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Please help....70 CUDA I think I may have been had

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Please help....70 CUDA I think I may have been had

peep peep
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 05/08
Posted: 05/11/08
01:56 PM

Thanks in advance for any help!! My name is Jessica and I had just purchased a 1970 CUDA the tag and the fender tags are saying it is a 1970 but it has round tail lights which lead me to believe it is about a 73.
Has this been heard of or is there a way and reason someone would have at one point change the rear of her.

mopar3762 mopar3762
Enthusiast | Posts: 606 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 05/11/08
04:41 PM

jessica.1970 had 3 bar cross type taillites ,I think the 73 or 74 ,possible both had round taillites,3 possibilities , the taillites interchange and he found the round type and installed them,he may have just switched tags to get more bux for the car, installed a different complete dash for a 70 model, im hoping its just a taillite issue, hopin they interchange and just found them at a meet for a song and put them on the car. someone here for sure CAN answer this question I cant say for sure interchangrability , just look up vin # on the web and look at the taillites on the 70 to 74 models,70 barracudas are a hot commodity as you know and anything is possible, watch this board as someone here will give you a DEFINITE answer,hope its a 70, take care Ill keep my fingers crosssed for you.  

mopar3762 mopar3762
Enthusiast | Posts: 606 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 05/11/08
05:02 PM

for that matter even the 74s are hot commodities  

mopar3762 mopar3762
Enthusiast | Posts: 606 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 05/11/08
06:43 PM

saw a 70 barracuda go for I believe $180,ooo or $280,000 saw nickalous cages 67 427 corvette only bring $140,ooo ,said he would sign letter of authenticity to owner and a nice note, wesley snipes bike in blade 2 movie didnt even get a bid over $5000, wish I would have been there. anyone else see that show today?  

RBolig RBolig
Moderator | Posts: 948 | Joined: 12/03
Posted: 05/12/08
07:18 AM

A '70 Cuda should not have round tail lights, and it's not an easy swap to put round tail lights in. It takes a lot of body work, like changing the entie rear tail-light panel to do it. Also, I'm betting that if it was a '70 to begin with, someone wouldn't put 73 tail lights in it. I believe that someone may have swapped the VIN tag, which is a big no-no, and may cause you problems in the future. You may want to get someone with some legal authority to take a look at your situation.  

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mopar3762 mopar3762
Enthusiast | Posts: 606 | Joined: 04/08
Posted: 05/12/08
01:16 PM

yeah, RB , I was just hoping, lets hope she got a good deal on the 73 or 74,some people just flat out suck.folks these days will sell their souls for a buck, sad  

subspace190 subspace190
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 11/16/08
08:44 PM

Hello. Sorry to hear about your mess
The 1st 2 letters in the vin are BH for Barracuda, BS for CUDA. The 3rd and 4th are 23 because the 70 thru 74 are all hardtops. The 5th is a letter denoting engine( example G = 318 etc). The 6th is a number and will be a 0,1,2,3,or 4 denoting the year(70,71,72 etc).If you think the vin tag was changed, look in the trunk rubber seal groove below rear window. also top of radiator support. If the last numbers of the dash vin tag doesnt match these 2 locations the car can be a serious problem and you need to get law enforcement help cause someone may have falsified the ID of this car for whatever reason.
You need to check it out and go from there  

bigdsbbq1 bigdsbbq1
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 11/08/09
07:24 AM

Jassica, we had a 1970 cuda with the round tail lights , it was a 1970 cuda 200 limited edition, how ever i cant find that car on the internet, but i know that we had the car, i still have pictures of it, my dad got rid of it when he got orders to go to Germany, BIG MISTAKE,,   ill try to post the pics later David  

bigdsbbq1 bigdsbbq1
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 11/08/09
07:25 AM

a 70 cuda can have round tail lights , i had one  

CaCuda CaCuda
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/12
Posted: 08/06/12
12:12 PM

Unfortunately, I think you have been misled. There was never a 1970 Cuda produced with round tail lights. If there are round tail lights, then it is 1972, 1973 or 1974. The only other possibility is that someone replaced the 1970 horizontal tail lights with the round ones. Further more, there was never a "200 limited" edition 1970 Cuda.

I know this is an old post but hopefully you had the law go after the people who misled you.
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 01/13
Posted: 01/22/13
10:26 PM

A 1970 barracuda side marker lights long and skinney  with taillights that are not round 72-74 taillights are round and the side marker lights are rectangle. hope this might help you.  

wade64 wade64
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 03/03/13
06:19 PM

sad for your bad news but they are right.70-71 not round lights they have fake a 72-74 I am sorry to tell you.  

Budnicks Budnicks
Guru | Posts: 1497 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 03/19/13
02:17 PM

Icon Quotebigdsbbq1:
a 70 cuda can have round tail lights , i had one

This is an old thread... But... Only if the tail light panel was swapped out with the later 72-74 round tail light panels, the 70 or 71 even didn't have them origanlly...  
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