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    Fabricated the 3/8 aluminum kill switch rod and installed today. Perfect fit.

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    • abdywgn

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      Excellent work!Beautiful car!
      kill switch knob looks like one I had on an old
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        Funny thing, It’s off my drill press! Got the proper one on order at Fastenal.
         
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          More time spent on the Dart on this day before Christmas.
          I sure dreaded doing this headliner install and still got to do some steaming. I feel like I just went a couple rounds with Mike Tyson! Damn roll bar made it X10 worse.

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          Merry Christmas !
           
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          • abdywgn

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            If you can get the ehadliner installed so well with a rollbar, you must be a whiz at it without. Looks great!
            Merry Christmas to you also! Bob
             
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              Merry Christmas Bob!

              Getting the roofliner over the bar with the bows was brutal. The sail panels ended up stuck together (they had 2 good coats of glue on them) going over the roll bar, and getting those pryed apart was a challenge. Glad nothing ripped! Just had to keep at it and eventually it came around. Trimming here, cutting back the listing there, it slowly came around. There's a few minor wrinkles and the steamer is going to take care of those. Sure glad the worst of the headliner is over now. Perfect Christmas gift to me!

              Oh and,

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                Last post for 2019 on the Dart. Here’s where I got to.

                Roof liner in, package tray in place, rear side windows installed. The original trunk board still has the assembly line chalk writing. No clue what it meant.
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                Dash cap fit, installed.
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                Front and rear window trim reinstalled.
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                Side door glass and vent reinstalled. Long process to get it all fitting.
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                And that’s it for this year.

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                Jan 1, 2020. Getting close. Hemi time.
                 
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                • abdywgn

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                  the roof/side shot just makes my heart go pitter/patter.
                  it's so perfect...almost like you could reach down and pick it up.
                  Magnificent work!
                  A happy and healthy New Year to you!
                   
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                  • Malex

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                    Going together.

                    Dash cap installed. Nice fit, neat.
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                    Spent time building a tach mount. Good and study, no wires across the dash. Thinking of finishing it in satin black rather than aluminum???
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                    All original door panels re-used. All in mint shape.
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                    Everything tested and working.
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                    Next up, rug, and seat upholstery arrives this week.
                     
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                    • abdywgn

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                      I vote yes to satin black finish.
                       
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                        Thanks Abdywgn. I went with your choice.
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                        All ties together nicely now. much better.
                         
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                          Been working on the Dart as usual. Some pictures.

                          Door panels on. These are the originals.
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                          Rug installed.
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                          Offset master cylinder fit, ready for bleeding.
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                          Digging into the seats, build sheet had a better day.
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                          Rear seat is finished and in place.
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                          New Foam for the front buckets going on.
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                          One bucket finished one to go. Old material sure tears easy with a good pull.
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                            Looks great!
                            Is that an air filter next to the sand blast cabinet?
                             
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                            Abdywgn that's soffit material, boxed in the stairs with it.
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                            Both buckets finished today. Refinished the bases, will be bolted on and seats in tomorrow.
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                              Thank-you, I see that now but my imagination envisioned it as an air filter to remove any dust from the blast cabinet. Hmm,
                              might be something I could incorporate in my garage...or just turn the fan on and open a window.
                               
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                                And that pretty much wraps up the interior.

                                Buckets finished and installed.
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                                Door bars not a problem whatsoever
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                                Seat belt harnesses to go in and that's about it.
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                                AAR emailed today too, hood & scoop is ready to ship.
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                                  Today the rad got fit into place, transmission lines ran from cooler to trans position and horns relocated ahead of the rad support.

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                                  AAR hood and hemi scoop is being shipped and is next Up on the list.
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                                    AAR hood and scoop showed up today. Time to get busy.
                                    Completely satisfied with this fiberglass.
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                                    The front bumper got a new plate today.
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                                      Ready to sell yet? Lol!
                                       
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                                        are you taking reservations for rides?
                                         
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                                          Scoop install and hood fitting time.
                                          AAR. Fantastic fit.
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                                          Supports install next up.
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                                          Can't believe how well this fiberglass is made.
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                                            It will be a ride to remember abdywgn!
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                                              better get a passport! when does the rocket leave? Bob
                                               
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                                                No flights scheduled. I'm enjoying every step of the build and dragging it out.
                                                 
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                                                  Today the hood pins and height adjusters on all 4 corners got set and trim installed across the front. IMG_2632.jpg

                                                  Went with 3 studs, I like the look and the more rigidity the better. Adjustable, collars will be made once final measurements are taken.
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                                                  Used JB weld to locate the studs to the underside of the scoop, tomorrow the scoop can come back off and the studs will get solidly escapulated into the scoop.
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