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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #525 on: August 06, 2016 - 11:53:59 pm »
sometimes you just get lucky. I was looking at putting in my trunk weatherstripping and was watching a youtube video during which it was mentioned that if you had trunk seal with double sided tape, you just had to remove one side and stick it on. I thought what a great idea, I wonder why Mopar didn't have this? Then I remember that I had some 3M double sided tape.... Well after measuring the weatherstrip I realized I needed tape about 1/2" wide, so I measure the length of the strip and found it to be 14', so I went to my local O'Reillys and found they had a roll of .5" x 15' 3M tape. After sticking it to the strip, I installed it into the car (like 5 minutes)... BAM! worked like a charm.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #526 on: August 07, 2016 - 12:02:11 am »
Neat when you something goes real sweet like that.  :thumbsup: thanks for sharing.
Rear end looks clean in that picture nice detail.  :2thumbs:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #527 on: August 07, 2016 - 12:43:38 pm »
thanks, I am finally working on the gauges... Need to get the dash done and installed, all of the hushmat, the headlines, etc.
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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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #528 on: August 08, 2016 - 01:35:52 pm »
Despite my best intentions, there is not real easy way to install Speedhut gauges in an Ebody Rally dash short of shoving them in the bezel. I am in the process of building the mounting apparatus to install the gauges but it is a tedious affair. I am sure someone out there with a better skill set could do better, but for me it will be one gauge at a time. My intent is to have a mounting system that is independent of the bezel (like stock) and to be able to remove each gauge independently yet have them all tied together. This is pretty ambitious I think, but I will get it done. I modified the dash frame earlier for my first attempt, now I have to fix that as well.
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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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #529 on: August 08, 2016 - 02:53:58 pm »
Despite my best intentions, there is not real easy way to install Speedhut gauges in an Ebody Rally dash short of shoving them in the bezel. I am in the process of building the mounting apparatus to install the gauges but it is a tedious affair. I am sure someone out there with a better skill set could do better, but for me it will be one gauge at a time. My intent is to have a mounting system that is independent of the bezel (like stock) and to be able to remove each gauge independently yet have them all tied together. This is pretty ambitious I think, but I will get it done. I modified the dash frame earlier for my first attempt, now I have to fix that as well.

What size are the openings on the rally bezel? I had 3d pods printed that housed the gauges perfectly. Member on here (mickm) supplied the art and it was relatively cheap to print. You can see the pics in my build thread. Maybe he can scale an art file to the size you need?
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #530 on: August 08, 2016 - 03:25:58 pm »
The openings are something like 3 7/8. Definitely less than 4". I will try and find you thread and look at yours. What I want is a factory look.
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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 #531 on: August 08, 2016 - 03:33:13 pm »
What size are the openings on the rally bezel? I had 3d pods printed that housed the gauges perfectly. Member on here (mickm) supplied the art and it was relatively cheap to print. You can see the pics in my build thread. Maybe he can scale an art file to the size you need?

Just looked at your set up, I really do not want to attach the gauges to the bezel.
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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #532 on: August 08, 2016 - 06:14:47 pm »
Can you pop rivet some sheetmetal to the diecast aluminum gauge pods? That's what I did, simple/cheap. I did have to cut out the back of the aluminum with a body saw for clearance.
 

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #533 on: August 08, 2016 - 06:16:23 pm »
Unfortunately I do not have the die cast part and as far as I know it is not repop'd. That said, I will get it done, just going to take some effort.
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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #534 on: August 08, 2016 - 10:16:11 pm »
Looked at this long and hard. Had the parts. Decided it was beyond my skills, and will go with Dakota Digital package they recently introduced. What those of you with standard dashes don't see is that the rally dash is not flat. It is curved both east and west, and north and south. It will be very difficult to do. Good luck, hope you figure it out.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #535 on: August 09, 2016 - 10:43:50 am »
Looked at this long and hard. Had the parts. Decided it was beyond my skills, and will go with Dakota Digital package they recently introduced. What those of you with standard dashes don't see is that the rally dash is not flat. It is curved both east and west, and north and south. It will be very difficult to do. Good luck, hope you figure it out.

I am confident I will make it work, however my original intent/desire was to make it repeatable so that others could replicate it, but this is going to be a one off deal. It will be difficult but not impossible.
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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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #536 on: August 10, 2016 - 12:16:38 pm »
Finally finished the rear window defroster.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #537 on: August 10, 2016 - 03:02:43 pm »
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #538 on: August 10, 2016 - 07:02:35 pm »
Wow you really like a challenge. That defroster came out great, kudos  :jumping:.  I'm anxious to see your solution to the gauges.  I was concerned with a direct adhesion to the bezel.  I have a standard bezel and was thinking something like the fabricated cluster suggestion but I'm not to the dash yet. However,  I'm finally on a schedule for paint!

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #539 on: August 11, 2016 - 01:10:36 am »
Yea I do like a challenge especially when it comes to fabrication. I know I will make it work, just how it will turn out behind the bezel is the question, might be kind of ugly but we will see. It isn't super hard, just difficult and if I didn't have a shop full of metal working tools it would be even harder. I will definitely post pics along the way.

Unfortunately I have another distraction at the moment, I am painting a 91 Dodge Stealth for my neighbor. It used to be my car but I gave it to him as I wasn't using it any longer, but the paint really sucked. It is a just a squirt job so all I have to do is shoot the primer (did that today) and paint, then clear. Next week I am back in UT for the week so the dash will probably have to wait until for another week or so.
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)