1972 Canadian H-Code 340 Dart Swinger Special Resto - Finally started!

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    I just stumbled on this, thus the late posting. Bob's only in his mid-70s. He started at Crosstown as a very young man, and worked his way up to the GSM, but left in November 1977, as he was getting tired of the daily grind of the car biz.
     
  2. Swinger340Canuc

    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    Just got these marker light welts that my car came with that my bud Joel ( j061093409 ) had reproduced by someone he knows with a 3D printer. My originals were cracked and weathered too much for me to re-use them so it was great to have Joel, who's car was built 2 cars down the assembly line from mine, put the bit in his teeth and found someone who could make some for us.
    My original one and the new ones,
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    And the new ones installed, nice job Joel,

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    Were never quite done these cars!
     
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    • dmoore

      dmoore NO IT'S NOT RESTORED

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      And the beat goes on
       
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      It's nice to have folks that want to help get our cars done right
       
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      • Swinger340Canuc

        Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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        We are always looking for anymore Swinger 340 Special survivors so thought I might post the website here again for new members since I first posted it, the more eyes and ears that know what to watch for the better so here is where to go for that information,

        https://www.swinger340specials.ca
         
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          dmoore NO IT'S NOT RESTORED

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          Groovy website!
           
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            Awesome site ya Hoser, Eh!
             
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            VERY well written. Cool stuff!
             
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              Were those marker light welts only on the 72 marker lights or did they continue on thru ‘76 (and later since they were used on the RAM pickups until the early ‘90’s?

              Did you use a thin layer of caulk around it so no water leaks into the trunk?
               
            • Swinger340Canuc

              Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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              On the subject of which years they were used maybe Joel ( j061093409 ) will chime in he’s a lot more knowledgeable then me and has parts books that might answer that question. These fit nice and tight to the fender but what does the actual sealing from water getting past is the small foam gaskets that come with these lenses, unfortunately my pictures didn’t show that.
               
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              Your right guys, Cliff Guinand did a great job!
               
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              • j061093409

                j061093409 1970 Dart Swinger 340 Reg FABO Gold Member

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                The actual lense has a foam gasket attached to prevent water in trunk. No caulk used. The only 1972 cars in the parts books are “L” & “V” models. I do not have any Parts books past 1972 but I checked a lot of shows last year and only saw the 72 cars had them.
                 
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                Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                I never really gave this any thought until the other day it dawned on me this car was the last one built that we know of from the only five 340 Dart Swingers built in June of 1972, which would make it the very last 340 Swinger ever made. Yikes, I’m afraid to leave my garage, LOL!
                 
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                Call Ft. Knox and reserve a space!
                 
              • Dartnut

                Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                This is precisely why I would drive it as often as I could, the smiles per gallon would be awesome!
                But not in the winter of course............
                 
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                Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                That’s the plan Tom, admittedly I’m a bit of a slave to the weather but I love driving it and take it out every chance I can. And to give you an example of the power of going for a drive in one of these cars last summer I took young Randy “Hemiorangeswinger” out for a cruise to a car gathering and the experience rejuvenated his passion and his stalled restoration came back to life and he’s going hard on it now, that wasn’t me that was the car. By the way he’s been posting his progress on Facebook not so much on here.
                 
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