Freitag, 29. April 2011


Some details take a little longer. It took me a while to search for the little gromets that go behind the window cranks but I was eventually succsessful. Since they cleaned up really well they can continue to do their job in the interior of the 'Cuda.

Mittwoch, 27. April 2011

More interior

Passenger side door panel in place, with door handle and window crank. The panel fits really nice, I've decided to use black anodized screws on the edges because I belive they blend in better than the original chrome screws.

The carpet is cut and the new door sills are in place, really ties the room together....the kick panels are also the original pieces, painted to match.

Make it red

I continued to work on the interior. Since the rear panels will not be available in red until after summer, I've decided to paint the old panels to match the doors. The panels are faded from over 40 years of sun and the surface is scratched in a few areas but they are not broken or cracked and still seem soft and felxible enough.

Driverside rear panel after a few coats of R-M flat red paint.

Dienstag, 19. April 2011

One more

First drive

Immediately after getting the 'Cuda back, I decided to take it to the gas station to fill it up. My neighbour has a set of dealer plates, which are neccesary since the car isn't registered yet. The gasstation is only about three kilometers away even though I did aknowlege that there wasn't a lo tof gas left in the tank, I figured I'd make it ...

Halfway to the gasstation the car rolled out, dry as a desert in july. At least it gave me an opportunity to take a few pictures !

The front end will have to come up a little more for a perfect stance, rear looks good.

Homecoming Queen

The 'Cuda is back home, ready for my finishing touches.

Mittwoch, 6. April 2011

The engine runs!

The engine bay without the aircleander and parts of the aircondition. This week the motor was fired up and, the 'Cuda proved to be quite a bitch! Oil leaks from the trans and that is not a good thing. So the trans will have to be sorted out before any further parts can be installed.

Freitag, 1. April 2011

Glass installation

The windscreen is being mounted on the 'Cuda! Special care was taken to black out the parts of the A-pillar that can be seen through the glass after installation of the screen. Rear glass to keep the rain off the back seat!