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  1. 40sloop

    40sloop New Member

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    rbbruno3 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard Dan, that is awesome. Not enough young guys like you out there. It’s an expensive hobby but dig in and get your hands dirty. Way to go:thumbsup:
     
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    Many of us started the same way.....keep up the hard work.....better than staring at the phone all day (except when you are looking for Mopar tips and advice !!).
     
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    Reminds me of my son working on his 67 Notchback. Keep up the good work and don't get discouraged! Rod
     
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    :welcome: aboard.:thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome to the site from the Motor City! You must have someone special in your life that guided you to this point at such an early age, good on them and good on you! I was way into Mopars at 15 but was nowhere near putting on a welding helmet.:thumbsup:
     
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    If you are looking for patches for your Cuda, I believe the 71/72 B-bodies shared the same cowl and inner fenders. Can be easier to find and cheaper.
     
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    Dan
    :welcome: to FEBO.
    Great looking Cuda project.
    I grew up in North Bergen, so I know what it’s like to work on a car in a driveway. My neighbors were usually pretty ok with the noise. I was always tearing in to Mopars. Got lucky later and was able to rent an old, wooden 3 car long garage in West New York to store and work on cars.
    Looks like you jumped right in. Good for you!

    Where did you pick up your welding skills?
    I know they built a really great Voc Tech High School on Tonnelle Avenue a few years back.
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    Welcome aboard from mid Michigan. Glad you chose Mopar as your car of choice Dan. Looks like you are getting right after your project. Lot's of good information and help here from folks who love their Mopars.
     
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    Great to have you taking it on!
     
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    Doesn’t matter what year you have just enjoy it and make it your own! My first Cuda was a 73. Sold it 25 yrs later to build a 71 and now that that’s done I’m building another 73 same as yours but a different color Good luck!
     
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    Ha,ha...
    You got married at 15.
    Welcome to the site sir.
     
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    Welcome from NW CT. Great project - please keep us posted and don't hesitate to ask us questions. We are here to help man...
     
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    My son working on his 67 Barracuda when he was around 17. I have no idea why water skis were under his car. Rod

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    Thanks everyone for the welcoming I’m glad to see such a helpful and friendly community here. I am familiar with the area I’m right here in weehawken so I do have to deal with the occasional complaint and cramped driveway.
     
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    Love seeing this :) Reminds me of myself many many years ago. Keep us posted and good luck!
     
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    Welcome aboard great time to start when i was that age everything still had the metal intact LOL that powerfile you have is a good investment great for getting into those hard to reach places.
     
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    Welcome and sweet ride .... there will come a time when you feel like you're 90% done with 90% to go .... hang in there.
     
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    Welcome,,I am also a newbie here but like what I see and read,,Fifteen is a good age for the fever to start,,mine did and that was 46 years ago,,in the end it will all be worth it and that lil 340 will be purrin lopping around looking for a big block Chevelle to eat,,lol,,good luck on your build,,,
     
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    You look very proud standing next to your ride and rightfully so, your doing well Dan welcome to the site.