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Offline 72and86

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017 - 10:58:56 am »
I would verify both the engine and tranny match the VIN for that price without fender tag...

Thanks. Where is the engine stamped?




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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017 - 12:05:51 pm »
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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017 - 02:56:30 pm »
http://www.e-bodies.org/buying-your-first-e-body/vin-numbers/

Article by cuda code on the site.


Ok got it. Appears to be just above the oil pan on the block on the passenger side...


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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2017 - 11:24:00 pm »
make sure you check the body stamp numbers on the cowl and radiator mount.

My first cuda was a 72 without a fender tag.  Drove me nuts.

I try to not ever purchase a cuda without a fender tag unless it's a parts car.  or has a build sheet.

Good luck!  Let's see some pictures of it.

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2017 - 01:59:00 pm »
Bought it!  :cool dancing: I take delivery Sunday.
Here ya go. Its very nice inside and out, a 8 footer. Needs some freshening up and TLC up close. But everything works, org motor and metal.



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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2017 - 02:59:02 pm »
Thats a nice car!! Missing fender tag wouldn't bother me but those 340 decals sure would.. In my opinion it's to original to paste stuff like that onto... Enjoy it!!
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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2017 - 04:38:03 pm »
Thats a nice car!! Missing fender tag wouldn't bother me but those 340 decals sure would.. In my opinion it's to original to paste stuff like that onto... Enjoy it!!

Yea I know. But I'll keep the "340" for now. I kinda like it but the placement is weird on this side, the other looks better.

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2017 - 05:49:58 pm »
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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017 - 01:13:45 pm »
NICE car!  I think you got a great deal....its looks to be in real nice shape.

How are the floors etc?

I am sure you know this but thats a 72 stripe.....73/74 was a wider stripe over the rear quarters.

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017 - 01:25:44 pm »
Yep, that's a 72 stripe and a spoiler wasn't available on an E-body after 71.  Nice looking car though.  Congrats!

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2017 - 03:09:18 pm »
Nice looking ride by rar.  :drool: If you ever get to neglecting that fine new addition, bring it over and I can keep an eye on it for you, LOL.  :cheers:

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017 - 11:23:48 am »
Yep, that's a 72 stripe and a spoiler wasn't available on an E-body after 71.  Nice looking car though.  Congrats!

I like the spoiler and stripe. Doesn't bother me at all.  :woohoo:

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017 - 12:28:56 pm »
Id be okay with that price. Looks like a nice car. Great platform to get started. As others have stated, if you're paying top dollar under the assumption it's all original, then yes a fender tag would be great. Even then, they can be faked? However you look like you got a fair deal. I found my fender tag buried behind my glove box a year and a half after I bought it. I also got the history from a local mopar shop who recognized the car. Said it was in a bad accident and they rebuilt the rear of it, and painted it black. I'm guessing they took the fender tag off during paint, and forgot to put it back.

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Re: Going to See a 1973 Cuda, Fender Tag is missing- Help
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017 - 01:51:45 pm »
nice car congratulations


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