The Wreck of Old ’67

It was a typical morning commute for me, dropped the kid off at the babysitter, pop the top on my Pepsi Max, cruise into work in the fast lane.

As I got to the 205/580W merge the cars in front of me panic stopped. The Valiant had good brakes, I stopped quick enough to not hit them but during the fast braking the Valiant slid towards the right, apparently enough that I got clipped by a big rig which spun me out and caused all the damage.

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Back in my driveway…

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

It’s really bad….

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

I’m beginning to feel particularly lucky this time…

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Tore the sheetmetal right off the cowl…

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Sheared the passenger side hood hinge!!

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Passenger side frame rail pulled away from torsion bar crossmember…

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

That motor mount bracket is supposed to be straight!!

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Crushed alternator…

Wreck 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Shattered bellhousing!!

I feel real lucky I’m okay, physically I haven’t had any problems yet. Day after I felt like I’d been punched below the shoulder blades but I felt better after lunch.

I’m super bummed out about the car, but hopefully a lot of the goodies can go into the next A-body….

1 Comment 

  • Share this Post:
  • Del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • Tweet
  • Comments

    One Response to “The Wreck of Old ’67”

    Trackbacks

    Check out what others are saying about this post...
    1. […] after the wreck of my old 1967 Valiant I started hunting for a replacement body. This one popped up for sale on a Mopar website and I made […]



    Speak Your Mind

    Tell us what you're thinking...
    and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

    You must be logged in to post a comment.