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    340plot the bushy bush

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    ok, this car is a beat old rag, that has gone under the knife twice in the past, and now i will complete its third and final surgery.lol it is numbers matching fc7 340 4 speed with decent options, and for the most part, i am going to take it back to the day it left the showroom floor.
    here is some pics of all the stuff i got with it, and bringing the parts home. my garage is not done yet, so i decided to leave the car in his garage.
     

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  2. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    more pics
     

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  3. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, looks like a reproduction fender tag to me.
     
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    67cudafb Well-Known Member

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    Wow $17k sure don't go far at resto shops now a days. Good luck with project got whole lot of work ahead.
     
  5. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    that is a joke, right?
     
  6. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    No, the rust and old paint are a bit to perfect.

    If you look closely at the little bit of rust below the G on the G33 code, that rust is not consistent with horizontal rusting.

    The sealer that you can see, where the paint has chipped off, is a very close approximation to the factory stuff but I believe it is at least a half shade off.

    The ridge around the left screw hole shows incorrect paint depth, again very close, but about just a touch overdone.

    The rust spot above the Y on the Y05 code is consistent with vertical rust development, this reinforces my earlier theory related to the G33 code.
     
  7. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    lol. that cracks me up. you must be a metalurgist! . rofl

    i really like the part of the sealer, where the paint chipped off is a shade off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    now i am starting to think you are serious

    so, the numbers on the engine, 4 speed trans, rad support and trunk lip all match, so what would there be to fake it?
     
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    Badart Senior Member

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    You are a madman 340plot. I would love to have a 70 340 4 speed dart. Way cool build. Subscribed.
     
  9. 67valiant 100

    67valiant 100 go fast or go home FABO Gold Member

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    :thumblef: :happy1:
     
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    Kegan B Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see your going to keep the roof on it
     
  11. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    68formula not just you, but this is why i took a leave of absence from here, and now i have decided NOT TO continue with this restoration thread.

    i cannot fathom a reason why someone would fake the tag, and yet it is rusted out, when all numbers match.point blank.

    same as when i posted pics of the fender tag for the fm3 pink duster, i had someone getting on there telling me that the tag was faked.

    f***** i am so sick of the naysayers.

    what iu am trying to say is, that even if i did not have this tag, nor the build sheet, it is still a numbers matching car, due to the engine, trans (4 speed) and body numbers all match the vin and title. right? am i right with that assumsion?








    screw it, mods, please delete thread or lock up
     
  12. Kegan B

    Kegan B Well-Known Member

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    The fendertag calls for a E55-340 and a D21-4 speed
     
  13. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuLqG03_2rY"]Im pulling your leg!! - YouTube[/ame]


    Have fun, should be a great project.
     
  14. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    they thew a 7.25 rear, and k frame in it when the guy took it from the shop. i will post pics tommorow, as the origional k frame with k-h brakes are all locked solid!
    as i had said, this car was apart completly back in the late 70's, and repainted.

    if you look in the trunk, and see all sky blue.lol
     
  15. Kegan B

    Kegan B Well-Known Member

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    :cheers:
    The tag looks just fine to me, Joe just ignore him and keep the thread up I love seeing your work, especially "Pinky", Can't wait to see this one done!
     
  16. gdrill

    gdrill If you drink, think, before you type...... FABO Gold Member

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    Where and how do you keep coming across these finds? Man you must be in the middle of Mopar central!
     
  17. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer free ice cream sandwiches

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    wthell happened here and to the pics ? whats going on ? the whole thread went to pot ....lame
     
  18. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    Oh come on Plot, it was just a little light hearted teasing. My post about the fender tag was ridiculous.

    "not consistent with horizontal rusting." lol..... What the hell is horizontal rusting anyway?

    We are interested. I posted the "Pulling your Leg" clip from youtube.


    I had hoped you would get a chuckle out of the whole thing.

    Sorry if you took thing seriously.


    It is completely obvious that is an original, 40 year old tag.
     
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    bmaudlin Well-Known Member

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    plot.....don't give up! For every one person who criticize to impress us with their deep knowledge of all things automotive, or are just jealous of your ways of doing things, there are a dozen of us that thoroughly enjoy reading about your newest exploit! Keep it up! You have a talent and enthusiasm that most of us wish we were able to invest in our projects! Ben.
     
  20. Dartnut

    Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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    I've enjoyed all of your resto threads, if you get a few people that don't like your work or direction on your builds, remember that 99% of the people are behind you on what you are doing.
    The other 1% can go pound sand.......
     
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    OneOfMany Well-Known Member

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    Gotta laugh at how even some good-natured ribbing can be taken the wrong way on this great internet lol..

    Grant
     
  22. 4spdragtop

    4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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    I tried googling "horizontal rusting"

    http://www.masterfile.com/stock-photography/image/400-04964119/horizontal-rusting-steel
     
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    Bulldozer free ice cream sandwiches

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    i will say it was damn near convincing without hearing the tone lol
     
  24. 340plot

    340plot the bushy bush

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    you know, my wife says to me whenever i go and get a part, or another car, on the way home, she ribs on me, and says " are you going to jump right on the pc to tell your other family about it," and you know my responce. of course i am/lol

    68 formula, i opoligize if you wee kidding, and as abodee said, it sounded serious, well, over the internet anyway!.

    ok, ill repost pics, and i got tons more to put up as i go through all the stuff! stay tuned
     
  25. 1968FormulaS340

    1968FormulaS340 Well-Known Member

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    Im glad you changed your mind. I was really feeling bummed out that you took my little joke so seriously.
     
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