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  1. George Jets

    George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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    Yeah I am liking the looks of the Medium Turquoise like on your Brother's Barracuda, it's got a little more blue in it giving it a bit more Blue Green look.

    The Light Turquoise is going more to the light green family.

    The '74 Dart G2 Frost Green above could use more blue in it too to make it look better.
     
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    • famous bob

      famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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      I`d hold Rainy`s and Le annas , but not urs!~!
       
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      zkx14 Duster De-ruster FABO Gold Member

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      Blasphemy! :poke: :lol:
      Really either you are ‘restoring’ or you aren’t. In the latter case, do whatever you want. Metal flake pink?
       
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      RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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      • 66340SEDAN

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        Maybe lol
         
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        • SSVDP

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          I suggested Turbine Bronze which could look fantastic with the right amount of metallic.

          Sorta like this (I doubt these are Turbine bronze but use your imagination)

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          • Rainy Day Auto

            Rainy Day Auto Princess Valiant FABO Gold Member

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            I am not sure if changes to a build are an evolution or added chaos.
            I am leaning towards using these since they happened to show up in the mail.

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            • George Jets

              George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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              I take it those are the Shumaker conversion mounts going from slant 6 to a 318 on a slant 6 K member. For your Valiant Wagon.

              Have also heard of people using the truck V8 mount on the passenger side and the slant 6 mount on the driver's side to put a V8 on a 6 cyl K member. You probably have some of those truck engine mounts there for a small block too.

              Here is the passenger side V8 mount on a 360 going into the truck.

              Can expand up the picture to get a better look at the mount.

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            • Rainy Day Auto

              Rainy Day Auto Princess Valiant FABO Gold Member

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              It's a common misconception and I am surprised so many on fabo don't realize but early As only had one k frame.

              Didn't matter if it was v8 or slant, they all had the same K frame. The center link and mounts changed between slant and v8.

              After 67, there were v8 or slant k frames but oddly enough, after 67, they all used the same center link regardless of engine.

              These are Schumacher replacement v8 mounts.
              A built 318 is in the near future :)
               
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              • George Jets

                George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                Good Info, you are in line to Git 'er Done !
                 
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                67 to 72 all slant 6 and small block used the same left mount pad that was welded into the K frame. The RH one was slanty or small block specific.
                 
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                  I heard this AM on one of the TV car shows that in 1960 there were actually Valiants dealers just like Dodge and Plymouth!!????? Just wondering IF that was so. The guy on that show had a Valiant wagon at a show, and he was talking. He aid, Mopar was trying to push the compact carline and gave it its own co. I was there back then but I do not remember, as I was just 12!!! Good trivia question for Ms. Rani!!!
                   
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                  George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                  @Rainy Day Auto
                  Know anything about the Valiant Dealers from back in the day ??? ^^^^^^^^
                   
                • George Jets

                  George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                  Here are few things about Valiant Dealerships, think it was Valiant and Signet.


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                  • Rainy Day Auto

                    Rainy Day Auto Princess Valiant FABO Gold Member

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                    I do know the first valiant had a "by Plymouth" emblem.

                    It wasn't supposed to be a Plymouth valiant, it was supposed to be a valiant "by Plymouth" meaning it was its own brand.
                     
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                      On some export markets Valiant was an own brand all over the sixties:

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                      ...not only in Canada, also in Australia or Switzerland...
                       
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                      • Kern Dog

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                        I painted this '65 Dart the original DD1 color in a base coat/clear coat. This is one of the 60s colors that I really like.
                        Dart 3.jpg Dart 9 A.jpg Dart 9 F.jpg
                         
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                          Looks a lot like B3 Blue from 69. Over on FBBO someone gave me this link to "paintref.com" that will match color codes, within companies. Like it will give the code for this color in say PPG and DuPont and the factory code, which enables you to cross ref. it to different years color names. In other words it will tell you if DD! Is the same color as B3.
                          I was wondering if 76 PLy Spitfire Orange is the same as another GM orange. I was just wondering! lol
                          I think it was cool that the Valiant had its own deal, sorta, kinda.
                           
                        • famous bob

                          famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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                          Me thinks that was simply , made by Plymouth , sold in Chrysler/Plymouth dealer ships , not a diff. line ------------
                           
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                              Lubbock Texas patina ain't that cheap!!
                               
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                              • famous bob

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                                as always , amazing !
                                 
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                                  Wish my 62 Dart( Yes its a B body!) had the same one K fits all !!!! I hate to think of hunting a 62-5 B body v8 K for this orig /6 car, and NO I don't want to change over to a later B body K and have the manual trans issue!
                                   
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