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Offline FY1Cuda

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Wish I had found this site earlier....
« on: November 23, 2006 - 12:48:04 PM »
Totally new to this site, but there looks to be a wealth of knowledge all around, so I will try to keep this short so I can continue reading, but I thought I would say hi and introduce myself.

I kick-started my interest in muscle cars when I was 16 and bought a '68 Camaro for next to nothing.  Spent my high school career fixing it up with all my spare time, and drove it as my daily driver all the way through and beyond college.  Sweet ride with a 327 and 4-speed.  Loved that car.  My brother then found a '70 Challenger R/T for $5000 and we fixed it up to fender tag specs.  It's a Plum Crazy 383 auto car.  Even when I had my Camaro I thought it was an awesome ride.  Sadly, my Camaro got stolen, but the good side is that I got a hefty lump sum from the insurance company far beyond what went into the car.  With this, I found a '70 'Cuda project.


For almost the last two years I've been working on this car, and am in what I believe to be the final stages of body work (I always keep finding imperfections here and there that piss me off).  It's a Lemon Twist 383 4-speed car with rimblow, leather interior, overhead console, leather interior, and rubber bumpers on the front and back.  The car had been sitting since 1976 when I bought it about 2 years ago due to the 2nd owner blowing up the original engine, and just being to lazy to lift a finger to fix the car.  With limited funds and resources I am trying my best to bring it back, pretty much working from the inside out, while saving interior for last.  In the next few days I will try to post some pictures of the progress, and maybe a pic of my bro's Challenger ;)  Anyways, gotta go prep dinner and go for a cruise!  Have a happy Thanksgiving!




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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006 - 01:33:17 PM »
 :wave:  Hi FY1, :dogpile:

Sounds like an awesome car!

People around here love pics, got any?   :bigsmile:

Offline FY1Cuda

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006 - 02:18:02 PM »
Here are a few pics, but they are old ones as I have not updated my computer with my newest pics yet.

Hopefully this works.

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006 - 02:37:59 PM »
Welcome FY1, Looks like your making great progress on Th Cuda, Bros. Chally looks great, See ya around, were off to the feast. Happy Thanksgiving To you & yours.
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006 - 02:58:42 PM »
                       Welcome to Cuda-Challenger.Com








That a Nice Project you have going, think it will be ready for Carlies in the spring of 2007

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006 - 04:51:47 PM »
Welcome aboard!   :wave:  Glad you found us...   :thumbsup:  Keep us updated on your progress...    :ylsuper:   
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006 - 04:52:42 PM »
Welcome to the site and I'm glad you found us. There is a wealth of information on this site and the people here are great. Stick around and enjoy all the site has to offer and keep us posted on your progress with the Cuda.


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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006 - 05:50:09 PM »
Welcome to the site, I also wish I had found this site years ago. Although, from the looks of those two you are going to be more of an asset to this site then I. That isn't saying much though, I am full of questions among other things. When I pulled up the picture of the Challenger I thought that I was looking at mine a couple of years ago.

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006 - 10:23:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum FYI!  Your cuda is gonna look fantastic when done and your brother's challenger is just beautiful! 

Glad you found us!
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006 - 10:27:40 PM »
WOW the cuda looks great!!  Looks like the work you are doing is top notch!  Yep lots of good info here so hang out and enjoy the site! 

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2006 - 06:53:45 AM »
Welcome :wave: That's a nice pair, nice resto pics on the 'cuda. Please keep the comments and pics coming :thumbsup:

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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2006 - 05:11:19 PM »
Welcome to the site, FY1Cuda!!! :wave:  Awesome work with your '70 'Cuda project thus far. :clapping: :cheers: :2thumbs:  Hope you enjoy your stay and be sure to keep us updated in the "Member's Restoration" portion of this site....we all love watching these cars come together and it's always good to see how things are progressing for the other members. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2006 - 05:15:00 PM »
Welcome to the site and those are some great pictures. 

Tom :2thumbs:
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006 - 12:30:16 AM »
Welcome to the site.  :2thumbs:
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Re: Wish I had found this site earlier....
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2006 - 09:58:19 AM »
welcome,glad you found us, those are two awesome looking e-bodies,stick around and please keep those pics coming cause we all love  :picture:
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