68 Fury III Resurrection in MA

Restoration

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    RGORHAM29 New Member

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    Thanks. It certainly was a nice feeling not to find any potential surprises...especially around the windows. I also couldn’t believe how good the top, paint and interior came out. I vacuumed / dusted out the interior. Very pleased. Motivating
     
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    Hi gentleman in Tx. Your inbox is full and unable to PM you. Can u send me pics and cost? Perhaps email too. Thx.
     
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    68plymouth383 that is.....
     
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    If you type the @ symbol before the username it'll set a marker to draw his attention - like this @68plymouth383
     
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    Jasons85dodgeram@hotmail.com I cleared out my inbox.

     
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    Ok. Its been awhile folks. Work, travel, family time, vacations....you know the drill.
    Got a stub frame, fender, dual exhaust set up, torsion bars, some suspension and disc brake parts locally (a morning drive). Got it from another great Fury guy with some great experience (Thx Paul). Frame is for a 383.....which has a sway bar and excellent shape if i want to swap out from a 318 to a 383 in the future. Its solid and better than mine IMO. Anyway - I have some PTO and getting ready to clean off the new/used frame. Did some quick test area with a wire wheel and sanding disc. cleaned of quickly. Looking forward to it. Goal is to have stub frame swapped out this fall. I will upload pics as it happens.

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    Any interest in some disc brake swap parts? If yes, email me.
     
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    Are the sub frames different between a 318 and a 383. If so what would they be?
     
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    Nope. Engine mounts are the only difference with respects to hardware.
     
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    No! The slant six sub-frame is different. The only difference on V8 sub-frames is the torsion bar specifications vary depending on which engine the car has and the front sway bar was optional on 318 cars. Big and small block cars used the same motor mounts. Interestingly, '68 Fury's with a 318 an no front sway bar used the same torsion bars as a 440 car. Torsion bar usage varied between years.
     
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    My 68 Monaco, being Canadian, was a 318 car with no sway bar. I wound up installing a sway bar but used the same torsion bars when I plunked the 440 in. It was actually quite the dream of a swap .. even if it wasn't the best move I ever made.
     
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    Like the k frames in b bodies.
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    Why was the swap not a good one?
     
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    The swap itself went great and the few years I spent tuning it and racing it were fun. The drive across the country was also a blast.
    I guess it's just that looking back on it, the car was a 40,000 mi, numbers matching peach that I should have left alone. I don't *regret* it. I just could have built and dropped that driveline in anything. I feel today that it shouldn't have been that car. Just personal junk is all!
     
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    15 mins in with a wire wheel and sanding disc....the frame is starting to clean up well!
     
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    Exciting news for a deserving ride. Nice work.
     
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    As so many others have already told you, your car really is a beauty. Blue is my favorite color and yours is swimming in it so I think it is great. Good luck with getting it road-worthy again!
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    update....back on the frame again. Little at a time.

    Now that we know that the rust comes off easy...I continued to "strip the frame" of ancilary stuff. I removed sway bar assembly and working on strut rods. Front strut rod nut didn't want to come off....so i am soaking it in PB Blaster over the next couple of days. will try the use of vise grips or channel locks to grab the other end of the rod.....or place double nuts if i can find some 9/16-20. Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Platnum and Chassis Black Extreme (satin) on order. Also ordered couple cans of the internal frame coating. Overkill - maybe - but my gut says its best to do it now while frame is accessible.

    Some friends coming over Saturday. will finish wire brushing/sanding frame, control arms and other suspension parts for new coating. Hoping the Eastwood all arrives before the weekend. Will place order for new bushings after the suspension parts have been painted.

    Kids didn't want to help out this time around....but willing to take pics on there way out to the beach! LOL


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    Thanks! I look forward to it too. Cant say enough how great and clean the interior is. No mold/mildew/cracks etc. Carpet is faded a little bit but not necessary to replace at this time.
     
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    BC85AFB9-14E7-4AC3-9DEC-E59E94A154D9.jpeg 372B15A5-DC42-4EB8-B192-ED69BB99FE45.jpeg B8C47A11-27A8-4B3A-866B-1D441C93426B.jpeg Good day of work today. Friend officer O’Sullivan stopped by to lend a hand. My done helped a few minutes as well.

    Removed remaining bushings, strut rods, skirts, clips and ancillary bolts. Bagged/tagged. Sanded and wire wheeled the frame clean. Put on first coat of Eastwood platinum rust encapsulator. Dries hard as a rock. Will flip frame tomorrow for touch up and second coat. This looks great! Neighbor came over thinking I bought a new frame. Had a cold beer and hit the showers.
    Lesson learned-
    1. DONT get this stuff on your skin. It’s a B+#$ to get off! Need baby oil and scotch brite sponge/pad if it has dried.
    2. Put drop cloth under frame for any drips
    3. Take the time to remove all bolts, clips, clean off nooks/crannies of grease or dirt - no short cuts. Missed some spots that needed some quick cleaning....which will slow u down.
    4. See # 1.

    Soon I will figure out how to clean inside the frame tubes as best as possible and use the Eastwood internal frame coating. Then spray everything on the outside w chassis black. That’s the latest. Pics attached
     
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    Looks great. Buy some good quality rubber mechanics gloves for painting.
     
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