Author Topic: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger  (Read 177 times)

Offline glovemeister

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A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« on: August 28, 2017 - 01:50:06 pm »
I've got an a pillar I'm trying to replace on a 71.

The replacement part I have appears to have holes that are different that the hinge spacing. I would have to modify the a pillar hole spacing to get the square hinge, and round holes to line up. I know repro parts are bad, but I didn't expect this bad.

Any know if the a pillar is different between the two cars? Bought the part a couple of years ago and only recently go to start work on it. Receipt shows for Cuda/Challenger I believe.

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Re: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017 - 02:06:50 pm »
Should be the same... Uses the same windshield...
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Re: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017 - 10:24:26 am »
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Re: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017 - 10:56:32 am »
The A-pillar hole spacing changed over the years.  Cuda and Challenger are the same.

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Re: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017 - 11:55:50 am »
The A-pillar hole spacing changed over the years.  Cuda and Challenger are the same.

Any idea the break down on these changes? This surely doesn't look correct. Not sure how I would get the correct one though, I guess find a supplier that will measure for me.  I suppose the hinge plate panel on my car could have been changed at some point, as well.
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Re: A Pillar Difference Cuda/Challenger
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017 - 12:36:35 am »
If comparison photos help, check out a thread I started "saving a JH 4 speed car." I can also send you measurements or other more detailed photos. I did both the hinge pillars on my 70 and the job went fairly smooth and easy. I am almost certain the parts are same for all years. Also, I used less expensive metal and everything fit quite nicely.