What Are You Doing To/With Your Car Today?

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  1. CarfinaticII

    CarfinaticII Under Construction

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    How was the fitment of the carpet? Looks nice. Checked their website, pretty reasonable prices. Good people to deal with?
     
  2. dicksmidlac

    dicksmidlac Well-Known Member

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    Got the drivers side door jamb stripped,ready for primer.Now start the other side.

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    • TrailBeast

      TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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      Since I got my paint done finally, I went back to work on my LED outside lighting.
      The back lights have had the center part of the lenses cut out leaving just the outer frames and replaced with smoked Lexan and stainless allen machine screws with a red LED brake/tail panel behind the smoke Lexan.

      Backup lights are white LED panels with a slight purple color (sunlight they call it) and white frosted tint behind the lexan, also with the stainless Allens.

      Yesterday I pulled the grill, took the stock silver lenses off and trimmed the cracked all to hell center clear out and painted them satin black.
      Then the smoked Lexan covers with the insides of the light housing painted black and the orange LED parking/signal panels.

      The LED's give a real high definition to the lights instead of hazy diffused colors like stock lenses that I really like.

      Finally, the fronts match the rears.

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      • LocuMob

        LocuMob Fluid Technician FABO Gold Member

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        Nice bumper sticker!
         
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        • DartGTDan

          DartGTDan 70-71 Dart GT Fan

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          Yesterday our car club (the Twisted Axle Car Club (check us out on FaceBook)) ventured out on our "Smiles Per Gallon Tour". The tour involved 12 cars, traveling ~225 miles in a 10 hour trip. We had lots of stops, met some cool people and enjoyed the day. One of the coolest stops was at the "Bruce Mansion" (see more on FB). We pulled into the party store/gas station next door when the mansion's owner was coming out and noticed all the cars. After hearing the story of the mansion he allowed us a photo opportunity:

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          The whole group of "regulars"
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          It was a great day!!
           
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          • toplscuda

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            I spent Sunday working on the car. Pulled the old springs off and prepped the new ones. Broke one of the rear shackles so I ordered a set. Found a truck spring company up in NY that had them for $40 shipped. Spent the rest of the day on my back scraping the old undercoat off the bottom. Dirty job but made some decent progress. Also dug out the 3 way adjustable front spring hangers I picked up several years ago for it. They will give me. Stock, -1, and -2 choice.
             
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            • Naplm00

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              I was sick of my leaking 1920 carb bowl gasket, I had replaced it with a new gasket, straightened the bowl , replaced it with cork, no avail.

              I cut a gasket out of 1/8 viton rubber sheet, bolted it right up ...no leaks !
               
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              • DARTGAME

                DARTGAME SuPeRcHaRgEd

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                Took it to work today

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                • DentalDart

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                  Did some painting lady night. I'll get better pics tonight and will throw some paint on the rear end and other parts.

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                  • 72Dart6pack

                    72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                    Finished the gas cap for my 1972 Dart. There is a story behind this. But that's for another time.

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                    • DartGTDan

                      DartGTDan 70-71 Dart GT Fan

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                      I get it Ken. Glad to see you're making some progress.
                       
                    • 72Dart6pack

                      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                      Just a small nod to to my Dad which passed a few yrs ago. But left me money to get this car.
                       
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                      • dicksmidlac

                        dicksmidlac Well-Known Member

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                        Got a jump on the pass side tonite.Slowly getting there!!

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                        • George Jets

                          George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                          Sure looks nice, looks like brand new base metal.

                          Labor of Love . . .
                           
                        • 67/6barracuda

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                          I’m getting ready to rebuild my steering column.

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                          • Plymouth Pete

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                            • George Jets

                              George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                              Speaking of Computer Service, just installed the latest Linux Operating System.

                              Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina"

                              Like it a lot, have you tried it?

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                              More onboard drivers with the new install.
                               
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                              • TF360

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                                Wow that dash look amazing. Those gauges are so timeless it look like a modern Mustang with the blue lights
                                 
                              • TrailBeast

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                                I have a couple of Linux OS computers here, but not that one.
                                Don't use them much because most of what I do requires MS software.
                                (programs that won't run anywhere else)
                                 
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                                • Plymouth Pete

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                                  It is backlit with a strip LED inside the perimeter of the cluster housing and controlled with an inline dimmer via remote control. The regular bulb sockets also have white LED's which are controlled with the headlight dimmer knob as a backup.
                                   
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                                  • 67/6barracuda

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                                    Those lights on the dash look amazing.
                                     
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                                    • MrJLR

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                                      LOVE mint.....
                                       
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                                      • dicksmidlac

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                                        Pulled the windshield out of the parts car today and sat the broken one back in there to keep the snow out.Factory 340 Dart Sport.Shame it's so rusty

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                                        • rustyfish

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                                          Well after help from everyone figuring out that my flex plate bolt was rubbing on the inspection cover and taking care of that, everyone pointed out that I had an exhaust leak. Well I knew that, but it was low on the priority list. So I decided to track it down today. Hooked up my leaf blower to one of the tailpipes, plugged the other, and sprayed down the exhaust from the engine back and discovered a pretty major manifold leak on the driver side near the firewall.

                                          Now to decide how to handle it.
                                           
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                                          • George Jets

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                                            Pull the manifold, inspect the sealing surfaces, they usually leak at the center 2 ports, slightly warped manifold. Have it machined straight and true, new gaskets and good to go again.

                                            On a second thought if you have the flat flange 340 style manifold it is easy for them to blow that gasket out at the manifold to the exhaust pipe.

                                            Other style bell flange manifolds are easier to keep sealed, just got to keep them tight.

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