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Offline nico126

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HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« on: November 12, 2009 - 12:38:40 PM »
Hello all,

I'm new to this site.  Looks awesome though, as i have a 09 RT Challenger...My question is: Has anybody gotten a Cuda Conversion done that is on the market as yet? I saw that HXC performance has done one, but have yet to see one on the street at this time.  Does anyone have any info that could help me; websites, prices etc...I am currently overseas but will be home around xmas and i couldnt think of a better gift to myself than a Cuda conversion for my Challenger
Thanks to all in Advance for all help.
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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009 - 12:57:03 PM »
Welcome to the site. Mr. Norm's also does a cuda conversion. Check out the link below. I posted pictures there of the HXC conversion and there are some more in the link on that thread I posted as welll.


http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=63414.0
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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009 - 11:48:22 AM »
Big difference between the two.  Mr Norm offers a true Cuda conversion where they  reshape the rear quarters and use actual 1971 Cuda tail lights.  They will also modify the fenders to accept original fender gills.  HXC only offers bolt-on parts, so the car will still look like a Challenger from the side.  However, I think the HXC grille is way better than the Mr Norm's grille.  If money were no object, I'd do the Mr Norm's conversion, then use the HXC grille.  Even better is the Mr Norm's convertible, because the other features of the car that define it as a Challenger and not a Cuda, the back window and roof line, are no longer an issue when you cut the top off.

I got to see the Mr Norm's Cuda and Challenger droptops in person last weekend.  I would totally buy the Cuda droptop.  With the quarters and fenders modified I definitely think it looks like a Cuda and not just a modified Challenger.  I would also buy the Challenger droptop.  Looked sweet.  After seeing these cars I would not just tack on the Cuda parts.  I'd rather leave the Challenger alone or go full pull on the Cuda mod.
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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009 - 12:05:31 PM »
was that a 70 challenger with new tail lights and a new grille?

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009 - 12:42:30 PM »
was that a 70 challenger with new tail lights and a new grille?

Yes it was. Looked really clean.
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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009 - 01:18:30 PM »
Thanks to all for the rapid response and the heads up about Mr Norm.  Does anyone have a website link for Mr Norm? Also any clue to the overall prices i would be looking at on this project?
Thanks again to all...

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009 - 05:36:47 PM »
'71 Cuda 

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009 - 11:15:26 AM »
what is a true cuda converson that car was built as a challenger not a cuda .and will always be a challenger.when you try to make your ride something it is no not it just makes the value go way down shure it looks cool but sell it in 15 years and see what you end up with,i dont care what you do to your car but all factroy is always moure money.why spend alot of money to make your car a fake when it is allready cool as hell a challenger the way it should be

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009 - 04:49:45 PM »
I said true Cuda conversion because the not-so-easily-changed features that most distinguish the original Challengers from Cudas are 1) the body crease that follows the top of the quarter panel, 2) the back window, 3) the C-pillar.  Bolting a 71 Cuda style grille and tail panel cover on the new Challenger just makes the car look like a Challenger with Cuda parts.  The Cuda quarter panel treatment from Mr Norm makes the car look like a Cuda, especially the convertible because you also address the back window and C-pillar issues.  I can tell you that in person the Mr Norm Cuda looks like a Cuda, not a Challenger.

Regarding why do it, I want both.  I want an orange TA Challenger as a daily driver, and a purple Mr Norm Cuda convertible with white interior.

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010 - 04:17:37 PM »
Would be nice to get a price for the cuda conversion i would like to have one.


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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010 - 05:37:00 PM »
My gf met a guy that just had his converted into a cuda, trying to get some pictures and prices....
70 Cuda, 440, 440XT, A618 A/T, Spec-Rite 3k 10" lockup converter, 3.91's, Megasquirt MS3x v3.57, GPIO megashift trans controller, EDIS8 waste spark ignition, Innovate wideband, Firm Feel upper arms, torsion bars, springs and strut rods, QA1 DA shocks. I did everything on this car except the fancy paint stuff and I drive it...and I can't seem to stop messing with it....

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013 - 06:25:07 PM »
Why do it??  Just buy a 'Cuda!!!  The Challenger is sacred!!

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Re: HXC Cuda Challenger conversion
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013 - 06:25:07 PM »