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#2309204 - 05/22/17 03:32 PM Re: The Red Brick, Part IV, 1968 Pro Touring Valiant [Re: NV69B7RR]
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Registered: 05/23/07
Posts: 338
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By NV69B7RR
This past Saturday I finished building the front spoiler for the Brick. Not perfect, but good for using a bench vise and angle iron for a brake.
Also took it to a local show which was ok, most people don't get this car or really have any idea of what its capable of. Although an M5 owner found out on the way to the show. The guy in a nice Mid/late 2000's M5, tastefully modded exterior wise, cut in front of my getting on the freeway, his mistake was thinking he'd lose me on the clear 360degree on ramp. I was right on his bumper as we exited the on ramp onto the freeway. Which then turned into dragrace onto the clear freeway straight away, i pulled 3 car lengths on him when he shifted, I hit 4th and watched him disappear!


Is the spoiler rigid? If so, does it come off easily for when you put the car on a trailer?

Don't feel bad about people not getting what the car is about. I had Mopar people walk right by it at a Mopar show. It's not shiny, and it's not a Barracuda, so it doesn't grab most people's attention.

I only wish I had open roads to drive it on when I had it. Way too congested where I live for those sort of shenanigans.

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#2309498 - 05/22/17 11:09 PM Re: The Red Brick, Part IV, 1968 Pro Touring Valiant [Re: NV69B7RR]
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 41868
Loc: Spokane Washington
Car is looking good, nice job on the interior, I agree, it needed it!

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#2378153 - 09/28/17 06:58 AM Re: The Red Brick, Part IV, 1968 Pro Touring Valiant [Re: NV69B7RR]
MRGTX Offline
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Registered: 11/17/13
Posts: 69
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Originally Posted By NV69B7RR
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Also took it to a local show which was ok, most people don't get this car or really have any idea of what its capable of. Although an M5 owner found out on the way to the show. The guy in a nice Mid/late 2000's M5, tastefully modded exterior wise, cut in front of my getting on the freeway, his mistake was thinking he'd lose me on the clear 360degree on ramp. I was right on his bumper as we exited the on ramp onto the freeway. Which then turned into dragrace onto the clear freeway straight away, i pulled 3 car lengths on him when he shifted, I hit 4th and watched him disappear!


Apologies for revving an old thread...but that made my morning! Too cool, man. Showing-up BMW M cars has got to be one of driving's greatest pleasures, especially in a car like the Valiant.

Any progress since May?

This car was mentioned in a discussion over on the "corners are best" section and I had to read up. This thing is just too cool for words.

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