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Offline 71cudajoe

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71 hemicuda retromod
« on: May 01, 2011 - 12:12:21 am »
I just wanted to share:

After 2 long years, my Cuda is finally on the road. When I started this project, I had the misconception that if I bought everything for the car new (especially the engine, transmission, rear end, etc.), I wouldn't have to contend with many bugs at all. I was wrong. This build had its share of bugs. I've been told many times that this is normal, but that still didn't keep me from getting frustrated and a bit discouraged along the way. Well, now that I have a good 100+ miles on the car without any glaring problems any longer, I must say it's all been worth it.

Here's a video I put together with some shots I took of the car today:


Thanks for all the help from everyone here on the forum over the past couple years that has helped me bring my dream car to fruition!

David - '71 HEMI Cuda Retro-mod
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Offline CudamanTom

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011 - 12:51:19 am »
 :cheers:
Absolutly B-E-A-Utiful.
Thanks for sharing. I love that Cuda  :worshippy
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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011 - 01:31:22 am »
Congrats on getting her on the road and getting all the bugs worked out!!!  Seeing and listening to your car is an inspiration to those of us with cars still missing sheet metal.  Great video!

Sean

Offline 6packCuda

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011 - 08:24:48 am »
Looks absolutely amazing David! I can't wait to see it in person. Are you going to have it at the HIPO show?
Dave

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011 - 09:36:48 am »
Just beautiful! Great job !  :2thumbs: :clapping:
Brad
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Offline 71cudajoe

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011 - 09:53:09 am »
Looks absolutely amazing David! I can't wait to see it in person. Are you going to have it at the HIPO show?

Thanks so much, Dave! I'll certainly be at the HIPO show. Depending upon my work schedule that weekend, I'm not sure how long I'll be able to stay. Do you know: Can I just show up with my Cuda and park in the show area for a couple hours and leave if I need to, or do I have to register beforehand and have the car at the show for the duration in order to bring it out?
David - '71 HEMI Cuda Retro-mod
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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011 - 11:49:57 am »
very nice you did a great job

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011 - 04:02:39 pm »
Thanks so much, Dave! I'll certainly be at the HIPO show. Depending upon my work schedule that weekend, I'm not sure how long I'll be able to stay. Do you know: Can I just show up with my Cuda and park in the show area for a couple hours and leave if I need to, or do I have to register beforehand and have the car at the show for the duration in order to bring it out?

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and yes you can leave whenever you want.
Dave

Offline 71cudajoe

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011 - 07:34:02 pm »
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and yes you can leave whenever you want.

Thanks so much, Dave. I hope to see you there.
David - '71 HEMI Cuda Retro-mod
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Offline Cuda Commando

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011 - 05:20:26 pm »
Amazing job you have done there :2thumbs:Just checked out the link to your video and rebuild pics.Agree with you that the 71 cant be beaten for looks.

Offline Chlngrcrzy

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Re: 71 hemicuda retromod
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011 - 05:26:09 pm »
Awesome   :2thumbs:  Glad to hear that it is on the road. That green sure pops.   :2thumbs:  Glad i went with the same color.