68 Valiant Hellcat Swap

New Hemi Engine Swaps

  1. Michaeluser

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    Awesome job.
     
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    • NH DartGTS

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      Looks great hemi valiant 57 !! I am working on a hellcat swap also, just installed the same Milodon oil pan/pickup as you, what did you end up using for a dipstick and tube? As you know already, the original cast aluminum oil pan has the dipstick going directly into it, with the new oil pan we have to remove the plug from the side of the block for the dipstick.

      Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for keeping us up to date on your build.

      Sean
       
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      • 1995dak

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        Very nice work! Looks like you will have it going in short order.
         
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        It's been a while but progress on the car hasn't stopped. Actually finished over the winter. I will post the progress pictures up until now...

        Shortened the rear end to get the deeper dished welds to fit
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        Went with Calvert Mono-leafs and a Cal-Trac setup for the rear suspension
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        IMG_2672.jpg Went with a Flaming river steering column to clear the Gen3 Hemi heads. Gave them some measurements and it fit like a glove.
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        IMG_2649.jpg Blocked the car down to hit with epoxy primer.
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        • hemivaliant57

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          Sprayed the jambs on the car after the body was sprayed in sealer.
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          IMG_3151.jpg Spray booth and car were cleaned a day prior to the paint job.
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          • hemivaliant57

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            Sprayed the car in DCC Concept PW1
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            After the car was wet sanded and polished.
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            IMG_3211.jpg Brought the car home to install the dynamat sound deadener, glass and interior.
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            • hemivaliant57

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              Fitted the hood scoop in from the underside of the hood by removing the ribs.
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              Fit it on the car before it was painted.
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              IMG_3399.jpg Painted the topside of the hood code 8700 black with PPG's global satin clear.
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              • hemivaliant57

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                A few shots of the black hood on the car.
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                IMG_3839.jpg Installed a Classic Sound radio with bluetooth connectivity.
                IMG_3882.jpg Painted the center console top plates black to match the inside doors.
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                Sent out my Corbeau seats to get wrapped up in the original vinyl to match the back seats. A local interior guy who does fantastic work!
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                I know it's not a redeye but I love the look of the emblem. :D
                IMG_3968.jpg Needed to breakup the hood a little bit so put these supercharged badges on as well.
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                • hemivaliant57

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                  Here's the final product, 4 years in the making. Can't wait to start taking her to the shows...

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                  • WRB426

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                    Awesome job! How does it go? Must be an animal.
                     
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                    • 360duster

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                      wow, you did some amazing work to this beautiful car. Love it! here´s a shot of mine, what do you think about the white hood / white scoop?

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                      Michael
                       
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                      • moparmandan

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                        Very cool build. Amazing work!
                         
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                        • R4Sedan

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                          that car came out Fantastic!
                           
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                          • ValiantRacing

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                            • 1995dak

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                              Wow buddy! Nice work!
                               
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                              • DARTGAME

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                                This build is incredible!
                                 
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                                • Dartnut

                                  Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                                  I love it!
                                  You do good work, man!
                                  Thanks for the update, it's time to get some miles on it and enjoy the fruits of your labor.........
                                   
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                                    Damn. That car is a thing of beauty. Amazing work.
                                     
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                                      Wow.

                                      Just. Wow.

                                      Well done!
                                       
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                                      • hemivaliant57

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                                        Short of a few burnouts down my driveway I haven't driven it on the street. But I can tell it's going to be some fun.
                                         
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                                        • hemivaliant57

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                                          Love the white hood too! I was undecided whether I'd like the black hood or not. For now I'll leave it in the black for this season.
                                           
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                                          hey, it´s cool either way ;-)

                                          would love to check it out in Person!
                                           
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                                          • w2dodge

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                                            love it....im thinking hellcat swap for my dart...
                                             
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                                            Very nice build!
                                             
                                          • moparstud440

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                                            Awesome build
                                             
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