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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #315 on: April 22, 2016 - 08:04:00 pm »
Well I would to think that I have don't quite a lot of preparation to get to this point, I mean this isn't going to be a MACO job or anything, it just isn't going to be $100K show car job either. Worst case is that it will have paint on it and if need be I will repaint it at some point in the very distant future. I am not too worried about it actually, whatever I do will be better than where it is now. I painted my 70 Challenger next to my old house and while it is far from perfect, it never ceases to impress and get people to smile when they (and I) look at it. This Cuda will 100% better job in all respects from panel alignment, gaps, prep, etc.
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 #316 on: April 24, 2016 - 12:32:17 am »
The struggle continues, today I finished up some small areas on the car with filler, sanded it with 80 grit and then went over it with 120, I then pulled it out to vacuum and blow the dust out of it as well as clean the shop. Put it back in and masked off the windows in preparation for some poly.

I also found yet another use for my fender/bumper stand..
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 #317 on: April 24, 2016 - 03:24:10 pm »
WOW, its starting to look like a car again, maybe by the end of today it might be one shade of colour, light grey but its one shade, not long now.
Greg

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #318 on: April 24, 2016 - 03:56:33 pm »
I was planning on shooting it with polyester today, but it a bit cold and rainy, however I might and just let it sit for a few days.
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 #319 on: April 24, 2016 - 05:51:12 pm »
I'm no painter but my thinking tells me apply it when the temps etc are within the manufacturers recommended window and I'd want to let it settle for a couple of days before you start blocking, these car shows on TV that seem to paint the car in 24 hours, I just can't help but think shrinkage will show in a month or so down the track, maybe I've got it all wrong with today's product :dunno:
Greg

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #320 on: April 24, 2016 - 06:16:44 pm »
There definitely have been improvements with the products, however in my case it isn't going to help as the temp is in the mid 50's and the humidity is 70%; neither of which are good for painting.
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 #321 on: April 24, 2016 - 07:03:54 pm »
I'm no painter but my thinking tells me apply it when the temps etc are within the manufacturers recommended window and I'd want to let it settle for a couple of days before you start blocking, these car shows on TV that seem to paint the car in 24 hours, I just can't help but think shrinkage will show in a month or so down the track, maybe I've got it all wrong with today's product :dunno:
                           Tom let the RT/SE sit and shrink 4 days. Then cut and buffed.  Been sitting in the hot trailer since Wed., we went in today, OHHHHHH THAT SMELL, CANT CANTCHA SMELL THAT SMELL.   :woohoo:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #322 on: April 25, 2016 - 10:26:33 am »
It's looking good.  :2thumbs:  Can't wait to see it with some color on it.  :ylsuper:
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
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"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: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #323 on: April 25, 2016 - 12:25:08 pm »
It's looking good.  :2thumbs:  Can't wait to see it with some color on it.  :ylsuper:

Me too!!
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 #324 on: April 25, 2016 - 04:38:45 pm »
I am hoping you get some warm weather! I want to see her get some sparkle. Looking good ! :ylsuper:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #325 on: April 25, 2016 - 09:52:38 pm »
I am thinking Wednesday for the poly, then on to blocking.

I got my build books sorted out.

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 #326 on: April 26, 2016 - 12:18:30 am »
 :ylsuper: :2thumbs: very cool
Greg

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #327 on: April 26, 2016 - 12:37:50 am »
Thanks. I got tired of papers shoved into folders everywhere. Still have a little work to do but I am over the hump on 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)
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 #328 on: April 26, 2016 - 10:12:28 am »
Cool idea on the build books.  If I was to do a set I would probably drop the receipts book as I really don't want to know how much money I am spending on my car.   :22yikes:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #329 on: April 26, 2016 - 10:41:30 am »
Cool idea on the build books.  If I was to do a set I would probably drop the receipts book as I really don't want to know how much money I am spending on my car.   :22yikes:

I feel exactly the same, i started adding up receipts and had a panic attack, my wallet started crying!
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