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I thought the Dart Swinger was supposed to be a hot model. This one sure wasn’t, 1.5” single exhaust, sounded like a Briggs, but I assume slant 6? 

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I knew darts could be mundane, but I thought all the swingers weren’t. 

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One of Mopar favorites when done right like Rusty's ♥️ looks like a great starting point for a nice build

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I had a 1969 Dart Swinger and it was a 340 and 4 speed. Not exactly a slouch. After I rebuilt the engine, (Blueprinted for NHRA Stock specifications) I never once had any takers in my class around here. Ran 4 passes between 12.81 - 12.89 one weekend. I think the national record was 12.72 at the time. Never went to the track again as that was my transportation for work and didn't want to walk to work.

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3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

I knew darts could be mundane, but I thought all the swingers weren’t. 

All swingers are hot?  Who knew?! Oh, you’re talking about Dodges, sorry. 

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That one has the bumperettes so it's probably one of the last ones

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Duster=Plymouth 

Dart=Dodge 

The Dart Demon were all 340 cars AFAIK.

The Dart swinger was a nice trim package.

I know some swingers but they aren't really that hot anymore. Time can be hard on people.

 

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The swinger wasn't what made them the hot model , it was the dodge skat pack option that had all the goodies, the skat pack came with dual exhaust,  340 4speed a833 , high impact colors , heavy duty suspension,  rally dash, and I think a few other things, oh also the polyglas gt tires 20201012_153144.thumb.jpg.5fa1d6d83d268187b0983c071c124660.jpg20201012_153512.thumb.jpg.904d5e07286820241df3a5527e117414.jpg20201012_172318.thumb.jpg.99da9ec449f141bec22d181cbe57d647.jpg20170202_181944.thumb.jpg.f48d50511bb379907eac6104faa6ce84.jpg

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1 hour ago, hardtail said:

That one has the bumperettes so it's probably one of the last ones

Those are the heavy "5mph" bumper guards, so that car is a '73 (when the law took effect) up to a '76 (when that body style was discontinued in the US)

23 minutes ago, acem said:

Duster=Plymouth

And technically a sub-model of the Valiant line - like a Roadrunner was a sub-Belvedere, and a Superbee was a sub-Coronet.

A Demon was a Dart front end (hood/fenders/grille/bumper) married to a Valiant/Duster rear end (and branded Dodge).  These are all Mopar "A" bodies.

Darts and Valiants were available as 2 or 4-doors; Demons and Dusters were 2-door only.  The doors were all the same amongst 2-doors, and then again amongst 4-doors.

19 minutes ago, Rusty shackleford said:

...high impact colors...

That FC7 "Plum" (or "Plum Crazy" as it's known; "In Violet" for Plymouth) could be ordered on the base cars, too - but on the sales bank cars (spec'd and 'stocked') it was only on the hot rods.

That your Dart? - it's a beaut!  Marker lights and center caps say '70 or '71, but tail lights are 1970 all the way.

 

Mark

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Nice swinger! 

How'd ya keep the rust away in Minnesota?

A friend has a dart GT. I think it's a 69?

He also has a early/mid 60s valiant convertible.

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There were Scamps too think that was Plymouth? I kind of like the square style more, reminds me a bit of the 66/7 Chevy II Novas, coworker has a 68 or 9 Dart GT and he probably has 70K in its restoration 

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13 hours ago, acem said:

I know some swingers but they aren't really that hot anymore.

Was on a business trip with some of my colleagues they're all in their 30's and they wanted to go out and pick up some cougars.

I said no I'll stay at the hotel cuase all the cougars at my age are likely using walkers 

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57 minutes ago, jeeper61 said:

Was on a business with some of my colleagues they're all in their 30's and they wanted to go out and pick up some cougars.

I said no I'll stay at the hotel cuase all the cougars at my age are likely using walkers 

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A friend had a duster back in the day….said it was aptly named when driven on gravel roads.

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My car since 4/26/1976. 340 4bbl. 4 speed. Still sitting on my frame rack in the back of my former body shop building. Lot's of memories through the years.

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One of these days I'll get to working with it again.

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Hurst Cuda/Dart bodystyle that dominated NHRA with the elephants, also caught cheating for putting fluid in the slicks for weigh in then would swap them out for racing, as if the hemi needed more advantage 

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1 hour ago, Troll said:

My car since 4/26/1976. 340 4bbl. 4 speed. Still sitting on my frame rack in the back of my former body shop building. Lot's of memories through the years.

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One of these days I'll get to working with it again.

I like that body style better still had some real styling cues in it compared to the next generation 

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