67-69 Barracuda differences

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  1. KramerSwinger70

    KramerSwinger70 70 Dart Swinger360

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    just curious. hopefully some of you plymouth buffs can tell me. what are the differences between 67-69 barracudas appearance wise? just curious because i wabnt to, in the future(distant future) buy and build one. i like the 68 Barracuda S but honestly i dont know the real deifference.

    also, how many here prefer notchback, or fastback? i love both personally and would purchase either one if given an opportunity

    thanks!
     
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    1968 was the only year with the round clearance lights on the fenders. Not sure what other differences there was. I prefer the fastback Barracuda.
     
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    Oklacarcollecto Life is an experiment

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    No marker lights on 1967.
    Round marker lights on 1968.
    Rectangular marker lights on 1969.
    Back Up lights in rear valance in 1967 and 1969.
    Back up lights in tail light assembly in 1968.
    Grilles are sort of alike in 1967 and 1968. 1967 is a rectangler metal insert and 1968 is a plastic finned insert.
    Grilles are totally different in 1969.
    Hood is the same on 1967 and 1968 execpt different inserts.
    Hood totally different on 1969.
     
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    • cudamark

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      As the others have said....taillights, side lights (or lack thereof), grilles....also some emblems, hood inserts, truck lid mouldings, inside door lock knob position, windshield and back glass gasket and trim. There are other differences that are not easily seen also.
      Thanks, Mark
       
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      Through those 3 years, the interior didnt really change much, arm rest pads were slightly different. 67 had round radio knobs, while 68 and 69 were thumbwheel, so the instrument bezel had different cutouts for the radio. There was a thread on here that told me 67 was 1 year only for the pitman arm. As for the formula s version, it had rallye dash, upgraded suspension, extra badging, for 68,69 the engines were 340 or 383. Not sure of what engines were in the "S" for 67, I believe 273.
       
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      As far as engines the 67 came with a 6cyl 273 318 and 383.The 68 came 6cyl 318 340 383 and 426 hemi.The 69 came 6cyl 273 318 340 383 and 440.
       
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      Some other differences not mentioned are:
      Front fender scripts are at the front of the fender in 67-69 and at the rear on 68.
      Doors are slightly different between 67 and 68 on the inside. The wing window levers are different. And of course the 68 was the only model with the lower dash pad. Gas tank straps are suppose to be different.
       
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      wow. had no idea there were so many things!
       
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      68 Barracuda's had burlwood on the dash bezel and door panels where 67/69's came with regular wood grain on the upgraded interiors.

      Windshield trim on a 67 is different from that of 68 and 69's.
       
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      Front nose of the 67's were flat and the 69's had a pointed nose. The name Plymouth was in large letters on the front just below the hood on 67 models. Other years "Plymouth was a small script on the right side in the front. I Think the 67 models had better interiors IMO and just a little better overall look! I prefer the Fastback.

      JohnB.
       
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        In 68 the radio was a thumb wheel type and the cig lighter was moved up beside the radio. The 67 gauge housing and climate control unit are one year only.
        67 seatbelts ( lap belts only ) had spring loaded spools on the belt where 68 had a more modern retracter. 68 also had front shoulder belts.
        67 front buckets had a vynil laminated steel back panel just like 66. 68 up had upholstered hardboard insert in the back.
        The closer you look the more differences you find.
         
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        Longgone John/68 Barracuda & Dart

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        67/68=burl wood dash insert, 69=straight grain wood dash insert
        Side view mirror repositioned rearward in 68
        Interior door lock button moved forward in 69
         
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        All 67-69 Barracudas regardless og engine/options came with a Rallye dash.

        67 could come with burlwood on deluxe interiors.

        67 dash pad has a crease running the length of the pad, 68 had different ends because of the bottom piece ( i believe). 69 is same as all other A-bodies.

        69 hood is same as used on 73-up Dart Sports

        Grant
         
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        My 67 has shoulder belts that come from the rear seat and anchored from the floor on the sides. May have been an add on?


        John B.
         
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        Longgone John/68 Barracuda & Dart

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        Shoulder belts were optional. Finding them for the rear seats is a very rare option. I`ve seen one set in all of my time around these cars.
         
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        Taillights were unique to each year. Upholstery patterns different each year. Jan 1, '69 and newer had mandantory headrests, optional on earlier models.
        Dallas
         
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        Grill on 69 is eggcrate style and covers the whole inside while 67 and 68 have a gap around it.

        The 69 also has the bump on the hood (easiest way by far to figure it out)

        Door panels and seat patterns are different each year.

        Back panel on 67 & 69 covers the whole area between the tail lights while 68 is a thin little band.

        I think i got everything
         
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        No 318 in 67. There was a \6, 273 2bbl, 273 4bbl Commando (Formula S base motor) and 383 (Formula S optional motor). In 68 the 318 replaced the 273 2bbl motor and the 340 replaced the 273 4bbl Commando motor as the base engine in the Formula S.

        I would be hard pressed to say the 426 Hemi was available in 68. The Hemi was not a factory option these cars were purpose built Super Stock drag cars built by Hurst where as the 440 in 69 was a regular factory option. The Hemi cars weren't legal for use on the roads and were sold to drag racers like the Drag Pak Challengers are today.
         
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        • dartcuda1

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          Thats funny I had a 67 notch back 318,68hemi was a superstock car but they wsa counted as a manufactured carI don,t if you remeber thay had to build fifty of them to be legel for super stock.As for 69 440s grandspolding dodge put 440s in the 69 cudas and darts first.They were the ones that showed ma mopar how to do it.NOW i JUST WAS GIVING THE GUY CARS AND ENGINES NAD YES I GOT IT RIGHT. Mark
           
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          Your 67 notch did not come factory with that 318.

          Dealer/tuner cars have nothing to do with this thread.
           
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          There is debate as to the actual number but the concensus is around 75 Barracuda and 75 Darts were built by Hurst with the 426 Hemi. These were not street legal cars and were sold as such, they didn't even come painted properly. The front clip was the gray fiberglass gel coat finish and the rest was white. Joe public could not walk into a dealer and buy one. They were built specifically for racers and were sold/given to them buy Chrysler.

          These were the reasons I said you could really consider it an available option.

          Where Grand Spaulding Dodge did it first or not in 69 the 440 was a regular option code in the Barracuda and Dart.

          Oh yea! As I previously stated and 1968FormulaS340 confirmed the 318 was not a factory option engine in 67 in Barracudas or Darts.
           
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          dartcuda1 67 Barracuda 500ci 6sp

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          yes it was a 318 and it was stock. I was the second owner of it. Also I never said that the 68 426 hemi came stock. I just told the guy what engines he could see in the three years of the barracuda.I know hurst put the hemi in the barracuda just as grand spoulding first did the 440s in 69.I don,t know your argument is I think every knows the history or can find easy.One thing I can tell you are family had some strange mopars in are time binging in mopar since the 1930s starting with my father.
           
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          "As the pony-car class became established and competition increased, Plymouth began to revise the Barracuda's engine options.

          In 1967, while the 225 slant-6 was still the base engine, the V8 options ranged from the 2-barrel and 4-barrel versions of the 273 to a seldom-ordered 383 cu in (6.3 L) "B" big-block, the latter available only with the Formula S package.

          In 1968 the 273 was replaced by the 318 cu in (5.2 L) LA engine as the smallest V8 available, and the new 340 cu in (5.6 L) LA 4bbl was released. The 383 Super Commando engine was upgraded with the intake manifold, camshaft, and cylinder heads from the Road Runner and Super bee, but the more restrictive exhaust manifolds specific to the A-body cars limited its output to 300 bhp (224 kW)"

          From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Barracuda#1967.E2.80.9369

          I've owned 5 different 67 Abodies, 4 Barracs and 1 Dart. all 273-2bbl. I have never personally seen one with a 318.

          Grant
           
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          The 318 could have been something the dealer did as a warranty replacement because it was available. Or, the car could have been a very late 67 build and they stuck a 318 in it because of availability but it certainly was not an engine that you could order or was advertised.
           
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