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Jefferson's '65 Dodge Dart

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by jefferson, May 23, 2010.

  1. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    I thought it'd be fun to start a thread about my 65 Dodge Dart. If it weren't for this, my Tacoma would be AMAZING.

    Pay attention to the roof material, antenna, and mirror. All three were changed, but not enough to be noticeable (i wanted it to look pretty much stock)

    So i'll start with the body work..

    These are from when I drove the car into the shop. We started taking off the trim and chrome that day. The paint is stock from 1965.. the car was very well taken care of.. just had rust in the usual places and the trunk was a MESS.

    Also needed a new-to-me bumper. i located one.. which was a damn bitch to find.

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    Got a new trim piece for the quarter panel.

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    Black roof has got to go.

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    I HATE the antenna.. thats gotta go.

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    The mirror is incorrect for this model too. That i believe is from a 1955 chevrolet.

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    also located a few gas caps and had them painted the correct color. Back in the 60s if you lost a cap, you went to the dealer and they gave you a chrome one instead of the stock color matched one... much easier to keep a stock of chrome caps than a million colors!

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    After a few days i was at this point below.. Most of the trim is removed, and the back and front windshields were as well. There wasn’t as much rust in the window corners as I thought there might be, which is great. Here are some pictures of the rear window’s corners:

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    and here is the only rust on the front windshield (driver side bottom corner):

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    Here are some shots of the full body.

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    After a few days, i was at this:

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    We started on the trunk.. This and the passenger side quarter was by far the worst part of the car.

    You can see the old metal still in the trunk that was taken out. All new metal is stainless, so it should survive its second life.

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    Here is how the new quarter is shaping up. Again, stainless.

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    And you can see the trunk patch panel here too. I'll notch the original valance so it matches the other side for the exhaust, so it looks stock.

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    Here, a few days later quarters are on. They’re in etching primer and need sanding and some tweaking to make perfect. Trunk is now rust free too (note in the previous picture you can see a chunk of the old trunk sitting on the ground). Pretty exciting stuff :)

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    Passenger side:

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    Here, all the trim is removed and rust repaired as well as dents and dings! It's amazing to have my car completely rust free. Watch for this.. i'll shave the antenna off cause i think it'll look cleaner. It was left connected and just shoved into the fender.. greatest thing about that - the radio gets reception JUST FINE! Here’s some pictures:

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    The new notch for the dual exhaust so it looks stock.

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    Paint time! It has some orange peal and a bit of fish eye, BUT not a single run. Next will be color sanding to remove the fish eye and such, and then trim. Here’s some pictures:

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    finished the trunk a few days later, here’s some pictures of that:

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    A rust coating will get sprayed on in a day or two and then color matched like they were in the 60s

    After the trunk got fixed up it sat for a few weeks. Then it got wetsanded and polished so it could be ready for clearcoat. Heres after the clear was applied:

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    prepping the paint for wetsanding the clearcoat:

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    Now it was time to start polishing that trim.... weee

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    Oh yeah, good times that weekend.

    a few weeks later it was time attach all that trim! The of course, windshields..

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    This is after I her drivable again for about a week.

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    Complete with new headliner! My headliner guy also recovered my sun visors in black leather for FREE! He’ll be my guy when its time for the seats. Headliner had to be done in order to get to the screws for the roof trim and side emblems. and since the windshields were out, it was time. It wasnt in bad condition.. but it needed replacing.

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    Same day I gave her a tuneup – new plugs, points, oil, and battery. We’re devising plans for complete engine/trans/coolant system/break/rear end rebuild right now. Very excited to yank it out and redo!

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    Whats not pictured is the new carpet and shocks on all four corners. a new carburetor and rear end seal was installed a few weeks ago too.

    Just finished shocks and the seal for the rear end. Still has a leak in the front, so that'll get fixed in a few days..

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    Thats all for now. More will come!
     
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  3. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    that is one awesome car man. new paint and interior and now engine rebuild. Nice job man......very nice ride.
     
  5. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    Its coming together! :)
     
  6. JTO

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    my dad used to have one of these only it was shit brown and ran like shit. Yours looks good though!
     
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Nice Jeffey. I want a ride.
     
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    Blue You're my boy blue

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    looks damn sexy!!!
     
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    That car is sick!!!
     
  11. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    I see a lot that are shit brown. Al Bundy had one in Shit Brown. :cool:

    thanks!

    No prob! I was thinking next tacoma meet, if i have nothing to do to my tacoma i'd drive it! BUT i have a locker sitting next to me here and a new auto dimming mirror to install..

    Thanks!

    Thanks!!
     
  12. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Nice. Maybe if I'm ever down there I can stop by and see it.
     
  13. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    Dude yah. I owe you a beer anyway!

    And here she was a few weeks ago after i washed her. I forgot to add tire dressing.. :eek:

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  14. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    UPDATE:

    Fixed some of the narration of the pictures. In a few days gonna work on the rear end and stop all leaks there.. Still got one from the front seal. rear is done.

    Updated a pic of the rear gasket and its new shiny shocks..
     
  15. Colton

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    Dam nice build Jefferson! I'd kill to have a restoration go as well as that!
     
  16. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    oh man dude - i just make it LOOK like its going well ;) BUT the car was a gorgeous canvas to start on.. the floor boards are totally intact and everything.. this thing is gonna be great :)

    but thank you :)
     
  17. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Bout friggin time amigo! looks good! I want :D
     
  18. THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    sweet jeff! looks sweet now we need to find a '72 Grumman kurbmaster bread truck and make it scrapeeeeee.. all original patina with white walls and red rims :cool:
     
  19. jefferson

    jefferson [OP] needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    haha.. yah, took some time to compile the pictures..

    HAHAHA man.. i dont get it but i'm glad youre stoked.. haha
     
  20. THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    whats not to get!!!???[​IMG]
    i would rock this so hard! except scrapingggg theee groundddd
     
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