1969 Plymouth Sport Fury

Restoration

  1. 78Brougham

    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like a great project. Will it be ready for Carlisle?
    Good luck with the build and btw you killing us with those teaser pics.:poke:
     
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  2. shooter65

    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Several have asked for more pics. I'll add many more once I start digging into the restoration.

    Here are some before pictures. It is in very good shape except for the desert baked interior and vinyl top. It also has the ubiquitous rust at the bottom of the rear windshield and trunk pan.

    I kept waffling on getting it road worthy or doing a restoration and finally my OCD won out.

    This is from the CL ad, this was the second owner, titled but never registered for the road. I bought the car in Missouri from the niece of the original owner.

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    Here's a few of the car after I got it home.

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  3. shooter65

    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Unfortunately it will not be ready for Carlisle this year. God willing, I plan to drive it to Carlisle 2020.
     
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  4. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    What engine is in your Sport Fury? Do you have a body code plate photo you can share with us.

    Very, very nice car. You did well..............................
     
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  5. shooter65

    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    It's all numbers matching 59k mile car with L code E86 440 Super Commando. The pic that sold the car for me was the interior shot showing the factory tachometer and power front disc brakes.


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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, you really scored! I don't believe I have ever seen a more desirable 69 Sport Fury. Looking forward to watching the work ahead. So please keep us in the loop!
     
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    SportFury70 Well-Known Member

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    High optioned car. Nice score. I'm guessing the motor is a 2bbl 440. Gotta have the A/C. PLEASE TRY AND MAKE IT TO CARLISLE IN 2020. We'd all love to see it. :thumbsup:
     
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    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you, no Sir, the E86 is the Super Commando HP 440 with the 4bbl. 375HP, 480 torque. 69 and earlier that was the L code, 70 and later it was the U code.
     
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  9. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    fantastic car :thumbsup: the interior still looks okay, so it looks ready to roll already ..

    there was no such thing as a 440-2bbl.
    there was either the E85 440-4 standard,
    E86 440-4 High Performance (called Super Commando on Plymouth, Magnum on Dodge, TNT on Chrysler
    You recongnize the decal on the aircleaner )
    and the E87 440-6
     
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  10. shooter65

    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks, but the interior looks better than it is in that shot. The headliner and door cards are nice but the carpet, seat upholstery and dash pad are incredibly brittle. When I stepped in the back seat, the carpet ripped under my feet and you can hear the vinyl cracking when you sit down. I have a prefect used dash pad and I bought the carpet and seat upholstery from Legendary this winter.

    I believe I can save the rear floor mats but the front mats broke into several pieces when I lifted them up to take them out.

    The car spent most of it's life in in the small Southern CA desert town of Blythe CA, right on the Nevada boarder. I have a ton of documentation for the car including the original temporary CA registration hand written by Ellison Chrysler Plymouth and most other CA registration cards through 1998. The 1996 and 1998 cards still have the registration stickers on them because the original owner had parked the car by then and wasn't driving it.

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  11. Marv

    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    The upside of your cars´history is that there won´t be any rust or rott.
    Just make sure to replace all fuel + brakelines, brake master cylinder and radiatior hoses. Even
    if they look good, they´ll probably crumble like the interior once you start driving the car.

    Nothing can beat having a car that you really like plus knowing about it´s history and
    the people that owned it.

    I was able to locate the previous owner of my car last winter, just to find out that her mother bought
    the car brand new in 68 .. She promised to send some photographs of the car taken in the past,
    I can´t wait to see them !!
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    My 1970 Sport Fury GT came from just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. And it probably spent more of its existence in even hotter temperatures than yours did. There is nothing left in the interior that is really any good, but the body is totally rust free (not counting the obvious surface rust!).

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    Nice Fury! Just an FYI though, Blythe CA is on the AZ border, not NV.
     
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    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    LOL...Thanks, I guess the giant PHOENIX text on the map confused me.....What can I say, I'm a dumbass.
     
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    Ahhhhhhh there is just that wow factor when I see one of these big C-Bodies sporting a factory Tachometer !!!!!!!

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    Show off!
     
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    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry it's been a while since I posted any update but life has a way of getting in the way.

    Here is what I found today while continuing the vinyl top remove....or, "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"

    The Good...

    The quarter panel / roof seems are far better than I expected. I posted earlier that there was just some surface rust but after digging out the body filler, it's far better then I thought. Both sides were about the same so I tried to take a pic of the right side which I haven't stripped off yet for reference of what the bubbling looked like before I started. I cast my own bullets so I'm flirting with the idea of filling the seam with lead. Pardon some of the pics, the humidity was super high today so I had to keep wiping the condensation off the lens.

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    The Ugly

    The Dutchman panel is, as I expected, in terrible shape.

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    The Bad

    I found what appears to be a good Dutchman panel but it's going to cost me $500 to get it home. Oh well, since they're extreamly rare to find one that isn't in the same condition as mine, I guess I have to bite the bullet.

    Hopefully my next update will be sooner.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    auto body solder (lead) is a combination of 70/30 lead/tin. the tin helps it to spread.
    personally, i would try one of the metal body fillers such as
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    shooter65 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So I bought a shrinker/stretcher to make the repair panels below the rear window. My question is how to remake the tabs for the rear window to sit on and the tabs for the chrome windows trim surround.

    Thanks.
     
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    Very cool car!! A factory '69 E86 Sport Fury is incredibly rare, let alone one with a factory tach!! Anyone know the production numbers on '69 Sport Furys with 440s? My old boss / mopar friend has a factory 440 SF convertible but I can't remember if its an E85 or E86 car. Hope to see it at Carlisle this year!