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  1. Professor Fate

    Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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    Just joined- longtime lurker, first time poster; yadda yadda.
    I've been wrenching on and beating on A bodies for better than 45 years- had some cool stuff, had some real beaters; but all fun. Wish I could have kept them all. Current projects are a '66 Dart wagon, '75 Swinger and '66 D200 Sweptline. Waiting in the stable for their turn are a trio of '68 Darts: a GT convertible and 2 VERY ratty GTSs.
    Historically, I've had GTSs, early Valiants, a couple of Dusters and Scamps, a couple of AMCs (favorite was a '79 Spirit AMX with a swapped in 401 and 4 speed- never should have let that one go...) and a bunch of Jeeps. Back in the day I ran a '72 Colt bracket car (340/4 spd./8 3/4) and did a number of smallblock swaps in gen. 2 Colts, Arrows and D50s for other people. Too many cars and projects over the years to list.
    Life and family took precedence for many years, but now I'm semi-retired and am getting back into things- hopefully I can start making a dent in my project backlog!
    I've always enjoyed surfing this site, and now maybe I can offer up some info I've learned over the years. I don't claim to know it all, and there's always more than one way to skin a cat, too.
    I'm not one to make frivolous posts just to run up my count, or post just to express an opinion that doesn't pertain to the question at hand. I won't reply to someone who can't formulate a coherent question- if you can't take the time to compose a legible message, you probably won't take the time to do the job right anyhow (grumpy old coot here). I'll try to help if I can, and ask for help if I need it. I've seen a lot of things, but I hope I'm never too old to learn something new!
    Tim
     
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    • Go Mango

      Go Mango Never enough beer...

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      Glad to have you here!
      Welcome!
       
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      IQ52 Well-Known Member

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      Old guy here too. Mum took me to my first race in a picnic basket in 1947 when I was two weeks old.
      .....pertain, compose, historically, precedence, frivolous, formulate, coherent, legible......Are you is, or is you ain't a college graduate?
       
    • toolmanmike

      toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Welcome to FABO. Sounds like you have a shed full and years 66 Dart wagon? I have a 66 dart owners thread you should check out. I'll post the link in a jiffy.
       
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      Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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      Naw, I jus' be a hi skool graduit. But I werked in local government and lerned lotsa big werds!
       
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      toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      What part of Wisconsin. I live in NE Iowa. Here's the 66 Dart owners link. 66 Dart Owners thread
       
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      • Professor Fate

        Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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        Will do- even though the body is about the only thing left that's a '66, there are a number of wagon-specific questions I'll be asking... :)
         
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        Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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        West of Milwaukee, not quite the middle of nowhere, but on the edge of it!
         
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        • missing linc

          missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome, from another grumpy old goat
           
        • Tarek Baratta

          Tarek Baratta Active Member

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          welcome from Canada
           
        • Sublime one

          Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome aboard. Go Pack Go
           
        • Car Nut

          Car Nut Mopar Master

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          :welcome: aboard!
           
        • 67dartgtgo

          67dartgtgo FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome....pictures please...:D
           
        • Professor Fate

          Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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          Pictures will come eventually- remember, I'm just an old f@rt with a flip phone :) , posting pics becomes a rather involved procedure sometimes... but they will come!
           
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          • 318willrun

            318willrun Roadkill '80 D150

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            welcome!
             
          • barbee6043

            barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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            Welcome old guy! I too am an old guy. Watch me, I can't spell chit!!?????

            Sounds like a bunch of cool cars,,
             
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            Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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            Here's a few of the '66 wagon that I had handy on the laptop. First, a couple from when I first got it (P.O. pics):
            1966-dodge-dart-270-station-wagon-1.jpg 1966-dodge-dart-270-station-wagon-3.jpg

            And a few as it has progressed:

            DSC00123.JPG DSC00124.JPG

            ...and in with the new '92 360 roller motor/32RH combo...

            DSC00146.JPG

            ...and the new '73 up disc brakes...
            DSC00145.JPG

            and that's pretty much how she's sitting right now. Sorry, no pics of the interior work, exhaust or rearend swap. You'll have to wait for a build thread on all that. Body & paint to come this summer.
             
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            • Professor Fate

              Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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              Just found one of our Swinger. Not the best pic, but all I can find at the moment. 1975, 318/904/8.25, PS/PDB/AC & factory cruise!

              swinger (2).jpg

              I've got a nice set of Magnum 500s for her, but the wife loves the full wheelcover/whitewall look, so what the wife wants... you know the rest. I've gotta admit, though; the "Granny" look is growing on me.
               
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              • 68gtxman

                68gtxman I used to reMember

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                Welcome from NJ!
                 
              • Mopar-Mitch

                Mopar-Mitch Well-Known Member

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                Welcome from Kentucky!:welcome:
                 
              • Tooljunkie

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

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                Welcome from freezed up manitoba.
                Does pre 60 qualify as old guy?
                 
              • Professor Fate

                Professor Fate Push the button, Max...

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                Just turning 60 myself. The way I feel some mornings, I've been "old" for years!
                 
              • RSie

                RSie Idiot In Training

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                Hello, and welcome aboard from Central Wi.! I'm only 54 so I don't know if I'm in the old guys club yet either, lol.
                You wagon looks nice.. you do nice work!
                 
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