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1969 Dart GTS

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1969 Dart GTS
Posted by tachyonbb on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:37 PM

My first semi new car was a 69 Dart. I was working as a programmer at a bank evenings and nights while completing my undergraduate degree.  A Dart came in as a repo and I was able to get it at a reasonable price. 

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Posted by tachyonbb on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:40 PM

The Revell molds had a lot of flash.  Typical day 2 type Dart with better wheels. Later I added headers and a better cam. 

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Posted by tachyonbb on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:43 PM

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Posted by tachyonbb on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:47 PM

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Posted by tachyonbb on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:49 PM

I was almost done with it  a couple of months ago when my cat decided the model did not need to be on my workbench. Until then she had ignored my bench.  She is now banished when I work.

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:45 PM

Looks good. The flash isn't too surprising since the Dart kit was tooled in 1995.

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    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:38 PM

Nice looking Dart! I know you built this because it was your first car but the Revell 68 Dart is a great kit if you want to build another. Nice work on this one! Cool Thumbs Up

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Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:40 AM

No one can miss that bright yellow!  Good job, tachyonbb, I really like the wash you added to the grille and the rear panel, very realistic.  Cheers


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Posted by Tom99 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:53 AM
Very nice.
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    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:34 PM

I think:

       I do believe that view is all anyone got of my wife's bright Red Dart, First speeding ticket she ever got too! Next Dart for her. 3on the tree, rubber carpets, no radio and Smallest slant six they put in them. The color was nice though, It was the color of my favorite carbonated drink for work hours( Root Beer Metallic Brown).

      I do love the fine work you have done here! Now, Before anyone else asks ,Where's my keys?

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:34 AM

U Nailed it! Great color & photos.

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    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:01 AM

Very nice build!

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:30 AM

Cool Dart! Looks great in yellow. Is the tail stripe from the kit decals?

I love the 68/69 Darts, and was super excited when Revell released these as new kits. But I was always disappointed when they continued to insist on using big block engines in all of them. The 340 Dart was king around here in the early 70s, and I lusted after them. To this day, I have never seen a real big block Dart in person.

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