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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2007, 11:08:22 PM »
Looks pretty good. Keep us posted.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2007, 10:53:52 AM »
It was supposed to be running last year but I maxed the CCd's and had no money to play with.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2007, 12:27:01 PM »
Love to see Formulas, especially the older ones. What color will she end up? :o

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2007, 12:50:58 PM »
'72 Adriatic Blue will be the final color. The '77 Formula W72/4 speed is next. Pic below.
Here's the '72's rearend. it's a '77 GM 10-bolt with everything new. Moser Beefy replacement axles,aluminum drums, Eaton 19557 posi unit and Richmond 3.70 gears. Gear cover is Moser. Competition Engineering Slide-A-Link traction bars.




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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2007, 12:14:02 AM »
How is the 428  coming?   Love the 72 formula  keep up the good work 8)

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2007, 03:08:46 AM »
The '69 XF 428 is disassenbled. Needs new main/rod bearings.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2007, 03:26:58 AM »
Found some T/A fenders. 150.00 for both and they were already media blasted. I molded the fiberglass spoilers to the fenders.
 Also finally recieved the 4 Wheel Vintiques 16x8 Ralley II's. It doesn't look like a 16" on the rear but it is.


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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2007, 05:57:44 AM »
She's coming together grey, looking good.  Ilike the cragars too.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2007, 09:37:49 AM »
Looking good, Rich you want to buy a set of those? I have a real clean set 15x8 and 15x10 $300 for all ( incl lugs and washers)
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2007, 12:23:37 PM »
No thanks bud, I like my original Rally II's :)
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2007, 07:04:27 PM »
Between a T/A and a Formula in those years, I would have to give it to the Formula. Those front breathers look nasty when you see them in your rear view mirror, even menacing. What color are you painting it, or is it a surprise? Can I be the first to test drive it when done? Just to make sure its safe enough for you of course.

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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2007, 07:06:43 AM »
Here's a pic to show the difference of the Wheel Vintiques 16x8 & 15x8 Ralleye II wheels.  I like the 16x8's. No need for trim rings.
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2007, 07:50:14 AM »
rkellerjr,  How did you get that wheel to spin like that?
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2007, 07:56:10 AM »
I used Paint Shop Pro to capture the wheel in the original pic.  I then copied the wheel to a new pic (original) and turned the wheel 45 degrees and then saved the pic.  I did this about 8 times until I ended up back at the original picture.  I then used Paint Shop Pro's Animation software to string those 8 pictures together as GIF file and walla, a spinning tire.  I can do the same for your car if you want.  The side view of your car in the last pic is just about perfect.  I can keep you in the pic or paint you out and I can remove the tire stop as well.

Or you can take another pic of your car, a good straight on side shot is really best, and I can use that.  Let me know!
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Re: '72 Formula
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2007, 05:13:00 AM »
Thanks! I have Adobe Photoshop 7 and Adobe Imageready but it's highly confusing to me. The pic above is the one I tried so go ahead and use it. I wanted to send it to brother and make him drool. Remove the stop and the bucket seat if you can.!!! All I could do was add sound to the picture. The link is below.

Thanks, Greg
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1972 Formula 462
1977 Formula W72 4-speed 69K
1969 GP-J 440
1981 T/A 455