1965 Dart GT 273 Commando 4 speed

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    Added passenger side mirror, cleaned polished and installed original wiper blades plus door locks, added new window felts on doors and installed rte voltage limiter for qauges( thanks slantsixdan)
    Trying to decide what route I'm gonna go for front bucket seats.
    Not goin to pay 5 bills for legendary covers on this build.

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    Decided on my front buckets. Low backs from a CJ5 jeep. Found pair in white vinyl for $100.
    Got my antenna hole filler today.
    Ratfink will look good in place of antenna on this build. :thumbsup:

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    Rat Fink installed.

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      Mocked up my 15" x 7" steelies for rear today. Will be tight. Looks like im gonna have to stay with a cheater slick or drag radial under 27 "s tall and with total width under 9"s.
      Any suggestions let me know. Thanks.

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      I run a 225/70-15 on mine on 7" wide wheels. 9.1 wide and 27.36 dia. 001b.JPG
       
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        Thanks Mike. How is clearance for you?
         
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        I think a 15x8 would work but the backspace and tire would have to be perfect.
         
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        Thinking about these Phoenix units and having cheater grooves added.

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          Those look like fun. Just don't get caught in the rain.
           
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          Scored a nice front bumper core for her today. This is a 64 not a 65 bumper but will look cool I think. Already gave it the fake fiberglass look.lol
          Converted running lights under bumper on front valance to work as turn signals.

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          • Oldschoolcuda

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            Got front bumper mocked up & trial fitted, fabricated bumper brackets and scored a pair of a100 seats to recover and maybe use.:thumbsup:

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            Got lucky with this one. All the trim and bezels are in great shape.
             
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            The 64 front bumper is on and looks better than I thought it would on a 65.

            Hopefully rear tires for my steelies will arrive this week, then on to front seats.
            Took her for short jaunt today and with the 4.10's she is a neck snapping little beast.

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              Got my 15" steelies with 225-70-15's on today. Looks great with torq thrusts on front.
              Thanks toolmanmike for tire size info.

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                Will hopefully have interior functional this week. Decided to go with a100 seats I picked up from rocky65 for front buckets. They are being recovered and should be ready Wednesday. Will still have to make up some mounting frames.
                Mulled over rear seat delete but decided to keep rear seat for now.
                Changing to black so got rear seat dyed and in place today along with fabbing up a package tray. Left the gt center pieces white to add a little contrast.
                Plan on eventually fabbing up my own door panels.

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                  Have my a100 seats ready to go. Pleased with way they turned out.
                  Now to fabricate some brackets.
                  Got interior ready to put em in with coating of truck bedliner on floorboards for my temporary carpet.:lol:

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                    Waiting for seat brackets to arrive so worked on some detail stuff.
                    Spruced up emblems, finished wiring line lock, improved old body work on rear wheel lip & trunk lid bottom and started restoring interior roof line and door panel trim.

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                    Got drivers side a100 seat in. :thumbsup:

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                      Passenger seat is in. Glad I went with the a100 seats over the jeep seats. They are actually quite comfortable and give her a cool mini super stock look:lol:

                      Installing seatbelts tomorrow then figure out what to use for fabricating some door panels.

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                        Fabricated and installed my first door panel today. Used 3/8 " framing board.

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                          Wow that looks great.
                           
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                          Thanks.
                          Was going to go plain as she is just a hot rod then thought what the heck I'll add the chrome pieces from the fubared originals.
                          Look much better than expected and only cost $10 for enough board to do the fronts & rears.
                           
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                          Got drivers side door panel and one rear panel fabbed up and installed today before beerthirty hit.

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