Few questions for the early A gurus

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  1. Princess Valiant

    Princess Valiant A.K.A. Rainy Day Auto

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    1. Are the heater box assemblies the same 63 to 66??

    2. Are 65 valiant hood and fenders the same as a 65 barracuda

    3. Is a valiant wagon rear bumper the same as a valiant 4 door rear bumper?

    4. Are the windshields the same between 2 and 4 door valiant?
     
  2. armyofchuckness

    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. I'm pretty sure
    4. Definitely. The only windshield that's different is the convertible.
     
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    • Sedanman

      Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist

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      If you have a sedan you need one for a sedan. The ht cars have different glass.
       
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      • Princess Valiant

        Princess Valiant A.K.A. Rainy Day Auto

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        I should have been more specific in saying I have a wagon which I am pretty sure is same as a 4 door. A friend has a good windshield for sale out of a 2 door
         
      • Alaskan_TA

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        Your parts wagon still has the heater box in it if you need one?
         
      • Princess Valiant

        Princess Valiant A.K.A. Rainy Day Auto

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        I was checking if the boxes were the same to see if a 63 heater box will work with 65 valiant heater controls
         
      • armyofchuckness

        armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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        The windshields for the two doors and four doors is exactly the same regardless of being coupe or sedan. I have a Barracuda windshield in my sedan and it fits without issue. Like I said, only the convertible is different.
         
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        • Alaskan_TA

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          The '63 still has the bezel, knobs & cables intact, want me to mail 'em out?

          I still need to get the steering box out for you & it looks like we finally have a sunny weekend ahead.
           
        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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          Hold the phone. Since when did you start liking early A bodies?
           
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            I put fenders maybe ?/ hood off 65 valiant on 65 cuda. couple years ago, Seems like there was a difference in the hood latch or how it latched at grill support?
             
          • Tooljunkie

            Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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            I have a valiant hood to go on my ‘65 Barracuda. Latch is different.
            Valiant was maybe a 66,and the release was below the hood, not through a hole in hood,and different grille.
            Valiant fender i thought was different.
             
          • 66Dvert

            66Dvert Working on my custom car parts again!

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            (4) no difference in windshield just the gasket AND the convertible can also use the hardtop gaket too! I'm using a 2door hardtop windshield in my convertible using a Hardtop gasket.
            here is a link showing the difference
            63-66 Dart Windshield Gasket Source?
             
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            • chryslerfat

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              The heater box has its difference between the years.
               
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                1. Are the heater box assemblies the same 63 to 66??

                Not sure if they are the same or interchange.

                2. Are 65 valiant hood and fenders the same as a 65 barracuda

                Yes

                3. Is a valiant wagon rear bumper the same as a valiant 4 door rear bumper?

                For 64-65 Yes (part number 2266602)
                For 66 No (‘66 SW is same part number as 64-65)

                4. Are the windshields the same between 2 and 4 door valiant?

                Yes
                 
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                • barbee6043

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                  Heck I am NO guru, but would not the heater box in the 63 have to be different!? Good thing here in SE Tx, we need NO heater!! And AC is for sissies!
                   
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