68 Fury III Resurrection in MA

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    FURYGT Senior Member

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    Based on my personal experience I recommend removing the bumper the the brackets. If the bumper is in good shape and will be put back on do not try to remove it from the brackets as the bumper bolts can be difficult to remove.
     
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    dammed bracket / frame bolts.........

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    ok - switching gears - i need a torch on the bolts. So - removing the fuel tank to be safe (since I am replacing it anyways). Great thread by the way on replacing a fuel tank here: Out with the old, in with the new
     
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    Triple Pickle Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice Fury! For what it’s worth, I’ve discovered over the years that most times it pays to take a deep breath and expect the worst on these projects. Don’t be afraid to do more disassembly than you initially thought would be necessary to get at the task at hand. It seems like more work sometimes but, it makes the job much less frustrating I’ve found.
    I’m the worst for being impatient and wanting to get one on the road but, after a few bubble busting discoveries I find putting myself in a lower gear and just enjoying the journey makes it much more enjoyable.
     
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    I am definitely a "get er done" guy and will dive in two feet. So somebody upstairs was also i should take my time - travel for work, throw in a snow storm, a gym meet, short hours and frozen bolts....and the realization comes.

    I did decide to wait for the weather to turn so I can take the car outside and remove the tank. I think that any residual gas that leaks on the garage floor may be with us for a long time. :) Then remove the rear bumper.

    Question - Does anyone have a diagram of the rear bumper assembly? It appears that there are supposed to be 3 bolts attached to the frame (each rail)? If so - the middle bolts of the 3 are broken off...or is it a "stud" to help set the bracket? Is there a recommended service manual for the Plymouth Fury? Mopar, Chilton or Haynes? that may go a long ways itself.

    Thx all.
     
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    The biggest favor that you can do for yourself is to buy a Plymouth 1968 Passenger Car service manual and a Chrysler 1968 parts book. The parts book should provide you with the diagram that you seek. These are available on CD but I prefer paper. Search on eBay. Here's a paper service manual at a good price:

    1968 Plymouth Belvedere Satellite Fury Car Shop Service Procedure Manual Book 68 | eBay

    Here's one on CD:

    1968 PLYMOUTH SERVICE SHOP CD MANUALS | eBay

    Parts book on CD:

    1968 MOPAR( DODGE/PLYMOUTH/CHRYSLER) BODY, CHASSIS, TEXT PARTS BOOK ON CD | eBay

    Here is a good price on a paper parts book for 67 & 68 (these are not cheap):

    1967 1968 Dodge Plymouth Chrysler Imperial dart Valiant master parts book Mopar | eBay
     
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    Ordered - good call
     
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    Hi folks. 68 Fury III Resurrection Update. Slowed down a bit due to traveling. I had a chance to work on it a bit with the nice weather last weekend......even gave it a bath after sitting 20 years. Still plenty to do but looking good.

    Here are some pics after some simple soap and water......CLEAN! IMG_0001.JPG IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0003.JPG IMG_0004.JPG IMG_0005.JPG IMG_0006.JPG IMG_0007.JPG IMG_0008.JPG IMG_0009.JPG IMG_0010.JPG
     
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    Can only upload 10 at a time.....Here is more.....I like that there is no rust bubbles at the windows!

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    Still more.....clean interior

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    Last round.... trunk pans need to be patched/replaced in the future. Sourcing a front stub frame to ultimately replace the torsion bar cross member....may have found one in NY (from TX originally so I am told). Everything else still going according to plan. Clean car helps me stay encouraged to keep moving. :)
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    Cleaned up pretty good!
     
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    Has anyone seen another 4 speed Fury convertible other than the blue- blue interior car.
    Does anyone know what happened to the black-white interior car?
     
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    There a few green ones and others on this forum and a friend of mine is restoring a blue 440 4-speed car that be bought 30 years ago.
     
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    Hi guys - will a front sub-frame from a 69 fury interchange with a 68 fury? I have found some conflicting posts. I figure someone here may have done this already. I did find one on craigslist in NY.
     
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    I have a good used rust free stub frame from a 68 fury. I'm in Texas.

     
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    I want a driver, no rust in good shape, what should I expect to pay? Something I could fly in and drive home.
     
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    I can't get over the interior on this thing. .. or the roof... jezuz, OR the paint. So worth the work to come.
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I am Headed home from work - late night. I will PM you later.