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Anyone here with a full-size 1967–1976 Dodge Dart or simil

 
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Rob de Bie



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:46 am    Post subject: Anyone here with a full-size 1967–1976 Dodge Dart or simil Reply with quote

I want to build an AMT 'Chrysler kit car' model as a chassis only, less sheet metal, just like you could order back then. I'm slowly understanding the real kit car, and what AMT made of it. One of the lessons learned is that the standard A-body rocker panels were used, as can be seen here (zoom in!) with one roll cage tube welded on top:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/zoom/45220

What I cannot find on the internet are the cross section dimensions of the rocker panels - the width and height. I'm guessing roughly 6 x 6 inches. But maybe someone here owns the real thing, a full-size 1967–1976 Dodge Dart or similar, and can measure it? Many thanks in advance!

Rob
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1fozziebear



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob. I'd try Goodmark or Year One websites. They offer replacement panels. Maybe reaching out to customer service they can tell you the overall dims.

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Dwayne
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Rob de Bie



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to meet you here, Dwayne Smile

I already looked at the websites of the sheet metal suppliers, and found a few reasonable photos. But they don't lend themselves to doing measurements. Honestly, I don't want to bother a help desk person with a question only a warehouse person could answer..

I watched a few restoration videos on YouTube, and here's my best guess of the rocker panel layout. I only need the two dimensions indicated:



This is probably what I want to model, the bare chassis, maybe with a separate engine:



How rare are 1967–1976 Dodge Darts as hobby cars? I guess they are a lot less popular than muscle cars. Maybe I could find a Chrysler car forum where I can launch my question. Any suggestions are welcome!

Rob
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jokar124



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try here Rob:

https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/the-chrysler-kit-car.24172/

https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/attachments/img_5233-jpg.106254/

Be sure to check the last page (10) of the thread for some Facebook info.
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Rob de Bie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jokar124 wrote:
Try here Rob:

https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/the-chrysler-kit-car.24172/

https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/attachments/img_5233-jpg.106254/

Be sure to check the last page (10) of the thread for some Facebook info.


Many thanks for your search! I had spotted that thread too, and that great chassis alignment drawing. I had high hopes, but it doesn't list the dimensions of the chassis members themselves. The facebook forum link is very tempting, but I don't want to give up my privacy for a modeling project..

The good news is that I found a similar forum, www.forabodiesonly.com, where I posted my question yesterday, and already got some useful answers.

Rob
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