Finally on FABO!

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  1. MrSurly

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    Well I’ve Never had an A-body but I’ve enjoyed reading about the builds y’all do around here. I’m just another old guy who’s finally trying on an A for size. I just picked a ‘64 Dart GT ragtop that someone started on and then stopped, leaving it to languish in the field, barren, apart, naked.
    It looks bad, I ain’t lying.
    Two factors have combined to make it seem worthwhile; it’s a convertible and most importantly, the guy had already acquired a bunch of spendy parts. This helps to ease the pain for me.
    Me: I live in East Texas, car guy all my life, have owned 66,67 B-bodies, and back in the day, SS Chevelles and Olds products. My brother has had a slew of Mopars through the years, currently a Superbird AND a T/A... I’m extremely jealous. My Dad was a Mopar man for decades, big into Old Imperials plus the occasional Newport, Monaco, New Yorker.
    I’ve got some catching up to do as I’ve not had a Mopar project in some years. So, enter the Yard Dart.
    I have no idea how long it will take but it will keep me entertained.
    The threads in FABO are a gold mine of info AND importantly, encouragement to get the next step done.
    I’m looking forward to hanging around.
    Ricky
    EDIT: The Yard Dart Thread The Yard Dart, a Reclamation. '64 Dart GT Ragtop
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    • Dartnut

      Dartnut I'm H.R. Shovin'stuff

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      Welcome to FABO, lots of good people and info on here!
       
    • Abodybomber

      Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:)

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      Hello ,Surly.
       
    • BigBlockMopar

      BigBlockMopar BigBlockMember

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      That looks like an easy Cut&Buff project... ;)
      Welcome.
       
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      • RogerRamRod

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        I don’t see much to do, patina’s all the rage..........Said with a hint of sarcasm
        Welcome to the site, and fire away with the questions, lots of help around here
         
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        • Ben Drinkin

          Ben Drinkin Off the Wagon.. FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome to the fun Ricky. Doesn't look THAT bad! Keep us updated on the progress..
           
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          I keep hearing "Rat's where it's at" and this thing is already there! Not into that scene, tho...
           
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          :welcome: from Oz...........................lurv your ride mate :)
           
        • famous bob

          famous bob mopar misfit

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          Me either, new , shiny looking beats the h--- out of there junk look ! -----welcome.
           
        • mycuda

          mycuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Nice catch, welcome....

          Dave
           
        • memike

          memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome aboard from northeast Arkansas, great save, jump on in and enjoy this site :thumbsup:
           
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          Welcome, keep us updated on your progress.
           
        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          coat of primer does wonders to set the project in motion. Start with a fresh pallette
           
        • Tooljunkie

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

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          Yard Dart. I like it.
          Was thinking of calling my 76
          The Lawn Dart...

          Yours is decades ahead of mine,it spent decades in wet ground under the trees...
           
        • 4spdragtop

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          Welcome aboard Surly Yard Dart!
           
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          Ohhhh, those early A convertibles are sooo cool !
          A friend of mine had one, back in high school. White w/ red interior.
          Hope you have all the trim...