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1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 6.1 Hemi/6 speed #375191
07/14/09 04:58 PM
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Bought this car off Craigslist. I searched for over a year before finding this N code B5 Gran Coupe in Fredonia, Ks. I took the day off work and was pleased to find a solid E body with perfect cowl/frame rails and super solid floor/pans (only minor pinholes). It sports a 20+ year repaint and has some filler in the quarters. I did not get a grill, interior, or engine, but it was too clean to pass up and had a clean title. I have since purchased interior cores, a '70 383 and '70 440, 2 grills, and lots of odds and ends. I hope to start on it this summer once I have completed my MBA.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/26/18 12:54 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375192
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Welcome to Moparts!

Lots of knowledgeable folks and good people here that will be able to help you if you run into a problem or have questions. Really looks like a nice solid car to work with. Can't wait to see the progress. Best of luck on the MBA.

Joe



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Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375193
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Congrats on a great find! Look forward to watching the progress.

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375194
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It's nice to start off with something solid, what color inside and outside are you going with?

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70shaker6pk] #375195
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I plan to keep the exterior the same B5 Blue. It originally also had blue interior, but I have not decided whether to go with blue or black inerior. What do you think?


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/26/18 12:54 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375196
07/15/09 03:41 PM
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Great find! You have a good start on a nice car. What is your goal ? A driver or serious restoration? Is the car equipped with A/C? Black is nice, and hot with no A/C.


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Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375197
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Quote:

I plan to keep the exterior the same B5 Blue. It originally also had blue interior, but I have not decided whether to go with blue or black inerior. What do you think?




My dart is originally B3 with blue interior, id love to have the interior restored if i wasnt makin it into a race car. Id say do blue interior, be different. Looks like a nice solid car, id put it together and drive as is

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375198
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looks like a great project. I'm parcelle to black myself. It's soooo much easier to find parts. but a blue/blue car is sweet. keep the pics comming!


Dave


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Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375199
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I think the blue interior would look good also, but it's up to you what you would like best.

Thanks for the pic's, that will be a very nice car when your finished!!

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70shaker6pk] #375200
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I like the idea of blue/blue, but finding parts would be hard/costly. I have a bunch of nice black panels. Maybe I will do a mix of the 2, because I like both. It had A/C from the factory-I just need to round up some more parts. I want a nice driver/cruiser when its done. If its too nice, I won't drive it...


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/26/18 12:53 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375201
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You won't find used blue interior panels that aren't chalky, your best bet is to find black ones and have them all dyed blue. It will look nice with the blue on blue and that's the way I would do it.

Sheldon

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Would I give someone a new blue interior piece and have them color match it or could I order the correct blue dye from somewhere?


1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375203
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Sweet pics of it outdoors.

You get moved into the new house yet?

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375204
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A good paint store could match some dye for you. I have found that blue, green and white E-body interior panels are especially bad for self destructing.

Sheldon

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That's what I am scared of. The car will be garaged, but the garage won't be heated or cooled. I love the blue interior but I am scared of it self destructing much faster than the black.

Mark-We did get moved in to the new house and the car never spent a night outside in the process.


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/26/18 12:55 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
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Excellent find! Good luck with your project.

Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 #375207
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OK-so I finally finshed my MBA just in time to have my second child. I guess there will never be a good time to work on this thing so I am just having to MAKE some time. So after 2 years, I removed the bumpers, grill support, and fenders and started stripping the undercoating with a propane torch and a scraper. I am more and more encouraged with how solid the car is. Usually I get more and more discouraged...


Last edited by 70B5Cuda; 02/26/18 12:56 AM.

1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375208
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The engine bay is pretty solid as well. 5 or 6 welds pinning the inner fener to the driver's shock tower need redone. Other than that, the bay just needs to be stripped and painted.


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1970 Barracuda B5 6.1 Hemi/6 speed
1969 Charger survivor in R6 383/727-wrecked 12/24/18
1968 Charger rat rod w/ 6.1L/A518/dana 60
1968 Roadrunner w/ 6.1L/6 speed
2010 B5 Challenger SRT 6.1L/6 speed
2008 B5 Charger Super Bee SRT 6.1L/Auto
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 12 valve/5 speed
Re: 1970 Barracuda Gran Coupe 383 [Re: 70B5Cuda] #375209
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Cool! Looks like progress.

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I helped my uncle restore one of those but the one I did was a convertible, N-code 383 auto, B5 paint, B-5 interior, white top, loaded with options, Rallye dash, console, buckets, leather, PT,PS,PB,CC,AM/FM,Chrome Sport Mirrors, Rim Blow, Road Wheels, front Rubber bumper, etc. The blue interior looks REALLY nice, I'd stick with it.


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