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  1. fury73
    Great car. I hope to have an imperial some day.they spared no expense building them.espesially the 60s models!
  2. Henrius
    The vaccuum hose to the air snorkle sure is big compared to my Mopars!
    Beautiful car! My favorite factory color. Detail the engine compartment a bit and you'll have close to a perfect car.
  3. Imperialist67
    The Bronze panels are very posh, these are in nice shape, factory 8-track no less..........
    1. glenbeigh196
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
    2. glenbeigh196
      Barry is a bit full of himself. OK, more than a bit full of himself, but he is probably the best there is at this singular talent. Incredible job of gutting and updating the innards of both the 8 track and AM/FM Stereo. Took 4frickenever and cost a king's ransom, but worth it.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
    3. glenbeigh196
      I also had to get rewire a Retro-Sound power antenna to work with the manual switch on the radio faceplate. Radio wants to make the mast go all the way up when radio power on and all the way down when radio power off. Had to jump it through the up/down switch and bypass a board on the antenna. PITA
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
  4. glenbeigh196
    Added three new photos of engine bay.
  5. glenbeigh196
    Some things I've done since I bought the LeBaron . . . added the Mopar Performance valve covers and had them and the exhaust manifolds jet hotted turquoise. IMHO, the exhaust manifolds are the ugliest thing under the hood so I thought I'd try to dress them up when I replaced the exhaust system. The original owner replaced the factory single exhaust set up with duals, so I changed that out for SS from the manifold back. Really don't want to deal with that again. MSD throttle body fuel injection, electronic ignition, coil, wires and plugs. Higher amp alternator to run it all. Period appearance maintenance free battery. I have a dual snorkel air cleaner I have powder coated and ready to go. It's not technically a 440 Dual factory car, but I guess that's the spirit of the thing. Believe it or not, I even got the Auto Temp to work in this thing. No small task. Spent a small fortune getting the factory 8 Track and Stereo gutted and refurbished. Looks the same on the outside (except for a USB port and 3.5 mm female jack) but has Bluetooth and a hands free connection for the cellphone now. As you can tell, I changed the carpeting pretty early on. Expecting new headliner material from SMS this Friday. It's only money honey.
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    2. glenbeigh196
      You are very kind. I got the dual snorkel ( and a raft of other parts ) from Murray B. Park. I'm guessing you guys all know about him. What a terrific guy! The pie tin fits - thanks for the tip.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
    3. glenbeigh196
      You bring up a good point about the resonators and one that still bothers me. The original set up (FSM) shows no resonator. There were none on the car when I bought it, but the previous owner had swapped original single for after market dual. I asked the guy I ordered the SS set up from about SS resonator to go with the SS muffler and he, surprisingly discouraged it. Said it would be plenty quiet without them.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
    4. glenbeigh196
      I'm wishing I hadn't let him talk me out of the resonators. It's a great sound at the pipes, don't get me wrong, but somehow I was going for something more subtle in the exhaust note in an Imperial, do you know what I mean? I don't want it to sound like a Newport or New Yorker (no disrespect). It's an Imperial !!
      glenbeigh196, Oct 26, 2018
  6. ImpJay
    I see a great color scheme on a lovely car!
    1. glenbeigh196
      Thanks - I was talked out of changing it and I'm glad. Somewhere in Texas, a turquoise cow is running around naked.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 30, 2018
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  7. rags
    careful swapping a quarter on. a job like that is only for the best of the best. if there's a couple of hundred guys in North America that can do that job correctly i'd be impressed. what you have now looks to be a pretty darn nice car... with an 8-track deck!
    1. glenbeigh196
      Thanks for the 'heads up'. Do you have a recommendation of any in the greater Chicago area? The number of welds on these is wicked and I want to get it right.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 22, 2018
    2. rags
      unfortunately no. all i can say is move forward with the utmost discretion. what you have now seems very nice as is. putting it in the wrong hands could end up being an extremely expensive mistake and once it's done there's no going back. could start a thread asking for suggestions. there's no shortage of expertise here and these people are happy to help.
      rags, Oct 22, 2018
    3. glenbeigh196
      I think that's great advice and I'll do just that . . . Just posted a bit of what I've done so far above, so - no - I don't want to screw it up with a ham handed body guy out of the yellow pages or some 'friend of a friend' who swears he's the best he's ever seen. These are were banned from demolition derby competition ('67 & '68) because there were so many welds they virtually never lost a contest. That means there are relatively few body panels left on or off of vehicles for donor cars.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 24, 2018
  8. glenbeigh196
    Thanks to shooter65, Imperalist67 and Not Right for your kind comments and ratings.
  9. Imperialist67
    Great to see this beautiful LeBaron, in such a flattering color. Nice leather, I'd get some Leatherique (or maybe Lexol) for those seats, it will really soften them up and prevent cracking.
    1. glenbeigh196
      Great advice. Will take it. Much obliged.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 17, 2018
    2. imperialman
      Beautiful interior! x2 on the Leatherique.
      Its what I used religiously on my 67 Imperials seats when I owned it.
      imperialman, Nov 4, 2018
  10. Not Right
    Awesome SLAB. It looks to be Show Quality! Neat "Industrial Age" backdrop, too. Cudoes to you.
    1. glenbeigh196
      It's the place I get paid. I won't say 'work' as I'm in sales, and that would be a lie. Salesmen don't lie.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 17, 2018
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    2. glenbeigh196
      The LeBaron is a 20 footer. Saving up to change the passenger quarter panel and a new paint job in the same color. Believe it or not, I found a never been on a car NOS quarter panel.
      glenbeigh196, Oct 17, 2018
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