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Offline 70chall440

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72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« on: August 23, 2017 - 08:48:33 pm »
I need a little help in understanding where all of the "bits" of the hardware kit go. Anyone that can help, I appreciate it.
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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017 - 12:13:48 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371873869006?vectorid=229466&item=371873869006&rmvSB=true

Looks like this kit breaks it into three areas, that may help narrow it done. The seller may have and be able to send a location diagram.
I looked thru Mitchell parts manual , but no fasteners are listed.
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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017 - 10:57:13 am »
Ive looked through all of the reference manuals, books I have and nothing really shows location and application in detail. I can probably figure it out but Id rather know going in. It would appear that the plastic blocks are used around the headlight trim rings, however I am not sure exactly where the white round one goes.
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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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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)


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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017 - 09:02:21 pm »
7 are the screws that hold the headlight trim rings on, they screw into some of the metal clips number 1,
4 screw into 6 along the top of the grill into the header panel

White round blocks I'm working on for you
« Last Edit: August 25, 2017 - 09:04:49 pm by crash340 »
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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017 - 09:31:44 pm »
7 are the screws that hold the headlight trim rings on, they screw into some of the metal clips number 1,
4 screw into 6 along the top of the grill into the header panel

White round blocks I'm working on for you

Thanks Greg. I believe that screws #3 go into the white round things and it seems to me they go in the outer lower corners but I am not positive. Screws #2 go into metal clips some place which I suspect I will figure out once I really look at it.
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: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017 - 10:34:49 pm »
I have a 74 cuda those plastic things are Mollys for the front light door, the holes that they go in are big, screws are the longest.
   The grill has flat expanding barb clips that hold the chrome trim.
The big spring nuts hold it to the header, it (grill) is a hanging facade, without bottom support.
     

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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017 - 12:17:42 am »
I have a 74 cuda those plastic things are Mollys for the front light door, the holes that they go in are big, screws are the longest.
   The grill has flat expanding barb clips that hold the chrome trim.
The big spring nuts hold it to the header, it (grill) is a hanging facade, without bottom support.
   

Thanks, I think I understand what you are saying, but I need to look at it closer.
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: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017 - 11:30:50 pm »
I have a 74 cuda those plastic things are Mollys for the front light door, the holes that they go in are big, screws are the longest.
   The grill has flat expanding barb clips that hold the chrome trim.
The big spring nuts hold it to the header, it (grill) is a hanging facade, without bottom support.
   

You don't happen to have a picture of where the "Mollys" go do 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: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017 - 05:17:01 pm »
I would have to take it apart.  They go in the fender structure @ the top, out side. The same as my 68.  The mollys are an extension so screw reaches the light backing structure.  They even have plastic mollys on my 1963pick up
 headlight covers. Old tech.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017 - 06:18:23 pm by Aracer »

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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017 - 05:56:56 pm »
Thanks. I looked and couldn't find where they went and every screw went into a J clip and I cant find any unused holes. Regardless, it is in and I am good. thanks again, perhaps one day I will see it and realize I missed something.
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: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017 - 08:57:53 am »
 I recently ordered a couple of cans of light Argent paint should arrive next week so will be taking my 73 Grill off and can look to see how that's all attached
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
01 Chevy van 382,031 miles
06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
73 HD Ironhead
82 HD Ironhead
74 Norton 850
80 HD Shovelhead
80 Husqvarna WR 390

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Re: 72-74 Cuda grille installation guidance
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017 - 02:11:48 pm »
I appreciate it, there appears to be a fair amount of confusion as to these "mollys" and where/how they go and are mounted.
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)