66 Dart Owners thread

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. Trad66

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    Here’s my 4dr 66. Still a work in progress

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    • hotrod swinger

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      • toolmanmike

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      • cudamark

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        Looks like it's been converted to dual disc brake system, has a smog intake, and radio delete. Get a front bumper on it before you ding the grille or headlight bezels! :steering:
         
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        Can’t wait to get it on the road.
         
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        • hosehead

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          Some of you may remember this one that was for sale here on fabo from California. I finally got it to Missouri. Got some new 14” wheels and tires. Buying a ton of parts now.
          Trying to find a bench seat and the ever elusive headlight bezels.

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          • toolmanmike

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            Good you got it home. Yes those bezels are tough to come by. They do surface here from time to time. Start a wanted thread and keep your eyes open for parts cars.
             
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            • hosehead

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              Yep. And thanks! I have a thread here but no dice so far. I’ll pay up for a nice set if anyone has some. I love this car. That’s the original paint! Lol.
               
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              I like it too. It's a 170 sedan. They make great hot rods! I love their simplicity. Like Scott's.

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              • hosehead

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                • mopowers

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                  Do any of you fellow 66 Dart owners know where I can find replacement pieces for these? This is the vertical rear guide channel for the quarter window for a 66 Dart HT. The guide felts are similar to the horizontal window felts (cat whiskers), but they're stapled on. I couldn't find them on DMT's website.

                  Any ideas?

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                  This is where this piece goes:

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                  • Rockerdude

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                    Anyone know if “P4B” under the “trm” portion of the options tag is for blue interior/trim? These cars change every year on the option codes and for whatever reason, 66 Darts are tough to find information on. I’ve found 66-7 Charger info, didn’t know if it was actually correct.

                    If it is correct, my 66 Gt is factory silver with blue interior which seems like a weird combination..

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                      Yes, P4B is premium buckets in blue. I have a '66 Barracuda with the same combo.
                       
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                      • hosehead

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                        Those bezels are getting IMPOSSIBLE to find. Still looking for a decent pair…..
                         
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                        You need to start a wanted thread. ASking in a general thread is not a good idea. Yes they are hard to find. The best thing to do is take your damaged ones and have them restored. I don't know who does that kind of work but may be someone will chime in.
                         
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                        • hosehead

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                          Thanks Mike. I was trying to respond to superbird6bbl and I guess I sausage fingered it on my phone.
                          I have started a wanted thread. They get buried very quickly but I promise I wasn’t trying to “bump” my need for the bezels. I am still fairly surprised they are so scarce. That’s all. Won’t happen again.
                           
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                          • toolmanmike

                            toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                            No harm, no foul. I sent you a pm.
                             
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                            • Rockerdude

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                              Kinda crazy they haven’t reproduced the headlight bezels for a 66 Dart yet. I know they had a relatively low production number vs other years, especially because they repop 65 dart “candy cane” mouldings, I know a ton of these cars need them.
                               
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                              • toolmanmike

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                                I chatted with Dave Layson about that as well as my neighbor who owns a mold/tool and dye shop. Here in the US, stamping dies cost around $10,000 each and trim dyes about the same. Take that x2 for left and right. The stamping, trimming, raw material, and labor to manufacture is the cheap part. One year only. Oh and someone would need to loan a perfect bezel for a pattern.

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                                • Rockerdude

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                                  You would think with all the hype regarding 3d printing and other modern techniques, someone should be able to take an original bezel and make cost effective die. But what do I know, I’m just an old dart enthusiast.
                                   
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