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Offline Mopar Mitch

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #300 on: April 19, 2016 - 01:48:50 pm »
The owner of that primer Cuda also makes the AAR plastic ABS front spoilers... aka... rylisspro (sp?)   He's been working on the Cuda for a few years... great car; great efforts!
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #301 on: April 19, 2016 - 01:50:26 pm »
I really love that car, simple yet functional.
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 dave73chally

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #302 on: April 19, 2016 - 02:43:09 pm »
It's a small block beck kuda  :ylsuper:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #303 on: April 19, 2016 - 05:32:31 pm »
I really love that car, simple yet functional.
So is black suede your color?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #304 on: April 19, 2016 - 06:50:45 pm »
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:
http://youtu.be/oghaMwMT7T8



Cool video! He has put in a 3Gen Hemi since that video.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #305 on: April 19, 2016 - 08:03:37 pm »
So is black suede your color?

No not really, but I like that 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)

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #306 on: April 21, 2016 - 08:56:58 pm »
Alright boys and girls, time for an update. The biggest news is that I resigned from my job due to internal issues and am now trying to figure out what my next step will be, however in the interim I have decided to get paint on this car from hell or high water. I am working alone so it is slow going but I am making progress. That said, I have already accepted the fact that there will be issues and this paint will not be perfect, however it will be all one color and shiny and for me at this point in time that is enough. As some of you have seen, I started a thread in the body shop side and got a lot of exceptionally helpful advice from Cody and others. I am taking all of this advice to heart and trying to do as good job as I can given limited $$ and dare I say patience. I have a couple of small things to sort our and then I am pushing the car out of the shop, getting it as dust free as possible (as well as the shop), then bringing it back in to shoot it with polyester filler/primer. I will then began to block it out and see where I am. Once I get that as sorted as I can (or have patience for) I intend to seal it, scuff it and shoot it.

Here are some in progress pics.
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 #307 on: April 21, 2016 - 10:48:51 pm »
Very cool. Go get em'.  I'm trying to keep up but falling behind.  Remember three beers first right? :bigsmile:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #308 on: April 21, 2016 - 11:34:23 pm »
I don't think I could do 3 beers before painting the car; no telling where the paint would be or wouldn't 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 #309 on: April 22, 2016 - 07:09:11 am »
I hear ya.  Best of luck on the paint. I'm looking forward to the pictures.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #310 on: April 22, 2016 - 08:33:54 am »
Good luck man I am right there with you!! mine is getting another coat of epoxy to seal everything then the poly primer and blocking, and blocking, and blocking, and......well you get the picture. :lol2:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #311 on: April 22, 2016 - 12:37:03 pm »
To start off best wishes on your next employment direction.
I did the same thing a few years ago. When decision was made it took 3 hours to back my stuff and 27 years was over.
Tough decisions made for the right reasons generally work out for the best. It did for me.

Now the car...
I am eagerly following your progress. Thru what you have posted and from the others that have answered many lingering questions I will be jumping in the same.

Looking good BTW.

Mike
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #312 on: April 22, 2016 - 12:48:52 pm »
To start off best wishes on your next employment direction.
I did the same thing a few years ago. When decision was made it took 3 hours to back my stuff and 27 years was over.
Tough decisions made for the right reasons generally work out for the best. It did for me.

Now the car...
I am eagerly following your progress. Thru what you have posted and from the others that have answered many lingering questions I will be jumping in the same.

Looking good BTW.

Mike

Thank you for the prospective and kind words. It will be interesting to see where this ends up for sure.

As for the car, it is coming along albeit slowly. My next step is to shoot it with polyester filler and block it with 150. Fix whatever needs fixing and then shoot it with primer/filler and block again with 220 (hopefully don't have to fix anything there) and then seal it with Epoxy and then paint it. It should go better once I get through the blocking process but to be very honest, I am not looking for a full on show car result. I need to work within my time and budget. In the end it will be sublime and shiny and that is a step in the right direction. Some will say I should spend more time making sure everything is perfect and I will make it as "perfect" as I have time for.
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 #313 on: April 22, 2016 - 03:29:56 pm »
Very cool. Go get em'.  I'm trying to keep up but falling behind.  Remember three beers first right? :bigsmile:

you and me both!!!  Im trying to keep up with him and dave73chally...at least all they guys here doing body work has kept me motivated and Im learning a lot! 

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #314 on: April 22, 2016 - 04:57:14 pm »
Me too and at just the right time.  I was losing steam until I saw theirs and by the way yours also.  You're moving along nicely Mpdawdog. I'm trying not to get caught up in the speed but Like 70Chall440 perfection is becoming limited to my time and attention at this point.  I think that I've rebuilt this project twice with all the rework, but then again I'm learning along the way! :pullinghair: