Dartin for Divorce

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    DentalDart Well-Known Member

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    Hey FABO! I may not have met some of you if you don't venture into the new members area very often, that's where I've been posting for the past 1 1/2 weeks.

    I have had numerous cars over the past 7 years, but the past 2 I've been in dental school and the wife told me no more cars until after I'm done.... I miss working on cars with my kids and building those memories, I currently have 2 and another one due in September. Well I have 2 more years left in dental school and although the wife said I wasn't allowed to buy a car until after school but she wouldn't divorce me if I did. This followed me home shortly after she said that :rofl:

    It's a Purple (I won't call it plum crazy until I get it repainted and it's 100% that color) 1969 Dart Custom. It's a rebuilt salvage title and that scared me for a bit but I figured this is the car that is staying with us for a long time. I found a couple other cars, but this was the one that made the most sense paid 8500 for it and the guy delivered it to my house in Las Vegas from Arizona.

    The car has mint interior, headliner, new carpet and cracks in the dash. The car already has a 340 swap and runs great! He was told it was a GT when he bought it but come to find out it wasn't so he got all the parts to make it a GT. With the car I got a 727 torque flight trans with the torque converter, a 489 sure grip with 3.23 gears, an 8 3/4 rear end, new front end with all the parts for a disc brake swap, SS flowmaster exhaust, Hooker Headers, and the floor shifter console with the brackets and shifter that needs to be installed and a new vinyl top.

    I'm going to track my build thread here hope you enjoy and I'll try to keep my questions to a minimum.
     
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    • DentalDart

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      Some pictures of the car and parts

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        More. A couple spots of surface rust and that one spot at the drivers rear area. Everywhere else it looks solid.

        The interior is great, but I do need to get it all cleaned up which I will be doing this weekend. Top next weekend and hopefully I'll have the last couple things to do the front disc brakes as well.

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        • DentalDart

          DentalDart Well-Known Member

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          Kids love this car, and want to drive it everywhere. It's not registered or insured yet so only can do runs to the neighborhood pool right now, plus the brakes are soft so I want to get those done. The drivers side handle is broken, so I need to find a way to fix that as well.

          Oh and the beast that makes her purrrr.

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          • DentalDart

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            She LIVES!!!!!

             
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            • Ted Edison

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              Nice Dart Doc!! Looks like you scored some nice goodies as well. Down the slippery slope of car-modding we go. Soon, finding time to work on it will be like pulling teeth! Enjoy,
              Ted
               
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              • moparmat2000

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                Nice car, I recommend sanding that roof down to clean bare metal, and applying a good healthy coat of 2K epoxy primer to the metal before installing a vinyl top over it. Vinyl tops have caused more of these cars to be junked over the years than you can imagine because of severe rot. Water gets underneath and doesnt dry out, eats holes in the steel. By the time you see soft spots in the vinyl, theres holes under it.
                 
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                • billsdartgt

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                  Im new here myself with a 69 Dart GT, welcome and nice looking car
                   
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                  • Mopar-Mitch

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                    Nice Dart! Glad to see you purchased it!
                     
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                      Welcome, nice ride and have fun!
                       
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                      • RSie

                        RSie Idiot In Training

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                        Need a pic of the wife too see if it's worth losing her over a car. Then again, won't be hard picking up a new wife with a nice purple Dart... and no wife is worth a nice Mopar!(don't tell my wife I said that) :)
                        Just messin with ya. Get your kids interested in working on it, and have fun doing it.
                        Nice car!
                         
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                        • Tooljunkie

                          Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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                          Welcome!
                          Nice dart. Nothing that nice up here in southeast manitoba.
                          Vegas you say? Will be there in Nov for Sema.
                          Be our third visit in 3 years.
                           
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                            Welcome and sweet looking Dart. I’ve got a 69 custom Dart also but yours is in way better shape. Look forward to the progress. Dustin
                             
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                              pishta I know I'm right....

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                              Divorce a Dentist? Yeah, right! Your glad you called her bluff.....:D

                              Hey, I broke a tooth, Ill PM you ....
                               
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                                I've read all about the rusting under the vinyl so this is great advice! Thank you!
                                 
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                                  That's funny, it's also exactly what I say when I want to mess with her. I'm not a dentist yet, still have years left, which if anyone is wondering dental school sucks!

                                  We have been together since 8th grade, last year right before her birthday I told her "You're getting old, I think my lease is up and I'm going to trade you in for a newer younger model..." Her reply without missing a beat was "You do realize I can get better than you and you definitely cannot get any better than me..."

                                  Ouch why is she always right?
                                   
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                                    I'll be here!!!

                                    I'll have to snap a pic of her birtching at me one day while messing with the car

                                    My kids already love helping daddy with the cars, just haven't gotten to in a while. Now we can again!
                                     
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                                      • dukeboy_318

                                        dukeboy_318 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor. FABO Gold Member

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                                        Oh no, she’ll wait for the income boost, then file :rofl:
                                         
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                                          I have been using an epoxy 2k primer against bare metal it sticks like freaking glue. PPG 512X310 urethane compatible epoxy primer. Meets BMS (Boeing Material Standards) for adhesion, corrosion resistance and impact resistance. Available at Graco Aerospace supply. Once dry, the only way it's coming off is to sand it off.

                                          A kit of this makes 2 gallons of material. This will be good stuff to brush on your floorboards too. It's like liquid concrete. You can tape off the rest of the car with a plastic drop cloth from your roof, and after you get it sanded to bare metal you can brush it on with a foam brush. This stuff is a 1 to 1 mix primer to activator. I use disposable paper Dixie cups to measure out both parts into a plastic paint pail. Stir it well. Let it sit about 30 minutes to let the epoxy primer chemically link up, mix again, then brush it on.

                                          It's pretty watery so make sure you tape off everything well so it doesnt scoot under your tape. Or cover up the whole car and spray it on. You will need MEK to clean out your paint gun immediately or it will clog it permanently. Use a respirator and ventilate well as this shit is bad on lungs too. If you brush it you only need a respirator for the fumes, not for particulate since it wont be airborne.

                                          If you look at my build thread 67/68/69 cuda dilemma in members restorations. Towards the back of the thread theres pix of this primer on my sons car body.
                                           
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                                            You need to floor shift mod that puppy.
                                             
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                                            i have the floor shifter and bracket assembly. I'll get around to doing that as well, just have other things to do first :)

                                            For the 2k epoxy primer I found it in a spray can :) but you have to let it dry then apply an adhesive coat. I'm going to go search for your thread now.
                                             
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                                            $123 a quart? Yikes....buy in bulk and you save....$293 a gallon! Unless you get the stuff free at work......:lol:
                                             
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                                            I do. When it goes out of date and no longer to be able to use it for aircraft. Really good shit. Everything I have painted on my kids car so far I have used less than 1/10th of a gallon kit. Remember a quart kit is a quart of primer, quart of activator. That's 1/2 gallon of material when mixed. I use it to seal the metal, then sand it with 220 and apply a hi build blockable primer over it. This shit is so good you can paint a piece of steel with it and leave it in your yard for years with no corrosion popping up except where it may get scratched thru to bare metal. Primer your floor pans with this, and never look back
                                             
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                                              Went to the store today and picked up some sand paper, self etching primer, primer sealer weldwood contact cement. Also purchased a dent puller because the guy had a chair fall into the drivers side right behind the door and it got a dent. Hopefully the puller will be able to yank it out.
                                               
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