1972 Canadian H-Code 340 Dart Swinger Special Resto - Finally started!

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    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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    Thanks Jim, on those red nuts that was a bit less of a do it yourself'er, I mixed a little bit of clear and tinted it with some transperant red single stage tinters until I achieved the colour I wanted then sprayed the nuts with this now red clear coat.

    I meant to post the satin black that I've been using a lot of my small satin black parts and did use this on my radiator. SprayMax trim black satin covers extremely quickly so take less to do the parts and the film build is very thin which thin is what you want on a radiator. Here its mostly just available at bodyshop supply houses but I do see a few products on Amazon.ca and quite a bit more on Amazon.com,

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    • Swinger340Canuc

      Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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      Didn't accomplish much today, put a few pieces on the front end, then worked on refurbishing my canister. Started by blasting and painting the bracket then emptied out the charcoal and clean it inside and out. Wet sanded the outside of the canister with 2000 grit to remove some of the scratches the buffed it to a shine, looks quite a bit better. I purchased a Wix filter to replace the one on the bottom that holds the carbon inside from RockAuto I believe and ran over to Petsmart and purchased some fish tank carbon granules to refill it with,

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      Just need to purchase some hoses for the hookup and that will be done, and thanks to my brother who brought me my Accurate exhaust from down south I'll be able to tackle that soon,

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      • Red's '72 Dart

        Red's '72 Dart Well-Known Member

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        Your car looks great! I need to rebuild my canister too. Thanks for the part number in the pic!
         
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        360DartGT66 Not a 360 anymore FABO Gold Member

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        Allow me to join the choir praising your skills. This i sa fantastic build!

        What is that canister for? Some sort of emissions?
         
      • Swinger340Canuc

        Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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        Thanks Anders, that’s correct emissions control, I don’t know how effective it was but it was easy enough to put back on.
         
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          Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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          Did a bit of work, started by spraying some wax oil rustproofing in my doors and quarters so I can seal them up with the vapour barrier my pal Joel got me from Performance graphics,

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          Vapour barrier went on with the cay cord and a pretty a wide tape that matches what the factory used, I used the cord on the top and sides the tucked the barrier in the slot and taped it in place at the bottom,

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          Made sure my seat belt harness was in place then wrapped the floor in a heavy jute I got from a fellow Special owner and buddy Richard, the new carpet had hardly any jute on it so this was a nice solution,

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          Well I think the carpet was in the box a bit too long, sat out in the sun to heat it up so it would form up but no such luck so looks like I'll need to steam it in order to get it to fit.

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          • Swinger340Canuc

            Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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            Rear seat cleaned up nicely with just a scrub and some Armor All and I replaced my build sheet in between the springs but with a copy,

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            got after my scoop, which for me is the signature piece on these cars,

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            • cliff guinand

              cliff guinand 71&72 Cdn 340 Specials

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              Look at you go, now that there's a deadline, haha. Sorry. Looking awesome bud!!!
              So, seeing your jute, and I see that's it's quite a bit different from the 'vinyl' floor version, here's what mine looked like, I repaired my original and placed some of the 'supplied' jute underneath (super wimpy compared to the real stuff). Also, I put a copy of my 'simulated broadcast sheet' in the springs as well. Too cool.

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              • DemonDave

                DemonDave I'm a little devil...

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                Nice to see these cars getting some attention!
                 
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                • Swinger340Canuc

                  Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                  Thanks for that Dave and look at Cliff GO! Damn now I have to go and buy more copies, lol! Nice job Cliff, the Dart looks great on the cover, star of the edition.

                  I still have my original jute that looks just like yours, it looks kind of dirty and a bit musty and Richard offered this newer stuff when he was out visiting so I took him up on it.
                   
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                  • cliff guinand

                    cliff guinand 71&72 Cdn 340 Specials

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                    Hey Dave, Danny and everyone else who's tuned into this 'Danny building a rare Canadian 340 Special' thread - which by the way is amazing!!! His attention to detail (overly in some cases, haha) is truly over the top, I couldn't even think about going there. Kevin (scatpacker) who essentially built mine came close, and he admits that this build of Danny's is incredible, and wishes he had patience to do some of what's been done :)- Sorry Kev, but you told me that and knowing my B5 is absolutely amazing, seeing and knowing what Danny has done here is mind blowing. I can't wait to see the final and will do my best to get it the notoriety it so deserves!!! I got lucky with mine making it into Bone Stock Magazine, and I'm always trying to get the word out on these 'special' little Canadian Hot Rods.

                    I also wrote an article thats in the current issue of Bone Stock on Greg's J6 '71 - and just to let you know, the issue that will have my car on the cover won't be out for 2-3 weeks as it's just been sent to print.

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                    • Crossrammed340

                      Crossrammed340 Basin street Blue survivor

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                      I think i shoud get Swinger340canuk to restore my Demon he did a fantastic job on his car i love his attention to details that alot of guys miss or can't do.
                       
                    • j061093409

                      j061093409 1970 Dart Swinger 340 Reg FABO Gold Member

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                      I already booked him for my 71 Special!
                      Will being having it shipped after MCACN in November of this year
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                      • Swinger340Canuc

                        Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                        Sorry fellas, this is called ONE & DONE Restoration Services and this is the one! LOL! But I do appreciate the sentiments.

                        Finished steaming in the carpet to get a much improved fit and my anal side spotted this inspection tag on the old rug so might as well staple it on the new one,


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                        Got the bulk of the interior in now just got to take re-covering the front seat and install it and the inside should be done. I reused my old sill plates just until the interior is all done then I'll install the really nice reproduction ones I got from "Dante's", they scratch easily so best to hold off.

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                        Went to finish up on the front of the car by installing the grille that I restored 3+ years ago and unfortunately found a crack repair that I did didn't hold up, used the wrong material I think, so that had to wait until I fix the crack and spot in the repair,



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                        • Swinger340Canuc

                          Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                          The tail lights were a bit scruffy and needed some resto so worked on those this afternoon. Started by blasting the backside with walnut shell which brightened up the cad plating some on the sockets and removed the dirt and loose matt black paint,

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                          Prepped and sprayed the inside reflective surfaces with Duplicolors Chrome finish, then did the black in matt black again. Installed new gaskets, rewrapped the wiring and tried the new lenses on and they look much improved so are ready to install on the back bumper,

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                            Looking really good, keep up the great progress!
                             
                          • Swinger340Canuc

                            Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                            Grille fixed and installed,

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                            Installed my Accurate Exhaust system, the first evening was a wrestling match and the exhaust won but last evening I won and got it installed, looks pretty good, if your someone that hangs out under cars lol!

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                              Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                              Forgot to mention, I can't remember the last time I see this! And the ironic thing is Accurate Exhaust won't ship their exhaust systems into Canada, lol.

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                              Tackled my front seat today, it's not the original seat to my car I thru that out in the 80's (dummy) this one is a little bit scruffy but a bit of elbow grease and some tremclad and will look pretty nice.
                              Did the seat backs first, its a wrestling match and it doesn't hurt to have gorilla grip when doing upholstery which I no longer have but it was a hot sunny day and that helped make the covers easier to slide on.

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                              blasted the tracks and just gave the seat frame a good scuffing where I could with a red scotch bride pad and degrease then some SprayMax Satin on the tracks and some tremclad for the seat frame,

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                              Unfortunately I was under the impression the seat foam was like the seat back foam in that it was moulded to shape so I bought a piece to splice in but it turns out they just used a slab of flat foam and wrap it around the frame. I'll have to make a trip back to the foam shop since it makes sense to replace the whole thing.

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                                Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                                Managed to finish the upholstery on my seat this evening, just have to get the correct hinge covers and bolt up the tracks. Takes some grunt work to get these on but pretty happy how they turned out,

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                                  Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                                  Sorry everyone i haven't been keeping the thread up since getting close to being done. The cars been done for 3 or 4 weeks now and have just been working out the gremlins, some time machine pictures from 3 1/2 years ago to now,

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                                    Swinger340Canuc 72 Swinger 340 Special

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                                    Took it to the big Mopar show for Alberta in Red Deer and met up with some of my 340 Special brothers, 6 which is the most ever to be together at once. It was a great day and lots of fun and laughs!

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                                    So the build is done and it was a ton of work and lots of fun and scraped knuckles but really rewarding, now I can show it to other car lovers and most of all enjoy driving her again. Thanks for all the members that asked questions and gave me kind comments and encouragement when it was tough dragging myself out to work on it, Cheers!
                                     
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                                      Nice! Well done extensive build. Nice group shot!
                                       
                                    • cliff guinand

                                      cliff guinand 71&72 Cdn 340 Specials

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                                      Saw it live on Saturday and I can tell you, the pics don't do it justice!!! Awesome build buddy. Great debut at the Red Deer Mopar Meet.
                                       
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                                      gerahead Glutton for Punishment

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                                      Danny, I haven't visited your page in a while and I was surprised at how much you had gotten done since the last time I checked in. Awesome outcome!!!
                                      You did some outstanding work there, beautiful!
                                       
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                                      DemonDave I'm a little devil...

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                                      Fantastic! Well done!

                                      Now sell it to me. :thumbsup:
                                       
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