1965 Dart GT 273 Commando 4 speed

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    X2--chrome does look great! I'm guessing there was a fair bit of effort in those.
     
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    Oldschoolcuda Early-A Body Nerd FABO Gold Member

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    It is tedious but worth it. Not to bad, about 30min. on a chrome piece size of seat sides.
    Trying to salvage everything I can to keep costs down.
     
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    Another lovely 20 degree temperature drop today so did some work inside garage and house today on dash trim pieces. Cleaned, repainted and detailed the ash tray and remaining dash inserts.Had to put on my 2.5 X reading glasses to highlight words on heater control piece.lol
    Happy with way they turned out.

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    • Oldschoolcuda

      Oldschoolcuda Early-A Body Nerd FABO Gold Member

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      Made some nice progress today. Got some dash pieces installed, cleaned polished and detailed both headlight bezels and installed headlights and bezels. Looks like a dart finally.:)
      Finally got under her and removed old fuel tank and sending unit.
      Hopefully weather will hold and can get new tank installed tomorrow.

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      • 65dartcharger

        65dartcharger Dart Charger 273 Historian FABO Gold Member

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        Good progress on your car!
         
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        Thanks Ulf.
        Has been a fun project so far.
        Slowed up due to weather and holiday season.
        Inside today researching possible wheel tire combos for her and how I can run the fenderwell headers into a hi-po single exhaust.
         
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          Does it clear the rubber boot that goes on the steering column pipe?
           
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          Clear of everything nicely when installed.
          Installed mine from under car and does not look like it will clear steering Column to remove or install from top.
           
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          Finally warmed up and had some good snow melt so did a little to her today after a week of cabin fever.
          Replaced shock mounts and put on new rear KYB shocks and also replaced differential vent.
          Not much but was good to get out and work on her after a week of nothingness.

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          • Oldschoolcuda

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            Finally got fuel tank in today. Wohoo.:lol:
            That much closer to getting her running.

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              Finally got back on her today after ignoring her to work on my 64 cuda for a month.
              Re-did the front brakes and added new 14" torq thrust wheels. Now i need to just find steelie's with right offset for the back to get oldschool look i'm going for.

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                Looking good!
                 
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                Thanks.
                Not a mopar but this is look I'm shooting for with wheels.

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                  Finally. I have an interior and complete dash except for radio. Concours restoration absolutely not. Oldschool hot rod look and functional yes. lol.

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                    She's almost alive. :thumbsup:
                    Got wiring sorted out and engine ready to go. Just need to wire electric fan and finish plumbing fuel line.
                    Hopefully will have her fired up by Friday. Then on to brakes and exhaust.

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                      The beast is alive. :thumbsup:Fired her up today and broke in camshaft. Still need to shore up fuel system and get timing right.
                      She sounds very,very nasty and has great oil pressure. Will try and post video in next few days.

                      Learned a tough lesson. Do not get close to those headers after she has run.lol.

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                        As promised:thumbsup:
                         
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                          SOLD.
                          Thanks YouTube. Was not for sale but then again in my world for right price ( which happened) anything is for sale.
                           
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                            66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                            WOW! You never know who's watching!!
                             
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                            Couldn't help myself.
                            Just bought her back in deal with friend that bought her from me.
                            She now is road worthy with new brakes & dual MC. B body rear was removed and now has original a body 8.3/4 with 4.10 gears, new leaf springs, new driveshaft and fresh alignment.
                            She jumps off the line like a damn snapping turtle.
                            Pics to follow when delivered Thursday .Wohoo.:thumbsup:
                             
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                              4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                              So sold it for 3 months? Congrats getting it back! Sounds awesome.
                               
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                              Yea. My 64 is finished and missd having a hot rod project to work on.
                              Love driving them but my true love is wrenching on em. Weird.lol
                               
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                              4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                              Cool, ya know what they say, if you love something lol. You obviously have skills and vision, great work.
                               
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                              :thumbsup:Just got dropped off. Here we go again.Wohoo.

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                                She now has chrome air cleaner with charger sticker thanks to badlilred 79. Wohoo:thumbsup:
                                Great day today.
                                Routed line lock wiring, hooked up tach today and got her legal with title, tags and registration in my name.

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