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#2404047 - 11/15/17 02:23 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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We got the fuel lines finished at the rear...still have to cut it off up front to attach to the carb. green


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Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2404049 - 11/15/17 02:25 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Began running brake lines and installed the 2 gauge positive wire running to the front of the car.


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2404052 - 11/15/17 02:27 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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And its black... shruggy


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2404793 - 11/16/17 11:02 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Loc: Inside the 989...
Very cool project Skicker! I think the black looks better than the
funky tan? color of the engine bay, oh well. Ya know, my Duster started out almost exactly like yours did!! '72, Gold, tan vinyl bench interior, 318 2 bbl, auto, A/C, whitewalls/hubcaps.....now it has a 1971 340 based 040" over engine block, that is now 418" CI, Eagle 4" forged crank, Scat I beam rods, Keith Black forged pistons,
Bullet solid mechanical cam, roller rockers, ported Victor jr intake, fully ported/polished J heads, Demon 850 cfm mech. carb. 727 all fully built, 3000 stall convertor, B&M Ratchet shifter, 489 case 8-3/4 with 4.10 Richmond gears...15" Ralleye wheels...
etc. But my car is now "Chili Pepper" Red, instead of the original Gold. I really wish the previous owners, would have left it in the original paint, oh well.
The interior was changed to all factory black, with original factory 1972 Duster bucket seats.
I bought mine the way it is currently, it was all built less than 5 years ago, with about only 575 miles currently on the drivetrain. I wish you all the luck to you, and your dad on the Duster, keep sendind us pics of the progress! beer
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#2411347 - 11/30/17 01:31 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: RoadRunnerLuva]
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Thx...I tried to push for a color change in the interior too...He decided he wanted to take everything apart and clean it up as good as it will....
Once I removed everything and it was cleaned up it was all still 8 different shades of a tan-gold-off white...
The door panels and plastic backers had never been off of this before as all plastic was in place with the original black tape.
It is now being prepped for a re-do with a color similar to the original along with a slightly darker color for the metal panels on the door and around the side windows...
I managed to get the brakes completed and bled out...
Shout out to Cass bow for choosing the m/cyl bore about perfect for 4 corner 4 piston disc brakes. Car has a great pedal feel...
A few brake lines were re-routed and a rear adjustable prop valve was installed along with 12" long stainless hoses up front.


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2415220 - 12/08/17 10:59 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Interior began to go back in...
All door panels, package tray and headliner are completed...
I did have to buy new armrests and bases as both were broken and the armrest pads were covered over by the previous owner...
Splurged for a new dome light lens and chrome lock knobs...
Turns out I had a decent dash pad tucked away so we used it...
Now I think he wants new seat covers... runaway
Before and after pics included...


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2415221 - 12/08/17 11:01 AM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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more new interior...


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2423221 - 12/24/17 04:15 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
RoadRunnerLuva Offline
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Loc: Inside the 989...
Looks great! Now I see what my interior would have looked like when it was
tan, when my car was new...keep updating us with progress, have a great
Christmas. Santa
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"It comes down to a simple choice...get busy living or get busy dying"....

1973 Dodge Charger SE Brougham...400 ci Magnum Big Block
1972 Plymouth Duster...418 ci Stroker Small Block

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#2449709 - 02/10/18 04:44 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: RoadRunnerLuva]
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Loc: Inside the 989...
Any new progress on the Duster lately? popcorn
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"It comes down to a simple choice...get busy living or get busy dying"....

1973 Dodge Charger SE Brougham...400 ci Magnum Big Block
1972 Plymouth Duster...418 ci Stroker Small Block

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#2450684 - 02/12/18 12:01 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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There is 4 new wheels and tires on it... 275-60-15 M/T ET Streets... devil
Need to stop by tonight and get a few pics...
I also need to find some time to stop down and get the under dash wiring all hooked up for the MSD and the relocated battery... runaway
I'll finish the steering column when I can get the motor in from the bottom with the K frame and put everything together once...
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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2452873 - 02/16/18 09:40 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Loc: Inside the 989...
What wheels did you end up using? Rear wheel backspace used?
Any fitment issues using the M/T 275/60/15's out back?
Is the rear 8-3/4 axle stock factory width?

I was thinking of using same rear tire eventually on my Duster, but wasn't
sure they would fit, I have factory 15X7 Ralleys all the way around.
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"It comes down to a simple choice...get busy living or get busy dying"....

1973 Dodge Charger SE Brougham...400 ci Magnum Big Block
1972 Plymouth Duster...418 ci Stroker Small Block

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#2454279 - 02/19/18 08:50 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: RoadRunnerLuva]
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Registered: 06/09/05
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Loc: Western Md.
Originally Posted By RoadRunnerLuva
What wheels did you end up using? Rear wheel backspace used?
Any fitment issues using the M/T 275/60/15's out back?
Is the rear 8-3/4 axle stock factory width?



The rear is an uncut width 65 B Body housing from a Belvedere.
I ordered axles from Cass at Dr. Diff with green bearings so that I could use the Wilwood disc brake backing plates.
The wheels are 15" x 9 1/2" with 5 1/2" of backspace. They are Summit "Vision" wheels and are on their website. They look like Weld Drag Lites for about 1/3 the price and they are heavier than Drag Lites.
Springs are Superstock 002 and 003 and have been moved back 3/4". The front perches have been flipped upside down to lower the ride height down some. There are sliders at the rear rather than the factory shackles.
There is about 3/4" from the inside bulge of the tire to the side of the leaf springs.
Here are the pics...


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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#2454280 - 02/19/18 08:56 PM Re: 72 "Gold Duster" Build [Re: skicker]
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I don't think they will ever rub on the 1/4's but I'll have to wait and see what the final ride height looks like when everything is finished.
Body cleaned up pretty good and looks a lot better without the side moldings. I did put new side marker lights in as the old ones were pretty rough...


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Loving all the tears... bawling

Sorry Doc...

We'll try again in 4 years...up

Edited...Looks like it will be 8 years...biggrin

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