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#1995118 - 01/20/16 05:02 PM 72 "Gold Duster" Build
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Rich Cranium

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And appropriately enough it is Gold.
Dad decided he wanted something a little less "flashy" than the Banshee Dart so this is going back together as a sleeper.
I picked this up in the fall with plans for a new build for him.
Body is solid and the paint is...well I can live with it.
Plan is to remove the 225 /6 and 904 along with the 7 1/4 and replace them with a 416-727 and 8 3/4.
I do need to come up with a dash pad as this one is toast.
I'm sure I'll have to source a bunch of other parts along the way...


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#1995123 - 01/20/16 05:09 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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The plastic trim on the body is the only thing I will be removing from the exterior.
I picked up a set of Wilwood disc brakes for all 4 corners and am re-using a 65 B Body 8 3/4 I had laying around along with a set of 4.56 gears.
Plan is to use Cal Tracs rear suspension and tie the frame together with the kit from US Cartool. It got backed into the garage today to begin the transformation after removing the stinking gas tank and lines outside a month or so ago.


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#1995137 - 01/20/16 05:45 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

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That's the last pic there will be of this outside until it rolls out in the spring under it's own power. up


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#1995182 - 01/20/16 07:35 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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That body looks REALLY nice! Is that original paint?

Either way, since you're not doing a repaint, I would proceed carefully on the side moulding--even if you successfully remove it without damaging the paint you will very likely be left with a fading issue as evidence the moulding used to be there.

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#1995227 - 01/20/16 08:57 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Rich Cranium

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The car was painted in 1993 when the 1/2 vinyl top was removed. It just looks like enamel...not base-clear. The moldings were added around 2010. Why is a mystery but by being garage kept it may not hurt it.
There's one small spot that is loose and doesn't look any different under it. I'll definitely be proceeding with caution while using a small heat gun or hair dryer. up

I could maybe leave them on if they were straight. The DS doesn't look too bad but the PS is up and down... shruggy


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#1996542 - 01/22/16 05:21 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Nice project looks simple and easy which none of mine ever turn out to be
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#2027119 - 03/08/16 08:42 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: 67mprfan]
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Rich Cranium

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I ordered a set of the US Car Tool frame rails to tie this together.
Dad is adamant that he does not want a roll cage so these should work well with no severe modifications.
The floors underneath look clean...someone had glued the replacement carpet down which made it a real PITA to get out and remove all the glue.


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#2027121 - 03/08/16 08:45 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

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Up in the air for cleaning the floors and frame rail tie in... up


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#2027424 - 03/08/16 05:30 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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OH MY GAWD!!! LOOK AT THOSE 'JACK STANDS'!!!! eek
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#2027604 - 03/08/16 09:05 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Man that thing is clean!! So nice to see and unrusted car theses days. Looks like a fun project, keep up the great work!
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#2028182 - 03/09/16 08:00 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: NV69B7RR]
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Rich Cranium

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After everything I've seen or that was discussed about welding the frame connectors in this was the best way to have all the actual weight on the suspension and still be in the air. Would you rather see a pic with four CHROME jack stands? biggrin
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#2030975 - 03/14/16 01:52 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Chrome is good. "The More Chrome The Better" up
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#2078771 - 05/23/16 10:34 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: amxautox]
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Rich Cranium

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Since the "Garden" is more important than the car...forward progress has been lacking... whistling
Both of the new frame rails from US Car Tool are mocked up, trimmed and ready to be welded in.
These fit pretty decent and are definitely better than cutting the floors for box tube rails when you may not need them. twocents
Below is how well they fit in...once the ends are tacked in I can adjust the floors in the center to help close up any gaps...


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#2078775 - 05/23/16 10:36 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

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All in all I think these are a worthwhile addition... twocents


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#2092890 - 06/16/16 07:57 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

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The new US Car Tool frame rails are welded in.
They fit pretty good.


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#2092891 - 06/16/16 08:00 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
Inside the floor all you see is the spot welds and they're kind of hard to find.
Man its nice not having to do a bunch of rust repair for a change... up


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#2092893 - 06/16/16 08:04 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
The new 002 and 003 rear leaf springs are going in now with the 65 B Body 8 3/4 with 4.56 gears.
Here's a pic of the sliders were using on this at the rear.
The front spring hangers have been moved back 3/4".


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#2092894 - 06/16/16 08:07 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
The wildwood brake parts for the front and rear.
Definitely the best way to convert a 4" bolt pattern car to 4 1/2" bolt pattern.


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#2092899 - 06/16/16 08:15 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
The /6 and trans is out now and the under hood cleaning has begun. As much as I'd like to I don't think the original paint is good enough to just clean it all up. There's a few areas where its loose and peeling so we're probably going to have to re-spray it. runaway


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#2092901 - 06/16/16 08:19 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Rich Cranium

Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
This is just for you Tom...

There's also a couple pics of the 416 that will go in later and a bunch of /6 parts for cheap if anyone can use them...


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