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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2015 - 12:32:26 am »
 :iagree:
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2015 - 06:05:57 pm »
Looks good! I've got a 73 that I'm doing something very similar with.  Building a 408 stroker, Passon Hemi OD 4 speed, 3.55 Tru Trac rear end, roll cage and stiffening all around, stripped down interior with race seats.  Decided to use smaller brakes for the potential to use 15" wheels (currently running 16x8's all around w/ sticky tires) and the original torsion bar/leaf spring suspension.  I was also originally planning to AAR clone it but I think I've gotten over that desire.  I just want to focus on the performance right now. 

Thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work!
Dave

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2015 - 08:17:34 pm »
sounds like we are in the same line of thinking. I am thinking more of a retro version of an AAR with all of the cool styling queues but without the stripes. I am welding on quarter panels as we speak (literally, just came in for something and saw I had a response). 
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)


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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2015 - 11:56:14 pm »
Progress, got the left side quarter panel on and welded. Out of the 2 sides, this was the more problematic.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2015 - 05:30:38 am »
Great stuff Mike, looks much better than before, and a lot less grinding and filling than what you had, hey, on the rear right quarter that you took off, you dont by chance have a good section that is still straight that goes from the trunk around the tail panel to the bumper do you? i might need one
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2015 - 11:27:36 am »
Great stuff Mike, looks much better than before, and a lot less grinding and filling than what you had, hey, on the rear right quarter that you took off, you dont by chance have a good section that is still straight that goes from the trunk around the tail panel to the bumper do you? i might need one

send me a pic of exactly what you want/need and I will look, I might be able to help you.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2015 - 03:39:40 pm »
email sent
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2015 - 04:05:26 pm »
received, let me look. That corner was pretty beat. I will get a pic of what I have.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2015 - 12:23:41 am »
Making progress, got both quarters on, spoiler holes drilled and am now working on the rear bumper and rear valance.

I have found a car that captures exactly what I am driving towards. Think of this car in lime light.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2015 - 07:05:20 am »
Brad
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Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2015 - 11:11:23 am »
Yes I already have one, but thanks for suggesting it. I am going to run the brake ducts on mine I believe. It looks just like the one you posted now, but in the back you can see where to cut the holes. I got mine from a member on pro touring Mopar who bought it to try and fab to a 71 road runner. Lines were/are too different and he didn't want to destroy the spoiler trying to make it fit. I like the look of them although they are quite large, but with the brake ducts I think it gives the car a more aggressive look. I was thinking about trunk to fab some vertical support rods like you see on modern splitters but it might look hoky. We will see when I get it mocked up. Shouldn't be too much longer.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2015 - 08:06:56 pm »
It's going to look great when its done!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2015 - 12:07:44 am »
I certainly hope so  :bigsmile:
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2015 - 12:15:22 am »
Been focused on the rear end of the car lately. I have smoothed out the rear bumper and fitted the rear valance. it is slow going and given the age and inconsistencies in the car make it a little difficult but I think it is coming together. Here are some pictures as I know everyone loves them (as I do). I still want to make some filler pieces to go behind the rear bumperettes and the valance.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2015 - 11:24:25 pm »
So, after some nagging from my brother from another mother down under (crash340), I made some adjustments to the brackets (read that as some significant work), here is the result.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)