72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

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72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:31 am

Finally after helping my dad with his 72 Vega GT it was time to fine one for myself! Found this lil guy on Craigslist. Car is a 72 GT Hatch 4 cyl...4 speed on the floor. Car has working A/C and Heater! Crazy is it has just over 10k original miles on it!
I picked it up and drove it 2 hrs home on the freeway. Plans for it are to drive and enjoy it as it is for awhile an down the road V8 swap it. Here is a pic.

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72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby RedFiveKBS » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:26 pm

Wow! Clean and original cars are getting harder and harder to find. I would be tempted to leave it as a survivor car. :th:
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:58 pm

RedFiveKBS wrote:Wow! Clean and original cars are getting harder and harder to find. I would be tempted to leave it as a survivor car. :th:



I know but it needs a V8!!!!!
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby Kenova » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 pm

6D9 wrote:
RedFiveKBS wrote:Wow! Clean and original cars are getting harder and harder to find. I would be tempted to leave it as a survivor car. :th:



I know but it needs a V8!!!!!


:th:
They ALL need a V8! :lol:

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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:34 pm

Kenova wrote:
6D9 wrote:
RedFiveKBS wrote:Wow! Clean and original cars are getting harder and harder to find. I would be tempted to leave it as a survivor car. :th:



I know but it needs a V8!!!!!


:th:
They ALL need a V8! :lol:

Ken



Right!! I have all the parts to put a nice 406 together for it.
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby KZVEGA » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:58 pm

Awesome find! Congrats, can't wait to see the transformation.
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby T-FATTY » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:49 pm

Sell it to me.
YES I accept paypal donations...
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby waybad » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:27 pm

enjoy it :th:
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby Badsunbird » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:55 am

Hey 6D9,

If and when you are ready to get rid of that 4 cyl. let me know as long as it is still in good shape and running! I am looking for a good running engine to put in my Astre GT until I can find all the parts to rebuild my original engine! Seriously, I would be interested!
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:13 am

Thanks guys!!!

Badsunbird will do. Trans shifts excellent too.
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby EVL VEGA » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:45 am

Bitchen!
I'd leave it the way it is and let my wife drive it to car shows to park next to me in the EVL VEGA.

Can't wait to watch the progress. Considering the quality of your Dad's Vega I'm sure this will be top notch as well.
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:21 pm

EVL VEGA wrote:Bitchen!
I'd leave it the way it is and let my wife drive it to car shows to park next to me in the EVL VEGA.

Can't wait to watch the progress. Considering the quality of your Dad's Vega I'm sure this will be top notch as well.


Thanks bud! My wife hates it but oh well haha. My plan is to enjoy it as a 4cly 4 speed for awhile. My budget will be small and plans are for cheap fun hotrod/grudge car. I have a pretty nice 406 on the engine stand that needs to be checked out but will make it into the Vega. Going to try and do all low buck stuff..Craiglist/trades etc.
72 Vega GT...406 sbc..TH700R4...3.42 gear...235/60/15 MT DR's....11.54 at 118.6..Dad's car
72 Vega GT...4cyl..4 speed..all stock
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby b_pappy » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:25 pm

Wow, looks like a great find, congrats.
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 6D9 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:07 am

b_pappy wrote:Wow, looks like a great find, congrats.
Bruce


Thank you!
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Re: 72 Vega GT Project Loco Moco

Postby 1100kaw2 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:40 pm

What A find. Cool little car. I would Gen III LS it. dont disturb the exterior. Nice little survivor sleeper. Have fun. You already paid for the clean body. You will be suprised
at how far ahead you already are.
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