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Offline Demon340

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1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« on: November 11, 2011 - 10:23:22 PM »
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1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011 - 10:31:46 PM »
How bout some pics.

Can you clarify why cars were built better or worse in MI. and CA?

I've never heard anyone say before, that this location made better Mopars than the other location.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011 - 12:25:53 AM »
I could of bought this car for 5k in 1996.I know the history of this car.

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011 - 12:34:26 AM »
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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011 - 01:09:35 AM »
Just an observation from seeing cars built at Hamtramck vs California....My opinion the cars that came out of Cali were built better... :dunno:


I could speculate that myself from what you say. It was a production plant doing much less than Hamtrack.
Workers could put in a little more effort on their assemblies as they rolled along. Less pressure I would imagine.

Still need physical evidence to support that claim.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011 - 01:38:46 AM »
I passed on this car before it was redone.At the time I did not know how rare it was.

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011 - 01:44:36 AM »
What dealership in CA was it first sold at?
Was it a bay area car?
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011 - 08:28:35 PM »
Well to vouch for Demon340 - I know this car well and it is beautiful. As far as the fitment of panels and gaps the car is one of the nicest I've seen. I'm not a huge fan of F8, but the paint on this car changed my mind for sure.

This is a good deal for someone looking to get into an E body with some pedigree.  Car runs and drives perfect.

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011 - 09:07:24 AM »
Up for sale is my all #'s matching 1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana F8 Green car. I have owned the car for over 8 years...The car was built and spent all it's life in California up until I purchased it in 2003. Now the cuda resides in NJ and has been my pride and joy ever since. Only 1 of 334 built...  This car is all numbers matching from the ORIGINAL 4739 Carter California 4-speed carb to the 3.54 dana. All body numbers match and car retains it's original fender tag(california cars mostly did not come with build sheets). The paint on this car is spectacular and really shows well...Engine runs strong and retains most original parts other than distributor and headers(includes original correct exhaust manifolds). Interior has been upgraded to rallye gauges and original leather seat covers but also shows very well.

Only bad is the car engine compartment was painted black :clueless:

The good.. Car runs and drives like a dream! I would drive anywhere. Paint is again Very Very nice and needs some small attention to details in the engine compartment but, retains most original equipment including 956 Radiator, intake manifold, valve covers, carb and air cleaner assembly. Recently had the only problem area replaced...trunk pan, extensions and new gas tank( original trunk mat retained some moisture and I wanted the car as close to perfect as could be...All AMD parts used...

You will not be disappointed!!

$45,000. firm call me or PM...

Steven
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demon340 u dont have to explain yourself to most of these guys anyways, there not lookin to buy they just want info on your car, thats all they do on these websites, your better off sellin it in your local paper or even ebay!!

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011 - 09:47:15 AM »
My U-code 70 Challenger was also built in the LA plant.
I was very lucky to find a broadcast sheet with my car as the chances are slim to none to have a sheet come with an LA built car as the plant workers routine was to toss them in the garbage after the car was finished.
I am not saying that LA cars are better built then MI cars but when my car won best E-Body at the Mopar Nationals in Ohio the judges told me that the gaps,fitting and body lines were one of the best they have ever seen on a 70 E-Body, they also asked me what plant my car was built in and after i told them it was built in LA they said "The LA built cars usually have a bit better fit and finish then the MI cars".

Note :: My car has never had a frame off or resto done to it and all the floors and body panels are original. My doors,trunk and hood all shut like a brand new car still to this day with only one repaint done on the car and the original vinyl roof still on the car.

That 70 'Cuda you have there is a beauty and it will not last very long for that price :2thumbs:
Good luck with the sale.
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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011 - 04:37:41 PM »
demon340 u dont have to explain yourself to most of these guys anyways, there not lookin to buy they just want info on your car, thats all they do on these websites, your better off sellin it in your local paper or even ebay!!

I've bought my last 3 cars from this site, and will eventually buy an AAR here once the right car/project comes along.   :woo:

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011 - 06:08:32 PM »
I've bought my last 3 cars from this site, and will eventually buy an AAR here once the right car/project comes along.   :woo:
well thats why i said most guys!! lol!! its always the same guys askin the questions but not doing any buying!!!just want info on these cars, prob to compare it to theres!!

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011 - 06:14:53 PM »
so?   ... guys who do want to buy benefit from these quetions too, don`t they...? 
wondering why every post from your hand sounds so negative...  :clueless:
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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011 - 06:24:25 PM »
so?   ... guys who do want to buy benefit from these quetions too, don`t they...? 
wondering why every post from your hand sounds so negative...  :clueless:

Exactly!

and maybe he's a cheby guy  :lol:

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011 - 06:32:43 PM »
so?   ... guys who do want to buy benefit from these quetions too, don`t they...? 
wondering why every post from your hand sounds so negative...  :clueless:
ARE U KIDDING ME?? these guys ask the same questions on every car that pops up on these websites, serious buyers dont ask too many silly questions they go and look in person, thats why the old days were better when guys just sold out of there local paper!! the buyers had no choice but to go see it!!!!too many pic collectors these dayz for sure!!!its a u code 70 cuda 4sp at 45k well worth going to see it if serious!!!
 

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Re: 1970 Cuda 440 U-Code 4-speed 3.54 Dana All #'s Matching
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011 - 06:32:43 PM »