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1972 Coronet Custom B-Body restoration (same body as Charger)


C/PO1 Schneider
01-21-2005, 09:02 PM
My first car, which I am quite proud of, is a 1972 Dodge Coronet Custom. I bought it with my own $700, it was cheap because the seller bought it for his son and fixed it up, his son didn't want it so he sold it for the price of the parts he put on it. It runs excellently and looks decent, but I want to give it a paintjob and the current hood has some hail damage that can't be 100% fixed and will look pretty trashy after a paintjob.

So I'm looking for a replacement hood for a 1972 Coronet/Charger, I think 1970-1973 hoods will work but I'm not 100% sure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/shameless-ss/coronet/car004.jpg

BleedDodge
01-21-2005, 09:12 PM
That car is in nice shape, and you never see these anymore. Pretty cool.

You'd have to take the hood from another Coronet. The frames are the same between cars but the hood is different on a Charger. Just look at the hood of a 71-74 Charger and you'll see what I mean.

C/PO1 Schneider
02-02-2005, 06:25 PM
I asked a few people who I thought might know but they all said they didn't know or maybe.... But I've been comparing with pictures and it certainly looks to me like the normal, scoopless 1972 Charger hoods will work.

http://www.musclecarclub.com/musclecars/dodge-charger/images/dodge-charger-1972a.jpg

http://www.yearone.com/carshow/customercarimages/dodge/jyoungblood/jyoungblood2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v489/shameless-ss/coronet/car002.jpg

The only thing I can make out that might be different is the center ridge in the middle of the hood. I think the Coronet's may actually be longer than the Charger's. But I don't think that would interfere with the fit, and I'd rather have a clean, paintable incorrect hood than a dented hood that prevents me from painting the car.

BleedDodge
02-05-2005, 07:15 PM
Pull the dent out.

Azrael4h
03-16-2005, 07:01 PM
I doubt it can't be fixed. If you know somebody who does body work, I'd ask them.

The only way to tell if a 3rd gen Charger hood would fit is to do the measurements. It's a nice looking car, and knowing Mopars like I do; it'll outlast 5 out of 6 cars sold today despite being towards or around 30 years older.

garysc
06-12-2005, 11:09 PM
I am reasonably sure that the Charger hood is longer. I could be wrong so I'm going to dig up my body manual. Good luck on the car, looks great. BTW It would have to be a '71-74 hood. Possibly later for a Coronet.

99grandgt
06-20-2005, 01:51 AM
that charger looks exactly like my old one!!!! i miss that car. sold it for 4500 bucks, and bought it for 5000!!! i miss it... :( well, its not lettin me post pics, but the one in the middle up there..the turd green, w/ white mocktop

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