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72 Cuda Restomod

Buckminster

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We will keep you and your wife in our thoughts and prayers. Fantastic work on the car. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Been a while since I updated but things are still progressing, although slowly. Wife is still fighting the good fight and the car is now painted. I've begun installing the TTI exhaust that has been sitting in my garage for about 18 months. Headers went in very easily but I'm finding the mounting brackets for the dual exhaust hangers to be a bit of a PITA to do by myself with having to mockup the exhaust and then drill to bolt them to the back seat pan. I'll get there but man a lift would be really helpful right now!

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mrmopar340

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Been a while since I updated but things are still progression, although slowly. Wife is still fighting the good fight and the car is now painted. I've begun installing the TTI exhaust that has been sitting in my garage for about 18 months. Headers went in very easily but I'm finding the mounting brackets for the dual exhaust hangers to be a bit of a PITA to do by myself with having to mockup the exhaust and then drill to bolt them to the back seat pan. I'll get there but man a lift would be really helpful right now!

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Good looking car. I love TTi's on smallblocks much easier not having to pull that link and bring the passenger side up from the bottom.
 

JKCuda

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Good looking car. I love TTi's on smallblocks much easier not having to pull that link and bring the passenger side up from the bottom.
Thanks. Yeah they were great to install. Only real issue I had with the headers is I can't seem to find a good way to route the starter wires to where they won't contact the header tube. I may end up having to shorten them or replace them with longer cables to get what I want. I had the car up already so I put them both in from the bottom. Easy peasy.
 

JKCuda

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Haven't updated for a while...

Car is generally in the same state it was back in December. My wife's health really took a turn for the worse after the new year and unfortunately she passed on May 13. We didn't get the car done, but she got to hear it run, see it painted, and enjoy spending some time with me in the garage while I worked with it.

Since I'm taking off work for a few weeks to work through all of this, I've started diving back in to finish the car for Carlisle in July. Got the front and rear glass installed, finished the rear tail light wiring, added the spoiler, finished tweaking and installing the exhaust, and have now started on the headlights and that wiring. Getting close...but so many little things to tie off still.

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1972 AAR Cuda

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Very sorry to hear about your wife, the Cuda will be a nice tribute to her. Its good you both got to experience some memories together around the end.
 

Deezel

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Very sorry to hear about your wife. My condolences for your loss. Your car is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure she was very proud of it. I know I would be. :thumbsup:
 

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Sorry to here of the family's loss. My condolences for your loss. The white board on the wall, shows you had priorities set where to spend the time. Somethings are more important.
 

JKCuda

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. We are doing ok. Keeping myself and the kids busy has been really helpful.

Yesterday and today I did the front end blackout, finished hood assembly, installed windshield washer stuff, front end wiring and assembly (yes, I will be tidying up the wiring when it's all finished)... Of course, I'm missing some clips for the grille so I'm waiting on parts again.

Tomorrow, probably installing carpet and center console as I'm waiting on parts almost everywhere else.

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heminut

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I am so sorry to hear about your wife. My condolences on your loss.😢 My wife is in the middle of radiation treatments for breast cancer and I can't imagine what it would be like to lose her!

The Cuda is looking great, and having something like that to dive back into is probably a good thing right now.
 
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