Factory Hemi Dodge Dart being restored for a private collection

7/30/19 - Motor test

7/1/18 - Frame rail reinforcements, driveshaft safety loop

6/21/13 - Correct disk brake calipers, final engine installation, reproduction door panels

2/10/13 - Headers and exhaust coated

10/26/10 - Clean and blasted Hemi Dart spindles and hubs.

5/31/12 - Exhaust system custom fabricated to factory specs

10/28/11 - Headers re-bent to fit (finally)

8/26/11 - Test fitting motor

12/29/10 - Motor ready to install

11/23/10 - Steering column installed, engine compartment complete, side glass.

11/4/10 - Dash partially complete, all suspension, brakes, correct tires and wheels. Ready for driveline

5/7/10 - Correct matching numbers '68 Hemi Dart radiator

3/31/10 - K-member and front suspension installed

2/25/10 - Lower control arms

2/5/10 - Front end sub-assembly

9/17/09 - Front and rear windshield molding, restored steering box with new parts

6/18/09 - Rear end installed. Correct front 14" wheel and g70-14 tire combination

6/13/09 - Dana 60 3.73 Sure-grip rear end

5/4/09 - Front and rear glass installed. Grill and headlight buckets bright dipped and detail painted

4/1/09 - New package tray

3/13/09 - Reupholstered race hemi bucket seats and aluminum brackets

3/4/09 - Fuel tank

2/19/09 - New head liner. MSD hidden in driver's side fresh air box. Driver side mirror delete

2/18/09 - Heater motor delete


2/6/09 - Hood scoop support braces and hardware installed. Restored fresh air boxes

1/15/09 - Bumpers mounted


8/22/08 - Painted


8/30/07 - On the rotisserie. Correct 4-speed tunnel


8/17/07 - Body progress


4/13/07 - disassembled 4-speeds, bell-housing located and cleaned


12/19/05 - Core has returned from blasting and has been primered.

Chrysler's precision engineering inspired the factory to approach the hemi shock-tower clearance challenge with a sledge hammer. This is one of the uniquely crude features you could expect to be included with your freshly delivered Hemi Dodge Dart in 1968.


11/29/05 - Stripped to the bone and sent off for media blasting. Lightweight (acid-dipped) doors were hand stripped and removed to avoid heat related warping from the blasting process.


5/6/05 - Car showed up off the trailer today as is





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