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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #420 on: May 12, 2016 - 10:47:22 am »
Nice! That's gotta feel good! Yeah baby! :2thumbs:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #421 on: May 12, 2016 - 10:49:19 am »
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #422 on: May 12, 2016 - 11:23:33 am »
Just went out and looked at again, overall it turned out pretty good. I think I am going to let it sit for awhile before I attempt to cut and buff it. I will cut it (wet sand) before spraying the black.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #423 on: May 12, 2016 - 07:00:48 pm »
Anyone have advice on where to get weather stripping and window sweeps. I googled them and there are a variety of sources, just wondering if anyone has any placed to or not 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 #424 on: May 12, 2016 - 07:45:18 pm »
That green, and black highlights were just meant for each other!   :2thumbs:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #425 on: May 12, 2016 - 08:33:09 pm »
I just viewed the pictures again.  Did anyone else notice the lights from heaven above shining on this rebirth?  I'm looking forward to watching your next stage.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #426 on: May 12, 2016 - 09:47:26 pm »
I just viewed the pictures again.  Did anyone else notice the lights from heaven above shining on this rebirth?  I'm looking forward to watching your next stage.

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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)
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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 #427 on: May 14, 2016 - 01:56:00 pm »
Awesome job on the body work and paint!  I wish I had the skills and patients to pull something like that off.   :worshippy:  Keep up the good work.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #428 on: May 14, 2016 - 02:06:44 pm »
Anyone have advice on where to get weather stripping and window sweeps. I googled them and there are a variety of sources, just wondering if anyone has any placed to or not to go.
Looking good from here.  :canada:  lol
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I used Metro brand weatherstripping and like it.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #429 on: May 14, 2016 - 02:42:49 pm »
Thanks all

I am looking at the metro site, looks like ok stuff.
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 #430 on: May 14, 2016 - 07:09:06 pm »
Mike, door rubbers that are on the gutter strip, for glass seal, research this, I think I have metro but they don't fit like the originals, the originals pressed into the gutter trim, metro have to be glued on and they don't fit well, I've not used mine BUT , someone on here has been down this path before, I'm kinda flat out at present but need to search it, someone else might chime in, Metro are good but for some reason the 72-74 Cuda rubbers are odd
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #431 on: May 14, 2016 - 07:20:50 pm »
Thanks Greg. I haven't bought anything yet, I need weathers stripping, all the rubber bumpers (hood, trunk, etc). I am also going to get all new door hardware, window felts and I am sure many other things along the way.  :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 #432 on: May 27, 2016 - 04:09:10 pm »
Just catching up on the CC restoration threads.  Your paint looks great!  :2thumbs: I also recently bought a DeVilbiss Finish Line paint gun but so far haven't painted anything except accessories!  I hope my body paint work comes out as nice as yours when I get brave enough to try it.
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

Restoration pictures at:  http://spanks4thememory.smugmug.com/Cars/70-Cuda/7240639_M24oi#465274575_2MBqW
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #433 on: May 27, 2016 - 11:22:07 pm »
Thanks, start small and stay focused. The hardest part is understanding how what you do will look when finished. Therefore, focus on a small area and use some cheap spray paint to get an idea or better yet get some primer  from eBay or the local auto parts store and spray it with your new gun. You don't have to paint he whole thing, just enough to give you and idea of your body work.
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 #434 on: May 28, 2016 - 12:50:37 pm »
Mike, door rubbers that are on the gutter strip, for glass seal, research this, I think I have metro but they don't fit like the originals, the originals pressed into the gutter trim, metro have to be glued on and they don't fit well, I've not used mine BUT , someone on here has been down this path before, I'm kinda flat out at present but need to search it, someone else might chime in, Metro are good but for some reason the 72-74 Cuda rubbers are odd

Just got the window sweeps and weather stripping from Roseville, the sweeps are Tops and the weather stripping is Super soft. Not sure how it will fit, but I am sure I will find out. It looks good, but the proof is in the installation
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)