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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2014 - 12:07:58 am »
Very nice!  :2thumbs:
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Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2014 - 09:33:35 pm »
More pics. Radiator came in and installed it and a/c condenser. Nice radiator and good clearance with the fans. Made by Wizard Cooling....
He has alot of other stuff done also. Hoping for more pics... :popcorn:
Thanks , Keith
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2014 - 10:08:31 pm »
Got the guages mounted behind the bezel. I think it looks great. I will replace the woodgrain pieces and it should look like they belong there. This is what 4" speedhut gauges look like behind the bezel. The 3 3/8" fit completely inside the bezel which looks too small.
Thanks , Keith
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71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2014 - 10:33:40 pm »
Cool build  :bigsmile:
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2014 - 10:39:50 pm »
Love the white face gauges!  :2thumbs:  If my 'Cuda wasn't #'s matching I do mine in white also, but have to leave it stock. 
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: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2014 - 12:36:35 am »
Love the white face gauges!  :2thumbs:  If my 'Cuda wasn't #'s matching I do mine in white also, but have to leave it stock.

I know the feeling  :wave:

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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2014 - 08:30:50 am »
Good gauge size picking you ahve made their, they look like they belong :2thumbs:
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2014 - 10:56:04 am »
Nice job
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2014 - 01:45:07 pm »
pictures from the back of the gauges please. like to see details of how you mounted them. ready to do mine exactly the same way. Thoughts on where you will mount the gps antenna for speedo?
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2014 - 02:29:07 pm »
The antenna for the GPS Speedo is probably going under the center speaker grill somewhere. I put a GPS radio in my 06 Charger Daytona back in 06 and left the GPS antenna on top of the radio in the dash and it works perfectly.
Dash cluster is still a little crude, but it works. Will have to deal with the blinker lights and such also. The different angles make it very difficult. I didn't do it personally. It is still in the shop doing the mock up, so I don't have anything more than this. I know he had to shave the back of each hole to make them flat. Not even sure how he did it, but it looks like I wanted it to so  :woohoo:
Thanks , Keith
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2014 - 02:33:40 pm »
I have the speedhut gauges in my cuda. I love em  :2thumbs:
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2014 - 07:11:03 pm »
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2014 - 07:55:27 pm »
Nothing new to report. He has been busy with work. He only does this stuff for fun in his spare time. Should be getting back on it in a few days. The last pics I got were of the subframe connectors getting boxed in. Here they are.
Thanks , Keith
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Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2014 - 09:02:01 am »
Looking good.  are those US Car tool frame connectors?  :bigsmile:
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Re: Lotsapins 71 SRT Challenger Convertible Build
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2014 - 09:31:03 am »
The frame connectors were welded in good. Removing them would be difficult and make a mess. What you see is handmade sides to box in the existing connectors. The bottom of them is the existing connector.
Thanks , Keith
71 Challenger Conv (Being Restmodded)
Build Thread: http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=97569.0
71' Roadrunner Stock restored 383 4spd
08 Charger SRT8 Super Bee