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Restoring a 1966 Dart GT IRS

Posted January 21, 2009 12:02 AM by CarDomain

Before I get into the meat of this post, I'd like to talk briefly about fear. I'm a perfectionist and if I'm going to do something, I want it to turn out well. This can be a very good thing, but can also be crippling.

Before I even turned a wrench on the Dart, I knew that I needed to make some measurements. First, I measured ride height at the rocker panel, since I was happy with the ride height. Next, I marked the center of the rear wheel on the quarter panel. This helps later when figuring your lower control arms, which dictate where the wheel will be.

After I took these notes, it was time to rip the old axle out. After this was accomplished, I needed to raise the car and level it. I used four RV stands placed under the frame of the car. These stands allowed me to get the car perfectly level.

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01/21/2009 8:07 AM

Hmmm, maybe I'm being thick.
This links to part 2 of the project and I can't see a link to pt1, which leaves me a tad cofused.

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01/21/2009 12:30 PM

Sorry del, you're being think.

The first sentence of the the linked page.

http://blog.cardomain.com/2009/01/09/1966-dodge-dart-irs-project-journal/

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01/21/2009 1:06 PM

Cheers..I missed it. It makes sense now.
Thick is relative...
I am a Cat...
I don't do bad...for a cat.

Del
(Actually I was thrown by the term 'restoring' and then all that tubework was being added...to me 'restoring' is 'returning to original spec'...but hey I just a cat.)

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01/21/2009 1:15 PM

I generally agree.

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01/22/2009 12:01 PM

I'm with you guys - restoring it to a state in which it never existed is a bit of a misnomer. However, for what it IS, it is right well done!

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01/22/2009 12:16 PM

Hmm... What allowances for alignment/adjustments have you in the prototype?

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