1970 Dart *New Project

Driver500

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I reached a point I was happy with on the 72 Duster and sold it.
I picked it up as a barely running carport space taker upper and brought it back to a dependable cruiser.

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I found this 70 Dart in Florida and struck a deal.
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It's got a healthy 360 with a TCI streetfighter 727. 8 1/4 rear with a stronger cover.

The trunk was pretty grungy and I figured the rest of the interior was the same under the carpet.

Step 1 - Wire brush everything to loosen crud and vacuum
Step 2 - Simple Green and wipe down floor
Step 3 - Rust Converter to help out with surface oxidation
Step 4 - Prime
Step 5 - Paint
Step 6 - Dynamat floor and dynapad cardboard pass through.

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I also installed 3 pt retractable seat belts and new seats to replace the old green lap belts and blue APC seats.

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Grill was a bit tired and I wanted to see what turning everything white to black would look like.
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First time using plastidip. I made a few mistakes that I'll go back and fix. I learned that you need to pull the tape while the dip is still wet to get a crisp line. I also didn't get the rood as uniform as I'd like. I'll hit again later but it's good enough for now. Took 5 cans to do the scoops, stripe, and roof.

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Planning on lowering it a bit and tinting the windows next.
 

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Love it. My buddy had a white swinger/black vinyl top in high school and hit a palm tree. Now has a 67 that's under the knife. Good luck with it!
 

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Awesome!

Needs an A-body 8.75 with 3.91s! That little axle will be ok as long as you keep it off drag radials or slicks. What converter is in it? Engine details!
 

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Nice swinger man. I've got a 72 with a 440/indy head combo myself, they are really fun cars. Are you staying with the 8 1/4 or stepping up to the 3/4?
 

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Thanks for the compliments. This has become a nice way to unwind after work or on a nice weekend day.


Awesome!

Needs an A-body 8.75 with 3.91s! That little axle will be ok as long as you keep it off drag radials or slicks. What converter is in it? Engine details!

It's on little drag radials now. It's girdled which will help it last a bit longer. I haven't decided if this will stay as is "ran a 12.98 last time out" or end up wearing a pair of turbos. As is I'll probably keep the 8 1/4 and go back with a 8 3/4 if it breaks. If I go turbo it'll get a Dana 60.

Converter is a tci streetfighter which has about a 3000 stall with this motor. Motor is a 10.5-1 compression LA 360 making about 300rwhp if the math works out for the 12.98 @ 104 pass.

Nice swinger man. I've got a 72 with a 440/indy head combo myself, they are really fun cars. Are you staying with the 8 1/4 or stepping up to the 3/4?

Very cool combo. I was really on the fence about going with a BB vs a modern hemi if I swap out the 360. It'll need the 8 3/4 if it makes any more power.

I've got a 125 plate kit and a full bottle when I get some time to install it. I don't think the rear end or the motor will handle much more than that.
 

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Very nice Dart. Should look really nice when you finish. But.......I would have kept the Duster. That was such a good looking car. I used to own a '70 Duster 340.
 

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wow i really like what you did with that duster! Im looking forward to this next project
 

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