Swedish 1969 Dart GT

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  1. kma

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    Bought it summer 2014. My first yankee. Didn´t drive it until 2015. Spent the winter 2014 rewiring everything from cowl to lights. It´s a 318 - 727 - 7 1/4 LSD. Began summer 2015 with a 904 with two gears 1:st and 3:rd. Changed to a 727 winter 2015. Been driving it the whole summer 2016 without problems. Now its time to tear it down , have some rust issues
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    This is how the floor looks.
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    • 65 Dartman

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      Welcome! There are a bunch of Swedish members here!
       
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      Welcome!
       
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      Welcome from another Swede. Nice looking Dart you got there.
       
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      Cool Dart. Welcome from Weeki Wachee Florida.
       
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      Nice Dart.
       
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      Thanks guys. I`ve been hangin´ around here since I bought the car to learn as much as possible. I also have bought some things from members here. Great forum.

      Engine bay , 318 with Edelbrock Performer intake , think there is a Edelbrock cam too but not really sure , Holley 750 ( I know it´s too big ) have bought FiTech that I shall install this winter.
      I have a 360 on the floor waiting to be built. Looking at about 400 hp in it.

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      Last winters work + grill. Polishing and blastering. Planning to paint everything as it is supposed to look like.
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      Started to repair side moldings
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      Beginning to look like a molding again
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      Nice work on the moldings!
       
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        Heavy hood

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        Bought a 360. Dont know if to build a 360 or 408. The crank was worn , dont know if its saveable.
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        halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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        Nice work, you did a great job on the moulding!
         
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        Welcome from yet another swede, really nice dart.
        Were did you get the fibreglass hood? Did you make it yourself?
         
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        Thanks. Its not finished yet. Hope I have a result til spring and yes I make it myself.
         
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          Welcome onboard from another Swede! Nice progress om your car.
           
        • kma

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          I let the images speak for themselves.
          Lots of new parts waiting.

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            Great progress, looks really good. Keep up the great job.
             
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            Left side completed. Ran out of welding primer so the metal work was stopped for a while. It turned out that the primer I have been waiting for will no longer be available , meanwhile I did some fiberglass.


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              Welcome from a fellow Swede. Nice work, really cool to make your own hood.
               
            • moparmat2000

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              Like your build. The homemade fiberglass six pack hood is awesome.
               
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              welcome , looking good bud . are you keeping the gt trim moldings , if so i have some from a 69 gt in my shop .

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              its just some of the set , but 200 usa dollars plus there ride buys whats there , but no drivers fender molding or end spear . ( pass front molding with spare , pass quart molding with spear , drivers door molding , drivers quarter molding , no spear) .

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              The rear half of the floor didnt look bad in your pic.

              How light is your fiberglass hood compared to steel? Will you use lighter hood springs on the fiberglass hood, or no springs and add a hood prop rod.

              I bet you will find a buyer for your old sheetmetal fairly quickly. Theres quite a few swedish members on fabo to network with.
               
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              In that case I have to pass , thanks.
              I must do a small repair on my driver side spear still. The rest is in good shape.

              I have just done the mouldings , it is not finished yet so let me come back to you about the weight.
              I will use original hinges without springs and use a rod yes. I will insert a metalplate inside the inside molding. Instead of adjustment in the hood , I will mill long holes in the hinges for adjusting.
               
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                no problem , your doing a great job with the car . keep going should be a great ride .
                 
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                Theres somebody making A body hood hinge kits with gas filled springs so no prop rod. Also they make light duty coiled springs for fiberglass hoods as well. Maybe you have a contact in the U.S.A. that can get you a set of lighter duty coiled springs off of a FWD chrysler lebaron coupe hood hinges. They look like your oem dart ones just designed for a lighter hood.
                 
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