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Offline crash340

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2015 - 06:59:11 am »
 :thumbsup:
Greg

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2015 - 11:16:03 am »
Somebodies brother knew what he was talking about.
Positioning looks good.

Mike
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2015 - 12:48:36 pm »
 :bigsmile: I will agree it looks good, now I just need to sort it all out, clean up the brackets and get back on track.
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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2015 - 10:36:45 pm »
So, after some nagging from my brother from another mother down under (crash340), I made some adjustments to the brackets (read that as some significant work), here is the result.

I think those small details make all the difference in the world.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2015 - 11:27:16 pm »
I modded my brackets in the same way, big job, but rewarding eh?




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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2015 - 12:09:20 am »
You guys are right, and it does look better. I finally got the brackets done and have to say they turned out pretty well. It is a lot of work, cutting, welding adjusting, etc. I did discover that while I like TIG welding, my 220 Miller MIG works far faster and better in terms of results. Granted I am still a novice at TIG but I am beginning to discover their respective applications.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2015 - 12:16:47 am by 70chall440 »
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 #51 on: September 12, 2015 - 08:31:04 pm »
You guys are right, and it does look better. I finally got the brackets done and have to say they turned out pretty well. It is a lot of work, cutting, welding adjusting, etc. I did discover that while I like TIG welding, my 220 Miller MIG works far faster and better in terms of results. Granted I am still a novice at TIG but I am beginning to discover their respective applications.

I have to agree with your tig vs mig statement.  My go to welder has always been tig. But am forcing myself to drag out the mig for brackets and frame stuff. You can lay so much more bead.

Mike
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2015 - 10:52:09 pm »
Very true, the MIG is quick and does a really good job on things like these brackets. They also leave you enough bead to dress down and clean up. I have come to love the TIG, it is so much more personal and skillful, but I believe it requires so much more effort and for things like brackets you end up pouring some much heat into the part. I used TIG for some work on the quarter panels and it worked well, lots of control and good results.
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 #53 on: September 13, 2015 - 12:35:44 am »
So today saw me going backward a little, I removed the dash and built a stand for it. The main reason I removed it is because I bought a new pad for it, thought I could live with the cracks but the more I looked at them, the more I hated them. Also, I am going a different direction with the instrument cluster, additionally I made a switch panel that has a variety of  switches (main power, start, fuel pump, accessories, fans) but I think I might change that to include a true push button start (verses the stock car rubber push switch I have now).
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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 #54 on: September 13, 2015 - 12:45:31 am »
I am using Neon SRT seats which are based on the viper seats. The original ACR Neon had these seats but with a slot at shoulder height for belts, turns out you can still buy the plastic seat inserts which I did. I am going to either order new covers for these seats or have someone recover them. I am thinking if I go with recovering them, I am going to try and copy the original seat design (loosely). I modified the original seat tracks (had to buy a new set for the passenger side). The seats fit really nice. I am still pondering what to do about seat belts, I have the originals (I think) but I am thinking of the SV belts which they are now selling again. I would also like some 3 or maybe even some 5 point belts but anchoring them is an issue. I don't have and don't intend on installing a cage so unless I can come up with a bar affair I am not sure how I would anchor the shoulder harness. I do have a removable bar design in mind haven't reached that point yet.
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 #55 on: September 16, 2015 - 11:47:20 pm »
Check out my Bday gift from my daughter..
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 #56 on: September 17, 2015 - 12:01:58 am »
they just opened a Hobby Lobby near by and I found out they have a whole car guy section a part of which is a Mopar section (imagine how surprised I was to see that).
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 #57 on: September 17, 2015 - 05:37:46 am »
Thats  cool, Happy Birthday
Greg

73 Cuda
Brisbane, Australia

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2015 - 10:35:29 am »
That's nice.
Of course partial to the yellow one...
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2015 - 12:57:40 pm »
Thanks Greg. Now I just need a Cuda one to put beside it.
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)