65 Valiant rear window louvers

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  1. Mr Shine

    Mr Shine At 12 dad said “Tear this 318 apart”.I was hooked.

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    Hello all, long time since I have had reason to post.
    Recently picked up a 65 Valiant 4 door on the cheap. Texas car that is really solid. /6 3 in the tree. It's been sitting for a number of years, so it's going to take some work to get it road worthy again.
    It has a set of rear window louvers, has anybody ever seen this in a 4 door?
    They appear to be made of thin wood or laminate on a pot metal framework.
    Also, I have access to a early 72 Duster that has disc brakes that I was hoping to swap on the the V. Anything I should be aware of b4 I go ahead with the swap? It's complete, master, booster, prop valve.....the works. Thought about snagging the driveline as a spare too, although it's an auto car. The Duster still has a few good parts on it, so if I can i might try to post a few here for those in need . Most of the body is shot. Floors, quarters, fenders and dog legs are rusted out. Taillights and markers are good. Maybe a few other odds and ends. I'll see what can be salvaged.
    Any info on my V would be appreciated .
     
  2. Alaskan_TA

    Alaskan_TA Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!

    There are some 4-door lovers here, myself included.

    The louvers do not sound like any type of factory option. Can you post a photo?
     
  3. 65 Dartman

    65 Dartman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    are they on the inside (like seen on some of the Aussie cars) or on the outside - probably custom done.
     
  4. Mr Shine

    Mr Shine At 12 dad said “Tear this 318 apart”.I was hooked.

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    Going to try to get a pic tomorrow sometime, maybe this weekend.
     
  5. Mr Shine

    Mr Shine At 12 dad said “Tear this 318 apart”.I was hooked.

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    Yes, bolted down to the rear package tray.
    I haven't looked to see how they are attached above. I really haven't looked too deeply into them, just trying to get some idea of what I have.
     
  6. Mr Shine

    Mr Shine At 12 dad said “Tear this 318 apart”.I was hooked.

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    Sorry the windows aren't cleaner. Best I can tell, these are aftermarket Dartman.
    They are aluminum blades.

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