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74 Cuda Restomod
« on: February 17, 2017 - 10:36:28 pm »
Hi I just got my 74 cuda that I bought off eBay this morning . Got it from Oklahoma and its pretty solid and this is my first Mopar so lots to learn. I'm a big ford guy and now a mopar guy. My plan is to put 5.7 hemi in and 5 speed in. This years goals is to have the body rite, electrical I will be rewiring the whole car and have it ready for the drivetrain next year . Parts I'm going to need and use QA1 k-member, efi fuel tank, repair trunk floor, quarters and maybe tail light panel




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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017 - 11:02:37 pm »
A few pics
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017 - 11:24:54 pm »
Here is a pic of my 69 mustang fastback. I think I have th best of both worlds a 69 stang and 74 cuda


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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017 - 11:31:51 pm »
The guy I bought the 74 cuda off his 71 cuda with a hemi. Sold it for 1.3 million
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017 - 08:39:42 am »
 :2thumbs: Good project, 72-74's are my favorite 'cudas.
Take lots of pics along the way. We like a lot of pictures here
Scott
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017 - 08:18:05 pm »
:2thumbs: Good project, 72-74's are my favorite 'cudas.
Take lots of pics along the way. We like a lot of pictures here
Thanks I will take alot of pics along the way

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017 - 08:47:21 am »
Well got the cuda in the garage yesterday with the help of a friend of mines. Had to use the mustang wheel on it which made it look badass.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017 - 05:08:14 pm »
The tear down has begun on the cuda. Whoever install this suede red interior the mouses did a number on it smells so bad. I have a question how do u get those rubber hoses of the gas tank. Do I need to cut them? The only bad of the trunk floors is the middle were most of the mouse crap and feces was at. So I'll probably just section it off on the new 1
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017 - 08:14:23 pm »
Update I have been vaccuming the cuda and tearing the rear apart

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017 - 11:54:20 pm »
Nice blank canvass :)
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
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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: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2017 - 12:41:20 am »
Pics of today's process

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017 - 07:16:04 am »
Was going to start ordering some sheet metal for the car but found my hobart 190 welder got stolen out of my garage :swear: . So my parts money had to go towards that so still no progress. I got me another hobart this time a 210 which definitely won't be getting stolen this time. I'm probably going to start sanding down the rear.
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017 - 09:42:55 am »
I hadn't checked your thread for a bit.  Very nice progress.  That stinks about the welder.  I'm sure there are plenty of things to work on at this point.  Keep the faith, the journey is worth it.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017 - 06:50:40 pm »
I hadn't checked your thread for a bit.  Very nice progress.  That stinks about the welder.  I'm sure there are plenty of things to work on at this point.  Keep the faith, the journey is worth it.
Thanks I will. Probably going to start cutting out the rusty spots in the quarter panel and trunk drop pan.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2017 - 08:18:06 am »
Got finish cutting out the rest of the rusty panels on the rear. Here is what I need RH quarter skin, RH outer wheel lip,trunk floor pan,trunk drop off pans, and rear taillights panel.