1966 fury restoration

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  1. Patches66fury

    Patches66fury New Member

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    After 2 years of getting my shop ready to work out of and picking away at my car its finally time to get my butt in gear with my build. I started doing body work 4 years ago doing restorations and I was supposed to do the body work and paint this car so my boss could sell it. I fell in love with the car and knew I wouldn't be able to let him sell it after I did all the work. So I bought it from him and he got it from a guy in Arizona. This is a car I will never sell and I will drive the wheels off of it. I spend a few years in Iraq and dreamed of one day owning a mid 60's mopar and this is her.
    It is rust free and doesn't need a single patch anywhere. Had a 383 with a 727 in it. The 383 had a blown head gasket I didn't know about when I got it. So 2 cylinders rusted and being that it ran when I got it those 2 are toast now. So now I have a 440 at the machine shop. Short block is scat conecting rods with wiseco pistons. Top half will be aluminum heads with efi. The rest of the car with be a tko 5 speed with big disc brakes, front and rear stabilizer bars, bigger torsion bars, adjustable shocks, wide tire front and rear, and 17" wheels. For the body all side trim will be removed in fact most trim will be removed and holes welded up painted a dark grey metallic. Interior will the tan and brown bucket seat from Tmi products. I have got a good start over the last few years will trying to finish the shop. This spring I will get my makeshift paint booth set up and get going on the body work. For now I will finish disassembly and getting parts together. Here she is when I got her.
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  2. Patches66fury

    Patches66fury New Member

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    Here she is now. 20200201_110046.jpg 20190624_185335.jpg 20190602_152205.jpg 20190626_182440.jpg
     
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    swisherred Senior Member

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    love it. Looks like a pretty solid car..lemme know when you want to drop those headers....
     
  4. Newport 66

    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice project. Enjoy it and keep us updated on your progress.
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    I will be following along
     
  6. TerryM

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    Nice project
     
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    livininharrow Senior Member

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    I can see why you fell in love with her. nice score.
     
  8. Patches66fury

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    Not much new. Got the firewall disassembled. Still waiting to get my block back from getting cleaned and cam bearings installed. Then it's off to the balancing shop. New pedals should be here Friday so this weekend hopefully start getting them installed. 20200205_192253.jpg
     
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    Little more progress the last few days. Got the windshield out and dash pad. Started getting ready to get the dash out. Pedals are here so once the dash and back glass is out I can continue welding up trim holes and fabricating the pedal mount. Spring will be here soon and I would like to be ready to start spraying once it warms up. 20200208_190900.jpg 20200208_190907.jpg
     
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    Patches66fury New Member

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    Got the dash out today. Heater box next. Unfortunately I have a few projects to do in the shop next but hopefully have it out by next weekend. 20200209_184448.jpg
     
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    Got the rest of the interior out tonight. Just have the back glass left to get out. I cant believe how clean that floor is.
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  12. bigmoparjeff

    bigmoparjeff Senior Member

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    Wow! :wideyed:

    Those are the cleanest floors I've ever seen in a C body, or any other vintage Mopar.

    Jeff
     
  13. Dsertdog

    Dsertdog Old man with an old guitar, and a blue note. FCBO Gold Member

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    Typical Arizona car. Great floors, rubber rotted.

    Car is great project, Reminds me of a Saturday night street racer with the cold air, big motor and mags.

    I'll be watching for progress as well.
     
  14. Patches66fury

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    Well I got a little done on her the last few weeks. Was down with the flu for a bit and changed my mind about 10 times on how I wanted to do it. But my pedals are in and about 90% done. Have to make a peice to go on the outside of the firewall to stiffen it up a bit. Nothing moves and I'm sure I could stand on top of it. But I would feel better about it after I had to cut out where the old brake mount was. Hopefully get that made today then finish smoothing the firewall. 20200229_195021.jpg 20200229_194833.jpg

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