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 Post subject: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:12 pm 
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Anyone out there have a definitive answer on whether a 65 Valiant trunk lid and a 66 trunk lid are the same? I know the 64's are different, but I have been looking at some photos of a 66 and my 65 and they sure look a lot alike. I am trying to get a light weight trunk lid for my car but no 65's are available. 66's are. Thanks for any help. I know I am probably barking up a dead tree! :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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I cannot remember, but I think 65-66 are same. Yours is a 65, so if so it should like the one on my Project V, with the big bend/crease in it side-side.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/16910097@ ... 977022478/

NOTE that the fiberglass trunklid from VFN is NOT a Valiant piece. It is a 64-66 Barracuda lid and they list it as 66 Valiant too. Nope. Been there. If you have found a true 66 Valiant 'glass lid, I will order one! Thanks for the info, if so.

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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I forget about some of the interchanges between parts on 64-65-66 Valiants. But it is easy enough for me to check. I have all three year vehicles, and will check this morning. I do know 64 is different.

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:42 am 
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Got a note from Dan and Hollander shows 65 & 66 to be the same.

http://glasstek.com/products/plymouth/valiant/

They do show one Lou! And also doors, bumpers, dash....etc. $260. I have an email in to them to verify. If it is correct I will probably order one shortly. Maybe we could get a deal on two Lou and have them shipped to one location and save some $$$ Let me know what you think.

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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My 65 and 66 are sitting side by side. Looked at the trunk lids, and they look different. 1965 is blue, 1966 is green. :P :)

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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Charrlie_S wrote:
My 65 and 66 are sitting side by side. Looked at the trunk lids, and they look different. 1965 is blue, 1966 is green. :P :)


There you go, won't fit!

I built a 66 Valiant convertible plastic model years ago. I used a 65 Valiant trunk lid in a 66 Barracuda body to make the conversion.
Seemed to me that I had researched the body styles and the 65 and 66 lids were the same shape.
Emblem was different.

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:09 pm 
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[quote]There you go, won't fit![/quote

Are you trying to confuse me Stan! :D
What if I paint them both blue? Will they fit? :D

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 Post subject: Re: 65 vs 66 trunk lid
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Pretty hard to confuse you Rick
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