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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2016 - 12:00:23 am »
got a little work done on the car, I toyed with making some covers for the oil lines in the passenger fender well, however I decided instead to cover the lines with a hard covering. What I used is a product designed big rig air lines. I think it turned out pretty well, still will make a clamp to ensure the lines stay away from the tire. In case anyone is wondering, the wheel/tire does not get near the line at full lock.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #211 on: March 18, 2016 - 11:44:52 pm »
I posted this in the body shop section but thought it might be better to post it here as well.

Ok, so here is the background. I installed new quarters on my Cuda and thought I have made sure everything was in the right place before I welded them in. The passenger side door has some damage on the bottom rear corner of the door, and I "assumed" that it would all line up when all of it is was in. Short story here is that it appears that I did not get the passenger side quarter in far enough and now I have a 1/4" height problem between the door and quarter. After a lot of inspecting and comparing, I am positive that the lower quarter behind the door has to come in. So my question is if anyone has any pearls of wisdom how to correct it outside of drilling out all of the spot welds? To that point, it was all clamped in before I welded it, so this makes me think there are some other issues here that are going to require some cutting and moving metal (which isn't an issue). This is not a restoration, but I also do not want a 1/4" height off set between them because it is very noticeable. I thought about cutting the edges and pulling the panel in, but on the bottom where it makes the bend into the door frame seems a little tricky. I am not afraid of cutting and welding, I just don't want to make it worse or get it to where I am whacking out the bottom of a new quarter. The upside is that the rest of the door lines up pretty well.

thanks in advance for any tips or advice. Lacking any feed back, I will start cutting and figure it out.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #212 on: March 19, 2016 - 05:37:06 pm »
Are your door rubbers in (yes I giggled while I typed that because despite my age I am really just a 12 year old boy!)?

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #213 on: March 20, 2016 - 12:07:49 am »
 :bigsmile: No they are not, however it is sorted out now. I spent the entire day (well most of it) working on the doors and got them as good as they are going to get. The gaps are decent (for me) but a perfectionist would spend more time making the exact.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #214 on: March 20, 2016 - 12:25:56 am »
Looks like it came out pretty dam good from here, :worshippy


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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #215 on: March 20, 2016 - 12:32:05 am »
Not bad, I am happy with it. Once it has paint on it I don't think it will matter much. It is so easy to focus on the micro and spend hours on small details. It is just as easy to say "good enough", and then look back and redo it because you can't stand it... LOL. I have to get the sheet metal sorted so I can get the body work done, then on to paint. The goal is to get it painted this year; then on to assembly.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #216 on: March 20, 2016 - 01:48:02 am »
Lookin great Mike, stay on it mate, this was one of the hurdles if I recall, fenders still need some or did you sort that?, not long now till we see green flow
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #217 on: March 20, 2016 - 04:36:19 am »
Nice work! So what did you have to do? Did you twist the door or did you have to cut the quarter loose?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #218 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:05:33 am »
Looks a hell of a lot better  :thumbsup:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #219 on: March 20, 2016 - 11:26:02 am »
Looks much better  :thumbsup:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #220 on: March 20, 2016 - 01:50:07 pm »
Lookin great Mike, stay on it mate, this was one of the hurdles if I recall, fenders still need some or did you sort that?, not long now till we see green flow

Still need to attend to the fender to door gap at the top, but that isn't a huge issue. The weather is on and off here which somewhat dictates my work schedule on the car (easy to not work on it when it is cold outside...).

I still need to do a spray out on the Eastwood sublime to see how close it is to Chrysler green.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #221 on: March 20, 2016 - 01:53:30 pm »
Nice work! So what did you have to do? Did you twist the door or did you have to cut the quarter loose?

I twisted the crap out of it...  :bigsmile: Actually it wasn't that bad, but I did end up going back and adjusting the height and door striker a couple of times to get it where I wanted it. I also pulled out the latch and cleaned it thoroughly and relub'd it. After getting the door pretty much where it needed to be, I then ground down the edge of the door to get the gap, then welded it up and smoothed it in. Of course, that made me go and look at the drivers side and subsequently had to give that some love as well.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #222 on: March 20, 2016 - 02:06:49 pm »
I agree it looks MUCH better. Onward and Forward...  :bigsmile:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #223 on: March 28, 2016 - 03:57:05 pm »
This last weekend, I decided to work on the fenders a little and in that path decided I needed a fender stand. Using some old scrap laying around I came up with this. I need to modify it (gen II) so that the fenders are not as close as I will use it to paint them as well I think.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #224 on: March 28, 2016 - 09:14:30 pm »
This last weekend, I decided to work on the fenders a little and in that path decided I needed a fender stand. Using some old scrap laying around I came up with this. I need to modify it (gen II) so that the fenders are not as close as I will use it to paint them as well I think.

That is cool, nice job!