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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: 73cudaproject] #343476
06/29/09 01:25 PM
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I have TTI headers back to TTI head pipes with servo controlled cutouts grafted onto the head pipes, then the exhaust runs back to Accurate Ltd. high flow AAR mufflers and out the diffuser-less Accurate Ltd. side pipes.

I took a 6" diameter 3/8" sidewall pipe and cut out some "channels" to graft into the subframe connectors. Super rigid and turned out really nice. It was A LOT of work, but I've seen what you took on with your Cuda, so I know you can handle it. Here are a couple of pics.

Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343477
06/29/09 01:27 PM
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Here is where I tacked that carefully sectioned piece of pipe and tacked it into the connector.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343478
06/29/09 01:28 PM
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Here it is before grinding.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343479
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And here after grinding... ( I welded inside and out)

Note: Before I welded these in, I drilled a big hole in the middle of the arch and ended up plug welding the apex of the arch to the bottom of the rear sub frame, then grinding it back smooth again.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343480
06/29/09 01:32 PM
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It is a very unnoticeable detail and it is under appreciated because no one would ever notice... but my car is so much tighter because of the connectors and I still get to keep the AAR theme true.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343481
07/02/09 12:25 PM
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Here are the latest pics. Set to go into the booth Monday 7/6. The doors and fenders were black, but they finished up the body and went for one last test fit and thought it could use just a little more TLC. I am ecstatic to see the black in the headlight bucket!

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343482
07/02/09 12:41 PM
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Here's a rear shot. We are over on time, but the car's looking good, so I can deal with it.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343483
07/02/09 01:25 PM
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Looks really good!

Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: jrwoodjoe] #343484
07/09/09 07:12 PM
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Got proof the car was in the booth today, so its all good! Body looks straight and man, I am excited. Next pic will hopefully be of a black Cuda, not a gray one.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343485
07/12/09 05:00 PM
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Well...we're waiting.

Joe

Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: jrwoodjoe] #343486
07/12/09 09:24 PM
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Quote:

Well...we're waiting.

Joe




Patience is a virtue...

Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343487
07/12/09 10:54 PM
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Quote:

Quote:

Well...we're waiting.

Joe




Patience is a virtue...




Ummm...Actually, I think it's a noun.

Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: jrwoodjoe] #343488
08/10/09 02:22 PM
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I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343489
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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343490
08/10/09 02:25 PM
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Black is SO

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343491
08/10/09 04:14 PM
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Yep...that's a black car. I can tell cause it's sucking up all the flash from your camera.

Cool

Joe



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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: jrwoodjoe] #343492
08/12/09 07:45 AM
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OK...It's black now.....GET IT TOGETHER !


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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: anlauto] #343493
09/28/09 04:43 PM
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Not all of us work as quick as Alan...

Steve at Paintshop101 says it will be ready to pick up within two weeks. They put the final polish on it yesterday after these pics, but the front end back together, and are spraying the flat black today. I am certain that this thing will be drop dead gorgeous once they get it done and cleaned up. I am impressed with the panel fitment/body work.

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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343494
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Re: The 6 year saga continues... My Gran Coupe...er... Cuda [Re: PAINT IT BLACK] #343495
09/29/09 04:22 PM
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is it an orig black car???

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