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    69383valiant It is what it is...

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    Thanks Sedanman, I just got tired of all the different colors one day and just rattle can it. Once I straighten out the front sheet metal will put some real paint on it. For now at least I can drive it around.
     
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    69383valiant It is what it is...

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    Before the rattle can paint job...
     

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    Is that lower quarter patch in photos on page 1 hand bent?
     
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    69383valiant It is what it is...

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    No it isn't I wish my fav skills were that good. We used and parts 70-76 A body trunk extension part#mm 1424 and 72-76 quarter patch panel# mm1459 from classic industries worked out great....
     
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    Your repair stopped behind the wheel arch. Would that patch panel have the correct wheel arch? (I'm restoring a 70 Valiant that has some rot in the lower rear arch on one side).
     
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    69383valiant It is what it is...

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    Imo I don't think so. The panel that we used we could only use up to the first body line. I think I would call AMD and ask them. Good Luck...
     
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    thanks.
     
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    69383valiant It is what it is...

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    A little update just put another flip top gas lid (used original better than the repop i got that broke) on the valiant. Pick it up a few weeks back at Maplegrove. Pictures to follow. Also picked up some parts from Oldmanmopar thanks Steve. Put rear bumper on today. Didn't get to the front one yet. Thanks for looking. its slow going but going.
     

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    Looking good here man! Glad ya got the cap thing sorted out.

    Hey guys... Is there a 67-72 Valiant "group" on here? If not we should make one! Keeping to just this body style and gathering all of us would maybe help regarding parts that are needed etc....
    Sorry I hi-jacked you thread with this! Seems there are several of us here at your thread! :)
     
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      Not a problem :finga:
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      Only update I did was add a 3 core champion radiator,water pump,hoses, and another fan (thanks Steve). About it until it gets a little warmer today its one....BRRRR!!!
       
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      A little update just been collecting parts and pieces.
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      The list of stuff so far. New used rear leaf springs, new poly bushings , new rear shackle kit, New front Hellwig front sway bar, new U.S. tool torque boxes, and picked up a nice set of edelbrock rpm heads BB ( thanks Oldmanmopar Steve and Steve Jr. Great people also a nice holley carb thanks again Steve.) Also new timing set, new cam and lifters on way shortly as is new Moser axles for the 9 inch. And maybe a torque converter too. That's what's new for spring....
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      Another summer gone and only put the timing chain in the 383this year.. Still collecting parts got some used fenders from oldmanmopar ( Thanks again Steve). I think I am going to pick up SS springs this coming year instead of the used set I got. Thats about it for now... Happy Holidays everyone!!!!
       
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      Been awhile got a few things done in the past 2 weeks. I have to thank Steve Kiss aka oldmanmopar for all the work he did for me. While recovering from knee surgery... We put SS springs and all new bushings and rear shackles. All new stainless steel brake lines, updated master cylinder newer style 2 bolt with adapter. Total rebuild of the front end. Upper and lower balljoints,A arm bushings,inner and outter tie rods,strut rod bushings. Lower control arms with tabs welded reinforce plates on bottoms. New Hellwig swaybar installed. Put calipers on back side of rotors for clearance. A straightened the right side frame rail between bumper and K member....Pictures to follow...
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      Some pictures I think...
       

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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      Bought these thursday and received them today. Front leaf spring hangers New for A and E-bodies. Ebay # 321830107978 from Richard Ehrenberg:Mopar Action mag...to the door $69.23 nice pieces hope to lower the SS springs an Inch...
       

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      It's funny how our builds look a lot a like.
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      I think I got a few different ideas from watching your build...:D:D:D
       
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      69383valiant It is what it is...

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      After replacing the worn out rear leafs with new SS springs (002,003) the car sat to high for my taste. So I picked up those front spring hangers and brought it down like an inch. A couple before and after pics...
       

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      Nothing new to update. Still wrapped up from winter...
       
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      Valiant is still sleeping... only fired up twice this year... Might change out the green freeze for some new red stuff...
       
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      69383valiant, Thanks for you documentation above, from almost 10 yrs ago, very helpful! In your msg you said... "They don't make anything for valiant. I got the trunk extension and lower quarter patch from Classic Industires both are AMD parts,70-76 A-body trunk extension# MM1424 and quarter patch panel 72-76 A-body #MM1459 Both worked great" ... Question: Were these parts a perfect fit or did they require modifications? If so, what needed to be done? I'm in the process of trying to do a very 'faithful' restoration of a 67 Signet, and both of these parts, from both sides, probably need replaced. I see that the MM1424/5 are still available, and they look promising. I didn't find MM1459. Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks.
       
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      Hi Harold, The trunk extension has a lip that was bent flat to slip in under the tail light then bent back down and tack welded in place. Other than that fit perfectly. The lower quarter patch only works up to the first body line. It matches up with the drop off perfect. Only have to trim the width in the wheel well. I can take pictures this weekend if needed.. Dave.
       
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