Montag, 21. Februar 2011

Hood Impression

Just because...

Very rare piece

Altough you can obtain almost any part for a 1970 Cuda in the ever expanding aftermarket, from sheetmetal to seatcovers, once in a while you stumble across a piece that just isn't available. Among those parts are the lower dash mouldings - in red. I was on the verge of buying a set - left and right - from a fellow in the US, until he chose not to answer my emails anymore. I now picked up the left piece in pristine condition from another seller on ebay. Note, this is not a painted black piece, it is made of the original red plastic! I can't wait to install it on the dashboard! Still searching for the righthand piece...

Montag, 14. Februar 2011

One more Barracuda

Time to show one of the other very fine Cudas living here in Austria. Günter has turned out a whole bunch of restorations over the last couple of years and this '73 smallblock is his latest piece of work. I like the purity of the car, from the flat hood to the no-nonsense steelies.

Mittwoch, 9. Februar 2011

Getting organized

Since the Cuda is currently over at Doc Stingers Mopargarage to have some work done I can't handle myself, I thought it's time to get organized in the garage. This toolchest will hopefully swallow all the handtools I will ever need and keep them orderly.
Of course it was moparized immediately!

Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011

The big picture

Quality time spent on saturday evening !
Front valance is installed, will need some massaging to get really straight.

Since I've been showing you a lot of detail lately, I've decided to do some overall shots of the car for the big picture. Getting the camera away form the car isn't that easy in the confinements of my garage but I did best I could. I've been getting some great response from all over the world, thank you all for that! It helps me stay focused and reminds me to regularly give you an update on what's going on.

Keep cool

In my quest to reactivate the air conditioning, I started on some of the plumbing. I don't like to sweat so I thought I'd utilize the original aircon of the Cuda. Luckily none of the previous owners took it out, so all of the components were still in place. These are amont the last parts that were still untouched. A thourough cleaning, some sanding and a new layer of glossy black paint let them shine again.