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Offline usraptr

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Re: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #345 on: July 21, 2017 - 10:52:21 am »
Thank you 7340.  The pictures are very appreciated.  I will check them when I take them out to paint the gaskets.   :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
(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: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #346 on: August 04, 2017 - 08:42:49 pm »
Despite the 95 degree heat, again, I managed to spend some time in the shop today.  Took my door panels out of storage, cleaned and then painted them.  The driver's side wasn't in to bad of shape but I'm not sure what happened to the passenger side but it is hammered.  Sun backed with numerous deep scratches.  Both these panels were off the car when I bought it so I get the impression that the passenger side is not original but have no idea what happened to the original panel or why they would buy such a beat up panel to replace it.  With a fresh coat of paint they're both good enough for now as I have other things to spend $800 on, like new tires, so new door panels will have to go on a Christmas/Birthday/Father's Day wish list. :)  I installed my new custom wooden pistol grip shifter handle and a new bezel and shift pattern emblem.  That took a lot longer than expected since I had the Hurst shifter handle re-chromed and the new chrome bezel wouldn't fit.  Out came the Dremel and after working on both the bezel and the shifter I finally got it to fit.  I also managed to loose one of the pistol grip screws in the interior.  How do you loose a screw in the interior??   :headbang:  Anyway, I'm sure it will eventually turn up.  I also installed my new door VIN decal and jack instruction decal that I recently received from ECS.  I also received several other decals from ECS but didn't get around to installing them yet. I also installed the new nylon carb fitting washer that Quickfuel sent me and the front bowl fitting still leaks.  I don't know what else to do so I'll call Quickfuel and see about getting the carb exchanged or something??
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: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #347 on: August 06, 2017 - 06:27:44 pm »
Sweet.  Details, details, details, seems to slow me down.  Yours is looking great.


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Re: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #348 on: August 06, 2017 - 06:58:11 pm »
Thank you  :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
(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: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #349 on: August 12, 2017 - 11:24:07 pm »
What did you paint the door panels with, I have to do mine soon.
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
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #350 on: August 13, 2017 - 08:57:37 am »
I used SEM Black Landau rattle can spray paint.  I cleaned the the panels really well first, then applied adhesion promoter and then the paint.  A lot of people use the SEM Trim Black also.  I started with that but ran out so I finished with the Black Landau as I had two full cans of that.  Personally I can't tell the difference. 
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: Brad' second '70 Cuda and first (and last) restoration project
« Reply #351 on: August 13, 2017 - 12:42:26 pm »
I used SEM Black Landau rattle can spray paint.  I cleaned the the panels really well first, then applied adhesion promoter and then the paint.  A lot of people use the SEM Trim Black also.  I started with that but ran out so I finished with the Black Landau as I had two full cans of that.  Personally I can't tell the difference.

Thank you, I will get some. My panels were/are blue that have already been painted over. I need to scrub and clean them and then recoat them.
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
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)