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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2016 - 10:11:30 am »
and as Alan pointed out the FILLER NECK hole is not punched. Which is great because it can be used for either Cuda or Challenger
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2016 - 10:16:04 am »
I didn't realize you could get that as well...I just got one for Peter's convertible I'm doing....Right now it had to come out of California because there was none at their Penn. warehouse :banghead:

I paid $1299 plus freight.
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2016 - 10:31:48 am »
Alan.

Anything related to AMD, Goodmark, Dynacorn we can get. as with everything else.
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2016 - 11:54:16 am »
Yea...I guess I should have thought of that....since the Dynacorn shells are pictured on your web site :banghead:
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2016 - 12:43:08 pm »
All good. you got the part either way.

the vert that you have, Is that the one that was over here ?
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2016 - 01:06:28 pm »
All good. you got the part either way.

the vert that you have, Is that the one that was over here ?

Yes, blue/blue/blue white top 383 4spd.....
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2016 - 09:45:04 am »
eeegads man.

well your body shop does some good work.
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'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2016 - 10:44:41 am »
I used replacement rear rails on my Barracuda and kept them "within tolerance", I would say.

Frame table with jigs would be best, a frame table alone would be alright, the method I used was sufficient  if you consider how much these cars varied off the showroom floor and how compliant leaf springs are, it will work just fine. The bumpers can be adjusted out quite easily and that, and the springs are the only real major alignments that can be thrown off back there.

It was quite a bit of work but I feel it was worth it. Keep in mind that this is a "hot rod" build and hardly anything is going to be 100% "correct" on it.


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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2016 - 12:26:53 pm »
I also prefer to do the majority of repairs myself.
You are already looking to have major cutting and welding.
I would consider making your own frame table. To reference from. Some box tubing weld on a few legs with height adjustment bolts to compensate for the floor discrepancies. Top side weld on the set points with a bunch of measured reference points. Car doesn't need to be bolted to it. But it will provide steady measuring points along the way. From specific heights and also plumb bob drop points.

Spending time with the up front will eliminate any future guess work and simplify everything. Most likely some extra work saving even more time on back end.

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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2016 - 05:17:52 pm »
Thanks for the input, Mike....I may need to end up doing this.

I have also considered using a set of adjustable car dollies that use pinch weld mounts but have been unable to locate any yet.
I found this picture as reference to what I'd like to get.

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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2016 - 05:41:12 pm »
You can fab anything you need to locate and/or measure where everything is before you start cutting, use mounting points, holes etc. and measure front to back, side to side and X measurements and you`ll be OK, also a need to have all the outer body panels to fit before final welding. You can use the factory service manual diagrams fro some measurements and then make you own diagrams for the other ones you take.
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2018 - 08:31:15 am »
Heres a pic of the rear assembly. I was to do mine again I would definitely go this route instead of piecing and grinding all of those welds.

you really cant see the details, but it has the rear crossmember and extensions in place already.

member price is 1195.00 + freight.



Dave,
Still contemplating this work (can't believe I started this thread so long ago)...is this piece and price still available?
I see the #444-6000 listed twice on your site with slightly different descriptions...is this the one I would need/be accurate for my '70 'cuda?
Thanks in advance
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2018 - 11:22:55 am »


Dave,
Still contemplating this work (can't believe I started this thread so long ago)...is this piece and price still available?
I see the #444-6000 listed twice on your site with slightly different descriptions...is this the one I would need/be accurate for my '70 'cuda?
Thanks in advance

I've changed that listed and deleted the duplicate. Yes this will fit any 70-74 E body. only noticeable difference is the shock hole is on top, not in the face of the hump. but that can easily be fixed. price is good and they are in stock
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2018 - 11:57:36 pm »
Thanks for the info and update, Dave.
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Re: 'Cuda Rear Frame Rail Replacement
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2018 - 08:35:02 pm »
Just to update this thread:

I ended up ordering the Dynacorn WT6000 (floor/trunk section w/rear frame rails) along with a new AMD roof panel and both rear quarter panels (also AMD).
Purchased through "mopardave" ( http://rosevillemoparts.com/ )

The parts arrived pretty quick and in good condition....I'm very impressed with the quality and appearance so far.
It may be quite awhile before I get around to doing any work on the 'cuda but I wanted to update this in case it could help someone else.

Thanks again to all for the help and advice.
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