Damaged 1970 Cuda
Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:46 PM
Here are the pictures.
Broken plastic clam shell:
Broken off rear bumper and wing:
Both shocks and rear springs also busted off:
There obviously was previous damage to this model because the rear wing had been repaired and you can see the extra glue on the trunk in the above pictures:
More evidence of previous damage is the black sharpie used to cover the chips in the black billboard on the passenger side and also evidence of glue where the bumper attaches that might suggest the bumper had been previously damaged as well:
And the car as it sits right now:
An observation about the engine - did Plymouth paint the intakes on the 1:1 cars the same color as the engine block? To me the engine looks weird all orange so I may take it apart and paint the intake and water pump silver/aluminum color:
The previous damage (wing, bumper & billboard chips) wasn't disclosed before I purchased the model but I did get a fair price on the car so I didn't ask for any refund, maybe I should of but I think it would of just been a hassle. I think once I make the repairs it will still display well from a few feet away. Get up close and the wing and the chips in the billboard will be noticeable but I think I can live with it.
Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 18 February 2015 - 12:12 PM
Thanks for the comments, it's actually been pretty nice up here for winter. In the 30's and 40's but this car did travel from NY so who knows.
Thanks for the comments Al, maybe this car was flawed when he originally received it and just sold it to me like he got it. Totally my fault as I purchased this with out seeing a picture of it. Lesson learned, I won't be doing that again. Ray
Posted 24 February 2015 - 12:49 PM
Here's the under carriage with the missing shocks & springs:
Glued the springs and shocks back in:
Like I said..........a little progress done!
Next will be fixing the rear wing and re-installing the bumper.
Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:55 PM
Found a piece of side trim that was broken:
Glued it back to the car and I might hit the broken area with a dab of silver/chrome paint to see if I can hide the crack:
Also got the back bumper glued back on:
I've still got to reattach the rear wing but before I do I need to give it a spray of paint because I sanded it where it was glued back together. Hopefully I'll have that done this weekend.
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