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Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #150 on: November 15, 2019 - 05:15:53 PM »
Cheers guys.

Got the Go Wing brackets I made fitting nicely. Bit of filling required but should look great once painted. Have to enlarge the holes on trunk frame to get special nuts to lock up to the skin.

Nice to be working on my own project .




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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #151 on: November 15, 2019 - 07:37:37 PM »
Looks great. I just started work again on my 70 RR project (today to be exact); good to make progress.
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 #152 on: December 15, 2019 - 07:37:37 PM »
Been busy  doing jobs and have been doing some sanding. Last Tuesday was meant to be the day for some colour but I am so slow doing last prep that it happened on Wednesday , even then I did not get the bits and pieces done. As friend to give me more painting tips and he said put plenty of clear on as this gives you the chance to colour sand if you get runs. Am keen to paint all the car myself so tried out my skills on the front valance. Mixed results, the colour went on great, clear did as well but some runs. Am impressed with the shine , just got fingers crossed that clear sands ok.
 Am off to the USA, Salt Lake , Utah for a white Christmas holiday with wife , brother and his family. We all fly out tomorrow for 2 weeks . Wife and I are calling in at Seattle and Los Angles . Got a few car parts waiting there for me. Therefore no cuda work till new year.
  Was real keen on a tour at KIndig Customs , but don't think it will work  :(

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #153 on: December 15, 2019 - 11:15:40 PM »
Pretty color, you can sand out the runs, might need to touch it up. Have fun here in the US.
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 #154 on: December 16, 2019 - 06:07:31 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I will look forward to the sanding in the new year.

Leave for  :wavingflag: in a few hours, very excited  :bananasmi

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #155 on: December 20, 2019 - 11:11:59 PM »
From the pics it appears to have turned out real well.
Enjoy your trip to the states. And parts...
Removing the warning labels one at a time.
Nature will take care of the rest.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #156 on: January 04, 2020 - 07:40:44 PM »
Looking nice.  I'm envious that I had not painted my car.  I'll practice on the next project. I hope your trip to US went well.  Cheers.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #157 on: January 30, 2020 - 02:19:07 AM »
Looking very nice .Great colour cheers  :aussie:
Go 4 a spin Ya Why Not.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #158 on: May 01, 2020 - 10:24:10 PM »
No excuse for lack of posts, been busy yes but not that busy.

2 week trip to USA ( Salt Lake City, Seattle , LA), was great, bit of snowboarding, sightseeing, meet some great people, a NBA and NFL game, and most importantly managed to fit all my car parts ( vinyl top, decal for rear quarter, washer bottle, plus more) in my bags .

Spent plenty of time helping with my nephews car, it ready to paint once lockdown has finished here in NZ.

I have been getting back to the cuda, last month I gave the panels one more coat of primer and have wet sanded them ready for paint. I have wet sanded the runs in the clear along the rocker panels. Tried mocking up the brake lines but I have the wrong proportioning block.
  The weather here has been great, still 65 F, so have painted all my small parts.


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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #159 on: May 01, 2020 - 11:38:41 PM »
Welcome back, great work!
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 #160 on: May 02, 2020 - 09:48:02 AM »
Nice job coming along well .lots of time spent in all the small pieces .Well done in having a goi in painting the car your self .  Question is that an Ap5/6 valiant wagon ?  Please keep the photos coming  great to see   :2thumbs: :aussie:
Go 4 a spin Ya Why Not.

Offline tony 73

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #161 on: May 07, 2020 - 04:35:01 PM »
Have not been able to access the forum for last 3 days, background looks different,  updates I assume.

I have fitted my fuel and brake lines in readiness for putting car on feet.

Have finally worked out where 2 brackets fit, they were the left hand muffler hang brackets , 1 goes on the inside and other on out side. Different than my 73 challenger.

I have cut out of thin board the rear parcel shelf and trunk/rear seat partition .

Am hunting through my boxes of parts for the bracket that holds the rear brake flex line to the body, no luck yet.

Spoke to prospective painter who will come out next weekend for look, he keen and got great reputation .

Hi cudamadd, 1965 AP5 Safari wagon, 265 slant, 3 speed. Painting it metallic green ( hopefully next week), white roof, tan interior.  3 nephews ( 22, 20 18) proud owners, going to be there surf wagon.

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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #162 on: May 07, 2020 - 06:55:37 PM »
Yeah I am not sure what happened but if I had to guess I would say the forum merged or came under a new provider. it says "simple machines" next to CC.com
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 #163 on: May 11, 2020 - 06:19:29 PM »
Whats going on ? tried to add some new photos and tried and true method now fails. Can not see photos from last weeks post too.

Says. " can not access  attachment upload path "

Which section of the Forum should I seek help from ?
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Re: Kiwi 1971 Cuda.
« Reply #164 on: May 11, 2020 - 07:17:56 PM »
Yeah not sure what is going on, I haven't tried to add any pictures but I notice all of the old ones are gone for the most part.
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)