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dermohar

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1964 Valiant - Canadian
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:41:11 »

From my son's youtube channel.   He's in grade 8.  This video has some good views of the exterior of the car.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSP093uNUk



The 1964 Valiant is not part of the line up of cars for this forum but it happily sits beside my Dip and LeBaron M body coupes.


During the pandemic, it was a good father son project.  The car always ran well but it always looked a bit of a mess.  There is very very little rust anywhere on this car.  I've owned it for years as it was a cheapo but very SOLID car that I bought for $450 when I first needed long distance transportation in the 90s.


We put mint front fenders and a trunk lid on the car.  These parts had been sitting in my garage for years.  Gone are the dented front fenders from the previous original owner, the trunk lid which had a 100 small dings from the careless carrying of a canoe by the former owner's son.  We replaced the rubber around the both windshields and was happy to find zero rust around the window fences.  The original rubber gaskets were a nightmare to remove.   They were baked rock hard.  Gone is the  messy silicone I used to seal the leaks when I bought the car and had no funds.  Gone is the horrible low cost ugly green paint  that was put on the car in the 70s.


The next job is to upgrade the 9" front drum brakes with a manual single circuit master cylinder to power brakes, front disc and a dual circuit master cylinder.  Those original front brakes were never the best on slippery roads, in heavy traffic or for sudden high speed stops.  Driving  will be a lot safer in today's traffic.


In the video, we were getting some Krown rust proofing as the car is a driver not a trailer queen.
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