74 Fury III Added to the family

Later Model C Bodies - "The Formal Years"

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    I wasn't exactly looking for another car, but this one popped up locally and I had a line on some garage space opening up as well. I went to check it out and it came home with me.

    It's a 400 2 barrel, manual A/C, straight, pretty much no rust, new fuel system from tank to carb, new radiator, and an original interior in above average shape. I think the vinyl top is original, but the car has had a mediocre repaint at some point in it's life. Shows 96,000 miles on the odometer and I'm inclined to believe that is correct. Door latches all around were a bit sticky but a tiny bit of Deep Creep cleared that right up.

    Needs a battery tie down, transmission cooling line patch, transmission pan gasket, probably shocks, a few repairs to the front seat, and to figure out why the passenger windshield wiper doesn't go.

    I've had a blast driving it around over the past week and am looking forward to even more cruising once I get the little stuff taken care of.

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    Some trunk rust in the trunk.

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    Much better with one application of Metal Rescue gel left overnight.
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    That ain't trunk rust, that's only rust colored stains.
     
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    Indeed, I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled up the vinyl trunk mat and only saw that.
     
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    Nice! Congrats on the find.
     
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    Very nice find. That is generation of Fury you do not see a lot of. Great looking car.
     
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    Nice find! I always did like the front end styling on those particular Plymouths. That "rust" you found in the trunk floor is the result of moisture trapped (from years of temp swings) by the rubber trunk mat. Put a piece of carpet back there, like the Chryslers would have come with.

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    I have the vinyl mat in the garage to use as a template to mark and cut the carpet.
     
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    That´s a nice Fury!
     
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    Hm, a Fury III sedan with hood ornament and wind splitter. What's the VIN (and fender tag, and door sticker) on this car?
     
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    That is one big car for sure, I think later model formal Plymouths were a bit smaller? Still, that is one of the nicest formals around. Congratulations.
     
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    First 7 of the VIN are PH41M4F

    P-Plymouth
    H-Price class H
    41-4 Door Sedan
    M-400 2 barrel
    4-1974 Manufacture year
    F-Newark assembly plant

    I don't have the fender tag handy, door sticker didn't come with the car, and I haven't ween spelunking for a build sheet. I may be by the garage tonight to grab the fender tag. That said, I don't have anything to decode the fender tag with as that doesn't seem to be in the FSM.
     
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    1975-1978 Fury went to a B body and only the Gran Fury stayed as the full size C body.
     
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    The F in PH41M4F already gives it away as a car built between August and December, 1973.

    I, or somebody else on this forum, can handle most codes on Fury fender tags, so don't worry about that.
     
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    1974 Fury: 219.9´´
    1975 Gran Fury: 221.9´´
    1976-77 Gran Fury: 221.4´´

    C-body Plymouth Wagons:
    1974: 223.3´´
    1975: 225.9´´
    1976-1977: 226.4´´

    The B-body Fury:
    1975: 2dr 213.8´´ and 4dr 217.9´´
    1976-77: 2dr 213.7´´ and 4dr 218.4´´

    B-body wagons:
    1975-177: 225.6´´

    1978, when only the B-body Fury was available:
    2dr 213.2´´ 4dr 218.0´´ and the wagon 225.1´´
     
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    IMG_0975.jpg IMG_0976.jpg Here's a couple shots of the interior. Everything not pictured looks close to new. I'm hoping I can patch up these problem spots on the seats and get that driver seatbelt retractor fixed.
     
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    Here is the fender tag as best as I can read it.
    V5X END
    V1G U G25 H51 L31 L81
    EW1 C1G6 KG7 B21 198323
    E63 D34 PH41 M4F

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    I had a Newport with vinyl bolsters and cloth inserts (plaid actually). Same type of splits. I had an upholstery shop install a slightly wider vinyl bolster and no one was the wiser. Cost was pretty cheap as well.
     
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    Very cool. Looks like a nice cruiser. I don’t know how many will agree, but I like the sedans better than the hard tops. Nice find.
     
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    Line 4:
    V5X = Body Side Molding; Black Insert
    END = end of fender tag

    Line 3:
    V1G = Full Vinyl Roof; Green
    U = Market: USA
    G25 = Manual Ventilation Window
    H51 = Single Air Conditioning With Heater
    L31 = Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
    L81 = Door Ajar Indicator Lamp

    Line 2:
    EW1 = Body Color: Spinnaker White
    C1G6 = Cloth and Vinyl Bench Seat; Green
    KG7 = Upper Door Frame Color: Green
    B21 = Scheduled Production Date: November 21, [1973]
    198323 = Vehicle Order Number (VON)

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    E63 = 400 2bbl Engine
    D34 = Light Duty Automatic Transmission/TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
    PH41
    M4F
    xxxxxx

    Judging by the SPD, your Build Sequence Number probably starts with 14, because I know a Dodge Monaco Brougham, VIN DP43M4F148094, with SPD B21. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
    The upper door frame color codes are not documented (at least, I didn't find such documentation). KG7 would be some medium green. Hardtops have 000 here, as they don't have upper door frames.
    Newark fender tags, as opposed to Belvidere tags, omit G11 = Tinted Glass, All in combination with H51. Your car should have tinted glass.
    L31 and L81 are two options that were only available in the Light Package option group. Your car should have this package.

    And on a general note, V5X = Body Side Molding; Black Insert was standard on Fury III's. Yet their fender tag mentions it, as if it were an option. On the other hand, no single 1974 Fury or Dodge fender tag I know of has a radio code, although most of them came with a radio. 1974 Chrysler and Imperial fender tags do have radio codes.
     
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    The smaller value for the 1974 model year is due to the bumper guards being omitted from the measurement.
     
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