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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #585 on: November 19, 2016 - 12:10:47 am »
Some pictures by request
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #586 on: January 02, 2017 - 04:11:32 pm »
70Chall - Nice build, you definitely gave me some great ideas like the 3M O3609 tape and KC Apollo 456 driving lights.  I also have the Stinger hood, ordered some AAR springs, worked well.  Also, now I see how the debate on Speedhut vs Dakota.  I like both, just like the fact DD has the Rally layout, also see 340 had the gauge look a little more like the factory Mopar style.  I just ported my build thread over from another site, so I will keep both sites going.  Seems there are more people to converse with over here.

Nice build - and thanks for sharing.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #587 on: January 02, 2017 - 07:24:04 pm »
No worries, glad there is something here you can use.

I had Crash340's gauges here with me for awhile, they look good specifically with the retro layout he had them do. I cannot say I am a huge fan of how they are stock. In fact we talked to them at SEMI about using the retro look and they were not interested stating that if other wanted them they could "special order" them.
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 #588 on: January 10, 2017 - 01:36:06 pm »
Amazing job! This is a great build it is giving me inspiration. :worshippy
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #589 on: January 13, 2017 - 09:34:04 pm »
Amazing job! This is a great build it is giving me inspiration. :worshippy

Thank you, I just need to get off my backside and get it done..
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 #590 on: April 09, 2017 - 12:54:22 pm »
I know it has been a while, unfortunately I do not have much to report as to progress on the car and it looks like it will be a while more.. I was in Vegas last week and came home to 1/2 of the roof off one of my shop bays ripped off and laying in front of the shop (roof was from the back side). If I didn't know any better, I would think a small tornado hit it.

I had to move the Cuda to my other shop and got some pictures.
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 #591 on: April 09, 2017 - 02:24:04 pm »
Well that just sucks, was the car unscathed? Looks ok but hard to tell from pictures....
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #592 on: April 09, 2017 - 03:12:08 pm »
Car is fine (thankfully). Cant say the same for the rest of the shop; there are 4 bays in all, the far left is the tall one (RV bay) where my lift is, then there are 2 more to the right that were there when I bought the place and lastly the far right which I added on when I bought by Viper. 1/2 the roof from the add on bay is gone and the back side of bays 2 and 3 are damaged extensively. I am going to have to do some structural repair and re-roof the back side of bays 2, 3 and 4. We will see what the insurance adjuster says. If I can swing it, I am going to push bays 2,3 and 4 out 8-10 feet... :) more shop is better....
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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)
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 #593 on: April 09, 2017 - 05:30:58 pm »
I live down the road in Spanaway it was quite a wind storm. Down at the port of tacoma the wind meters on the cranes were registering 35 mph constant winds with gusts to 58 mph. I spent the day today picking up branches in the yard. Glad your car came out OK. We need to get together sometime I would love to check out your cars.

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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #594 on: April 09, 2017 - 06:29:57 pm »
I live down the road in Spanaway it was quite a wind storm. Down at the port of tacoma the wind meters on the cranes were registering 35 mph constant winds with gusts to 58 mph. I spent the day today picking up branches in the yard. Glad your car came out OK. We need to get together sometime I would love to check out your cars.

Welcome neighbor :)

it is really weird because just that corner of that shop was affected. I grew up in ND and this reminds me a tornado or as they say in other parts of the country, a wind devil. It peeled that roof off like a spam can... rolled it up and over the other half of the roof.

We definitely should link up some time, I am semi retired so I am around much of the time and now with the shop I suspect I will be doing construction for awhile.
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 #595 on: April 09, 2017 - 08:27:05 pm »
Sorry to hear that Mike. Glad the car's okay!
Hope the insurance adjuster comes through for ya.
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #596 on: April 10, 2017 - 03:03:51 am »
Could be a blessing in disguise if you get a larger work shop  :cheers:
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Re: 73 Road Race Cuda
« Reply #597 on: April 10, 2017 - 12:39:36 pm »
Adjuster is coming tomorrow; talk to her today and she said she would "cut me a check" as soon as she developed the damage value.
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 #598 on: June 24, 2017 - 01:04:49 am »
I know its been awhile but finally got some time to come back to the forum.

Re the shop, all rebuilt and 8' deeper to boot plus it is now insulated  :bigsmile: and on top of that I still have some $$ left over.. it was a lot of hard work but I think it turned out very nice.

I just got my 70 Challenger back into the shop and up on the lift so I could try and figure out why it wasn't shifting into 3rd, turns out the 2-3 servo/valve was corroded closed. I am awaiting some parts so I decided it was time to get the Cuda back into the shop.

I brought the car in (with the help of a tractor) and then set about getting all of the parts brought in and organized; I had forgotten how much stuff I have for that car... Anyway, tomorrow I need to finish organizing and then I am going to start trying to assemble the car one section at a time. I do have to fix 2 places on the sail panel on the passenger side where I skipped a piece of flat stock across it some time ago, so there is that.

Regardless, it is progress  :woohoo:
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 #599 on: June 24, 2017 - 01:10:35 am »
You've done most of the hard stuff, can't wait to see it running :burnout: :cooldancing:
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