'71 Cuda finished! 11-16-13

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This is what im building for the cannon ball run, its the revell kit but im going with the wheels from the '69 camaro with chrome wheel backs in the rear to make them a deeper dish with the slicks from the '70 chevelle. I havent decided what im going to do with the motor but i do know it wont be stock with the shaker packadge maybe a tunnel ram and two dominators or something.I ordered a resin outlaw hood from LSM and its been about 3 weeks and i havent got anything so im starting to think somethings not right, has anybody had any problems with him? anyways here it is all i have done is got it tubbed it and done a little body work so far let me know what you think.

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the color will be testors one coat purplicous with the billbords

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I'm about to paint a gasser that very color. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Sweet project! Love the color I paint a couple of model the same color years ago.

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Thank you both!! im going to take my time with this one being that i have 11 more months to finish it and im doint alot more scratch building than ive ever attempted so i guess i bit off more than i can chew :lol:

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great start. I have used that color a couple times. get that nose down and it would look killer!

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Thanks i have been brain storming ideas for lowering the front but i just cant figure out how to do it being that the front suspension is 1 peice

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Wow this is looking excellent so far. You nailed the wheel and tire choice. Especially I like the Hoosier textes on the tires, and the way they fill those fender wells. Where are those tire decals from? I've seen one set in '69 Nova by Revell, but just wondering if there is another source for them.

Keep it going, I will keep an close eye of this one. :D

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Thank you niko!! the front hoosier decals are from the nova kit and the rears are from one of the slixx decal sheets if you need the exact sheet number ill find it for you

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On that kit to drop the front is easy. I just carefully cut the tabs off that hold the wheels and move them up the width of themselves. I drill a hole through them and insert a pin for extra insurance and glue them on. easy breezy

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That easy? man i cant believe i didnt think of that! thanks for the tip!

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I talked to Alex at LSM and found out the problem with the order but now everythings worked out and the cowl hood for the cudas on its way!

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Well hood or no hood, that stance is Down Daddy-O! It looks great in PRIME, it should kill in color!!!!!! VERY nice lookin so far!

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Well using freds advice i cut the posts that hold the wheels on off and moved them up and then reglued them back on heres how she sits now

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When the cowl hood gets here and i mock it up this thing will look absolutely killer!!

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STILL looks GREAT!(An it's still in prime!)

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Thats what it needed. the stance is perfect now! cant wait for more

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Thanks! im happy with how the stance came out it definitely looks alot better!

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Lookin pretty sweet Chevydude!

Cant wait to see more.

Corey

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very very cool !!

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I like the new stance! Thats the way a Mopar should sit.

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love this build. looks great! how bout a nice white billboard on the side of it?

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Thank you! Al, where i can get a set of white billboards?

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I believe they are in the cuda street machine kit with the flat hood. I had a set i used on a panther pink convertible but someone in my club gave me them.

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you are doing some nice work on the Cuda Jason!!

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Really like the stance on this one!

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Looking great so far.

Ditto on the white billboards, they look awesome on purple.

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