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72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« on: February 28, 2012 - 10:30:43 PM »
Anybody have any?


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72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 - 08:43:47 AM »
not me :faint:

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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 - 08:54:51 AM »
Oh, oh, Dave...whatcha doing now?  :clueless:  Don't you have a grill for your car or are you fabbing up something custom?  :dunno:
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.

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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012 - 12:03:47 PM »
Still working on the same idea. I need the fore to aft angle from true horizontal for the top and bottom.


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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012 - 08:26:08 PM »
Still working on the same idea. I need the fore to aft angle from true horizontal for the top and bottom.

Sorry, got a bad memory.  What idea was this?  :clueless:
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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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012 - 08:45:29 PM »
I've never really shared it in any detail, mostly because I'm a lousy freehand artist and I can't draw it. I'm trying to make some technical drawings of it so i can have a friend who's a 3D modeler make some 3D files for me.

short form is, while I love the 72-4 tail, I've never been a big fan of the sad mouth grille. Aside from the mouth itself, which is an awful shape, the whole thing is way too flat, vis-a-vis something like the 70, that has loads of depth to it. And I think billet, on top of not helping the flatness problem, is mostly an expensive way of not really addressing the problem. Finally, i want something that looks like Mopar MIGHT have used the design, back in the day, something that doesn't seem out of place on a 70s car.

So, I've had all sorts of ideas in mind that I'm trying to come up with ways to see how they look, hence these drawings. While it wasn't really my inspiration, I know i've seen a Mopar grille that was similar to my idea. I wanted to say it was a 71 Fury, but I'm not finding it in an image search.


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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012 - 09:15:49 PM »
Found it; 69 Polara. Keep in mind that this is a really rough idea of what I'm trying to accomplish, and I'm looking at the center portion only.


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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012 - 02:00:20 AM »
Yep, I can agree about the front being too flat.  Even if this grill was moved back a couple of inches to make sort of a pocket the way the '70 looks, I think it would look better.

I've always been tempted to do a black pexiglass cover treatment, sort of like HP2, to hide the headlights and make the front more aggressive.  I saw a 2009 Challenger like that today, looked mean!

As far as '69 models go, I always liked the nose of the Chrysler Newports.

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 

Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

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

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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012 - 03:58:08 AM »
Those are road tanks, I think thems and the fury are 2 inches longer than a Ford excursion. I like em. Guy down the strret was selling a fury for a while , I wanted it but knew momma won,t let me. A lot of em had 440-s.

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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012 - 08:51:57 AM »
 :iagree:  Yep, those C-bodies were huge.  Even though they were huge, they were kind sleek, which IMO made them almost graceful.  Our old 1969 Newport had 383 in it.
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 

Phil in New England-Massachusetts  Always thank God for what you have!

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

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Re: 72-4 Challenger Grille Technical Drawings
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012 - 08:51:57 AM »