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Online larry4406

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2018 - 07:51:19 am »
TB3 Basin Street Blue (aka Petty Blue)?




Offline 70chall440

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2018 - 12:03:34 pm »
My 73 Barracuda was that color originally; blue on blue... I was not a fan of the combo. I think the color is nice, just have to be in the right combination and with some accents to break it up.
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)

Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #92 on: December 24, 2018 - 12:25:34 am »
B5 Blue is the colour I am painting the cuda, the blue you see is a few shades off and no metallic  in it.

Got some Chip guard on today, may give it one more after I have sanded down some off the lumps. After Christmas of course.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #93 on: December 24, 2018 - 12:36:30 am »
 :2thumbs:
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #94 on: December 26, 2018 - 08:22:23 pm »
Very nice and the Valiant as well.
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #95 on: December 27, 2018 - 10:55:12 am »
Great work! Gives me motivation to keep pressing on!

Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2018 - 03:00:10 pm »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Heading away on holiday, so no car time for me for 10 days.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2018 - 07:06:31 pm »
Nice color choice. your project is moving along nicely.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2019 - 05:59:06 am »
Summer is flying by and I am not as far on as I had hoped.

I have been filling, sanding and priming the front guards along with other small jobs. Guide coat next job.

Been using the sand blast cabinet and got sick of looking at the dirty diff nugget . Blasted it, ( not in the cabinet), and gave it a coat of clear.

Need to start painting running gear black, add it to my job list.


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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #99 on: February 14, 2019 - 12:02:13 pm »
we all know that feeling, keep chipping away at it and you will get there.
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)

Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #100 on: March 03, 2019 - 05:22:58 am »
Yee ha,  took all day but I got there in the end.  :cooldancing:

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2019 - 12:59:37 pm »
 :wow:
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: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #102 on: March 03, 2019 - 08:22:15 pm »
Woww! alot work accomplished there.  BTW - I see that you painted the drive shaft.  I had done the same but learned that I should have painted it while it was spinning.  Maybe you did that but if not beware if you get any vibration later. Probably nothing major but my drive shaft shop pointed it out to me when they were balancing and straightening mine.

Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2019 - 05:10:00 pm »
Cheers guys, summers on the run and I need to get painting while the weathers on my side.

Thanks redo73 , I painted it without a spin. Cross my fingers that my paint is evenly spread. There is so much rust pitting that I reckon that will cause a unbalancing .

Am so keen to put these shiny parts back together.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #104 on: March 14, 2019 - 08:52:53 pm »
I can certainly relate to your feeling of excitement.   :cheers: .  Everything looks great. I began buying rolls of painters tape to protect everything I touched. I became paranoid as I started assembling but gosh it feels good to have the progress.