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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #135 on: February 01, 2016 - 11:46:21 pm »
I am slowly getting back to the car, things have been a little crazy at work lately. Anyway, I mounted the front spoiler and while I like it, I don't like the sides being open, so I am thinking of making some plates to close off the ends.
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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 #136 on: February 02, 2016 - 12:36:14 pm »
Agreed
Filled on the side as you have shown or even a nice looking lower bracket. Clevis eye setup?

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #137 on: February 02, 2016 - 12:41:11 pm »
My intention is to make a sheet metal filler panel. The circles will be holes made via dimple dies (have a set I have been wanting to use).
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 #138 on: February 02, 2016 - 01:48:18 pm »
I also have the full-width front spoiler.. yet to be installed onto my Challenger.  However, I was planning to cut a center section out and hinge it (or otherwise make that center section removable, with side extensions ~1" each on it) so that my floor jack will be easy to slip underneath (jacking up on the k-frame).
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

See  MOPAR ACTION MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2006 ISSUE for featured article and details on my autocross T/A.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #139 on: February 02, 2016 - 01:53:03 pm »
interesting. I don't think I need that and I don't think I would want to section the front spoiler. I have a low profile long jack that I think will work ok, plus on my car with all the bracing, I can come in behind a front wheel and get it off the ground if need be.

You could use some Dzus fasteners to make your spoiler easily removable. Mine will be attached with screws into nutserts that will be put into the lower valance, so in theroy the spoiler could be removed fairly fast if need be.
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 #140 on: February 02, 2016 - 01:56:07 pm »
I was also planning to have rear supports from the inside of the spoiler to the valence for extra strength at high-speeds (or maybe front-mounted cables upwards)....   ideas...
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

See  MOPAR ACTION MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2006 ISSUE for featured article and details on my autocross T/A.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2016 - 02:01:36 pm »
Due to the angle of the spoiler, I do not think front mounted cables/rods would be of value or look very good. If the spoiler is mounted well, I don't think you should see a lot of flex at any speed (assuming you have the abs spoiler), it is pretty stout. The side plates I am looking to make are more for ascetics than function although they will provide support. I am unsure how good or bad the side panels will look but we will see. I originally was looking to make a modern Challenger type front splitter but decided to forgo it as I already have too many science experiments going on as it is. I am not super happy with this spoiler, but not hating it either.
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 #142 on: February 02, 2016 - 02:07:32 pm »
Your Cuda spoiler is the same one currently used on the race AAR cars on-track (except w/o the air ducts).   I believe those on the current race cars actually fiberglass (not ABS plastic) as supplied by cudaspoilerguy.com (Jon)... he's located outside of LA, CALIF.

I love these full-width front spoilers!... keeping the heritage of the cars and their intent!
Autocross/road racers go in deeper... and come out harder!

See  MOPAR ACTION MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2006 ISSUE for featured article and details on my autocross T/A.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #143 on: February 02, 2016 - 02:32:35 pm »
I do like them (or I wouldn't have mounted it..) but they are a bit large and as I mention, I don't like the side being open, looks too much like it is unfinished for me. I have looked at many pictures of full on race AARs which is what got me onto this spoiler in the first place. I also like the ducts and may cut them out of mine, 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)
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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 #144 on: February 02, 2016 - 03:37:05 pm »
My intention is to make a sheet metal filler panel. The circles will be holes made via dimple dies (have a set I have been wanting to use).


I did something similar on my spoiler build. Dimple dies are nice to have. It will add strength for sure.  :2thumbs:
Mine might look low but I can get my floor jack under it with no issues.
 

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #145 on: February 02, 2016 - 03:43:46 pm »
that's pretty much exactly what I am going to do or try to do.
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 #146 on: February 03, 2016 - 12:44:18 am »
Great build!  Inspires me to get back off my @$$ and out to the garage...

Keep it up!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #147 on: February 03, 2016 - 11:57:53 am »
Exactly my problem, getting off my a$$ and out to the shop.

Did a template last night and am considering 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)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2016 - 01:01:05 pm »
I like it, it " finishes off" the spoiler IMO and hides the brake duct hose if you want.
Brad
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Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

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http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #149 on: February 03, 2016 - 01:04:53 pm »
Thanks, I am digging it as well. I need to make another template that is more final form, this was just a proof of concept. Things like this are time intensive but are those "little" things that are different which I am all about...
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)