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#2391611 - 10/23/17 01:18 AM Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone
Silver70 Offline
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Figured I'd post why my belvedere wasn't done yet, although close now. The belvedere will be more for going straight and building this cuda as a daily driver, modern hemi, 6 speed, ac etc. Picked it up cheap, was going to be a parts car, but 5k in sheetmetal later...

Half the body will be made in Taiwan when it's done. I got new door skins and new fenders for it too. Still saved a ton over buying a solid one to start with. I also can drive it and if I hit a deer or whatver, I can just order new parts and fix it and not be too upset.

Stripped it down and went to town.


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#2391612 - 10/23/17 01:19 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
Silver70 Offline
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New full driver side rail, partial ps section and trunk floor


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99 Trans Am, 66 GTO, 06 Magnum RT AWD

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#2391614 - 10/23/17 01:21 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Floors could have been done with small sections, but decided to do the full floor and be done with it. All parts are goodmark, except amd quarters and door skins.


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68 Road Runner, 69 Belvedere, 71 Challenger Vert
340 barracuda, 01 Ram CTD, 95 Ram, 04 Ram, 85 Daytona turbo Z
99 Trans Am, 66 GTO, 06 Magnum RT AWD

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#2391617 - 10/23/17 01:23 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Got a hood basically for free using ebay bucks, had a messed up steel hood... so bonded the race glass to the frame, so I'll have a bolt on hood and is pretty light, but very sturdy too.


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68 Road Runner, 69 Belvedere, 71 Challenger Vert
340 barracuda, 01 Ram CTD, 95 Ram, 04 Ram, 85 Daytona turbo Z
99 Trans Am, 66 GTO, 06 Magnum RT AWD

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#2391618 - 10/23/17 01:30 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Did both a-pillars, need to install inner fenders yet, but sat in now, just need to weld... did some work on the roof, rockers need repairs along with the front pillar.

One pic with trunk lid on... fits pretty good, not on hinges, just checking gaps


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#2391783 - 10/23/17 11:56 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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As it sits now


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340 barracuda, 01 Ram CTD, 95 Ram, 04 Ram, 85 Daytona turbo Z
99 Trans Am, 66 GTO, 06 Magnum RT AWD

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#2392769 - 10/25/17 05:23 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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you've got some mad skills!
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#2392932 - 10/25/17 01:21 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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That's a huge project you've taken on, but will be worth it in the end. Out of curiousity, how long did it take you to go from starting the project to what's shown in the last pic?
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#2393575 - 10/26/17 09:01 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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I'd say 2 weeks of work spread out over a month or so. There was a lot more repaired that I don't have pictures of.

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#2393617 - 10/26/17 10:21 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Hefty project, this is going well. Nice work

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#2393843 - 10/27/17 01:27 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
wylde8 Offline
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Originally Posted By Silver70
I'd say 2 weeks of work spread out over a month or so. There was a lot more repaired that I don't have pictures of.


That is absolutely incredible. I can only hope to be able to get bodywork done that quickly. Keep up the great work.
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#2395633 - 10/30/17 06:36 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Sheetmetal repair is fun for me... it's when you need to do all the mud work I lose interest. But with puttys like rage ultra and so on, it's not as bad as it used to be.

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#2395758 - 10/30/17 09:32 PM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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Amazing work and to top it off your working outside, I must be getting soft.
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#2395999 - 10/31/17 10:46 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
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What are you using to clean and neutralize rust?

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#2398774 - 11/05/17 09:59 AM Re: Black 340 72 Barrcuda build, rust bucket to aar clone [Re: Silver70]
Silver70 Offline
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I blast everything but exterior panels, rockers will get blasted... floors will get chassis saver, same with any rust on the underside. Roof I'll sand off most of the rust and metal prep then etch primer. The roof is the only panel on the exterior really that will be left still oem other than rockers laugh2
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99 Trans Am, 66 GTO, 06 Magnum RT AWD

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