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    RSie Well-Known Member

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    The plan as of now is to make it safe, and get it on the road. That may change, depending on how much rot I find in the back, or if when I measure it out it's not square. I haven't started a build thread.. not 100% sure it's going to go that way. I did think there was going to be a lot more rot than what I've been finding though. Needs frame rails, torsion x-member, floors (so far). Only paid around $1,500 for it, so I'm sure I can make that up parting it out if it goes that way.
     
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    • RSie

      RSie Well-Known Member

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      Forgot, also needs inner fenders, dr. side rocker and pillar bottom.. also rot hole on the top pass corner of the firewall. I have most of this stuff from a Dart I parted out last summer.
       
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      • DartGTDan

        DartGTDan 70-71 Dart GT Fan

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        Getting the Dart GT all spiffed up and ready for the trip (leaving Thursday morning) to St Ignace.

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        • RSie

          RSie Well-Known Member

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          Cutting out spot welds on the top of the radiator support. Found them all, cut nice and clean.. still not coming lose. About ready to get the BFH, and notice the tack welds on the corners.. doh! Too frustrated to cut them now, time to quit, crank some tunes, have a beer or 3 before I do something stupid. :)
           
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          • George Jets

            George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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            Haulin' the Mail . .

            Just put the new Air Shocks on the truck yesterday. Glad I did, gave them a shot of air and went to pick up a good set of Turf Tires and Rims for the mowing tractor that had some weight to them. Insanely good deal on the tires and rims . . $150 for the pair . . Unreal and no Dry Rot, was looking at 1500 just to replace the tires with the new hard to find size.

            Like Rusty Rat Rod sayes: Good Things do Happen !

            Dodge Truck is working out nice . . .

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            Dodge Trucks at Work . . .

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            Was a Good Day . . .
             
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            • skep419

              skep419 It's only money, you can always make more

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              • 63spf

                63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR BUST ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! FABO Gold Member

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                Might install my brand new "BLING" !

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                • MobileCustoms

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                  • Rainy Day Auto

                    Rainy Day Auto Princess valiant FABO Gold Member

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                    Cool thread fabo people.

                    Today I am looking into what it's going to take to get this old beaker back to moving on its own power. Sure has been a long time since the internals moved

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                    • Rainy Day Auto

                      Rainy Day Auto Princess valiant FABO Gold Member

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                      When the brakes are homes for multiple species, probably time to get it moving around.

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                    • 69_340_GTS

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                      • pishta

                        pishta I know I'm right....

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                        I'm going to dig my car out of my garage....maybe even roll it out for a hose down. Yeah, right...no rollers. Imagine what tools Ill find...
                        (5 hours later) 22 sockets and counting! To be continued....
                         
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                        • CudaChick1968

                          CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                          • 63spf

                            63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR BUST ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! FABO Gold Member

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                            Aloha Sista, thought @ getting you to powder coat Orange with Silver or Black fins . Just not sure of cost ? with shipping back & forth etc.
                            Sure would be Bad Ass, on my 440. What's your thoughts ?
                            P.S. can you do same color orange ?
                             
                          • MileHighDart

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                            Bought a new set of 3:55 gears for my 8-3/4, from a member. Wife says they just showed up at the post office.

                            Not sure if I should go ahead and install these with my open carrier, or wait till I've got the cash to order a suregrip from Dr.diff.

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                            • CudaChick1968

                              CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                              I'd have to see some better close ups to give you a ballpark quote (metal condition is everything, especially on a multi-color job) but Cal Customs are usually pretty decent. I have a few orange powders in stock; it looks more like the newer late model Omaha Orange rather than the Hemi Orange in the pictures. Either way, I have over 6,500 powders available and can match most anything.
                               
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                              • 63spf

                                63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR BUST ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! FABO Gold Member

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                                Damn what a pain in the ASS to install. Humid as hell and only 10am.

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                                • 72Dart6pack

                                  72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                                  Putting on hood stripes.

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                                  • MileHighDart

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                                    Picked up parts for it.

                                    4 Hour round trip drive to pickup an A-500 tranny from a Dakota that supposedly had only 79K miles on it.

                                    Overdrive here we come.

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                                    • famous bob

                                      famous bob mopar misfit

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                                      Gonna warm her up and drive it to mens prayer breakfast.
                                      Come join us , free food !
                                       
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                                      • BrianT

                                        BrianT Let's go!

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                                        I'm going to a show later this morning. Free pizza!
                                         
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                                        • George Jets

                                          George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                                          Like to hear how this all works out. 70 to 80 mph freeway speeds, sounds like a good idea.

                                          Keep us posted . . .
                                           
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                                          • moper

                                            moper FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                            Finished dressing the welds in the engine bay of the '65. I had to replace sections of the inner wells, and do a little modifying of the RH inner fender. Have about 20% left to strip in the engine bay, then it's on to the driver's side for final stripping and rust repairs.
                                             
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                                            • Fred Scigliano

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                                              20190628_180133.jpg repainted the old truck with spray can paint for a parade on July 6th will restore it but for now just making a 30 footer out of it and having a good time with my boys. I know not a Mopar but old enough to fit in.
                                               
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                                              • barracudadave67

                                                barracudadave67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                                                Just finished installing a second fuse box, powered by a relay, for a new radio, cages, power antenna, etc., in the 66 B-Cuda. It was hot under the dash, its 94* out in the yard. Prolly lost 5-10lbs sweating LOL.
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