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My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:42 pm
by SAM B R.W
Hey guys,

Sorry it has taken so long. Here are some progress pics of my VJ.

We have thrown in a brand new reco'd 265 with HIACE Extractors, FMX with B&M Quickshifter, new tail shaft and yolk, radiotor and the rest of it. Mechanically the car is tip top. It goes into the metal shop this week for body work...$6,500 worth of body work :cry:

I Will upload more pics once she's back in my garage.

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Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:27 am
by roadwarriormfp
Well done Sam !

Looks like a very good base car to work from.

Have you come to an agreement with your panel shop regarding the work?

ie: he sends you a invoice every 2 weeks? etc... so it doesnt blow out into a serious bill that your not expecting?

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 am
by ANGELofFEAR
like it

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:28 pm
by madmach
I really like those cars. Nice project you got there!

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:30 pm
by aussie muscle
nice to see you've made a start on it. sadly, it's in better condition than my charger ever was
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Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:35 pm
by the armourer
Awesome! Love to see those Aussie Mopars. Are you sure that transmission is an FMX? It looks a lot like a Torqueflite from that angle. Would it be possible to get some close-up pics of the steering box area? I have an idea I've been kicking around involving converting a '67-69 Barracuda to RHD.

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:28 pm
by MrSpeed
WTF :!: two aussie blokes working on aussie muscle and not a beer in sight :( :lol:

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:49 pm
by aussie muscle
the armourer wrote:Awesome! Love to see those Aussie Mopars. Are you sure that transmission is an FMX? It looks a lot like a Torqueflite from that angle. Would it be possible to get some close-up pics of the steering box area? I have an idea I've been kicking around involving converting a '67-69 Barracuda to RHD.


727 Torqueflite was the factory transmission. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Valiant_Charger

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:29 pm
by SAM B R.W
Thanks fellas.

Armourer you're correct it is a 727 torqueflight, threw the post up while at work.

Aussie muscle do you have any parts from your charger collecting days? Need a front stone tray!

Roadwarrior, all done. Handed him 6k in cash to do the work. I bought the panels from Elko in Bayswater VIC, 2x Door to wheel arch, 2x sills and a new boot floor.

Mr. Speed, was in training so couldnt smash too many beers. Plenty being demolished now though.

Re: My VJ Valiant Charger!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:33 am
by OzHemi
aussie muscle wrote:
the armourer wrote:Awesome! Love to see those Aussie Mopars. Are you sure that transmission is an FMX? It looks a lot like a Torqueflite from that angle. Would it be possible to get some close-up pics of the steering box area? I have an idea I've been kicking around involving converting a '67-69 Barracuda to RHD.


727 Torqueflite was the factory transmission. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Valiant_Charger



Actually very few of them had Torqueflites....most were Borg Warner 35's (when coming with an auto that is)

I've brought and owned a bunch of Oz Chargers here..still have a heap of spares...guards, bonnets, nose cones, and think a couple stone trays even, ha ha.. (Know I have a VH one, might have a VJ/K one too...not sure off the top of my head)

And while the car is in bits, have you thought about going with a rack steering and getting rid of the box? I used a setup from Paul (Elko) years and years ago and makes the car heaps nicer to drive..