'69 Aussie A Body Wagon

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  1. Gooon

    Gooon Mike

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    Hey guys, found this webpage this afternoon. What an awesome forum, tonnes of information. I've been reading it all afternoon and couldn't stop. So many nice Mopars here too!

    I thought I'd throw up some pics of my 1969 VF Valiant Station wagon. It's fairly tidy and I currently use it as a daily driver, it's something different and has character I think. It's a 225 Slant, 3 speed column auto, 2:92 diff, four wheel unassisted drum brakes. As you can see it's certainly no performance machine but it's a work in progress.

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    Thanks guys

    Mike
     
  2. Ratman1956

    Ratman1956 Well-Known Member

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    Very Cooooooooool ride!

    Welcome to the site. . . :toothy7:
     
  3. Gooon

    Gooon Mike

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    Got a question guys.

    My next port of call for this project is brake and suspension.

    Looking at swapping out the front brakes for something that actually stops the car. I have large rims so clearance is no issue, was looking at something like these large Wilwood sets.

    http://www.magnumforce.com/store/de...BrandID=&Category=&SubCategory=&Search=&Page=


    Are these a good option? How much of a 'bolt on' modification are they? They seem fairly well priced (even for USD) and if I can get them shipped to Australia I think they could very well be a great addition.

    All ideas appreciated, thanks guys
     
  4. swisswill

    swisswill Well-Known Member

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    I REALLY wish that would have built some of those stateside. Cool car!
     
  5. ken5124

    ken5124 65 Valiant Signet

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  6. waggin

    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    I must have one of them thar wagons ya got over / under there very kewl indeed,heres mine

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  7. 6T9 V-100

    6T9 V-100 Well-Known Member

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    Imagine an Aussie Dart wagon converted to LHD w/ a GTS hood, the formula "S" dash from a Barracuda, and the rest of a '69 Dart clip on it. Some Kelsey-Hayes rims or Torque-Thrusts (16 or 17 inchers), a nice color combo, and a few other touches....ummm, good!
     
  8. Burntorange70

    Burntorange70 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to FABO! Nice car.
     
  9. 65barracudadude

    65barracudadude Well-Known Member

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    NO way, I'd leave that car just as it is. That thing is AWESOME!!!!!! I would not put any other body parts on that. You never see a car like that over here.
     
  10. jaws

    jaws I put the fun in dysfunctional FABO Gold Member

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    That's a wagon I could drive. Wewlcome to the site. On the brakes, I would think you could get Wilwoods cheaper from Jegs or Summit. Oh and we need more pics of the car.
     
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    Dart front clip? Chrysler Australia's already got the job half done...here's a VE VIP Wagon (not mine, borrowed the pic from a local Aussie forum, cheers to the owner)

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    That car is awesome!!!
     
  13. waggin

    waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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    Man.......I need that!!!!
     
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    sydcuda Well-Known Member

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    LOL Ok Waggin, just to tantalise you some more here's your car's Australian 4 door cousin, 65 Valiant AP6 Safari Wagon. I knew the previous owner of this car, it was an immaculate resto (with a 360 in place of the factory 273).

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  15. 7071DartGTReg

    7071DartGTReg Deceased - RIP Bruce Legendary Member

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    Hey Man!
    Welcome to FABO!
    I have started an A body Wagons thread and would love to have you suscribe.
    Here is the link so you don't havta go digging for it:
    http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=57975

    I REALLY want a set of those Rear Window Blinds for my '65 Dart Wagon!!!
    For that matter; I REALLY want an Aussie '69 Dart Wagon too.
    Only problem is I would havta fight Waggin for it. LOL

    Later,
    Bruce B.

    PS: Wouldn't the '73 up A-body discs work on your A-bodies like ours?
    Even with shipping it should be cheaper than aftermarket I would think.
    Hell, I'll trade you my set-up for one of those 265 ci 6-pak Hemi's...lol.

    PSS: I tried to drive a guys Aussie Ute once many years ago.
    Conclusion; I felt like a total idiot trying to shift left handed!
     
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    Hey Gooon, just to get an idea- how hard is it to find a decent wagon of your vintage in Aussieland? What is the price range? Unless I inherit a ton of money or some such I'll probably never get my hands on one, but some of the others on here just might...
     
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    Both those cars are beautiful........
     
  18. sydcuda

    sydcuda Well-Known Member

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    In Goon's absence I can give you an idea - I've been keeping my eye on the market here as it's been a long held desire to have a Safari Wagon to cruise the beaches in. I reckon up to $12,000 AUD would get you a wagon in excellent condition, original or restored. The Green Wagon above, which is show condition perfection, was selling here for $17,000. Since the US led financial crash, the Australian dollar has plummeted from almost parity with the US dollar to be worth .70 cents - you can do the maths.

    Here's a link to a 68 Safari Wagon (Torquiose and white, my fav. colour combo) selling now on ebay australia. My rough guess is it will sell for no more than $8,000 AUD.

    link:http://cars2.ebay.com.au/VALIANT-SAFARI-68_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ110373186960
     
  19. madmaximum

    madmaximum CA-HWY9 Road Race Rebel

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    How Many Hemi's can ya fit in the back o one of them things?!

    Ha jk. I love the wagons just how they are too! So unique. Its like an Asian fetish, completely different taste...
     
  20. 7071DartGTReg

    7071DartGTReg Deceased - RIP Bruce Legendary Member

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    Just finished searching ebay-Austailia!

    VERY INTERESTING!!!
    I think I have figured out a minor Aussie mopar detail: AP5 is '65 Valiants, and AP6 is '66 Valiants....right?

    Later,
    Bruce B.
     
  21. 7071DartGTReg

    7071DartGTReg Deceased - RIP Bruce Legendary Member

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    Oh Yeah: A-Body Utes ARE welcome too!
     
  22. 65 Dartman

    65 Dartman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Maybe some of us early A wagon owners could go in together to get a few sets shipped back to the US. I've picked up the rear wind deflectors and a set of AP6 wagon taillight bezels (still need the lens)

    I've got a RHD 95 Jeep Cherokee; it's definitely easy to drive with an automatic
     
  23. sydcuda

    sydcuda Well-Known Member

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    Sounds logical but not so. AP5's were 1963 to 1965, AP6's were 1965-1966, I believe.
     
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    v8val v8val

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    Those blinds are easily bought here new on Ebay for $180aus. Should be able to get em over there for close to the $180US mark i think.
     
  25. 72_Durstya

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    Mad Max's red station waggon in the first Road Warrior movie looked very simular to that. Are they same car? Just watched it on TMC last night when I was channel surfing lol.
     
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