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One Owner 69 Swinger #2849179
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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: blewbyu] #2849191
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Where did the trim come from?!? This is the second car I have seen with trim that shouldn't be on it. Wonder what the story is with that and hope he has pics of it when he bought it new! eek


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Rhinodart] #2849203
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Originally Posted by Rhinodart
Where did the trim come from?!? This is the second car I have seen with trim that shouldn't be on it. Wonder what the story is with that and hope he has pics of it when he bought it new! eek


Probably the same place as the wide whitewalls puke


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Butterscotch71] #2849212
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Interesting mix of parts; Betcha 10 bucks that car wasn't born with a 340, or that hood, or those stripes.

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Rhinodart] #2849214
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body side mldings clash with bumblebee stripe and looks awful in my opinion.
are the valve covers the right shade of blue ?? my guess is the mldings were added on sometime after it left the factory.

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: topside] #2849217
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Originally Posted by topside
Interesting mix of parts; Betcha 10 bucks that car wasn't born with a 340, or that hood, or those stripes.


i agree. ad says 69 dart custom swinger
second thought original mldings with add on stripe, hood, engine etc.

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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Bennoel 10] #2849221
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Is the 340 a 340, or a 318 with a new intake on it instead?

Swinger is only a trim option and could have had several engines to choose from.

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Neil] #2849231
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^^^ Yup, I had a '69 Swinger - 318, AT, AC, back in '71-'72.
Western Sport Special, so narrow side moldings.
Neighbor had same thing but Slant 6.
Someone somewhere probably believes they came with GTS-style grille blackout, but I did that and removed the "Western" lettering.

No side moldings with bumble bee stripes according to Dodge sales guides.

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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Rhinodart] #2849260
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Originally Posted by Rhinodart
Where did the trim come from?!? This is the second car I have seen with trim that shouldn't be on it. Wonder what the story is with that and hope he has pics of it when he bought it new! eek


The trim was quite the add on / up-sell at a lot of dealers back in the day. it was supposed to prevent door dings in parking lots. GREAT IDEA, lets punch a bunch of holes down the body line, snap in these plastic clips, and the cover them with extruded aluminum. Somebody made A LOT of money off the idea frown

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: moparjim79] #2849261
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Maybe it's my computer screen or my eyes....but that engine looks like it's painted Corporate blue...NOT turqoise. Aren't all 1969 340's supposed to be turqoise in color?
Seller says: " all original and untouched with original paint"....I know Chrysler didn't offer wide whitewalls on their 340 Darts. work


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: RoadRunnerLuva] #2849277
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I believe it is a Dart Custom with possibly a 340 added along with hood and stipe. You carefully have to read the add. tsk It surely is not a GTS!!!

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: blewbyu] #2849306
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Hodgepodge of crap is my guess.


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: BloFish] #2849316
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Well everything else is correct for a 69 Swinger 340, door panels, seats, dash, really the whole package is correct except for the moldings and tires. A custom would have the thin trim on the trunk also, it has the correct trunk lid and DODGE emblem. The master cylinder has been replaced along with the upper radiator hose, but has the correct 340 radiator also! Seems to me it is a real 340 Swinger, but would like to know why the moldings? shruggy


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Rhinodart] #2849320
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That Dart has a model identity crisis...

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Rhinodart] #2849321
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Looks like red paint overspray on the rubber biscuits on the inner fenders. Maybe it's been repainted at some point?

Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Butterscotch71] #2849389
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Originally Posted by Butterscotch71
Originally Posted by Rhinodart
Where did the trim come from?!? This is the second car I have seen with trim that shouldn't be on it. Wonder what the story is with that and hope he has pics of it when he bought it new! eek


Probably the same place as the wide whitewalls puke


Those are as bad as any set of 24" wheel/tire setup ever installed on a vintage Mopar. Surprised there's no continental kit and/or skirts.


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: not_a_charger] #2849391
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You also got to take into account the other things in the pics, there are hucksters all over with alot of money that put semi slick want ads on CL and prey on people worse then a high end pawn shop does just to make a living off others grief and the flip.

IM sure the title may say one owner but the sellers name will never be on the paperwork.

Love the ghetto wide white walls, wonder whos idea that was.


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Re: One Owner 69 Swinger [Re: Neil] #2849446
11/21/20 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Neil
Looks like red paint overspray on the rubber biscuits on the inner fenders. Maybe it's been repainted at some point?



I believe it is original paint with some touch-ups in areas from what I can see on the pics...


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Did anyone get the VIN on the car

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