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Offline brads70

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #150 on: February 03, 2016 - 01:17:03 pm »
I had the dimple dies already but bought 2 different lengths of seaming pliers . They worked great and I'm sure I'll use them again. Common vise , jigsaw and a rubber hammer is all I needed to make the entire spoiler.  Cleco pins were usefull too.
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #151 on: February 03, 2016 - 01:19:40 pm »
Very cool. I have the dimple dies, brake, shear, etc. I have lots of machinery to make the side panels, just have to arrive at a final design.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #152 on: February 07, 2016 - 12:56:15 am »
Transferred the template to sheet metal, I am pretty happy with the outcome thus far.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #153 on: February 07, 2016 - 01:51:26 am »
Great work, I love the project so far.

The sides your building seem too big to me. Those airdams are built to flex as they bottom out in dips and over bumps. With the sides your making some of that energy will be transferred up into the fenders possibly wrecking them. They do look really cool though!!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #154 on: February 07, 2016 - 01:59:25 am »
Thanks. I understand what you are saying but if the spoiler hits something it will flex in the middle. If I were to hit something out on the sides, it could damage the front valance and/or fender but I am willing to risk it because I don't like that big gap. Yes, it is a fashion thing but it is what it is. I am going to put 3 dimpled holes in it as well.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #155 on: February 08, 2016 - 11:56:30 am »
Got both sides about done, overall I am very happy about how they turned out. I still have to finish welding the sides and attach them.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #156 on: February 08, 2016 - 01:40:30 pm »
Looks great!  :clapping: :2thumbs:
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #157 on: February 08, 2016 - 01:53:45 pm »
thanks, I am amazed that they came out close.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #158 on: February 08, 2016 - 05:02:59 pm »
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #159 on: February 08, 2016 - 07:51:47 pm »
I am thinking if I should paint them black like the spoiler or body color or silver.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #160 on: February 08, 2016 - 08:21:10 pm »
Same colour as the spoiler, not sure what colour to paint that though, it's a large surface area, maybe silver, green I think is too much and black is too much, just my opinion totally up to you bud
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #161 on: February 08, 2016 - 09:11:35 pm »
The spoiler will be black, I am pretty sure of that. I like the idea of silver which would make it look more "racy" but also make them standout. Black will make them look like an extension of the spoiler which essentially they are. Green (body color) will make them look like an extension of the body which they are not and I think will harm the lines of the car. Right now, I am thinking black but we will see.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #162 on: February 09, 2016 - 04:16:10 pm »
Black and if there is any texture to the spoiler match that as well. Yes they are an extension of it not the car.

They look right at home.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #163 on: February 09, 2016 - 04:30:56 pm »
Black and if there is any texture to the spoiler match that as well. Yes they are an extension of it not the car.

They look right at home.
Mike

Good point, I will give it a try.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #164 on: February 10, 2016 - 01:22:57 am »
Someone has asked me about my Accusump and how I mounted it, so I thought I would put some pics here.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)