762957-MVC-002S.JPG

The AAR look would also work on that car.  Paint the tail panel black as well as the spoiler.  The hood and tops of the fenders could also get painted.


it does say V21 on the first line

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2011 - 02:19:38 AM »
I would say you got a good deal...on the L/F inner fender--is that a fender tag in the picture or a blank spot where the tag used to be?


its there,
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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2011 - 02:37:11 AM »
You sure got lucky with this purchase you have no reason to worry if you got ripped off anymore. Now cherry on the top would be if the motors numbers matching.

E55   340-4 Barrel 69-73
D34   TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
BS23   
B = Plymouth Barracuda
S = Special
23 = 2 Door Hardtop
H2B   
H = 340 240HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL
2 = 1972
B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
380414   Sequence Number '380414'
FE5   
Paint Code: Bright Red / Rally Red
A6X9   
Trim Grade/Style/Color
A = A Class
6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats
X9 = Black
000   Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
420   Date Built: 4 / 20 / 1972
173841   Order Number: 173841
FE5   Roof Type OR Color:  Bright Red / Rally Red
U   Built to Specifications for USA Order
B51   Power Assisted Brakes
C16   Console w/ Buckets
C56   Bucket Seats 1972 up
G35   Delete Standard Outside Mirror
J25   3 Speed Variable Wipers
J52   Inside Hood Release
J54   Hood Insulating Pad
M21   Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M25   Wide Sill Molding
M31   Belt & Hood Molding
M88   Quarter Panel Tape Treatment
N23   Electronic Ignition 72 only
N41   Duel Exhaust w/o Tips
N42   Chrome Duel Exhaust Tips
N85   Tachometer
R11   Music Master Radio AM
V21   Performance Hood Treatment
26   26 in. Radiator
EN2   End of Codes Assembly Line 2

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2011 - 03:33:18 AM »
how do you tell? i think the PO said the # for the motor is matching, but the original trans was replaced with the manual

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2011 - 08:44:47 AM »
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it does say V21 on the first line

WOW!!! :droolingbounce:  I figured that was a longshot.  Very very cool.  That's a great looking paint treatment and if I were you, I'd have it reapplied.

What would the code be for the side stripes?  I see it says M88 for quarter panel tape treatment but I don't think that is the side stripe.  The 72 style side stripe would look good along with the hood treatment.

Also, get some red paint on that fender tag.  When people don't paint them, they stick out like a soar thumb.  The tag will be protected more if it is painted as well.

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2011 - 08:56:57 AM »
What does the V21 look like? :)

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2011 - 09:57:45 AM »
that V-21 is awsome I did not even know that was a option, and I have seen it before, now I know it was not just someone doing thier own thing. Is it the textured paint flat black like the AAr;s and TA;s.

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2011 - 10:10:13 AM »
What does the V21 look like? :)


Burdar posted a couple nice links for the V-21 paint treatment on the previous page.  :thumbsup:

I think we had a member with that option here long ago that was in Basin Street Blue (Petty Blue).

I think this was his car.

More pics here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2410380/1972-plymouth-barracuda
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/456046/1972-dodge-challenger

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011 - 10:11:44 AM »
I would like to know if that quarter panel tape treatment was not rare also, Now I have a itch to find out where's the production line experts. You got a good deal on a rare cuda enjoys it.

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2011 - 10:13:28 AM »
I have seen those before in ads and on craigslist for sale,.. saw a 700 hp cuda that had that treatment.

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2011 - 10:16:00 AM »
What did the tape treatment look like?  Curious minds want to know!

I poked around and found this site that lists it not only as a tape treament but also a "low deck lid moulding"?  Could be wrong....  :dunno:

http://www.mopar1.us/build.html
1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/456046/1972-dodge-challenger

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2011 - 10:18:49 AM »
The black paint is the same "organisol" that was used on the T/A and AAR hoods.  The Cuda tail panels also used that paint.

The side stripes on the blue car are the 72 Cuda stripes.  73 and 74 Cudas used different stripes.  Being a one year only stripe...and the fact that you rarely see 72's restored to stock, makes it a rare stripe to see.  I don't think the red car had that stripe originally.  The M88 I think is a pin stripe that follows the top of the quarter.(kind of how the hockey stripe did...but this one is just a pin stripe)

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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
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Re: Newb just bought a 72 cuda for $15,000 good deal?
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2011 - 08:37:49 PM »
is the whole car suposed to look like this?
http://kelleyhome.homestead.com/cuda_stuff.html

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