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Offline Sal-Chichon

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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2005 - 03:33:57 am »
More Pics... kinda depressing Eh!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2005 - 07:36:01 pm »
looks like you got some work on your hands!! whats the story?
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2005 - 08:21:40 pm »
More Pics... kinda depressing Eh!



More like kind of EXCITING!  I'd be tearing that sh!t apart as quickly as possible and get that thing stripped down so the progress can begin!!  lol 

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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2005 - 02:52:05 am »
I'm trying to get the numbers figured out before I start anything I just found the numbers on the cowl BI I56753 and  on the radiator cross member. Is it true that these are the last eight of the vin? If is it also true that the BI are flipped? which means this is a 1971 Cuda? THe gas cap is original and I was told that it was from a 1971 cuda How do I tell for sure? once this is solved then I will get started on the "tearing into it" and get this fish back to swimmin!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2005 - 08:59:46 am »
That does appear to be the car that Devil was selling.....ya gotta good start on a project there Sal! Keep us informed with the progress....
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2005 - 09:34:43 am »
Yeah it is the # 2 out of three being sold out of IL. I'm just happy to have been ablt to find two sets of matching numbers. Now I'll have to pull the engine to see is we can get a Triple play on vin numbers.
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2005 - 02:43:30 pm »
There might be another # , inside the trunk lip on the quarter panel I think it's stamped there too!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2005 - 05:32:29 pm »
Hi S-C! I've only had my Cuda for 6 months and now it's torn apart, so same story here. :) Spending evenings with the cuda in the garage is fun!


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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2005 - 07:56:35 pm »
yea its alot of fun!! i just painted my dart saterday! iv got to get another coat on it and drop in the motor and it will be done!! then im gonna finish tearin the cuda apart and get someone to do the body and paint im not gonna try to tackle the cuda myself!!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2005 - 07:34:56 pm »
I've seen MUCH worse starts than yours.  Give it time, and she will be turning heads all down the street!

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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2005 - 07:41:41 pm »
oh yea ghost has a very valid point! look at them ones on ebay!! the one was in a fire and the poor white one!!  :'(
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2005 - 02:17:58 pm »
Welcome to the board, Sal_Chichon.  I thought that car looked familiar.  I'd have to assume that with the numbers you have provided would conclude that your car would be a '71 Barracuda or 'Cuda. (depending on the first two letters of the V.I.N.)  It may look overwhelming now, but just take it piece by piece and you'll have that car out on the road in all its glory. ;)
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2005 - 05:20:54 pm »
It`s a serious project but nothing that can`t be done,just start tearing it down and mark everything so you will know where it goes later.Are you doing any of the work yourself or having someone else do it?
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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2005 - 06:41:21 pm »
id start with the media blasting get it down to medal so you will know what your working with! dont blast the rook quarters hood deck lid fenders etc!! i think iv already said that once!!
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Re: First Cuda... First restore...
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2005 - 09:21:34 am »
Yes, I will be doing most the work myself. with the help of some friends " sanding party" all i'll have to do is supply the pizza and beer and they will assist in the process. I'll supply the beer after the sanding because drunks + Cuda = Bad News. I just picked up a pnuematic high speed cut off tool that I will be using to cut out the floor boards. I just need to order the replacement pans.
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