1970 Swinger 340 Hemi Orange 4 speed

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    2nd sheet.

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    Jeff@Topify Topify Support

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    Free Tape FTW!!!

    Great write up, subscribed.
     
  3. Hemiorangeswinger

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    Haha yeah it's kinda cool finding assembly line trash in my car! (Well the previous owner did)

    Thanks! I'll be pulling the motor this weekend now... I got side tracked with the hail damage on my truck and dealin with that and doing a 6hr round trip picking up my broadcast sheet.

    A huge thanks goes to Rocky_JS for decoding my car and remaking a broadcast sheet for me!

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    Line 1
    2048409 - SEQUENCE NUMBER
    922 = September 22 1969
    C03528 = ORDER NUMBER
    L = DODGE DART
    M = MEDIUM TRIM GRADE
    23 = 2 DOOR HARDTOP
    H = 340 4-BBL
    0 = 1970 MODEL YEAR
    R = BUILT IN WINDSOR CANADA
    12****= VIN SEQUENCE NUMBER

    Y07 = BUILT TO CANADA SPEC'S

    Line 2
    ENGINE E55 = 340 4-BBL
    TRANSMISSION = D21 = A-833 4-SPD
    AXLE - D53 = 3.23 RATIO
    S/G - D91 = SURE GRIP
    TIRES - T74 = E70x14" WSW
    TRIM CODE - D2-X9 = 50/50 bench seat - vinyl, black in color
    UDF TX9 = BLACK, Upper Door Frame color
    PAINT STYLE - V01 = monotone paint
    BODY PAINT - EV2 = Hemi Orange
    ROOF PAINT - EV2 = Hemi Orange
    STRIPE - V8X = BLACK BUMBLE BEE STRIPE

    LINE 3
    STEERING COLUMN - X9 = BLACK
    STEERING WHEEL - X9 = BLACK
    HORN PAD - X9 = BLACK
    RADIATOR - 78 = 2998978 22"
    INLET HOSE - 92 = 2863292 W/340 ENG
    ALT - 72 = 3438172 (STAMPED) SINGLE GROOVE 37 AMP
    FAN - 15 = 2863215 18" 7 blade w/340 (clutch type)
    FAN SPACER – 33 = FLUID/THERMAL DRIVE UNIT 2863233 (FAN CLUTCH)
    BATTERY - 51 = P#3755151 - 48 AMP GROUP 24 W/GREEN CAPS


    LINE 4
    CARB - 68 = P# 3462968 Carter 4-bbl AVS, ID number 4933S (340-4-spd)
    PINION - (33) 8.75/ 1 3/8 DIA P# 2931663, GEAR #2070611 SERVICE SET # 3432620 - 3.23 RATIO
    DRIVE SHAFT - 58 = P# 2883758 for a-833 4-spd, Diamentions 51.96" x 3"
    WHEEL - 12/X9 = 14"x5.5" P# 2660312, COLOR X9 = BLACK
    SHOCK
    FT - 54 = 3400854
    RR - 94 = 3400594
    FRONT BRAKES - 19 = K/H Disc Brake car


    LINE 5
    TORSION BAR
    LT - 893 = 2535893 DIAMETER .870, 120 LB/IN SPRING RATE
    RT - 892 = 2535892 DIAMETER .870, 120 LB/IN SPRING RATE
    BRAKE PEDAL - 12 =
    CLUTCH PEDAL - 10 = 3575110 (STD DUTY)

    TAIL PIPE
    LT - 70 = 2925670
    RT - 71 = 2925671

    WHEEL COVER - W11 = P# 2944435.
    WHEEL COLOR - TX9 = BLACK
    WHEEL 25 - (SEE ABOVE)

    LINE 6
    A62 = RALLYE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER PACKAGE

    LINE 7
    H11 = HEATER W/DEFROSTER
    C23 = REAR ARMRESTS W/ASHTRAY
    C93 = CARPET

    LINE 8
    G41 = DAY/NIGHT INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
    F56 = ANTIFREEZE TO -35 DEGREES
    F96 = OIL PRESSURE GAUGE

    LINE 9
    J15 = CIGAR LIGHTER
    J64 = WOOD GRAIN DASH


    LINE 10
    M43 = GRILLE TRIM MOLDINGS

    LINE 11
    R11 = AM RADIO (2 WATTS)

    LINE 12
    S13 SUSPENSION = HEAVY DUTY with SWAY BAR
    S25 SHOCKS = FIRM RIDE 1" FRONT and REAR
    S31 = FRONT SWAY BAR
    W11 = DELUXE WHEEL COVERS (SEE ABOVE)
     
  4. Hemiorangeswinger

    Hemiorangeswinger Dodge Material

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    Picked up an A833 today. It came from a wrecked 1970 340 Swinger... I'll be pulling it apart and rebuilding it when the time comes, I'm far from needing it but couldn't pass it up!

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    Jason Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    Glad you are happy to get the build sheet Randy. And THANKS FOR THE BEER !
     
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    Yeah I'm very happy with it.. It completes the car! No problem! Thanks for taking me to deans in your Swinger! It's been YEARS since I've driven in one, gives me more motivation to get mine done!

    I got the front clip and motor/trans pulled yesterday. Next weekends goal is to pull the interior out and glass... Getting closer to being blasted! The firewall to floorpan pinch weld seam is flattened around the transmission, which is gonna make it a pain to do the full floor pan replacement. I'm going to have to cut the seam out of my parts car and graft it in. The drivers motor mount was busted and caused the transmission to slam into it and flatten it out (the motor mount was completely busted and someone tied the motor to the frame rail with a cable)

    The other surprise I found is the rear pinion snubber mount (the one that's spot welded to the pan) was completely hammered out and someone welded a 1/4" plate there. That is another piece I'll have to cut out of the parts car and weld in! This poor car was driven pretty hard in its day!

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    The ultra rare 360 under glass! Good thing I had a parts car Daytona to keep my motor dry and out of the way. The back bumper was on the ground after putting it in the back, haha.

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    My front scoops are actually in great shape. I was worried because they were held on with wood screws. I just need to get the stud kit and they'll be good as new!
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  7. Swinger340Canuc

    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    Nice job on the build sheet fellas, I got lucky on mine but most probably don't so its nice to see they can be reproduced like that. :thumbrig::thumbrig:
     
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    Sorry I missed a couple

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    Tire pressure label 56 = 3402056
    Emissions label 18 = 3412418

    Sway Bar = 2535534
     

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    Thanks John! I'll have to order those decals when time comes... The broadcast sheet sure tells a lot of info.
     
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    Chopped the pinion snubber mount out of the parts car and beadblasted it and put it aside... This parts car just keeps on giving!

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    I figured I'd post this up to help people who have broken grilles and don't have the proper pieces to fix it, but have another busted one to chop up. I figured i'd save this grille since its almost perfect except for some missing tabs and one broken piece in the bottom corner (the spare grille was missing all these parts too)

    I've fixed it with all hand files, heat gun, epoxy and sandpaper. I still have two more tabs to repair and then filler, primer and the hard task of masking for the 1970 paint scheme. (I have the proper argent grille silver)

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    That's all for today! I figure this grille will take 30+ hrs to restore. Once it's complete I'll bag it up and store it away.
     
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    One more tab in the middle of the grille and it will be complete! Next is bodywork, primer and paint. I will finish the back side too where I did the repairs so it will be an almost unoticable repair.

    Here's my C clamp contraption to put it in the exact spot (used the other side to make the jig and mirrored it for the broken side)

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    Once again this tab was made from scratch.
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    Well the grille is now complete. I started some bodywork on it, but I have a ton left to do! I test fit it to the fender and upper grille support and all the tabs I made line up perfectly, so I'm relieved! This might not be worth doing to a Dart grille, I can see doing this to a shark tooth, but I figure I'd save a couple hundred fixing this one and get a challenge out of doing it. Here's some more pics... Next time I post up some pics it will be in primer in the repaired areas and than paint.

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    Here's what it looked like... Busted lip and missing tabs.
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    Nice job on the grille :cheers:
     
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      Thanks!!

      I finished most of the bodywork on it and put it in primer where I repaired it. Tomorrow I'll sand the primered areas in 320 dry and give them one more light coat of primer, then I'll wetsand all the big areas in 600 wet and take a grey scotchbrite over the entire grille (have special paste to put on scotchbrite to clean and give it a better adhesion for when I paint it) then i will spray it in silver and let it sit for a few days, then mask it (not looking forward to that) and spray the SEM trim black on it.

      I have to repair the passenger side headlight door as well (missing a big piece) I also ordered a new set of parking light lenses and they're on there way.

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      I bet it showed its tail lights to quite a few big block cars in its day too...
       
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      Haha, I bet it did!

      Here's a few pics of the headlight bezal that I just repaired. Tomorrow will be sanding, sanding and more sanding and then paint.

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      After 6hrs of sanding I got it in paint. The spray tip for the totally auto silver was plugged so I had to use another one and it was really tricky to spray without it modeling. I think it turned out almost perfect tho!

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      it is came out real nice! Good work and I am sure will be helpful to someone in the same bind.
       
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      Thanks John! It's now dry and a nice satin colour and looks way nicer! I had a few spots that bothered me with the modeling so I redid them last night. (Hopefully I have enough paint left to do the parking light lenses when they arrive) I've also got a new fastener kit coming to complete the grille

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      Nice work on the grille. The car is coming along nicely.
       
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      Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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      Awesome work on the grille and parts.
      So, did you like the Totally Auto paint in general?
      The color looks spot on.
       
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      Thanks!


      Thanks, it seemed good and covered really well, it just came out really fast an was hard to keep even coats especially when your trying to get in all those fins. I used the paint tip from my SEM trim black paint because the one on the totally auto can was junk and it was a brand new never used can. I soaked it in gunwash for a bit bit it still never worked proper. I would have much rather sprayed the paint from my mini paint gun, but the rattle can did fine.

      The colour is exact!
       
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      Headlight bezels are done! Took about 3hrs to mask them, I think they turned out great! Maybe by the weekend I'll have the entire grille done, we'll see how it goes. It's tedious work.

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      Outstanding work!
       
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