Cuda Capers: 4-15-07

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  1. FASTBACK340

    FASTBACK340 Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Good news! With the exception of welding up a few small holes under the hood and finish welding the transmission hump, the car is ready for color. The quarters and strikers are done. Next weekend I drop off the rims.

    This is coming along great!
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    My Wife is genuinely happy to see the car suck up money like a crack habit. God bless her!


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    DONE.
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    Both strikers are done and finished. Just have to sand the jams smooth and prime/paint.
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    This quarter was particularly sad looking... It was boinked hard at one time.
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    Just have to plug up a few excess holes and openings and we're good to go. With the exception of the bottoms of both rear quarters, there was no rust repair on the car. I knew from day 1 that this was a solid foundation to build on. I just honestly didn't think it would take this long with all the set backs I've encountered. I was told more than likely the doors, fenders, trunk, hood, and jams will be painted by next weekend.

    I can't wait!
     
  2. ValiantMike

    ValiantMike Well-Known Member

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    Those quarters look real nice. Can't wait to see some color on them. Mike
     
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    73roadrunner Hoover Mover

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    Going to be a BEAUTIFUL car! Now lets see how many times YOU actually get to drive it instead of the Mrs.
     
  4. Longgone

    Longgone John/68 Barracuda & Dart

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    Drum roll time.........looking real good John! It`s going back the original color ,isn`t it?
     
  5. FASTBACK340

    FASTBACK340 Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Yes, it's going to be LL1 Turquoise with a black interior.

    Hmmm... no worries there. My Wife refuses to drive anything bigger than a sub-compact car. Her GTI is just fine... by comparison the Barracuda would be huge. She doesn't even want to TRY and drive the Dart, never mind the `Cuda!

    While I was out there today I saw a `Vette he was working on finished. Sorry for the dark pictures, but you get the idea of the finish.

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    The color is Lemans Blue that ironicly appears to be Turquoise! The upper photo is almost a perfect match for my color in that picture!
     
  6. valiantdave

    valiantdave Well-Known Member

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    We are gonna be painting my pop`s 68 Dart GTS this week,guess the color........LL1.Neat different color!I`m sick of Black on my Dart already,to much upkeep.Keep up the progress pics!
     
  7. FASTBACK340

    FASTBACK340 Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Just today I was joking about never seeing another car painted LL1, until mine is done. Then the first show I attend I'll be parked in a row of `em!

    Please post pictures when she's painted. Maybe we'll start the LL1 Association, or some such silliness....
     
  8. Tony Fields

    Tony Fields That's How I Roll Legendary Member

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    Thats a funny line and so true.

    My money doesn't even get a chance to go into my wallet before
    the 'Cuda snorts it.
     
  9. memike

    memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looking real good FASTBACK340.
    It sure douse help when you have the support of the wife.
    You got your self a good one :thumbup:


    That will be one fine barracuda my friend, good looking work. :thumbup:
     
  10. FASTBACK340

    FASTBACK340 Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Yeah...Amy is way cool with all of this. She honestly wants to see me finish it and be cruising. But of course, once mine is finished I can start on HER toy, a VW Rabbit ragtop. When we buy our next house we might have to stipulate garage space over the number of bedrooms or closets!

    And yes, Bret is doing good work. I ran my hand over the quarters this afternoon and felt absolutely not a trace of a ripple or uneveness. I'm quiet pleased so far.
     
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