1971 Dart Swinger - Smiling Now

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  1. punchyguy

    punchyguy Well-Known Member

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    So I've finally bought a car that makes me smile !

    A little history my father had a 1970 Dodge Coronet 500 - bucket and console car - I remember being a little fella and him letting me drive on the dirt roads up North and also sitting in his car alone pretending I was driving - Fwd to this month and after an extensive search find a cool car I stumble accross a 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger ( orig 318 now 340 ) buckets and console car with added go wing and hood scoops. I took it for a test drive with an ex Army buddy of mine and he said he hasnt seen me smile like that for years --needless to say i bought it and fell in love ! I've already ordered a new interior kit from Pro Fit Interiors as well as a front disc conversion. I took my dad for a spin in the car and said " Hey dad hold on " and let er rip down the highway , chirping gears. My dad had a blast but said next time to give him more warning as he didnt want to have a jammer LOL ! I'm gonna slowly tweak this car to a real beauty as right now she's about a 6 out of 10. Anyways great to be here
    Rob
     

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  2. Swinger340Canuc

    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    Welcome from Alberta Rob, nice find and glad to have you part of our little club.
    Lots of great members with great cars and tons of info for you to tap into here. Keep us apprised of your upgrades and we can't get enough pics! P.S. Thanks for your service!
     
  3. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer Well-Known Member

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    welcome! i love them 70 coronets, ive had a few myself
     
  4. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Welcome from Vancouver Island. Nice looking Dart, let's see some more pics.
     
  5. gdrill

    gdrill OK, now what??? Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome to FABO. Looks like a real nice start! :)
     
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    Hey, Rob, welcome to the show. Did you buy that from a guy in Langley? I may have looked at that car on the way to finding mine.
     
  7. jomoper

    jomoper Mope or Nope

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    Welcome !
     
  8. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome from Ontario Rob! Nice looking dart, and great story. Pro-fit interiors?? Never heard of them...Legendary Autos are top notch interior suppliers if you are interested.

    Steve
     
  9. oldkimmer

    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    ...............Welcome from Saskatchewan.......nice car..............kim..........
     
  10. DFX 340 Duster

    DFX 340 Duster FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Welcome eh!
     
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    CUDACOX Well-Known Member

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    Good looking Dart. Welcome!
     
  12. Old Tired Rebel

    Old Tired Rebel Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    Welcome to FABO. You will find all the help and advise you will ever need to help you tweak and fine tune your Dart from all the great members we have here. Glad to hear you found something that makes you smile!
     
  14. cwatts

    cwatts Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to an amazing web site. I feel the same about smiling when I drive my dart that's why the wife got me the air freshener for the rear view mirror, she said it reminds her of me driving.
     

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    Welcome Rob! Lots of great people here who will go out of their way to help in any way they can. Keep the pictures comming as you progress with you project. Nice looking car by the way.
     
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    homecloned Can't re Member

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    Welcome to FABO! Money well spent my friend.
     
  17. punchyguy

    punchyguy Well-Known Member

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    Hey ,

    I did pick it up from a guy in Langley on I think it was 84 th - dropped it 10 k and I scooped it ! Love the car ! Oh-Oh why didnt you buy it ? What did I miss ! LOL


     
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    Good deal, Nice looking car, By the way I love the colour. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome to FABO, Nice car, congrats!!!
     
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    Nothing really, I was just looking for something a little more original with as little body work needed as possible. Plus, it was boxed in when I went to look at it so I couldn't drive it. Good starting point though, decent car. I had offered him 10K as well, which they were going to take, so.... you're welcome.:p
     
  21. moopa

    moopa Mopars Forever

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    Another welcome from Vancouver Island from another former '71 Swinger Special 340 owner. Making you happy is what it's all about! ENJOY!!

    Mark
     
  22. smlveightis

    smlveightis Confused in Confusion

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  24. Dartnut

    Dartnut I put the ''Hoar'' in Hoarding

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    Welcome to FABO, looks like a great car there!
     
  25. MtNemoMopar

    MtNemoMopar In the doghouse

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    Welcome aboard! Great looking car. It's always cool to look out over those scoops eh?:burnout:
     
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