Finally the 66 Dart is here!!

Early A-Body Discussions

  1. fishy68

    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    Looks great Scott. You may already know this but if you can find some old blankets or bed sheets to throw over the fenders (inner and outer) they'll help a lot to reduce the scratches/nicks when assembling it cause I guarantee a wrench will slip or you'll drop something on that nice new paint. Happens to me every time.
     
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    4spdragtop FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Looks great, nice to see it finally get some color!
     
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    Badart Senior Member

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    The color looks great Scott. Congrats :thumleft:
     
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    Badart Senior Member

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    A buddy dropped a set of wire pliers on his freshly painted 72 Cuda quarter and chipped it already he also chipped the paint while installing his deck lid. Good thing that he is a painter. He just said "no big deal".
     
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    DRENO Well-Known Member

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    The flake looks great in the sunlight like you said.Nice blue! But ya know what,I kinda liked that old battleship gray ,too. :D
     
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    65Vart Well-Known Member

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    Looks good Scott.
     
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    66340SEDAN FABO Member #3649 FABO Gold Member

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    Looks great, I am very jealous! I hope to get my Valiant painted this year, (fingers crossed) there is a Mopar body guy wants to see my car next month, he has an opening in his shop, a few months ago he had a 65 Cuda on his rotisserie so he should know his early A's good too!
     
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    It just does not look right sitting there on four skinny tires and rims.
    I can not wait to see it in it's normal 2 wheel stance !!!
    Paint looks great !!!
     
  9. pettybludart

    pettybludart Well-Known Member

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    Hey Tracy,not so worried about the engine bay.I,ve got plenty old bed sheets to tear up,it,s more the bumpers,trim and such.I guess I,ll be useing a bunch of masking tape to protect the paint.With my shift work I,m usually out working when everybodies sleep,n.Time to get my engine,hope to get a bunch done by easter.:D
     
  10. 6pk2goDemon

    6pk2goDemon Mopar Mod Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Congrats on finally getting your car home and in paint too. That blue looks great w/ all the metallic in it.

    Hopefully that new smooth surface will have you cuttin' thru the traps even faster this season :burnout:
     
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    moparwedden Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll Head Over To Your'e Place In April. I'll Let You Know.
     
  12. cannucky

    cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

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    Wow look at the pretty sparkles LOL, can't wait to see some tough numbers from that new motor , git her dun
     
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    Looks very good!
     
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    Lookin good Scott! Are those Sesame Street sheets???
     
  16. pettybludart

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    Yes they are Steve,found them downstairs from when my daughter was younger.Do you need some to match your undies?LOL:wave:
     
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    Looks awesome!

    Can't wait to see it all together!

    Nice job!!!
     
  18. rmchrgr

    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    I can not believe how fast you move sometimes.

    Do you sleep?
     
  19. fishy68

    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
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    LOL After not working in my garage for over 3 months(no room with 2 cars and 66 Dart parts everywhere)I have the itch to get it back together.While at work all day,I think of what to do next on the car.My goal is to have the windows(front and rear)installed Easter weekend and have it running and mobile by then.I have to rewire the car for the 7AL 2-step box.This installing trim without a scratch is very time consuming,but heck..is just a race car.Yes I sleep 4-5 LOL,anymore then that and I,m tired all day.:D
     
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    Sheets are probably cleaner than my undies...do you do laundry?? Looks great buddy!!
     
  22. pettybludart

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    We,ve been having a parts shortage at work,so only been working 1/2 days for a week now :thumblef:.So I,ve been getting lots done on the car,just waiting on 7AL 2 step box and windsheild install(Easter weekend).The car is ready to fire once the 7AL box arrives.I got my Dodge stickers on the rear 1/4s so my car isn,t called a Valiant anymore..:angry4:
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    Looking very cool Scott. Where did you get those decals?
     
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    pettybludart Well-Known Member

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    Hey Wally,I had 72Dusterdude make them up about 1 1/2 yrs ago.They,re also sold on E-bag or maybe 2Darts could make you some?
     
  25. memike

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    Yeehaw!! :cheers: Great choice on the color Scott :cheers:
    I just found out you have it at home and color is on and looking great :glasses7:
    This has got to be one of the fastest A bodies on this site :hello1:
    Take your time and enjoy :thumblef: Wow we are so happy for you and I can still remember the day you got the call it made the trip home with the slant six in it :coffee2:, You have built one hell of a Dart brother :D and I bet they won't be asking if that fast Valiant is going to show up at the track :thumblef:
    With that smooth/Beautifully dun paint job you may pick up a tenth :glasses7:
    Congratulations :thumblef: I bet you only get 4 hours of sleep each night now :D
     
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