First of all, I discovered another 71 Fury a few streets away! What are the odds? Never met the owner, was told it just stays parked there, hope he puts it away for winter. Could it be a police pkg? The interior is in rough shape. Here are a few pictures of the interior, I really like it, classy and sporty. A few rips in the seats, foam a bit soft on the front seats, a few cracks on the dashboard, headliner is in great shape, carpet is a little bit faded and has a rip where the driver's heel is, some surface rust on the floor at that spot. Removing the surface rust on the floor is at the top of my to do list.. Replaced all four armrest chrome, was as eyesore but an easy fix for 45$cdn each (National Moparts). I did realise later I could have just rotated the small rear seat ones. This piece (anyone knows the exact term for this?) is faded (sun +water stains?), will be replaced but later, saw reproductions for this, also I do have the corner chrome trim, tried putting it back on but did not want to bend it or damage it further. A nice front picture of the Fury, you can also see the tiny garage its parked in, no room to work on the car (a few inches on each side). Repairs and work are done by Nick from Nick's Garage (same as the Youtube channel) in the greater Montreal area, if you haven't seen his show, it's very good, he's got quite the fan base, a true Mopar mechanic, been in the trade since the 70s, a bit like uncle Tony DeFeo. When i bought the car, the steering wheel logo was glued on crooked and the glue had expanded, looked horrible, so I removed it and the excess glue but it doesn't fit? seems like the wheel center has warped over the years, the Plymouth logo's branches are a bit too long to be a good fit. I saw there are reproduction vinyl stickers for the logo but would like to keep the metal original, maybe change the wheel center? Trunk is missing the original mat, has rust on the surface in the trunk floor grooves, previous owner was on a mission to removed the caulking in the trunk, this along with the interior floor is my big priority for this year. Saw some reproduction plaid mats for these at Mopar Mall, anyone ordered those before? Will also correct the stove pipe look exhaust, it sticks out too much.
Common rust area for these, the other side is fine. May change the leaf springs sooner than later, not broken but seems the car is riding a bit too low and soft. Am waiting for the US-CAN border to open up so I can get to my P.O. box and retrieve the AMC wheel centers and other stuff I ordered. This car is a driver, so the AMC wheel centers will do better than the old battered late 70s ones I have.
That's it for my first year so far with this C body, mind you I can only get work done on the car in the summer as it gets stored away for the winter. You don't want to drive these in the winter around here, way too much salt on the roads. Thanks for all the info I find in the forums, very helpful, great community.