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#1118411 - 11/21/11 12:59 PM 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed
79machocharger Offline
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We'll here it is my new car I just picked up. It's a 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed. It's originaly b5 blue with white top and white interior and billboard. I've got previous owner history on it and the car was hit in the front back in the early 80's. They installed real nice 71 barracuda fenders on it from a 71 barracuda and also took the grill out of that same car. The car did end up having the original motor which was a bonus. No fender tag at this time but I contacted the body shop that did the work on the car and there going to dig through some parts boxes to see if they can turn something up. I've already ordered up a new gas tank and sending unit and am going to try and fire it up over the long weekend. There's a crazy long story behind this car and I can hardly believe we've actually got a second chance to get it. Short version is my brother had the chance to buy this car for $7500 back in 95 and after many years of seaching I finally found it and bought it.


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#1118412 - 11/21/11 01:00 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
79machocharger Offline
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#1118413 - 11/21/11 01:01 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
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#1118414 - 11/21/11 01:10 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
70440+6bbl Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: NY
Congrats Ryan Did you end up having to sell the TX9 ragtop?

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#1118415 - 11/21/11 01:19 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 70440+6bbl]
crocha617 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
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Loc: Foxborough, MA
Ryan that looks alot better then I pictured plus Numbers engine. Whats with the Grande Coupe Cluster & 70 seats? Is it an early build or something? Is the door sticker still there?

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#1118416 - 11/21/11 01:32 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: crocha617]
79machocharger Offline
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Parts are from a 71 gran coupe that he bought to fix alot of stuff on this car. The white interior was in sad shape so he took the seats out the gran coupe which was in better shape. He liked the woodgrain face better so he took that off as well. The grill and fenders came off of that car as well. I wasnt sure what the seats came out of at first but a guy on here showed me they came out of a 71 barracuda gran coupe. The previous owner may still have the original seats

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#1118417 - 11/21/11 01:36 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
chargervert Offline
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Registered: 09/18/04
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Ryan,71 Gran Coupes came with leather seats,or cloth/vynal seats. neither looked like those.
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#1118418 - 11/21/11 01:36 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Wow nice grab!

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#1118419 - 11/21/11 01:41 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
79machocharger Offline
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I didnt relize what the seats came out of either untill I got help from a fellow moparts member. They were an optional vinyl bucket seat for the 71 gran coupe.


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#1118420 - 11/21/11 01:46 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
chargervert Offline
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I never seen those seats in a Gran Coupe. I had three 71 Gran Coupes,two had the leather,which were sweet looking seats,one had vynal with cloth inserts. I didn't know there were any vynal seats offered in the Gran Coupes. Learn something new everyday!
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#1118421 - 11/21/11 01:49 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
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I'm just glad there the 71 seats now all I need to do is add new legendary white seat covers to them. I'm just going to get it running and detail the engine bay up, add new exhaust, tank, lines, seat covers, put the white billboard decal back on it. The cool thing now is I'll have two white billboard cars. Cant really proove the billboard thing on this ragtop except from previous owner or maybe I'll get lucky and find a buildsheet in the original seats if the previous owner can turn them up.

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#1118422 - 11/21/11 01:52 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
chargervert Offline
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Cool find,again Ryan! Those seats will be great cores. Sweet ride. Check on top of the glove box liner for a build sheet also. Did you sell the Satellite yet?


Edited by chargervert (11/21/11 01:54 PM)
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#1118423 - 11/21/11 01:57 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
68427vette Offline
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Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1992
Loc: midwest
congrats,, now some McRibb'n

""It's originaly b5 blue with white top and white interior and billboard.""- ANY BS FT? was it white billboard? or black white resells better,especially with the "white top" and "white gut." interior looks black to me, door panels, seats,

they may have the FT.. give them a week to repop one... have them add a N96 to the top row.. and white billboard call out..

looks like burnt bronze with orange gut thats how i remember that car back when i had my MULLIT


matching motor?? now it does......

that s what we call an, " AMERICAN CAR " a melting pot of other cars all poured into one car . .

just the normal, moparts BS i thought i get it out of the way.... all in one message cool car, i love B5/ white

i hope you find the BUILD SHEET , or am i the only one thinking this??

ok, i'm ready for a bad "chevy" joke comment

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#1118424 - 11/21/11 02:07 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: chargervert]
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Cool find,again Ryan! Those seats will be great cores. Sweet ride. Check on top of the glove box liner for a build sheet also. Did you sell the Satellite yet?




Nothing attached to the glove box. Still have the satellite ragtop for now but it will to go as I'm going to need to pay off the loan I took out for this car.

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#1118425 - 11/21/11 03:31 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
f6bee Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: northeast
hey son,this is your dad.tomorrow--just you and me---A12 verses 340 cuda pink slips

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#1118426 - 11/21/11 03:35 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: f6bee]
chargervert Offline
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Registered: 09/18/04
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Quote:

hey son,this is your dad.tomorrow--just you and me---A12 verses 340 cuda pink slips




Hey Ryan,just add a 300 horse shot of nitrous,and you will have a blown up Cuda convertible,an A12 Bee and a pizzed off dad!
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#1118427 - 11/21/11 03:49 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: chargervert]
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#1118428 - 11/21/11 04:09 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
mymcodebee Offline
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Registered: 09/22/03
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Loc: Far Northeast.
Hey I have an idea. I had the opportunity to trade my 69 coronet 318 car even for this Cuda in 1995. I passed on the chance back then(don't ask) but I would like to open up the offer again.....

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#1118429 - 11/21/11 04:22 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: mymcodebee]
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I'm good thanks any way(lol).

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#1118430 - 11/21/11 04:57 PM Re: 1971 cuda convertible 340 4 speed [Re: 79machocharger]
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