Valiant owner finally !!

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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Well it was 43 years ago. But I'm pretty sure it was a GT. It was a 273 4 speed w/ bucket seats.
     
  2. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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    Yep,they never badged any US Valiant as a GT,the GT is a Dart thing. They did make that drivetrain combo though. The 67 pilot car with that combo that azmopar has isn't branded a GT and that was the promo car for Valiants. I have been a Valiant guy for 20+ years and have done more research than the avg Joe on Valiants and I have never seen or heard of one. If it exists I'd like to see one.
     
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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    Well you know more about them than I do for sure. I don't doubt what your saying. I guess I assumed it was a GT, but like I said it was a long time ago. What I can remember was it was a green color with Red interior. I wound up trading it for a 66 GTO 389 4 speed convertible. Another car I wish I had back.
     
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    Nice ! Another mopar in the neighborhood
     
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    very nice but I am biased lol
     
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    I saw that one on Craigslist™ and was tempted, but since I just picked up a 1968 Valiant myself. Happy that we both have black plate cars.
    Congrats!
     
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    limegreen70 Pokorny Enterprise's

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    Awesome car. I hope to have one someday.
     
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    mopar jimmie Mopar Jimmie

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    Good luck with your new ride , nice find
     
  9. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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    This is the first car I had to consult on and it was all through emails,texts and phone calls and 2000 miles away. I feel like the Galen Govier of Valiant sedans lol
     
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    Thats why your the sedanman. Thanks for the help Chuck
     
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    Top of line Dart is a GT.
    Top of the line Valiant is a Signet . Spelling ?

    Cool car ! I'd love to have one also.
     
  12. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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    The 67 Valiant you could order a 273 4bbl,4 spd 8 3/4 and all of the other options but they had no special badging. The 68 you could order a 318 4bbl,4spd and so on and also no special badging. There may have been a commando engine emblem. A guy here ordered a 68 Valiant new and wanted the Cuda 340 drivetrain but they wouldn't let him because that was a Cuda/Dart option only. But they let him order it with a 318 4bbl,4spd,8 3/4 with disc brakes and 4 doors and I didn't see any special badging on that one either. The Valiant has always been the Bastard of the a bodies and everyone always overlooked them for every other car body and it's still that way. If your curious,take a look at all the other build/resto threads and see the difference in pages/comments left on the other car bodies. It's night and day. The 67-up Valiant sedans share the same 108 WB as a Cuda so the driveline swaps right in and the valiant is the lightest and strongest of the A body line being a post car and unless your adding a big cube torque monster BB you don't really need to add frame ties,the factory did that for us by adding the post. The Valiant sedans do require a little more homework/research when looking for parts because 30% of it is sedan only and most aftermarket companies just sell parts and do very little research on what bodies their parts actually interchange with. IF you can't find something I can take the guess work out of it for you and send you in the right direction. I have been messing with 67-9 Valiants for 20 + years and my name will eventually pop up if your looking for something. I am always happy to help
     
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    And now he's the proud owner of a 4 sp.
     
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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    So I was able to get a couple buddies to help me semi gut the interior.
    Found this tag behind the back seat. Pretty cool. Floor pan is shot.
     

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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    The wiper seals were non existent. LOL Other than the floor rot everything else looks good
    Manual column shifter is not working. Something is broken inside. Since the floor pan needs replaced we bypassed the column shifter, cut a hole in the floor and bolted on 2 pcs of angle iron to the tranny shift levers. Ghetto I know but I can move it around now. I have a 4 speed on the way anyways.
     

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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine has a set of mt radial drags on some sbp wheels so we test fit them today just for the hell of it. Once I dont have to wear this sling its game on !!
     

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    gotmoparhuh Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, man! That's the ticket right there-a blank canvas to throw creativity at! Good find!
     
  18. Sedanman

    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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    Lookin good. I wonder what the 5 pieces shipped were. There are 4 pieces if you count the front as 2. Visors,headliner,seat belts?
     
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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    I think the back is 2 and the front is 3
     
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    5.7 hemi FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    He scored some more parts today, and I'm sure he'll tell us what he got.
     
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    Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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    He already sent me pics :)
     
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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    Brief update. I have been collecting parts. Got a 4 speed to put in. Built up a 8 and 3/4 with 3.55s and an eaton true track. got a v8 k frame from barracudakid took a couple days to get it cleaned up to get powdercoated.

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    iw378 Well-Known Member

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    Put in the rear axle and new leafs from espo. and had a set of mopar steelies blasted and powdercoated.
    I put some bfg 245/ 60's on the rear.

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    I am now in the process of changing over the front drums to disc
     
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      Look at you go! It's gonna be a sweet ride when it's done.
       
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      Sedanman 67-9 Valiant specialist FABO Gold Member

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      Looking good
       
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