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Jeff's 1972 Dart 5.7 Hemi, 545-rfe, 8 3/4 3.55 + 3.91, Stock sus.

Here's my Dart...

I started this project a couple years ago so I'll bring us up to date.


I work at a muscle car resto place in tucson and at the time my supervisor, who was building a sweet 69 Road Runner, told me that there was a Dart for sale in his nieghborhood. I met with the then current owner and after a cup of coffee I purchased it for $650.
There was some work to do so lets get started...

Make it a driver


I began in the motor compartment it looks well, used. So I prepped and painted it B-5 Bright Blue Metalic, I like the color.
I was walking through my block with the dog and ran across a neighbor wrenching on a beautiful big block, freshly built and on a stand. I went up introduced myself and started talking. Turns out he had a 74 Charger that had been painted by my shop nine years before I had worked there, still looked great. I asked him what was happening to the 360 and 727 he was changing out of the Charger and ended up with it for my Dart.
 

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Great start! I am repainting my car back to original...which is close to the green on yours. Keep the videos coming too man...

-Michael
 

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jamesfreddys said:
sycboi said:
Great start!  I am repainting my car back to original...which is close to the green on yours.  Keep the videos coming too man...

-Michael
what paint code is it f4?

Yessir...FF4, Light Green Metallic...

-Michael
 

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I stripped, sealed, bodywork, and prime.

I stripped the paint and epoxy primered the car with B.A.S.F.'s Diamont epoxy DE-40 it was black and it looked awesome.


My Videos
Here's a video I produced for a show I do on youtube where I introduce my Dart. The video also contains a little footage of my wife's Mustang that was hit-n-run smacked two weeks after I painted it and some funky music, sorry.


Wait until you see why I had to change my plans from the 360 to the Hemi.


MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS EPISODE 27


This here is a video I produced showing Hammer and Dollie techniques on the right quarter panel to repair a side swipe.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS EPISODE 44


And this is the continuing video for quarter panel repair.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS EPISODE 46


Continuing on with some metal work to prepare the '72 for body work I made a video documenting the delete of my front license plate and side markers.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS

At this time my boss Seth purchased a 1969 Dart that needed a roof skin and I was able to begin body work on my car.


MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS EPISODE 58
MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS episode 59
 

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The Hughes 3500 stahl



In this episode we will see rear fenders to the 1917 Dodge stripped and our plans for widening them 5.5". Then we will get a shop update on the 1969 Dart blocking and body work and prime on my 1972 Dart. Finally, remember the 1934 Ford, we will take a look at the fenders going on it and update on it's progress. Sorry for all the extra but it's an important episode for the progress on the Darts. Dart content begins @3:20ish

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS Episode 69

My car at it's first car show after body work and primer.



Test out drivability.


Here is a video of the new wheels, I did the stockton wheel thing. Stock A-body 8 3/4, suspension, and 5x4" small bolt pattern. 15x8" wheels Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R 26x10's.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS Episode 72

Then we start driving the car to see how it's doing I had driven it a couple times to test; always had temp. issues, but got brake, axle seal, and alignment bugs figured out. Decided it was time to take it to the track, see how it would do. Keep in mind I had never been down the track before either. In this episode we take a trip to S.I.R. Dragway for the Darts first two runs. We will also see Seth and Alvaro's Grand Nationals and Chris' 1JZ Supra. The Dart did poorly loosing horsepower and floating valves we are going to do a leak down test and see what's going on. Thanks for watching.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS Episode 75

Ohh, I had so much hope for the 360


Painting the jambs to the 1969 Dodge Dart Hemi Orange and the interior satin black. Pulling the 360 from the 1972 dodge Dart and tearing the block down.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS episode 78

A quick update on Jeff's 1972 Dart and how the short block bench seat and instrument cluster are coming along. The Dart footage starts at 6:30.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS episode 79

I get started on putting an electric fuel pump and 3/8" fuel lines in the 1972 Dodge Dart. You will see mounting ideas, plumbing, running and building an electric wire harness.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS Episode 82

 

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The 5.7 Fuel Injected Hemi out of 2007 Ram.

In this episode there's too much talking but I discuss the new direction for the 1972 Dart. That's because I wanted to get started on my new HEMI project, yes I'm putting a Hemi in my Dart. Let's get pointed in the new direction and get going, got your ears on.

MUSCLE CARS & HOT RODS Episode 90

 
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