BBT Fabrications Builds a 1970 Pro Street ‘Cuda
Bzzzt. My cellphone buzzed in the middle of a staff meeting and I looked down to see a text message from Troy Gudgel. Every time Troy contacts us it’s usually something interesting, from his rather controversial pro-touring treatment of a ’69 Pontiac Firebird to teaser shots of a stroked ’66 Mustang. This time was no different. A bright yellow Plymouth greeted me when I tapped my screen.
The ‘Cuda is being built for BBT customer Bob Furtney, who requested a Pro Street-inspired car that could handle street and strip duties. The plan for the Lemon Twist fish is Weld Alumastar drag wheels wrapped in Hoosier tires, big ones. Behind those big meats will lurk Aerospace Components brakes. Under the body is an Applied Racing Technologies 4-link rear and QA1 coilovers. In the front BBT has a tubular K-member and A-arms. Perhaps most exciting of all is that big Hemi engine between the ‘Cuda’s fenders. That’s a 660hp Indy Cylinder Heads 528. With 700 lb-ft of torque, we hope Bob has budgeted for regular Hoosier replacement.
Troy didn’t mention much about the interior, but his teaser shot makes it clear that BBT plans to work its custom magic in the cockpit. That slick racheting shifter leads down to a 727 Automatic trans.
Source: Hotrod.com (Elana Scherr)