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  1. moparmat2000

    moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Nice find. Welcome to FABO !!
     
  2. cosgig

    cosgig MoBro Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    There will be no dumb questions to ask, a lack of knowledge is not dumb, just not informed....yet! Welcome to the wonderful world of Mopar, and FABO. Glad to have you with us!
     
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    69conv error 401 FABO Gold Member

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    68's usually have round side markers, 69 rectangle, 67 not so much. Mystery!
     
  4. moparmat2000

    moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    If it is a 67, being the first year of this generation of A body have some 1967 only stuff like the glovebox door and hinge setup, and glovebox liner, some other stuff like 67 only vent window assemblies, single sideways fuel tank strap. Other than some things like that, they are pretty much the same as 68 and 69. Being it's a 2 door post sedan and not a hardtop coupe, what you have is a pretty stiff body structure for power adding before even adding subframe connectors and such. If you need a windshield and windshield gasket for it, you need to spec one for a 4 door sedan. The 2 door hardtop has a lower roofline than your 2 door sedan and a 4 door sedan.
     
  5. 65TTCuda

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    :welcome: from Avondale AZ. Sweet! valiant. I had a 64 with slant 6 and pushbutton Auto. I lived in Roy Utah for 3 years and did some contract work on Hill AFB. Loved Utah, especially riding my Suzuki Bandit up in the mountains. I like the color and the stripe and hood scoop. It's a little squatty in the rear, looks like it could use a suspension upgrade. But is defiantly a nice style body. Good luck and welcome to the money pit, they are never really finished.:lol: The only stupid question is the one you don't ask, and wined up doing it over again.
     
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    I was stationed at Luke for a bit. And i also enjoyed ripping up the canyons on my bike. The rear springs aren't just flat, they have reverse arch. I have been looking around for new ones. I want a nice stance but not insane rake. I feel like I'm chasing my tail on this build.. so many things that need done and it's tough to know where to start
     
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    I was stationed at Luke also, 311th AMU D Flight F16, 82 - 88. you can get good springs at a good price from General Spring, you can also find them for an even better price on Ebay, usually with free shipping. I have a 65 barracuda formula S, and I buy a lot of parts off Ebay, Craigslist and Facebook Market. if you are new to the restoration game, take it slow, take deep breaths and do a lot of research. I find I spend more time in tech. research, reading articles on this site and YouTube videos than I do actually working on the car. it's a process if you want to do it right. To your advantage your car runs! Mine is a complete teardown and rebuild. I have had it since may of 2018 and between full time work and full time family, church and the extremely hot summers here, I have little time to really put my attention to it. Because I'm on a tight budget with this build I buy things on the cheap, especially if I can refurbish or rebuild it for les than new. That is why I say welcome to the money pit. LOL. The less knowledge you gain and the less skills and equipment you have, the more $$$$ you will need. That is why I say it's a process. since your car is drivable, enjoy it, and fix things that won't incapacitate it at all or for long periods of time. then when your ready or absolutely need to, back it into the garage and change the big things that take longer. Get help from family and friends, it is always easier and a lot more fun when you have help. Get parts a little at a time, or save up and get them all at once. Go To Swap meets. Some things you can buy used at great prices, other things you will have to buy new. knowing the difference is key. Be neat and organized, know what you have and where they are. It will help with stress, frustration, waisted time and money. Most of all Have Fun in what your doing, it isn't rocket science unless your building a $100,000 show car. LOL.
     
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