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Claude Thibodeau

Cubic Cuda Pro-touring with Viper powertrain

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Hi!

Hard to improve the design of the 70 Cuda, but we can  stuff in Viper's V10, 4 bar rear suspension, Sidewinder Concept truck rolling stock, 67 Charger Foose optionnal  buckets, speakers enclosures and amplificator in the back, plus mesh type grille & enlarged rr lights. B/U lights relocated in the exhaust ports. Extended and molded rocker sills with lateral exhaust dumps. Tamya gun metal + Testor's Wetlook clear. 

Plymouth is long gone... but we can still celebrate it!

CT

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That is one wicked build,  stunning paint job , very nicely done.

 

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Beautiful looking build, everything just flows together as if that was the way Plymouth built it in the first place. I like the Flam tread pattern on the tires. 

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Looks so fine!

 

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Great job! I see a lot of serious fab work that went into it. Kudos.

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good job, I like cars that are "outside of the box"

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Hi!

Thanks for the comments. If I had to do it again, I would choose a slightly lighter gunmetal shade. The car might look a tad bigger.

Next time, maybe...

CT

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Posted (edited)

Love what you have done here, Claude. The color looks great to me. Did you have to tub the interior to get the tires to fit in the rear?

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Hi Bill!

Thanks for the comments.

Indeed, the Cuda rear seat was removed, scratchbuilt tubs glued in place ( the Dodge Concept truck rear wheels are 20" X 13" in scale, so they needed space, even more so since I lowered the rear end and swithched to 4-Bars instead of blade springs)... 

In place of the rear seat, I filled the narrowed space between the tubs with round molded enclosures for 2 big speakers and a large central bass speaker. The amp is mountes vertically where the seat back would normally reside. I added a custom speaker grille (tweeters?) from Foose's 67 Charger on a reworked rear shelf. I suspect it would sound great...

CT

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Nicely done! The Sidewinder wheels and tires look perfect on it. Might have to track down one of those kits for myself, now.

 

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Hi Chris!

Thanks for the comments. 

I went trough 4 of those kits so far... and none built! Just an endless source of good parts for mash-ups: Viper powertrain, IFS, IRS, interior, chassis, rolling stock,etc. 

CT 

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Wow ! 🥰

Not  much into that red grille, but that beast is sexy !!

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This is one cool Cuda. I really like your style on this build. I've been thinking of doing a restomod or a pro touring build and this just gave me some inspiration.

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