1964 Valiant "Get Runnin & Drivin"

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  1. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    Got my 9" housing back today with Mopar 8 3/4 ends and the perches welded on. The cats seem to approve. I can afford primer and paint to paint it back up, and then my car budget for the month is SPENT! LOL

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    • abodyjoe

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      why mopar ends? will you need a custom axle now?
       
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      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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      Was gonna need custom axles anyway. I was gonna have one HELL of a time finding brakes, axles and drums to work with the small bolt pattern, which I am retaining. Now it will be easy peasy.
       
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      • Jeff Seighman

        Jeff Seighman not my real name

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        Cats know a good thing when they see it!
         
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          oh ok.. keeping small bolt. that makes more sense..
           
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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            Yes sir. I wouldn't have done that, had I not found a great deal on the 4 piston caliper front brakes.
             
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            • halfafish

              halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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              Cool Beans, the cats approve! Nothing like the Kitty Seal Of Approval (and that would be meow kitty not Sweetie-Pie Kitty) to give parts a solid thumbs up! Or rather paws up. Or claws up. I'm overthinking this... :rolleyes:
               
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              So you put it on the kitchen table ?

              You know you're a Redneck when you......Oh nevermind. :lol:
               
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                That Mazda red is a GREAT color. I don't have anything that I'd use it on, but...
                 
              • RustyRatRod

                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                Ain't it though? I couldn't believe how close to candy apple red it is.
                 
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                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                Yes they do!
                 
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                Your tan cat sure looks like my buddy "Buff" that we lost in 2020.
                 
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                I knew a Cajun that had his fresh SB Chevy motor sitting in is living room. Cool part was his dirt floor!
                 
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                That's Billy. He's a real hoot. He's so smart. He goes into the kitchen and pushes the arm down on the can opener and all the other cats come runnin. lol
                 
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                • Jeff Seighman

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                  Give Billy a good scratch from me, that's awesome.
                   
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                    You know you are a redneck, when you mow the front lawn and find a Camaro.

                    (apologizes to Jeff Foxworthy)
                     
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                      Ha I usually find a couple of 8 3/4s I forgot about! and a bell or two.:lol:
                       
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                        RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                        Had the old girl three years now. I got her in January of 2019. Gotten a lot of work done to her, lookin to get a lot more done.
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                          Its no hill for a stepper! You are a stepper!
                           
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                          • RustyRatRod

                            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                            Thanks Bill! You keep sayin that, but man, sometimes I don't feel it. I'm feelin purdy good this mornin though. You doin ok?
                             
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                            We're doing good. Headed this AM to Dallas to look at a AMC Hornet of all things!!! 8-9hrs of all goes well. Looks to be a low ml survivor L6 car.
                            Ya know I will have to look under its bottom side. Its so hard for this old man to get back up!! Embarassing!
                             
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                              RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                              It happens. A Hornet. There was a guy that had one in Macon when I was a kid. It was an SC car. 360 and a 4 speed. It wasn't slow, but man was it ugly.
                               
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                                Yes they mad about 700-800 in 71 I believe. Yea they run pretty decent.
                                Ugly? Hey we are peeps that also own a 62 Lancer, and just sold a 62 Dart!! LOL
                                I have a bud with a pasture full of old stuff. Hide away. He has an early A body Dart to go see. I sold my Duster project 3-4 year ago and I have not seen a decent Duster project within 500 mi go for the last 4 years!!!:lol::poke::steering::BangHead:
                                 
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                                RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                                I like um. Heck I'll go one further I like these.....
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                                  There are actually people out there looking for an buying Gremlins!!!
                                  About ten years ago I had a bud that belonged to a Maverick club!!
                                  I guess the AMC Hornet was sorta an ugly cousin to the Dodge Colt, but don't tell that to U know who!!??? LOL
                                   
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