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Offline RCCDrew

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2017 - 05:47:20 pm »
Very cool. I saw that hemicuda in Baytown several years ago before it was sold. I was a show judge at the lone star shootout. Nice car.




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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2017 - 05:45:56 pm »
Very cool. I saw that hemicuda in Baytown several years ago before it was sold. I was a show judge at the lone star shootout. Nice car.
Yes it is a nice car from pictures.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2017 - 05:47:00 pm »
Quick question I was wondering if you can replace the trunk floor pan without removing the rear taillight panel?


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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2017 - 07:32:59 pm »
Depends on whether you buy a one piece trunk pan or two piece.  With a one piece pan you pretty much have to remove the tail panel.  I used a two piece for mine, but removed the tail panel anyway since we ended up replacing the quarters after-all.  Good luck with your build.  :2thumbs:
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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Offline redo1973

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017 - 09:12:02 pm »
I thought that I've seen a full trunk floor inserted through the tail panel when you remove that 4 inch angled piece connecting the floor to the tail panel.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017 - 09:22:55 pm »
I will be getting the whole trunk floor pan. I think I might have found a way to do it without taking out the tail light panel
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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017 - 12:27:00 am »
I thought some of my sheet metal would be here today but no hopefully this weekend. I did get my qa1 front k-member  tho

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2017 - 07:59:40 pm »
Tear down the front end of the cuda today. It's a pretty solid car up front. I do need to get a new front core support tho.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2017 - 08:11:03 pm »
Dam the cuda doors are heavy. I got a few questions. I see some guys are welding in fender brace I was just wondering are the stock ones bad. Also does anybody know what year  these bumper brackets go for and fender support??

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2017 - 12:22:10 pm »
I got my sheet metal in that I order. Now time for the fun part cleaning up 40 years plus of road grime and rusty :cooldancing: . I also took out the rest of the trunk pan I'm still debating if I should replace the tail light panel.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2017 - 07:45:56 pm »
Looks good!  :2thumbs: Been there done that!   :bananasmi
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
(Edited 8-1-17)

"usraptr" = United States raptor - bird of prey = United States Bald Eagle.  FYI, somebody else thought of it first so I had to drop the "O" in raptor.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2017 - 09:24:19 pm »
Looks good!  :2thumbs: Been there done that!   :bananasmi
Thanks. I'm going to use ur build as blueprint for my build

Offline Cuda70-74

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2017 - 08:45:47 pm »
It's been a while since I did a update on my project. I was working on my garage and getting some air tools. Now I'm back on the cuda. I finish removing the passenger side outer well wheel which was a pain.

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2017 - 08:53:59 pm »
I also been working on my trunk floor and drop off pans. I also have a question how did u take off that piece of trim on the tail light panel that i have circled in red. I also have my 74 cuda grill for sale in going with a 71 cuda front end.

Offline larry4406

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Re: 74 Cuda Restomod
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2017 - 06:00:31 am »
That trim piece has bolts with special clip/heads that engage the u-shaped part of the trim.  The studs with nuts are accessible from inside the trunk.