Custom Slant Valve Covers

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  1. 65 Dartman

    65 Dartman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    On my set-up, I formed the tube from flat stock. The welder then TIGed it closed so that it was a functional tube. My welder charged me $80 to TIG the tube, cut the hole in the valve cover, TIG the tube to the valve cover (from the inside) and TIG both sets of baffles I made from the flat stock (which was about $15 at Lowes. Thought the price was very reasonable for the work that was done, especially since I can't do TIG welding (but would like to learn)
     
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    Got a guy over at the Poly forum to make up a set of decals for the poly valve covers. Haven't decided on the placement for the driver's side; passenger side is pretty well dictated due to the placement of the heater hose strap bracket.
     

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    ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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    If you're looking for votes Dartman, I vote for the rear placement on both valve covers so they're symetrical side-to-side - but I'm anal that way. Firm believer in "it's all in the details".
     
  4. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    I'd vote for dead center on both of them. The pcv and breather visually balance the outside edges, and the center points lead the viewer's eye there.

    If my "measuring fingers" against the monitor are accurate :-D, I think the heater hose bracket is going to hit between the 3 and the slope of the 1. You could easily trim a little 'leaning V' slot there to accomodate the upright of the bracket without visually interfering with the beauty of the decal.

    Regardless of where you put them, those old Polys have come a long way over what you and I started with, eh Don?????

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    • Rug_Trucker

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      Leanna you should visit www.slantsix.org . These are a wonderful alternative to $200 cast aluminum.
       
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      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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      Rug, I don't sell valve covers or aluminum (except in the rare case when I have personal parts available). I just sell my time, labor and talent ... and a lot of it is sold to FABO members. :-D I wouldn't have it any other way either.
       
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      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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      Thank you Don! I enjoyed the jobs as always. It's great working for you!
       
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      Rug_Trucker Well-Known Member

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      Didn't say you sold the parts. I was just suggesting you could promote you work there.

      Sorry for the misunderstanding.
       
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      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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      Oh thanks Rugs! That makes sense. I'd love to get the shop listed on their Links page. Any idea who the moderators / page owners are?
       
    • waggin

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

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      It's going directly to leanna......yur never gonna see it till it's a beauty :p
       
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      You have over earned your name here (as I see a Dog Wagg's... You dog you.. I looked at that thread you dug that from 8) and you do know I am making a trip to Orlandoo dont'cha :glasses7:.
      Just don't do it in pink please :banghead: I am waiting on a quote from from sistha Leanna
      all my powder coating needs go to PHOENIX SPECIALTY COATINGS as we all know. So who is making the dissensions how it will be dun Wagg's ?
      Go for it brother, you gave/gifted it to me :cheers:

      The way you say would be cool :D
       
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      waggin moving on ain't easy if you drive a Ford :p

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      don't leave it up to me, that sucker will be hott pink with green polka dot's :D
       
    • CudaChick1968

      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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      ... and you know I could do it too!!! Multi-color custom jobs -- especially Mopar parts -- are my specialty ya know. ;-)

      But I won't. The color choices are going to be up to you Mike. I'll get some "before" pictures when Waggin gets it here and we'll go from there. As always, I look forward to working with you again and appreciate your loyalty.
       
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      Don! That cover looks great. I would have done it the same way. A true eye catcher.
       
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      If you get a sticky in the parts for sale section? Slantzilla is a mod so is Slantsixdan. They have a billet fuel cap there on a sticky.

      It isn't as commercial as this site. Everyone is real friendly, and close community.

      Great folks!
       
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      • AussiePlymouths

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        Yep - i'll back that up - plenty of helpful blokes on /6 and a lot of them double up here on FABO.
        Both sites very helpful :cheers:
         
      • CudaChick1968

        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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        Well I guess I should get PSC listed over there in the Links / Vendors section then. Thanks guys!!! :-D
         
      • 67 Power Wagon

        67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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        Leanna, The work you do on the valve covers is impressive!!!!! To say the least, have ya done a set of 426 Hemi's yet? I think, I seen the Fire Power ones that were done.

        See, I myself, don't have a Hemi (I can only dream right now) BUT, I have a few ideas up my sleeves and plan to reveal them here pretty soon..... That, well includes a few "Hemi" parts.....As you all will see.
         
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        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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        John, aside from a pair of FirePowers for thansen here on FABO, the only other Hemi valve covers I've had the pleasure to work on were two pairs of brand new KBs for the same customer. One set is on his front engine dragster and the other is on his '64 Polara.

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        Thank you very much for the kind compliments! I'd love to get my hands on some old Red Rams some day ... :-D
         
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        65 Dartman FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Maybe one of these days I'll get my 392 Valve covers finished and get them sent to you. Both have had the "FIRE POWER" raised area removed, and stovepipes added to each valve cover a la 60's style. Still have to add some baffles under the stovepipes and a bit more metal work.
         

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        • 65dartcharger

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          That is a super job done! I know when Don talked me into using Leannas service and that is a decision I have never regretted! :happy1:

          Thanks Don and Leanna!
           
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          • 67 Power Wagon

            67 Power Wagon Hemi Pawr or BUST!

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            WOW! Leanna those Hemi valve covers look AWESOME!!!!! They are HUGE in comparison to the OHV covers made, by ANY one.....

            As for the compliments, well you done well on those they look awesome!!!!

            Dartman, those are shaping up nicely!!!!! Will look GREAT either way, by Leanna, or if finished up by your own 2 hands. with a bit of work in either finish.....
             
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            • pishta

              pishta I know I'm right....

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              Leanne, I did up a slant valve cover just like that last year, and this is the first time I saw yours! Were on the same channel.......Those poly heads look like a cake! :)
               
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              • mguner

                mguner How many is too many?

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                Hubba hubba! Always love it when Leanna shows her stuff! ;)
                 
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