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Offline 70chall440

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #480 on: July 09, 2016 - 03:41:48 pm »
Anyone know if you can powder coat door handles?
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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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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 #481 on: July 09, 2016 - 06:01:15 pm »
Looking great Mike, cant see why you couldnt powder coat them at all, but if its got any bubbles/spots/blisters (not flaking though) in the chrome it will be the equivilant of rust/corosion  in the alloy that needs to be stopped first, I saw a show on one of the car shows about a re-chrome company and how they fixed the old alloy pock marked trim, they basically drilled out the little pock marks to clean metal and filled the holes by melting the same type of trim material back into the holes and dressing it back, in you case, id be drilling any of the marks out and putting some sort of filler in there otherwise after you powder coat them they will still continue to grow over time,,,,, thats only if you want to go to that effort.

whats next on the list of big steps on Cuda? engine and exhaust? or interior?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #482 on: July 09, 2016 - 08:18:57 pm »
Anyone know if you can powder coat door handles?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #483 on: July 09, 2016 - 08:42:39 pm »
Thank Randy.

Let me present you all with my newly painted, 8+ year ongoing project  :bigsmile:

I finished buffing it out last night. No where near perfect, concours, etc but meets the criteria; green and shiny.

Looks Great!  :2thumbs:  I'm jealous!  Hopefully, my will be fully painted later this year or next Spring. 
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 #484 on: July 09, 2016 - 09:12:13 pm »
Very nice.  Quite the accomplishment.    Lookin forward to the start-up video  :cooldancing:

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #485 on: July 09, 2016 - 10:21:06 pm »
Looking great Mike, cant see why you couldnt powder coat them at all, but if its got any bubbles/spots/blisters (not flaking though) in the chrome it will be the equivilant of rust/corosion  in the alloy that needs to be stopped first, I saw a show on one of the car shows about a re-chrome company and how they fixed the old alloy pock marked trim, they basically drilled out the little pock marks to clean metal and filled the holes by melting the same type of trim material back into the holes and dressing it back, in you case, id be drilling any of the marks out and putting some sort of filler in there otherwise after you powder coat them they will still continue to grow over time,,,,, thats only if you want to go to that effort.

whats next on the list of big steps on Cuda? engine and exhaust? or interior?

I have brand new door handles so corrosion is not an issue. When I get time, I will look for a local powder coater.

What's next? well that is a good question. I think I need to build the gauge cluster, get the dash sorted and installed, then on to wiring. I think the wiring will support installing a number of components to include all of the lights which will require/support installation of the grille, bumpers, etc.
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 #486 on: July 09, 2016 - 11:04:06 pm »
Good to see ya back. It's getting there.  :2thumbs:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #487 on: July 10, 2016 - 12:43:18 am »
Good to see ya back. It's getting there.  :2thumbs:

Thanks, unfortunately I am back on the road tomorrow through next Friday, so it will be a week until I can get back on it. I am hoping I can change my schedule and get some more time home soon.
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 #488 on: July 14, 2016 - 04:03:54 pm »
Very nice on both accounts.

I fully understand your...


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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #489 on: July 14, 2016 - 04:37:56 pm »
Hahaha

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #490 on: July 14, 2016 - 09:15:16 pm »
Looking good!
Not sure what I like better, the 'cuda or that big garage with lotsa space fulla sh!t and stuff.  :bigsmile:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #491 on: July 16, 2016 - 12:55:26 pm »
 :ylsuper:Looks awesome brother!!! I wish i was not in the desert and I could work on mine. But amazing job! look at eastwood they have a powder coating lit that might work rather than paying someone to do it.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #492 on: July 16, 2016 - 01:13:33 pm »
Looking good!
Not sure what I like better, the 'cuda or that big garage with lotsa space fulla sh!t and stuff.  :bigsmile:
 :cheers:

Thanks. I like both
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 #493 on: July 16, 2016 - 01:20:05 pm »
:ylsuper:Looks awesome brother!!! I wish i was not in the desert and I could work on mine. But amazing job! look at eastwood they have a powder coating lit that might work rather than paying someone to do it.

Appreciate it. Every time I could/can not get to the car, I spend/spent a lot of time planning. I found that it made it easier when I finally got back to the car.

I have looked at Eastwood and it is a tempting thought. Another thing to spend money on.. LOL
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 #494 on: July 21, 2016 - 01:00:50 am »
Hopefully my painting adventure is coming to a conclusion... I have had to repair/repaint various parts about 8 times (not an exaggeration). As it turns out, sublime (or the variant I used) is not real conducive to repair; meaning should you get a run, you will be repainting. Should you lay tape or paper to repaint another area and the paint builds along the line, you will get to repaint. This last one was the trunk lid; the edge had a very slight thin spot but with this color and with the white epoxy under it, it looks like a yellow streak. I taped off a line that would be under the spoiler thinking that regardless it would be hidden. Well it built up a line that I had to try and blend in and ultimately resulted in a thin spot, therefore I ended up repainting the whole lid. I guess when you paint a car once every 10 years or so, you get to relearn over and over again... LOL. Good thing I bought 2 gallons as I have used most of it already. I also repainted the bumpers, had to paint and repaint the mirrors (got runs). All that said, I am hoping I am done with it now and can move on finally.
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)