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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2011 - 10:41:15 pm »
i fineally got the time to post my pictures , im excited !
while contemplateing my paint color for the 440  :thinkerg: wow thers alot of hemi orange engines out there sooooo i painted it mopar blue .
i wonder if i should paint the stealth heads ? the oil filter is only for break in then being removed for a short style mopar filter or wix wich ever comes first.
  before i painted my 440

painted ,ready for heads

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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2011 - 10:47:34 pm »
time to show the missing body work
stock wheel tub installed working on floor repair






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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2011 - 10:52:26 pm »
more wheel well pictures

trunk floor was installed 5 years agoe , i removed it mocked it up . looks good enough , i dont have the energy to redo plus its
acceptible and not like the hack in the wheel wells (looking for the pictures) i dont recomend mini tubbing e/b body mopars its a waste . i have a 29x12.5x 15
tire .
wow itS  exciteing to see the car comming back to life and all negitive repairs falling to the past

the floor was welded and repaired . because the floor lip was cut off when i mini tubbed it (did a good job) i had to weld the floor/tub/frame all together to make it strong


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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2011 - 11:15:19 pm »
here is some of the welding that had to be done to continue the painful journey

sometimes when im thinking while working on the car (why did i mini tub it !!! then have someone come over and hack on it !!) wow well ?

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floor and frame repair, when i finished the job it looked like it never exisited
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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2011 - 11:28:24 pm »
unfortunarely the rest of the pictures are lost when my computer crashed soo since i figured this wonderful picture thing out ill be posting as many that will show up.
thanks for your intrest i amdefinately not a fabricator or a own a shop .

heres some more
seems the more i work on the foof i want a black vinal top
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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2011 - 11:35:14 pm »
more engine prep , wish i took pictures when i did the trans (AGAIN) . the trans had been rebuil 5 times with newer  better parts added .
i have to find out about the b&m (4 more quarts) pan extension soo i can remove the mopar steel pan .i dont like how the b&m seals to the valve body.




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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2011 - 11:45:27 pm »
SOO FOR ALL YOU thinking i havent been working on franken cuda !!!! hahahahahah the jokes on you  :roflsmiley:
i have to take more pictures of some finished projects with some explanation add to it . this is fun
i will be scanning some pictures from the past with the front inner fenders missing bent frame ect (just have to find them )
this weekend i will be installing my axles with green bearings installed / new inline tube brake tubeing and braded brake line/ backing plates .
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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2011 - 12:53:39 am »
Coming right along! You have a car full of grinder dust just like me!  :lol:
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2011 - 01:04:59 am »
 :lol:  i wonder how much lighter my car is . i removed alot of metal in this can and the metal i added was alot lighter than stock .
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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2011 - 03:24:31 pm »
ok the finished product the top side .

i know i jumped the gun and seam sealed and painted but with 14 years behind me and the excitement of the floor looking like a floor i believe youll understand.

some more top side pictures








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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2011 - 04:34:07 pm »
cleaned up the rear end checked the third member tooth comtact patch and bearing wear (3.91)
re installed caltrac bars




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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2011 - 04:41:43 pm »
when i bought this car i had to cut off the front clip down to the frame rails . then sent it over to state frame for frame straightning!!
soo this is 12 years later also you will see rebuilt front end closed up heater box holes new brakes and more inline tube brake lines ect.

cleaned and welded in new fron shock support brackets and old tower brackets i bought from a member here

all this was missing


the engine compartment



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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2011 - 04:50:49 pm »
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the photos show the fuel tank straps that i purchased here

frame conectors painted

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Re: 1973 barracuda resto thread / putting together to take apart for paint
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2011 - 05:16:37 pm »
Bill!   What a total burst of energy!! 

The car is looking great.  Keep the pics coming.

I assume your family misses you with all the time your spending in the garage!

Alan
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360 SB - 518/OD auto tranny - FAST EZ EFI - Edelbrock Fuel sump - HHR fan
Hella H4 headlights on relays - 97 Dodge Avenger seats - Chin spoiler - Bumpers pulled in to 72 offset

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