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Offline Sal-Chichon

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First Cuda... First restore...
« on: September 22, 2005 - 01:34:09 pm »
I am just getting started and super excited to begin working on the car. I will have Pics later, have not taken any yet. I will be needing lots of help tracking down vin numbers due to missing parts and rust. The car is a 1970 Cuda lots of rust but I can see the true beauty of the car. Great site lots of info hope to learn from you all. Thanks Richard
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005 - 01:36:41 pm »
Not my first cuda, but my first resto on one, roll up the sleeves & dive in, lotsa fun! Rich.

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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005 - 01:43:34 pm »
Welcome to the board! Would love to see pics when you get them. We just finished our first project and I can tell you, there will be some very exciting points and then some times you'll just want to kick anything nearby! But, keep at it! It's all worth it in the end. We went from this to this....you can do it too!
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Offline Sal-Chichon

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005 - 01:46:14 pm »
Nice pics that is about where I'm at with mine it is a rolling chasis with original  block and 727 tran
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005 - 01:56:17 pm »
Welcome to cc.com  I have about the same story!  Went from this to this!  lol  Hope you enjoy the site and post those pics soon! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005 - 02:01:43 pm »
Nice car!!! anyone know the best place to aquire fenders and other body parts for a cuda
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005 - 02:13:38 pm »
Here it is!!! these are some pics  the guy I bought it from took.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005 - 02:15:38 pm »
It's rough I know but I will not stop. I have always wanted a 1970-71 Cuda, so now I have one, I now want to be able to drive one.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005 - 03:37:18 pm »
Nice car!!! anyone know the best place to aquire fenders and other body parts for a cuda


I shop 2 places . . . the internet and major mopar show swap meets. Of course the shows are usually the best place cause you can see the part first hand and leave with it but sometimes the prices are stupid. Use caution and buyer beware with the internet.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005 - 04:09:46 pm »
well you have a car to work with anyways i know its rough but its fixable just keep your eye on the prize and never give up!! good luck and keep us posted!! ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2005 - 04:48:57 pm »
Hi Sal, how are you! Welcome, there's lots of nice people here with lots of info and knowledge. Have fun with your project. You look like you have the determination to do it!

This car looks like the car Devil was selling (Car #2 of 3).

Definately like 4c said, watch out for the stuff off the internet! Sometimes thing get left out of the description. Ask LOTS of questions. It's one of those "If you don't ask, I don't have to tell you" things sometimes!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2005 - 06:14:47 pm »

Welcome!! Lovely before and after shots guys! (We should start a thread) *GRIN* (No smilies!!!)

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2005 - 07:16:06 pm »
dang nz stop postin pics of lucy your makin me jelious!  haha lol ;)  j/k post away bro! she looks awsome!! oh btw i finialy saw vainshing point its freakin awsome my faviorite movie of all times!!  8)
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2005 - 11:00:53 pm »
In Nz's pics its hard to tell which is before and which is after, it looked pretty marvelous even before he started on it.

Welcome sal, your gonna love it here.

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2005 - 02:33:16 am »
I work with a guy who when he was in in school he had a Plum Crazy Challenger that was built by the shop that Built the challenger in vanishing point he has pictures. He loved it but he had to let her go since he joined the Marine Corps(OHH - RAW!!!!) anyways thanks for the encouragement I'll be starting on the project in a couple weeks and then off and on as i have the time. I'll be posting pics as I progress. Thanks Richard
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