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#1157875 - 01/15/12 12:15 PM New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2
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I've picked up another '72 Satellite Project car from a fellow Moparts member. My other Satellite project is on hold because this car is so much more solid and my goal is to have it a decent driver in less than 2 years. Hopefully I will be able to do most of the work myself, and I plan on building it the way that suits my tastes,not worrying about numbers or originality. It will not be another Road Runner clone, although it my look alot like one when I'm done. I'm perfectly OK with an air grabber hood, a rear wing and a Satellite name tag.This car will be a slow project as I will be lucky to spend 10-20 hours a week on it.

It's a 318 ,auto, A/C car, factory color is Doeskin Poly( first time hearing of that one).
It's a very solid car with alot less rust than my other Satellite. bounus#1!
There's some along the window to quarter panel seams,some in the trunk floor( which I plan on saving) , but next to nothing on the 1/4s, doors fenders and rockers.Since it's an AC car, it already has the 26" rad opening...Bonus#2!
Here's what I started out with( thanks to the prev owner's pics).

Mark


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#1157876 - 01/15/12 12:26 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Another shot.


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#1157877 - 01/15/12 12:35 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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The bad side...hoping to save the door, but if the stud welder/puller won't cut it...I'll replace it. The quarter should be savable.


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#1157878 - 01/15/12 12:42 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Just a few min playing with the door (before purchasing a stud welder/puller). To see if I can do anything with it.


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#1157879 - 01/15/12 12:44 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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A nasty hole that lurked under the vinyl top that needed a patch....


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#1157880 - 01/15/12 12:45 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Looking ugly


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#1157881 - 01/15/12 12:48 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Cutting out the cancer.


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#1157882 - 01/15/12 12:57 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Making a patch


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#1157883 - 01/15/12 01:01 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Starting to take shape. I'm a very green rookie with bodywork, especially welding, learning as I go...It's just going to halfta do!


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#1157884 - 01/15/12 01:02 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Good enuff for this 'ol codger!


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#1157885 - 01/15/12 01:11 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Getting ready to pull drive train, pop out front windshield, and dash, then into the blasting tent!Just doing the engine bay, trunk area, and some floor pan areas, also some other underside stuff. Thankfully I don't have a rotisserie, or it'd never get done!


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#1157886 - 01/17/12 05:22 AM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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FINALLY!!! Been waiting for this...

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Looking ugly




You know, i was a bit worried about what that was going to look like... I'm usually pretty good at guessing whats hiding. Thats not bad at all. Good fix too.

I was thinking about that door though. If you cant fix it, as in get all the creased points/gouge out, why not just re-skin the bad part? The rest ov the door is going to be as rock-solid as the car is, and is original. If that was me and my Challenger i'd just re-skin the unfixable part with another original Challenger door skin. That could save a bunch ov filler if you do keep the door.

Good job on keeping that trunk floor too. Everyone is always so quick to replace savable ORIGINAL metal with cheaper aftermarket tin.

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#1157887 - 01/17/12 08:42 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: Pale_Roader]
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I'm learning how to use a shrinking disc so I can make metal repairs with very little filler...I'ts a work in progress...Here's a shot of a bit of wire wheeling the trunk floor...very few pinholes, but I don't think I'm into replacing the floor this go around.
Mark


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#1157888 - 01/17/12 08:45 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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The worst of the floor pan...not bad at all!


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#1157889 - 01/17/12 09:25 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Nice project, seeing lots of 71'-72' B-body Plymouth's coming out of the woodwork here on the island !
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#1157890 - 01/17/12 11:46 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: 71GTXRON]
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Thanks Ron, PM me if you have any 71/72 parts left.


Here's the shrinking discs...a 5" and a 9". Trick is to Hammer/dolly metal,then heat up the high spots with the shrinking disc, and cool rapidly with mist of water and the heated metal is supposed to shrink back down to the level of the surrounding metal. So it's a slow process, but experts say with patience, there should be a need for very little filler. ...We'll see...

Mark


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Edited by moopa (01/17/12 11:47 PM)
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#1157891 - 01/18/12 11:37 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Oh, I forgot to mention, I plan on going with some kind of stout big block, possibly a 400 or 440( I have one of each to use if I go that route).Or a stroker of some kind. I'd like to retain the A/C...if it's not too much of a pain. I'd like it to be a menacing street machine, that I can take on the highway for cruises up and down the Island. The plan right now is a high impact Mopar color,or possibly triple black if the bodywork turns out good.I already have the complete black (bucket seats) interior and new black vinyl top purchased, along with re-chromed front/rear bumpers.Wheels will probably be old school mags, or...??? That's a long way off!

Here's my first Road Runner from 1981....love this look...I know, I'm lost in a time warp!


Mark


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Edited by moopa (01/18/12 11:47 PM)
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#1157892 - 01/19/12 12:46 AM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Mark: Where did you buy the shrinking disc? And the 71-72 body makes that day 2 slotted mag work like no other car!

Sheldon

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#1157893 - 01/19/12 06:56 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: RUNCHARGER]
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Quote:

Mark: Where did you buy the shrinking disc? And the 71-72 body makes that day 2 slotted mag work like no other car!

Sheldon




I agree...here's the shot before I had the car painted...I just love the look, no matter how out-dated it may be.

Mark


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#1157894 - 01/19/12 07:13 PM Re: New Project 1972 Satellite Part 2 [Re: moopa]
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Sheldon... I sent you a PM re: shrinking discs.
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