68 Dart GTS - from shell to street

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  1. GTSDart340

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    Here's my 68 GTS. We got this car back in 98. I'm not totally sure of the history, but I have a theory. I think it blew an engine in the early 80s (the license plate that came on the car expired in 84). We know it was used as a parts car for another GTS, so by the time we got it there wasn't a lot left. We got it from a couple of guys (who weren't the brightest crayons in the box) who were going to make it a drag car. When we got it, the pinion yoke was out, so it wouldn't roll forward for more than a few feet. We had to jack it up and slide it over to get it out the gate. It was missing everything under the hood (no wiring, battery tray, brake lines.. etc), fuel system, interior, windshield, emblems, and unfortunately the fender tag. It does have the GTS VIN, LS23P8E103XXX. it's an early car, so it does have the mounting hole for the grille nose piece (if anyone has one to give away I'll take it LOL), and strangely enough it has V8 emblems on the fenders under the GTS. They appear to be factory (holes are punched, not drilled). It was apparently an original gold car with a black vinyl top, black stripe, and brown interior. It's now going to be midnight blue with a black painted top, black stripe and black interior. It's got a later 340 in it, 727 auto and 8 3/4 with 3.91 sure grip. It's also got factory 4 piston disc brakes on the front. It's currently ugly in primer, but it runs nicely. I recently put FiTech fuel injection on it, and also dual electric fans.

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      moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      I love it. I'd drive it that way for as long as I could before painting it.
       
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      Great project, glad you saved it.
       
    • GTSDart340

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      Lol that's the plan! I can't afford paint right now. It's gotten ridiculously expensive!
       
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      Thanks, it deserved to be on the road not hacked up into a drag car!
       
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      • boombeartree

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        oh nice car. I want to go to efi on my dart (1971 swinger with a 383/727 swap) have you had good luck with yours?
         
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        Nice!
        If you join the GTS Registry, you may get some insight on its history or lost and found parts etc.
        They have a website or on Facebook.
        Good luck.
        Joe
        http://gtsregistry.com/
         
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        • GTSDart340

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          It's been pretty good, my main issues have been that I used the command center, as I didn't want to run a return line or change my fuel tank. The center overheated and shut down on me a few times. I need to go in and do the modification I've seen several people do, which keeps it cooler. I've seen several YouTube videos on it. Otherwise it's been great!
           
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          Thanks, it's actually been on there for many years. GTS 141:thumbsup:
           
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          Very good. Ill ck it out.
           
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          It looks sad, you should drive it more!!
           
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          Yeah if it weren't so stupid hot right now I would!
           
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