1963 Dodge Dart GT Hardtop 5.7L Hemi Build Project

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1963 Dodge Dart GT Hardtop 5.7L Hemi Build Project

Replacing the original Slant Six is a ’05-vintage 5.7L Hemi crate engine, with once-exotic (now regular-production) stuff like two-plug aluminum heads, roller camshaft and electronic fuel injection, plus a Hotwire harness and ECU. Jeep SRT8 exhaust manifolds combine with Hushpower mufflers in a Hemi-capable dual exhaust system.

A 545RFE overdrive automatic from an ’05 RAM pickup, with a Trans-Go shift kit and a console-mounted Hurst shifter.

Currie built the rearend with 31-spline axles, Detroit Tru-Trac differential, and 3.50 gears.

(Front) Replacing the well-worn stock hardware is Reilly Motorsports’ AlterKtion system with QA1 coilovers, a 11⁄8-inch sway bar, and a Flaming River steering rack (Rear) Leaf springs were moved inboard, with KYB gas shocks and a 3⁄4-inch Hellwig sway bar.

Wilwood’s four-piston Dynalite calipers and 12-inch rotors at all four corners

Billet Specialties Apex G wheels (17×7 inches in front, 18×10 inches in back) wear BFGoodrich Radial TA KDWs (205/50R17 in front, 285/40R18 in back)

Mike replaced the front floorpans, mini-tubbed the rear wheelwells, and fixed some small rust holes on the original ’63 Dart hardtop unibody—and its bolt-on steel—before he smoothed it and sprayed on the two-stage PPG Sage Green and added the rear spoiler. Bumpers, widow trim, and taillight bezels were de-chromed and painted matte black.

The well-worn OEM seats were replaced with ’07 Cadillac CTS-V front buckets flanking a floor-mounted Hurst shifter. AutoMeter Carbon Face gauges fill a custom-designed dash cluster, a Grant steering wheel graces an ididit tilt steering column, and Glynn Upholstery in Seekonk, Massachusetts, installed the new suede headliner and custom carpets.

Builder: Tincup (Mike Toupin)
Build Thread: https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/threads/tincups-63-dart-w-5-7-hemi.63294/
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G. Cooney says:

I hope your Massachusetts plates will still be in effect on July 22 for American Car Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. This is a lawn event not to be missed and your GT will be a big hit no doubt!

Samuil says:

Мини волга!

Mike Lamothe says:

I was never enamoured with the front end of that series of Valient, it looks as though they shot for the 62 Studebaker Avanti look and it ended looking like a maverick with a pronounced underbite. You did it justice and the bumpers were spot on. The chrome delete came off great and the Cadillac aided interior was rich to the nth degree. Leaving the ubiquitous rollbars being relegated to the stock shelves was very nice as well. Just shy of 400 hp is more the capable and the exhausts ability to hide the evidence will surprise a few I wager.

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James Pinckard says:

All that and we never got to hear it run. Dang…………….

Tadeu Gomes says:

lindo !!!! Beautiiful car !!!!!!

Soulweiser says:

I owned a '67 Plymouth Valiant, the Canadian version of this car. It was 273 hp with 4bb, dual points, 4 speed, posi and factory disc brakes. It has always been my favorite car. You don't see them customized very often. HBC did a incredible job on his car. I shouldn't be surprised as all HBC are brilliant. Congrats on one of the best! I'll order one as soon as I win the lotto.

Angelo Thomathakis says:

I'm not a Dodge man but that is a good-looking Dodge Dart good work

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