I bought my '65 Dart 270 convertible last year. The Dodge is a northeast car with many body/underbody issues (read corrosion).
I call it the "20 foot car" right now because it looks OK (from 20 feet away)!
My goal for this year is to start the resto slow with documentation/research.
I will upgrade the brakes (dual master cylinder), and work on the many small bugs that I have found.
I want to keep the 270 as a daily driver this year and enjoy it until I
accumulate parts/funds to start working the body/underbody issues.
This particular year of Dart holds many fond memories for me as my first ride
was a '65 Dart 270 hardtop that I bought from my Dad in 1981 for $1. Of course,
I kept the family tradition going and sold it to my brother for $1 when I
went into the Air Force and was sent overseas. Sadly though, my brother did
not have the appreciation of Mopars that I do, and the Dart soon found its
way to the big boneyard in the sky. Ever since that day I have longed to own
have my Dart back.
My time has come again!
Beautiful 'vert, Rob!
Congratulations on obtaining such a cool car.
Yes, "surprises await" as you tear into the A body for the restoration.
But the process of restoration is a fun learning experience as well.
Plus you will gain first hand knowledge of every nut and bolt in the '65!