67 Cuda Notchback Hell Cat Swap

New Hemi Engine Swaps

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    Starting on a new project. After selling the 64 Valiant, I bought a freshly restored 1967 Barracuda. Going to tear it all down (except the exterior paint), make some cool mods and swap in all new Hellcat motor and 8 speed HP90 transmission.

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    • 408 swinger

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      You're not messing around, car and crate in the shed already. Good luck with this one! Looking forward to the progress!
       
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        I'm a little torn on this one.

        Part of me is saying ~ hell yes drop a Hellcat in a 67 Barracuda!
        And then the other voice is saying ~ but look at that beautiful car the way it already is!

        Not to say I'm not doing horrible, horrible things with my car, but it's just a 73 beaker...
        Either way, I'm definitely gonna watch this one.
         
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          • 67/6barracuda

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            Subscribed awesome
             
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              That crate reminds me of Taz lol

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              • Dartsun

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                Awesome can’t wait for updates. Dustin
                 
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                • dano

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                  Better plan on some brake, suspension, chassis, and tire mods to handle it. Should be a fun sleeper.
                   
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                    Might as well go ahead and call Denny, and get a full HDK front suspension on the way!
                     
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                    • Chuckbizkits

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                      It's not a special car at all. I just look at it as if all of the heartache and time to get the paint the way I want it is done.
                       
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                        All ordered!
                         
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                          Was the Visa Platinum smoking when you were done!?
                           
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                            Burnt to shit!!!! Lol!
                             
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                            • Chuckbizkits

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                              Lay away!
                               
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                                Took apart the entire car. Got it down to a shell. Started removing the undercoating. Pretty thick.

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                                  My '68 Barracuda convertible has the full US Cartool chassis stiffening kit in it. A custom triangulated Monte Carlo bar might be wise too, and you better install a full cage, 4 wheel disc brakes and some good shocks. It would be nice to have an upgraded front and rear suspension too.

                                  I figure your power level will be just about perfect.
                                   
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                                    Some pretty and clean sheet metal under that undercoat. Starting on the mini tub too, I see.
                                     
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                                      Certainly will take the power up a notch.
                                       
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                                      What do you plan to use for transmission control? Stock stuff ?
                                       
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                                      Sound German Engineering.
                                       
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                                      Also cut out the wheel tubs and started on the mini tub.

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                                      • 67/6barracuda

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                                        Making quick progress, clean frame rails.
                                         
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                                        Long weekend! Finished the mini tubs. I cut into the frame rail 1" and added 1" to the inside to maintain the 2" frame rail. Also reinforced the inside of the frame rails.

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                                          This will be awesome.
                                           
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                                          • Hellcat Cuda

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                                            OK, next, let's trial fit the Hellcat in there. C'mon, just for the "hell" of it! :)
                                             
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