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'70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« on: December 09, 2014 - 06:01:37 PM »
Posting this up in a condensed version.  This is my long term 'Cuda project.  To make the money to pay for it leaves me no time to actually work on it!

It is going through it's final redo as we speak.  One of the quarters got hit by a blown air hose and would require repainting the entire back.  If I'm going to repaint it, I'm going to do a little tweaking to fit the 335 rears and 305 front tires, by way of a wide body.  I bought new skins for the rear and new quarters for the front.  They get cut up and a little english wheel action should get it where I need it.  Very subtle, roughly 2" at each corner.

Other changes from the pics are a new front suspension design to take advantage of the wider front track. 

So this is where it started, and where it's at now.

Good clean Cali car with lots of undercoat to strip!




Wanted to update the suspension, so built a jig and then made it fit the 'Cuda.  Wanted to keep the car a unibody.  Somehow setting the shell on a chassis just doesn't seem Mopar anymore.







And make a little room for the turbo's...






And a cage for safety...





and a fuel cell...



with hidden 'chute mount....




reinforce the snot out of the bottom, tied into the cage, but make it look factory....




Then 5 million hours of body work and panel fitment...tig'd an 1/8" rod on every gap and filed it back...














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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014 - 06:04:26 PM »
time for a little color...









custom built k-frame...




the cage extends through to the bottom.  I threaded for some lift/jack points....



Then build a huge pig of a rearend...




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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014 - 06:04:47 PM »
Then push it on the lift and make it roll....





















build a custom bumper and spoiler...




and then start hacking it up for more updates!!

Still building the belly pan and assorted are do-dads.

This is the intake for the twin turbo, big cube R3....

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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014 - 06:32:35 PM »
that don`t look half bad....




































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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014 - 07:29:02 PM »
Nice :2thumbs:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014 - 08:09:09 PM »
That's TRUE art!   :clapping:  Super fantastic work man!  Thanks for taking the time to share the progress with us.  Your attention to detail is amazing!   :wow:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014 - 08:11:07 PM »
And.........this is going to get you to the moon and back.

Like Cody super fantastic workmanship
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Keep us up to date on progress.
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014 - 10:25:50 PM »
Wow that is impressive.

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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2014 - 10:37:04 PM »
Very impressive. I'm blown away. Can't wait to see/hear it run!

Thanks for sharing!    :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2014 - 01:18:07 AM »
Amazing. Keep posting please.

Are the tires on the wrong side of the car? :bigsmile:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014 - 06:31:34 AM »
Hi Craig.. Glad you made it over here. The Cuda looks great ! . What are your thoughts on the exhaust ?  :bigsmile:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014 - 06:46:00 AM »
Awesome work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clapping:

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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014 - 08:34:17 AM »
SWEET!   :drool:  Very nice.. :grinyes:  Keep us updated as you move forward....    :cheers:
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014 - 11:16:13 AM »
Very impressive.  Nice work.
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Re: '70 twin turbo 'Cuda build
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2014 - 01:28:31 PM »
Thanks guys.  I'll post more pics when I start back to work on it.  Need to finish this damn RoadRunner....
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