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stan
stan UltraDork
8/17/20 8:39 p.m.

Not even sure very many exist after looking on my own actually. These seem like big cars, but at only ~3000 # might be interesting as autox cars if you can get them low enough. I've been to many Mopar Nats, but do not remember seeing any of these lowered.

 

=thanks...

slantsix
slantsix Reader
8/17/20 8:48 p.m.

Dart sport did not exist until 1973 when the demon name was discontinued.

 

Are you looking for any Autox Chrysler A body or specifically the 1973-76 generation?

 

I am in the final stages of building a 64 Dart Autox car...

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/road-race-autox-project-1964-dart-grune-holle/156515/page1/

And the first Autox at carlisle in july 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
8/17/20 8:57 p.m.

Looking at something like this:

 

drock25too
drock25too New Reader
8/17/20 9:08 p.m.

Most people turned them into drag cars. These are probably late 60's maybe early 70's and not mine. I've been looking for a Dart for a while, but people want crazy money for them around here. I have the specs and diagrams for the Chrysler Kit Cars. Wish I could find the blueprints.  The last one is not a Dart but it sure is cool. 

CyberEric
CyberEric Dork
8/17/20 9:13 p.m.

There's a Dart wagon near me that is incredibly cool. I wish I had a pic to show you. 

They seem fairly small, which makes me think they could be made fun for autox.

drock25too
drock25too New Reader
8/17/20 9:24 p.m.

In reply to slantsix :

Man that is a cool ride. Looks like a lot of fun too. Was that a Volare' hiding behind it in a couple of those pics?

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/17/20 9:28 p.m.

there are not many like it. This one is mine. 

70 duster tucking 255/50/17 rear and 255/40/17 front on a bunch of trick stuff.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
8/17/20 9:32 p.m.

Db, I wouldn't have noticed the difference in tire sidewall if you hadn't shared that, but I see it now in the picture you shared.  Chrysler styling really did a great job on a bunch of their cars from about '64 to '74 or so, with just a few misses.  Dusters came out pretty nicely. 

slantsix
slantsix Reader
8/17/20 9:32 p.m.

In reply to drock25too :

Yes.

 

Am

A

MoPar

Nut..

 

Check my garage on here.. it has all of the hits.. I have a trio of F bodies.. all 3 bodystyles in the same color.

 

Greg

slantsix
slantsix Reader
8/17/20 9:37 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Hmm... I have never seen any chrysler folks use those wheels before...

 

Nice work.

slantsix
slantsix Reader
8/17/20 9:41 p.m.

In reply to drock25too :

#18 and #12 are '68 darts.

 

#74 is a 72-74 challenger E body.. wider, (illusions of lower long hood short deck) heavier.. some argue better looking.

 

Greg

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/17/20 10:29 p.m.

Ehrenberg's Green Brick. 69 Valiant.

drock25too
drock25too New Reader
8/17/20 11:05 p.m.
slantsix said:

In reply to drock25too :

Yes.

 

Am

A

MoPar

Nut..

 

Check my garage on here.. it has all of the hits.. I have a trio of F bodies.. all 3 bodystyles in the same color.

 

Greg

You have some cool stuff in that garage. I have a couple of Japanese Dodges, 98 Avengers. Not sure you can really call them Mopars. Then I have a '73 Dodge Rectrans Discoverer, that needs to be totally restored. Has a 413 and I think a 727 automatic.  

jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter)
jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/18/20 4:48 a.m.

Another nice place to look is Aussie 69-70 Valiant VFs, which look pretty bad ass in racing trim. This one from the Touring Car Masters has always caught my eye.

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
8/18/20 5:16 a.m.

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
8/18/20 6:48 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

there are not many like it. This one is mine. 

70 duster tucking 255/50/17 rear and 255/40/17 front on a bunch of trick stuff.

I like that yours sits low. I'm not sure why, but it seems like most Pro Touring Mopars sit like a 4x4 truck. 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 7:11 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

Most mopar guys don't put the extra effort into making them functional this low. They go with what is available and bolt on.

Slantsix: tons of guys use them over on forabodiesonly.com. unless that was sarcasm and im just not awake yet....

slantsix
slantsix Reader
8/18/20 7:25 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Yes.. I was kidding..

I have 3 cars with those cheap mustang take offs.. They work well.

 

Greg

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 7:48 a.m.

In reply to slantsix :

Agreed! With they were 17x9 with a little more lip, but for the price they can't be beat!

stan
stan UltraDork
8/18/20 9:36 a.m.

 The pictures like what Db and NickD posted are exactly what I was looking for (not sure of the *-body nomenclature). I love what Db has done to a car I usually only see in that familiar 4X4 stance. I like the fact that it looks like a car you could turn and not worry about tipping over, unlike some Mopar guys (like my best friend) who only care about going straight down the strip...

thanks guys.

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/18/20 9:41 a.m.

The nomenclature is for a body style. Dart, duster,  demon, valiant, dart sport, scamp, swinger were a body

Road runner,  satellite, coronet, etc were b bodies.

Fury, new yorkers, etc were c bodies

70-74 cuda challenger were e bodies

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Reader
8/18/20 10:29 a.m.

Mike Garret's (Purple one) was somewhat documented on Speedhunters under the title 'Project Yankee'

Project Yankee start

From 2015, and I believe the project wrapped up in late 2016 early 2017

Cooter
Cooter UberDork
8/20/20 9:45 a.m.

There are plenty of lowered A Bodies that handle in general, and Dusters/Demons/Dart Sports in particular.


Personally, I prefer the Direct Connection Kit Car aesthetic (and chassis)-








(The Jim Cushman #8 is FABULOUS)






Or, you could just toss a C6 'vette under it...


 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/20/20 9:59 a.m.

Ni wish i could find blueprints to copy the kit car chassis. And a rusty duster.

Cooter
Cooter UberDork
8/20/20 10:38 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) :

Well, the second part is pretty darn easy.

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