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Offline culp71

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waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« on: November 14, 2011 - 01:16:48 pm »
hello all

lifetime fan of e-bodys, purchased what will be built into my dream car 7 years ago, at that time I lived in apartment, no garage, and just married.
Straight from purchase,pickup to storage,and had not seen untill this last saturday,
finally expanded my postframe building so i could bring my cuda home.
Saturday I finished the building, picked up car, and it brought home.
been purchasing parts for since day i bought it, now i have all parts, a place to do it and the beauty is at home in my garage, everyday since full restroration has begun. I will post pics but just wanted to say hello all and Its go time! hope to use this as a build thread not only to entertain but document progress too.
bought in the hopes of piecing in new front end, but as always found much much more needed to be replaced.
will be built:

1971 cuda HT/340/727/yellow ext /white int/shaker
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Offline aarcuda33

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 - 01:29:20 pm »
   Man I am happy for you ! That sounds like a really cool car ! I have been waiting for years to get started on mine also Look forward to following your progress and seeing pictures of your car . I also have a 71 / 340 / 727 / shaker cuda waiting in my garage on me with the others

Good luck and have fun

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 - 01:33:37 pm »
oh my god last night was sweet,
gutted the fish, installed new fenders, hood, header panel, grill, valance, insert, trunk and tail lights, it almost looks alive! :jumping:
i will load some pics tommorrow for all.

Offline crocha617

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011 - 01:39:57 pm »
How about Some Pictures already???????

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011 - 03:36:06 pm »
hey all

lifetime fan of e-bodys, purcahsed my dream car 7 years ago, lived in apartment, no garage, just married.
Straight from pickup to storage, have not seen untill this last saturday,
finally got a house and put up postframe building so i could bring my cuda home.
saturday finished building, picked up car, and brought home.
been purchasing parts for since day i bought it, now i have all parts, a place to do it and the beauty is at home in my garage, everyday since restroration has begun. will post pics just wanted to say hello all and Its go time!
will be built:

1971 cuda HT/340/727/yellow ext /white int/shaker
 :bananasmi :ylsuper: :jumping: :crazy: :clapping:

Awesome! I too have had mine and have longed for the day to be able to redo the car.   :2thumbs:
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Offline brads70

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011 - 09:42:13 pm »
 :bigsmile:  Your enthusiasim is infectious!  :clapping:  :2thumbs:
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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011 - 05:21:33 am »
 I was in that boat for three years, no garage just a Carport that I cordoned off with plywood. It has taken another 3 getting the parts, paint, and supplies from my own wallet, ( wife alert...wife alert). Every winter it is a battle for who owns the garage space. I have 2 nice sized storage sheds but that is not enough,, NOOO .. the garage has to get filled with stuff sometimes to the point of not being able to do any work. I love her to death but the garage space battle continues.... God bless her!

  Someday my car too will be done hopefully within the next 2 years but 4 or 5 may be more accurate. Then I am getting ANOTHER ONE!! A little more complete this time.

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011 - 11:14:28 am »
All right here some pics :bananasmi


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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011 - 11:40:28 am »
Looks like you have got quite a bit of work done already! Good job! :2thumbs:
Brad
1970 Challenger 451stroker/4L60 auto OD
Barrie,Ontario,Canada
Proud to own one of the best cars ever made!!!!!

My restoration thread 
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=59072.0
 My handling upgrade post
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011 - 12:50:27 pm »
nice truck...? I love `em chopped  :bigsmile:
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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011 - 01:21:53 pm »
thanks!
 ya that was the latest restro i just finished, its a 1952 chevy 1/2 ton pickup chopped and dropped. org 235 bored , 3 on tree tranny, lowered 4 inchs and chopped 3, two tone house of kolor sunset pearl.
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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011 - 07:35:53 pm »
Nice start on the 71 Cuda!
You already have the gilled front fenders (wish I did) excellent!
Only two tools you need now to finish: Time & Money
Looking forward to watching the progress.  :cheers:

BTW, dont be alarmed, but your garage is haunted.  In the pics, theres a multitude of orbs present.  Hopefully they are nice spirits and will work on the car at night.  But with your luck (being a Mopar person) the ghosts were all Chevy owners in their previous life.  Dont be surprised one morning you go look at the engine bay and its painted black.  :rofl:

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011 - 09:50:31 pm »
Yeah dirty camera lens!!! or your house is built at the site of custers last stand!

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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012 - 04:01:59 pm »
 
just a update, I have been hauling on my 'cuda, exterior metal, replaced rad core support, both rear quarters, driver side wheel well, whole ext body down to bare metal, reworked, filled and primed, all other parts build reworked and ready, only some blasting in side, and underside, final body sanding/filling to do then paint and its time to reassemble it all!
heres a few pics
note: also had concrete floor put in building, so the 'cuda has a nice home. :ylsuper:
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Re: waiting 7 years, The restro has finally begun
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012 - 04:04:05 pm »
more pics..
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