Top Frame Help??

Convertible A-Body Mopar

  1. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hi all! I am in serious need of a top frame header panel (front bow) for my 68 Barracuda. Does anyone know where I can get one?? A company that manufactures them? old stock? Anything?

    I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KosmicKuda

    KosmicKuda FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Best bet, put a wanted ad in the parts wanted section.
    Or find a car being parted. DART should be the same.
     
  3. HemiSSDart

    HemiSSDart Dartus Interuptus

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    Yes Dart and Barracuda is the same, but good luck finding a rust-free one. I recently parted out a top and sold the header panel. It had minimal rust and I got $300 for it. ALL of the rust, most are rusted through. I can see if I have another one, but it is getting to the point that they are getting hard to find, so I don't know if I should part another top frame out. Nobody makes them.
     
  4. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    That's the problem I keep running into is that nobody makes them. I am at the point of looking into complete frames just to get a good header panel, but the only one I found was 2800 dollars....ouch! Mine is rusted right at both corners...
     
  5. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks Kos I just did that...
     
  6. pikewi

    pikewi Comfortably numb

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    Check with barracudakid. I sold him one last year
     
  7. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks pikewi I just did, we will see...
     
  8. RAT ROD AL

    RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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    I have a 67 barracuda sitting ready to it chop up. What part are you referring to buy top frame header panel ? I might just have it.
     
  9. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    It's actually the front bow it's attached with 2 bolts on each side, the top is stretched over it and screwed to is under side
     
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    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The top latches are mounted in it
     
  11. RAT ROD AL

    RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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    Like for a convertible ?
     
  12. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yes a convertible
     
  13. RAT ROD AL

    RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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    Sorry can't help have a F/B..
     
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    Mike69barracuda Well-Known Member

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    My friend in Pa has the entire Fish Vert. frame with header. Send me a PM with your phone number and I'll pass it on to him. His name is Erik.
     
  15. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Mike69barracuda your inbox shows full, won't let me pm you
     
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    Mike69barracuda Well-Known Member

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    Standby
     
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    Try it now. Did some cleanup.
     
  18. STR-14

    STR-14 I put the hoar in hoarder

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    I had a friend with an English wheel make a replacement patch for the passenger side on my '68. Took him about an hour and then about another hour to final fit and weld in place. Cost me about $200.00
     
  19. moparownr

    moparownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Thanks all I got one!
     
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