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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2016 - 12:08:50 am »
Thanks and I will. I can see the "light" now and am anxious to see it painted although I have a ways to go.
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 #286 on: April 15, 2016 - 12:12:56 am »
I am in the same boat on paint.
Its just a little 340 with a miss

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #287 on: April 15, 2016 - 12:17:10 am »
Guess we will make this journey together  :bigsmile:
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 #288 on: April 15, 2016 - 12:24:11 am »
I just wish I had the the money to do what I want with paint but I will probably settle with a Macco paint job after I get my body the way I want it.
Its just a little 340 with a miss

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #289 on: April 15, 2016 - 12:35:50 am »
Not sure what you want to do, but I am going with Eastwood products for this one. I think they are decent and will deliver what I need. Prices are very good; sure it isn't ppg but it will get color on your car.
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)

Offline EbodyMod

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2016 - 07:05:11 am »
 :wavingflag: I hear you! I spent over a hundred just to get sample colors to do test sprays.  But better to be sure of your color rather than pay a ton for something  you don't like in the end.
:wavingflag:  Quit being offended by everything, I am sure you are doing something that upsets me, but I am not complaining about you!!! It is a free county get over yourself!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #291 on: April 16, 2016 - 11:32:21 am »
fortunately for me, I am not doing a resto, more like a restomod; so it can be however I like it or it turns out. The Eastwood sublime is close to the Chrysler version although not exactly, but for me it is close enough.
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 #292 on: April 16, 2016 - 11:43:48 pm »
Obviously there is a reason they call it body "work"... definitely get a good work out doing it. I was able to get the pass door sorted out and properly gapped. I think I liked it better when I didn't care...  :roflsmiley: I have also been working on getting the quarter and rocker seams filled and leveled 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 #293 on: April 17, 2016 - 01:28:56 am »
The gap looks great. Body work is something I never attempted or had a desire to, hats off to you for what you are doing.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #294 on: April 17, 2016 - 09:51:19 pm »
Thanks. I cannot say I ever wished to do it, however I have one a number of occasions. I don't hate it, I just need to be more comfortable with it (which only comes with practice). If I could afford to hand it off, I might but then again I might not as I do like doing things myself.
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 #295 on: April 18, 2016 - 10:24:54 pm »
For every thing I accomplish on my cars it is done for the simple fact that I am mechanical in nature. The career of choice is manufacturing. I eat up the cad technology but what I accomplish with my hands is far more gratifying. Body and paint will just be part of the evolution.

It is also extremely gratifying to see how much more you get for the $$$ outlay.
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 #296 on: April 19, 2016 - 12:12:31 am »
I do agree, doing it yourself while at times frustrating, it is very gratifying.
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 #297 on: April 19, 2016 - 12:41:06 am »
I was able to get the pass door sorted out and properly gapped. I think I liked it better when I didn't care...

Nice work and the shops staying clean!
You touched on something I've  struggle with before, where do you stop? Your thread title tells me it's not going to be a show car? You posted about auto X elsewhere so it sounds like your going to have fun with it. Anyway here's a video that your thread remindeds me of. Not sayin this is what your after.  :bigsmile:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #298 on: April 19, 2016 - 01:26:02 am »
Hey cudakiller, what do you know about the car in that video? Is the car by any chance from the Bay Area in Northern California?


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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #299 on: April 19, 2016 - 01:41:31 pm »
Hey cudakiller, what do you know about the car in that video? Is the car by any chance from the Bay Area in Northern California?


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You noticed too, ya where he was driving it sure looks like the hills around here or nor cal. I don't know about this guy or car, have never seen this car anywhere around here. Cool story and car.
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