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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #105 on: October 05, 2014 - 10:56:00 pm »

Great job, looks seamless!  :clapping: :2thumbs:
I read about another issue with that shifter rail hitting the yoke when shifting gears. Something to check.... :-

Thanks Brad.  I wanted the underneath to look clean, a lot of elbow grease in body work underneath the car.  Like making it look like the rear rail sections haven't been replaced.  Cheers




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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #106 on: October 05, 2014 - 10:58:44 pm »

What ?......I thought the TKO600 was a direct bolt in kit ?  :swear: :roflsmiley:

I finished the car I was doing, but the owner had to tear out the interior and modify his freshly painted floor much like yours. He took the heat because it was his decision to not wait for the tranny to do a mock-up and went ahead and painted the car first.  :banghead: It's all done now and works great.  :woo:
I'm starting another resto-mod right now with the same TKO600...it should go a lot easier the second time.

Your car looks great ! :2thumbs:

:-) yeah definitely not a direct bolt in.... But no surprise.  Can't wait to try it, next summer.

Keep us posted on your new build. 

Thanks for the feedback, cheers

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #107 on: October 06, 2014 - 12:21:34 am »
Looks great!  How do you find working off the four post lift?  I am thinking of using a lift instead of a rotisserie when I do mine.  Overhead welding is not an issue for me and I think the lift will be way more useful both short and long term.  It would be great to hear your thoughts.

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2014 - 09:19:32 am »

Looks great!  How do you find working off the four post lift?  I am thinking of using a lift instead of a rotisserie when I do mine.  Overhead welding is not an issue for me and I think the lift will be way more useful both short and long term.  It would be great to hear your thoughts.

Hey Paul, thanks for the feedback.  I love my lift!  Have been using it for the whole restoration so far and I think it is the most versatile.  Key is making sure you get the integrated jack.  I shopped around and bendpak is the best I think, a little more money but worth it.  I also don't mind welding overhead, actually went well.  What are you restoring?

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Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2014 - 09:34:29 am »
Next section complete!  Very happy with how it's laying down so far. 





This is the paint system I'm using.  Note - all FOUR cans are required for a successful paint job. :-)



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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #110 on: October 08, 2014 - 09:02:28 am »
I think the Labatt's is the secret ingredient!   :cheers:

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #111 on: October 10, 2014 - 04:32:40 pm »
Great job, clean look!!
Ahhh what I like 'em U.S. Cartool inner fender braces.
Must also have on my build  :clapping:
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« Reply #112 on: October 10, 2014 - 04:43:41 pm »

Great job, clean look!!
Ahhh what I like 'em U.S. Cartool inner fender braces.
Must also have on my build  :clapping:

Thanks!!

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #113 on: October 10, 2014 - 07:18:34 pm »

This is the paint system I'm using.  Note - all FOUR cans are required for a successful paint job. :-)

1 can looks a little small. Might need two or three of 'em. :bigsmile:
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« Reply #114 on: October 11, 2014 - 12:55:01 am »
Next section complete!! Next up tomorrow night outside body - quarters, roof, etc.  that will finish the chassis.










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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #115 on: October 11, 2014 - 12:09:51 pm »
Looks fantastic, it will be a shame you have to cover up some of that with carpet etc...  :lol:
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My restoration thread 
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http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=73985.0

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Re: Canadian 73 Cuda Restoration; Project Sassy.
« Reply #116 on: October 11, 2014 - 03:16:35 pm »
Looks great! Can't wait to see more :popcorn:

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« Reply #117 on: October 11, 2014 - 06:52:51 pm »

Looks great! Can't wait to see more :popcorn:

Thanks!  More tomorrow!

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« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2014 - 06:53:21 pm »

Looks fantastic, it will be a shame you have to cover up some of that with carpet etc...  :lol:

I know!  But I'll know it's there :-)

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« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2014 - 01:25:39 am »
Ready for the final step on the chassis!