1969 Dodge Dart Swinger clean up

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  1. Demonracer

    Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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    Better thee than me with the white stuff. LMAO
     
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    • dadsbee

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      Trailer on ready to go in the morning and at least I got my wiring clips made...

      Pattern for new wiring clips.
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      Part of an old tool box is just a bit thicker than stock but will work nice.
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      Stacked them up and drilled for the bending slot. DON'T DO THIS...
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      Holes too close to edge.. we'll start again!
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      New set sheared out and drilled one at a time, then slotted between the holes.
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      Tabs bent and shaped.
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      The first one came out nice.
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      I bent the rest backwards by unintentionally flipping the part and following the slot slant. Oh well.. the 2 on the side will be backwards, nose will get the correct one.
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      My plasti dip is still good! Had it for years, sealed with tin foil.
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      Dipped and letting them dry, welding will happen another day. Tomorrow is shot going to get my new lift!!! :D
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      • dadsbee

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        Lost the days progress to $$$ saving! I've had a lift on order for over 3 months with no delivery in sight and the nightly marketplace browsing paid off. The exact Direct Lift 9000 extended deck c/w jacks was listed last weekend and I made a guy a deal for $4500Cdn cash and thankfully he didn't sell it out from under me this week with his phone ringing off the hook for it. New with tax and delivery the lift and jacks are $8220 ! The savings just covered all the parts I've bought for the Dart and enough left for McDonald's. How da fawk I'm gonna get it back out of the trailer is yet to be figured out. It took 5 guys to carry the deck plate with the lift cylinder in it.
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        • Jesus Chrysler

          Jesus Chrysler Forgiving Sins Against Mopar Since 1983

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          Nice score! How much is $4500cdn in real money? :p
           
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            About 6 bucks! Seriously our Dollar is back up to almost 80 cents on your dollar. So $3600 US
             
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            Just imagine how many fellow FABO members wish they were fighting your devastating battles!! (How do I get my lift off the trailer???). Congrats; me and probably several others are envious of your new acquisition.
             
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            Just me and the wife here... so yah it's gonna be interesting and creative! When we got married 39 years ago I had $13.84 in the bank and she had 2 grand. We ordered a bed only to find out somehow her Mother had her bank account froze on her and we couldn't pay for it. No silver spoon here.. :drama: :lol:
             
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            • Jesus Chrysler

              Jesus Chrysler Forgiving Sins Against Mopar Since 1983

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              Nice! When I visit my Oma in Germany she always gets miffed when i make fun of her Euros and tell her they look like monopoly money and only USD look like legal tender. Jokes on me as the funny looking euros are 20% better than my "Ami Dollars," as my Oma likes to call them.
               
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              • Jesus Chrysler

                Jesus Chrysler Forgiving Sins Against Mopar Since 1983

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                Godspeed. I trust your maple syrup reserves are ample enough to make it through these hard times.

                Okay lol, I'm sorry, that's the last of my Canada jokes, i swear.
                 
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                • Joe Mc

                  Joe Mc No Car Like A MoPar! FABO Gold Member

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                  Nice 4 post. https://directlift.com/product/pro-park-9-plus/ if this is one you acquired that's about $3,500 USD. I guess you're looking to double storage real estate.
                  I'm shopping for a 2 post for ability to work on everything with tires off. Quick search reveals least expensive, a Chinese unit... @$1,709.00 free shipping. I'll keep shopping...
                   
                • missing linc

                  missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                  Look at a Max Jax by Danmar, made by Bendpak, I have one, bought 7 years ago, paid $2200.00 CAD. It works great, no complaints, lifts about 4 ft or so, 6000 lbs capacity, unless you have a high ceiling it would work well.
                   
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                  SOunds about right in US funds, but that's only the lift. Our distributor is $4395CDN for the lift. EACH pro 4500 jack unit is another $1195CDN. $551 on top for delivery and 13% tax. Total cost $8219CDN Damn pricey considering I paid less than $3000 for my Direct Lift 9000 lb 2 post 8 years ago.
                   
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                  • fran blacker

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                    Like to hear what your lift salesmen says. Probably something like :mob::mad::wtf:.
                     
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                    • dadsbee

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                      I told him that at least the next customer he has in queue, that's been waiting for a lift like I was for 3 months, will be gladly surprised that he has no more wait !!!!!! :D Oh.. and "thanks for your time" !
                       
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                      • Joe Mc

                        Joe Mc No Car Like A MoPar! FABO Gold Member

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                        Thanks dadsbee. Just remembered my buddy shares a building with an exhaust shop that has a new, but not used in years, 10,000# Bednpack still shrink wrapped just taking up space. Think I'll stop by and ask how much?
                         
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                          Thanks for this post. Picked up some date correct valve covers for my 69 Swinger with the same issue. I will be trying this method to repair them. Haven’t read your entire thread yet but saw pics of the car at the beginning, is that T5 Copper for the exterior paint?
                           
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                          • dadsbee

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                            Based on other members T5 Copper cars if it's not T5 it's damn close. I have no specs on what the paint mix was. Wiring clips finished coming up shortly....
                             
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                              Doing some TIG welding that I shouldn't have to do on new parts.
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                              Some crappy Monday morning beads. Better than the way it came.
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                              Welded some gussets that I cut out to the engine mount restrictor, that I'd fabricated last week.
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                              Gussets all in.
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                              Plenty strong now to catch a broken engine mount.
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                              New wiring tabs held in place with a magnet from below to locate it for looks. Note that TIG doesn't work right if you leave the magnet there..
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                              Wish I'd bought the spot welder the local radiator shop had last year. Oh well, TIG it is and magnet moved from directly below the clip before welding.
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                              One on. Didn't cook the plasti dip too much. Should have just brushed it on after the fact, as I touched them all up anyhow before paint.
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                              Wiring tab going onto end of cover.
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                              Tab welded in place. I then cleaned all the welds up smooth with a dremel burr after this shot.
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                              • dadsbee

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                                Dipped the rear leaf spring hangers for full coverage in flat and to match the cars flat frame paint.
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                                Engine mount restrictor dipped in semi gloss to match the K frame.
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                                Covers cleaned up, wiped down with wax and grease remover and ready to paint.
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                                Three nice coats of Turquoise.
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                                Under the "bake" oven.
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                                Dipped the rear leaf spring hangers in T-9
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                                  dadsbee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                  BTW Fran, I emailed my salesman and the other three he'd been cc'ng all along. All of them clicked their read receipt shortly after 7AM this morning. I highly expected an email from him either telling me I was a dick, or the smarter tact to tell me he was sorry I had to take the action I did and hopefully he could serve me in the future for any other needs I may have. Nothing.. just crickets, great sales group !
                                   
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                                  • 4spdragtop

                                    4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA!

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                                    Princess Auto has spot welders on sale lol. Lookin good!:thumbsup:
                                     
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                                    I've thought about them a few times, but reviews are never the greatest. The one the rad shop had for sale was a good 220v Canox unit from days of old... I should go over and see if Aaron still has it for 200 bucks.
                                     
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                                    • Jesus Chrysler

                                      Jesus Chrysler Forgiving Sins Against Mopar Since 1983

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                                      Every time a read receipt window pops up in my email I think to myself "dick," as i close it without sending a confirmation. :rofl:
                                       
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                                        I do the same, but not when I'm dealing with a sale!
                                         
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