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Offline redo1973

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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #180 on: July 29, 2017 - 10:08:51 pm »
Couple more.




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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #181 on: July 29, 2017 - 11:03:33 pm »
Sweet! Looks sooo good! :2thumbs:
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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #182 on: July 29, 2017 - 11:24:42 pm »
Are those American Racing wheels? What size are they? They look nice on there.


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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #183 on: July 30, 2017 - 07:35:28 am »
Rocket Racing Fuel series, chromed aluminum:  fronts 15x7 with 4.25" backspacing and rear 15x8 with 4.50" backspacing.  BF Goodrich T/A front 225/15/60 and rear 255/15/60.  The wheel heights are about 1.5 inch differential.  Both sets have sidewalls that extend about .50 inch over the rims.  I think that I had more room for 275's in the back but once the car is fully loaded I'm thinking the 255's will look nice. I was concerned with the back spacing for the fronts but it all seems to be fine. 

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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #184 on: August 02, 2017 - 07:18:36 pm »
Your wheels and tires look great!  :2thumbs:  I also used Plastex to repair several cracks and a missing fin on my '70 'Cuda grill and I agree that it works well.  I also have several scratches in my original glass so I was pleased to hear of your success in getting rid or lessening them so I'll give that a try also.  Car is really coming along and looking great! :ylsuper:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2017 - 09:12:16 pm »
It's slow going with the details.  I've been cleaning, coating and installing the smaller items like windshield wiper motor and mechanism, LP holder, plastic and installing glass.  While my driver side door window installed the passenger side was missing parts.  I obtained a slide, but looks like a non-1973 style.  I was missing a stops and a beveled washer for the horizontal glide rail.  I can only assume that I had tweaked the assembly and put undo force on the glass, IT SHATTERED! :swear: :stomp: I've since obtained a replacement glass but am still struggling with it.  I guess it's time to step away and revisit in a week.

I also cracked the grill when installing.  I've since repaired it and painted it with a dark argent silver this time.  I'm much happier with this.  I'll supply pictures in the future.

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Re: Resto Mod 1973 Barracuda round 2
« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2017 - 10:48:02 pm »
  I guess it's time to step away and revisit in a week.


Stepping back is the smartest thing you can do when things aren't going your way. I've been there a few times myself. It will all come together eventually. It sure looks great so far.