Reproduction Parts Question

1975 - 1979 Mopars

  1. Dale'sCudaShop

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    Being the owner of a 78 and 79 Magnum (as well as a number of other MoPars :) ) I have noticed for a number years the 75 - 79 B Bodies have been largely ignored by the aftermarket and reproduction companies....well I am here to help change that, as we are one of the original Chrysler Licensed reproduction companies, Dale's Cuda Shop, and I am interested in seeing what parts may be viable to reproduce, and what you guys would like to see produced? I would like to start with rubber pieces that nearly everyone would need or use across the board. On the more difficult pieces this would require a certain number of committed buyers to do it in the interests of keep costs reasonable. So throw out some ideas and I will see what we can do?
     
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    • moparnation74

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      Good to see you here....This thread doesn't relate to me but I have bought many parts from you.

      Thanks for the high quality parts and great customer service!

      Justin
       
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      • MarPar

        MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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        Well, I will say one of the biggest things is T-Top Seals is where I would start. Another area would be the sending units just to get you started with a couple of ideas.
         
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          One of the problems out west with this era of cars is they have to pass an emissions test starting with 1975 on. That makes them tough to do a resto mod on and big engine hop up stuff. If your area does not test that still limits buyers when you do sell.
           
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          • aeon280

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            When I had mine the biggest problem was finding body panels. Had there been body panels available to replace, I am sure new body plugs would have been nice to have. Theses cars As far as rubber goes I'm sure tail-light seals, trunk seals, header panel gasket hood mounted turn signal gasket. would be nice.
             
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            Thank you!

            Ext.
            Rear 1/4 Body panels.
            Trunk pan and 1/4 extensions.
            Floor pans, for and aft!
            (Danm near) Impossible to find without rot.

            Interior
            (Any and everything really)
            Door panels
            Rear wall/sail panels
            Package trays
             
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            • oldbee

              oldbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              Thanks for joining FBBO, been meaning to stop by for an upclose visit. Have a set of tail panel striping for a '68 Bee that I got off a member when he changed colors. Excellent quality. We could maybe talk 'war stories'; I always post up the advantages of being close to 'Summit Racing' to get the envy going.
               
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              Just speaking off the top of my head because I don't own one yet, would the headlight doors for the Magnums. Seems like they are either missing, or clouded up pretty badly on every Magnum that I look at.
               
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              I've got another two more to add to the list. Vinyl Tops and dash pads for these cars as well.
               
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              Window felts (cat whiskers) inside and out.
               
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              • Dale'sCudaShop

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                My 78 is an XE with T Tops and my Mother had bought it new, and if memory serves me correct I originally bought some T Top weatherstrips new when I was running Frederick Dodge's Parts Dept. So I will have to dig around and see where they are as well as the ones on the 78 and what it will take to reproduce them.
                 
              • marty mopar

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                1975-79 Cordoba,Charger,Magnum all use the following Mopar part #s

                T-top weatherstrips:

                4106462-3 R/L door side
                4106458 roof
                4106480-1 R/L pillar hinge
                4106482-3 R/L pillar lock

                so you have 5 years of interchangeability on these items

                ALSO the sunroof weatherstrip would be another part that is needed

                ANY Mopar product including F Bodies, etc. that had factory T-tops or sunroofs need those weatherstrips reproduced as there are none out there


                Bumper fillers too
                 
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                I have an NOS set that I have not installed yet on my 75 RR if you need a pattern, as long as I get them back in the same condition.
                 
              • Dale'sCudaShop

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                Ok so far so good, we already have some small rubber and plastic bumpers and plugs pieces done with more to follow. I think the T Top seals will be at the top of the list and what quantities it will take to get them done reasonably. Let me know what you think?
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                The GT wheel lip moldings would be great for reproduction.
                 
              • dodge1972

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                I again with reproducing the magnum gt wheel flares would be cool.
                 
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                Thanks for thinking about us late B-body guys. Anything reproduced is more than we have now. I would like to see the interior light covers made, as the centers are broken out on all of mine.
                 
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                • moparnutcase

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                  Although I do not need them at this point in time, I would certainly purchase a set of T-top seals if reproduced.
                   
                • WileERobby

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                  Lamps/Lenses. Parking, corner, marker, tail, backup.
                   
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