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#2244111 - 01/30/17 03:15 PM 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red
JRepucci Offline
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This is my Swinger, R4 red, 4spd, all numbers matching... I originally found the car in 1995 sitting behind an apartment complex but could never get in contact with the owner. Fast forward to January 2016... 21 years later, I was contacted by a guy wanting to sell a 69 340 Swinger. He sent me pictures and it was the same car... he had bought the car in 2005 and proceeded to take it apart thinking he was going to restore it! Luckily he didn't loose to many parts.
I had the original standard bore engine totally rebuilt, replaced the clutch, u-joints, all of the brakes and brake lines, rebuilt the calipers, fuel tank and lines, seat covers, and the list keeps going. The car is still wearing it's original paint and stripe. After I replace the headliner, windshield, and find some of the missing brake booster parts to be able to put that back on the car the rest will be left as is. I have the original hubcaps plus a set of the mag type. Only modification from stock is a TTI exhaust system. Hadn't been registered since 1972.


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#2244112 - 01/30/17 03:17 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Late build(SPD 710) blue engine... before and after


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#2244114 - 01/30/17 03:20 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Interior... Original Hustle Stuff tach


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#2244115 - 01/30/17 03:22 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Parked since 1972


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#2244174 - 01/30/17 05:00 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Awesome, I have it's close twin, mine is mostly original paint R4, 340, white stripe, auto, with the light brown interior, and 2spd wiper tho. I couldn't do the brown interior, black now.
Mine was parked in 78.


Edited by greendart408 (01/31/17 03:08 PM)

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#2244453 - 01/30/17 10:39 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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That is sweet!!
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#2244573 - 01/31/17 07:59 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Love it!

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#2244690 - 01/31/17 11:32 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: Tempest]
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It's a twin to my original paint car also but Mines a M Code. Mines been sitting since 1980 in a barn in Illinois. Soon to have it going and running also. Gone drive mine with rust and dents.


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#2244775 - 01/31/17 01:25 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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I dig it! Are you driving it now? Very cool.

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#2244811 - 01/31/17 02:21 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: blewbyu]
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Originally Posted By blewbyu
It's a twin to my original paint car also but Mines a M Code. Mines been sitting since 1980 in a barn in Illinois. Soon to have it going and running also. Gone drive mine with rust and dents.


No plans to ever repaint mine... drive as is! I'm going to change the windshield though.

Have pictures to share of your M code?

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#2244814 - 01/31/17 02:22 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: 69_SIX_PACK]
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Originally Posted By 69_SIX_PACK
I dig it! Are you driving it now? Very cool.

Dave


I'm having front caliper issues... they are not releasing! Both are the originals and have been rebuilt.

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#2244831 - 01/31/17 03:09 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Does it have a duster sport mirror on it?

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#2244846 - 01/31/17 03:25 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: greendart408]
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Awesome Jason !!!
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#2244858 - 01/31/17 03:42 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: greendart408]
JRepucci Offline
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Originally Posted By greendart408
Does it have a duster sport mirror on it?


Yes, But I put it on there. The original G33 mirror was broken and I had an extra sport mirror.

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#2244864 - 01/31/17 03:51 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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We had one of those in these parts...


Hood was full of hammer swings from a crazy-a$$ wife of the owner...

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#2244963 - 01/31/17 07:13 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Originally Posted By JRepucci
Originally Posted By blewbyu
It's a twin to my original paint car also but Mines a M Code. Mines been sitting since 1980 in a barn in Illinois. Soon to have it going and running also. Gone drive mine with rust and dents.


No plans to ever repaint mine... drive as is! I'm going to change the windshield though.

Have pictures to share of your M code?


This car has a really cool history. Motor was removed in the first couple of months as I have a dated picture July of 69 with the Elephant Transplant. It is the red Dart in this Mopar Collectors guide article.

Oh I also got the Cool Hemi Intake with Webber carbs. I plan on putting it back with the Hemi and Webbers drive

Copy and post Link for more info:

file:///C:/Users/DARRELL/Downloads/nov%20middle%20sectionjun_may%20%20B-W%20Stories.qrk%20(2).pdf



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#2245039 - 01/31/17 09:05 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: blewbyu]
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Originally Posted By blewbyu
Originally Posted By JRepucci
Originally Posted By blewbyu
It's a twin to my original paint car also but Mines a M Code. Mines been sitting since 1980 in a barn in Illinois. Soon to have it going and running also. Gone drive mine with rust and dents.


No plans to ever repaint mine... drive as is! I'm going to change the windshield though.

Have pictures to share of your M code?


This car has a really cool history. Motor was removed in the first couple of months as I have a dated picture July of 69 with the Elephant Transplant. It is the red Dart in this Mopar Collectors guide article.

Oh I also got the Cool Hemi Intake with Webber carbs. I plan on putting it back with the Hemi and Webbers drive

Copy and post Link for more info:

file:///C:/Users/DARRELL/Downloads/nov%20middle%20sectionjun_may%20%20B-W%20Stories.qrk%20(2).pdf



Very Cool!

How is the condition of the car now?

I'd like to have a M code car.

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#2245056 - 01/31/17 09:27 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Very Cool!

How is the condition of the car now?

I'd like to have a M code car. [/quote]

It is a solid car except alittle rust on lower drivers 1/4, but the ugly passenger 1/4 (see 2nd Pic) got smack when Al lost control and hit a pole. The floor pans and frame rails are good. Someone did cut center spare tire well out but have one for it.


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#2245091 - 01/31/17 10:24 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: blewbyu]
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That's a real Gem you found up They are more fun when you don't have to worry about scratching them. Oh then there's the laying into it. boogie

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#2245154 - 02/01/17 12:44 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Car runs amazing. I spent quite a bit on the rebuild. My lower quarters are about the same.


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#2245226 - 02/01/17 09:36 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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#2262418 - 03/02/17 09:41 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Nice ride! I like what you have done so far! Really like the tach smile
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#2270388 - 03/16/17 01:02 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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As found in 1995


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#2274117 - 03/22/17 06:48 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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My 69 Swinger 340 4 speed, was originally r4, was painted orange when I bought it. Pic was from 96 just before I sold it.


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#2274282 - 03/22/17 01:53 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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I enjoy these threads - My ft end should be back on the ground this weekend - finishing my long delayed rebuild. Mine has a lovely patina too!

To the OP, your car looks pretty tough with the black steel wheels and the white letter tires. Does your car still have the fender tag? I'm always curious about the build date, options and factory location. Mine's a pretty plain Swinger - AM radio and tint strip across the front window is about it. SPD 505.


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#2274444 - 03/22/17 06:45 PM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: Geo4K]
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Originally Posted By Geo4K
I enjoy these threads - My ft end should be back on the ground this weekend - finishing my long delayed rebuild. Mine has a lovely patina too!

To the OP, your car looks pretty tough with the black steel wheels and the white letter tires. Does your car still have the fender tag? I'm always curious about the build date, options and factory location. Mine's a pretty plain Swinger - AM radio and tint strip across the front window is about it. SPD 505.


Yes, it has its original fender tag. Its a LM23P9B, SPD 707 Came with the same hubcaps that your car is wearing, I just haven't put them on. Disc brakes, remote mirror, 3 speed wipers, am radio.

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#2391606 - 10/23/17 12:49 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Got the new windshield finally, and so I've been driving the Dart a little.


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#2391608 - 10/23/17 12:56 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
JRepucci Offline
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The original hub caps are to ugly to put on.... I might paint the wheels body color and add the bottle caps


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#2391669 - 10/23/17 08:44 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: JRepucci]
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Originally Posted By JRepucci
Got the new windshield finally, and so I've been driving the Dart a little.


Sure did clean up nice for what it looks like when you found it. I enjioyed my car the most when I first bought it and it was in original condition (quite worn).

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#2391750 - 10/23/17 10:56 AM Re: 1969 340 Swinger... Original R4 Performance Red [Re: crlush]
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Man that is awesome. Makes me want to get my un-restored GTS out and clean it up. I'd give anything to find a 69 340 4 speed swinger. I actually found a car exactly like yours, except it was a black stripe car, At the time my Dad felt it was too much work for us, as we were just getting into cars.


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