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Alexzander Vulmea Dare

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« on: March 18, 2012, 01:10:17 PM »

Here are some pics of the 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer.  Still needs work.  Upholstery needs to be redone, new carpet, soft rubber, gauges, and a few other things.  I want to put a new paint job on it - same colors.  There is some light surface rust, but nothing bad.  All the panels look nice and straight.  Trunk & floor panels are nice and tight.  Glass is good.  Any suggestions on upholstery would be great.

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 01:41:26 PM »

She is definitly a beauty, very futuristic looking, I like it. For that loose seat cover, you might be able to take it to an upholstery shop and get them to tighten it up for now.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 03:28:00 PM »

yeah was thinking samething. The door panels and back panels are in need of repair, as well as the rear deck. The headliner is in great shape, and can stay as it is. But the rest is going to need some help.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 07:03:33 PM »

Welcome to the board.  And I really like the lines on that car....something different for sure.  Also really like the painted roof in a contrasting color.





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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 04:42:48 AM »

The seat cover may look loose because the seat stuffing may be toast. I had the seats and cushions in my Fury restuffed with a more modern foam and they now look great. Not to mention more comfortable. Any good upholstery shop should be able to do it.
If you want to tackle it yourself, contact Stitcher Bob on this Board.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 05:44:16 AM »

Very very nice. She's been de-badged a bit. That upholstery should be
fixable, and with the cost of doing new and authentic being exorbitant
you can live with it. If you want to re-do like new original, SMS has
the correct materials and can even duplicate perfectly the door panels,
but are expensive and can be slow. All the perfectionist Swedes use
them.  There are probably as many '55-65 cars in Sweden as here,
almost, it's surreal seeing pics of their shows.  On my Windsor
I'll probably just throw on old NORS aftermarket covers, or horse
blancket style (!) for now, and maybe bite the bullet later if she runs
the way I want and we really "bond". 

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 08:28:42 AM »









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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 09:07:25 AM »




ya , i know theres doubles but i can't seem to remove em -----don't beat me up too bad------------------later
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 09:18:39 AM »

60 dart, thanks for sharing this with us, gorgeous underhood appearance. Are you running the single 4bbl or the three deuces now?
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 11:05:11 AM »




600 edelbrock for now . the trips are on the shelf . if the 383 goes in , i'm thinkin trip 2 g's . if i can get it to load , here's a photo of the floor shifter on my castiron torqueflite . i might just leave the fame on it and not bother with a matching look --------------------------later
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 11:20:47 AM »






PSSSSSSSSS . if anyone wants to know , the sidepipes are functional and street legal !
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 12:18:55 PM »

Very Nice work Chuck!
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 03:32:13 PM »

Thanks for the heads up on the  interior costs. I really like the way the doors and back panels are, something about the lines? The seats need new foam for sure, or my fat ass needs to loose weight...either or you choose.!!!!!
That enigine layout is sweet, I really like the muti carb set up. If I can ever get my shop done I might be able to help you out with a custom console for that shifter. I am also planning on making tail light and turn signal repros for my car. I used to work on films do specail effects make-up. And Im used to making molds for head pieces (prostetics) that where used in films. i see you live I WV Chuck...We live outside danville va along NC line.Let me get my shop done ,would really like to fab out a console for ya. Thanks again guys for all the help...
As stupid as this may sound..... by chance does anyone know of a company that has decent seatbelts? I know it sounds stupid but mine has none. And the first fast left turn I made in the TOOOLIN beast Ifound myself lookin out the passengers window Was considering with shoulder harness just in plain black. Found a fair amount but most just didnt look to be worth the money.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 03:50:00 PM »

Least expensive way is to source them from a car out of a salvage yard. You will have to remove a corner of the headliner and possibly weld a bracket in there for the shoulder top pivot, but like you said, aftermarket isn't very good for the price. Lap belts aren't too difficult, use a large flat washer  or two inch square piece of 1/16th flat steel on both sides of the floorboard to give it more strength and tighten it down.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2012, 09:28:16 PM »





thanks guys . not quite sure about a console just yet . the way it's set up now kinda grew on me .  my dart has spent all it's life in WV. , charleston , to be exact . when i bought it it was painted red , thus it's name Big Red . it only has about 36k on her but has had some of the typical rust issues , like the front floors , which have been replaced . little rust around the quarter lips but real solid about everywhere else . i have the original dealer receipt a few other papers and believe it or not , the original key packet from delivery . when i started on her i had every intension of redoing her in red but steve will tell ya . i keep changin things around . what i wanted to do as you see it now was to do a modern day rat but not in all the rust and dent stages and keeping within the design of being engineered after the fighter jets of the late 50's , thus the molded tail lights and the wing . the wing i set on the trunk lid probably a dozen times before it was a go . the biggest effort was drilling mount holes , something i hope i never regret . as far as the hood pins go the hood , lets say , was really not in top condition , as it had earlier repairs . i'm hopin that within the next few months i'll have the 383-727 in with a custom slip drive shaft , rear discs brakes , with a hand brake . the rear is a 742 from a 67 ply. but with single 292 gears . it had a set of 391's but they were just a touch high . so i have a 741 sure grip that'll have 323's . i gotta set of knock off wires , with adapters but coming up with a grand for wide whites is going to be a stretch especially when i know i'll be rippin up the streets with em . i think thats the main reson the old trans is leakin so badly . i just can't keep my foot outta the gas and with the floor shifter , i shift every gear every time . i always said the reason god gave us gears was to shift em ! ------by the way , i'm goin on 63 and am still a gear head ,,,,,,,,,,,,but some may say bone head ----------------------------later60 dart2012-03-20 01:54:19
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