Jump to content


'71 Cuda finished! 11-16-13


  • You cannot reply to this topic
290 replies to this topic

#41 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,595 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

excellent work Jason, looks like you have been doing it for years!



#42 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Thank you Bill!!  i have been building for about 2-2 and a half years now, maybe one day my builds will be allmost as good as all of your builds!



#43 Mooneyzs

Mooneyzs

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,322 posts
  • Location:Gilbert, Arizona
  • Full Name:-Chris

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Jason ... nice work on this build. I am digging it and loving that cowl hood. Keep up the great work.

#44 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Thank you Chris much appreciated!!! got some more done on the cage

 

101_1724_zpseac6b9b0.jpg

 

101_1723_zps2c78b8df.jpg



#45 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,144 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

excellent project and progress...



#46 freakshow12

freakshow12

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 878 posts
  • Location:melfort saskatchewan canada
  • Full Name:fred mckee

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

very nice work. tubs look great too



#47 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thank you Fred and Carl I really appreciate comments from great builders like you guys!

#48 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

small update,

engine will either have an air cleaner, velocity stack, or air pan

 

101_1759_zps85fa26f9.jpg

 

some more done on the interior

 

101_1767_zps54eee2cc.jpg

 

filled the gao from the grill/fender

 

101_1776_zpsdeef5c6d.jpg

 

101_1774_zps49121c23.jpg



#49 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

i got the holes from where the exhaust ended in the rear valence i think its called? anyways i also got the pin holes in the bottom of the hood filled, and filling gaps on the chassis. i still need to get the other tub finished before i can get some paint on the chassis

 

101_1777_zpsac5206fa.jpg

 

101_1778_zpsf20ac0a8.jpg

 

101_1779_zpsdce388b1.jpg



#50 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

some more progress, started scratching up a kirkey race seat and drilled the valve covers for ignition wire. also sanded the chassis and removed the brake and fuel line that was molded in

101_1780_zps7ede477c.jpg

 

101_1784_zpsedb82ef7.jpg

 

101_1785_zps18f989ee.jpg



#51 xcorvettekid06x

xcorvettekid06x

    Looker

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Location:Baltimore, MD
  • Full Name:Timothy Robert Hanna

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Im probably bumping an old thread, but can you explain and post more pictures of the tub. I'm trying to do this to mine but the tires are poking out a lil more then i would like. Thanks.



#52 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

When you say the tires are sticking out more than you like do you mean like sticking out of the body? if so you would have to narrow the rear end. the tubs are made out of sheet styrene that i glued two pieces together to make it thicker and stronger and then just super glued to the chassis after the kit wheel wells were cut out. the interior is sheet styrene as well, for the design i went outside and looked at my dads 1:1 vega interior that has an tin interior.

 

hers some more pics of the interior

 

101_1786_zps47d3dc5c.jpg

 

101_1788_zps650466c7.jpg

 

101_1787_zps868acf64.jpg


Edited by Dragfreak, 24 February 2013 - 04:29 PM.


#53 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Seems like nobody is interested in the build anymore so i guess ill stop posting updates to this thing.



#54 nhra1625

nhra1625

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 113 posts
  • Location:South Riding, VA
  • Full Name:Peter DeVita Jr

Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

I think it's neat. I like how you used your dad's Vega as a reference. I used to do that with my dad's Super Gas Camaro. I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on this

Pete

#55 Lunajammer

Lunajammer

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,286 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND
  • Full Name:Mike Laliberte

Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

I would encourage you to consider that lack of responses does not equal lack of interest. 2,684 hits in a month doesn't sound like lack of interest. Most folks are not compelled to respond to every thread they open, but they come here every day or so to watch. You already have your followers and they're quietly waiting to see what you do next.  :) .



#56 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thank you Pete and mike I thought that since it seemed pretty quiet nobody was following along but if they're just silently following along ill keep posting although I love getting getting good and bad feedback and suggestions because it gives me a drive to keep plugging away at it thanks again, Jason


Edited by Dragfreak, 25 February 2013 - 07:29 PM.


#57 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,595 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:43 AM

Jason you are doing some great work buddy! some times the forum gets a little quiet, don't let that effect what you are doing, like Mike said, your hits tell you that we are all looking in, some times its really quick and don't really have time to post, you just keep focusing on this Cuda so we can all see it done! ;)



#58 freakshow12

freakshow12

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 878 posts
  • Location:melfort saskatchewan canada
  • Full Name:fred mckee

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

Keep it up Jason.  If I may chime in on that carb setup, I say detail that dominator and build a pan for it to seal to the hood. I LOVE naked dominators LOL



#59 Dragfreak

Dragfreak

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 616 posts
  • Location:Southern Oregon
  • Full Name:Jason Brunelle

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

Thank you Bill and Fred much appreciated! Fred, i was leaning more to the air pan for it too so ill probably end up going with that.

I got a little progress when i got home from school yesterday, scratched up some headers and i got the valve covers de chromed. I also got the mirrors on the body.

 

101_1791_zpsf3372226.jpg

 

101_1792_zps175788dc.jpg


Edited by Dragfreak, 26 February 2013 - 04:43 AM.


#60 freakshow12

freakshow12

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 878 posts
  • Location:melfort saskatchewan canada
  • Full Name:fred mckee

Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:59 AM

I would open up the back of the grille too! I did one and it really helped. Also post a pic of how the headlights mount. If I remember right the lenses have a tab in middle that goes in the chrome part. If so, trim tabs off back of lenses and fill holes in chrome buckets. Paint with alclad or silver. Makes the lights look much better