FK5 Dodge resurrection

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  1. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm sure anyone that follows the Fuselage cars will remember this vehicle.

    70 Monaco 500. Dealer promo car built 8/4/69. It was loaded with all the bells and whistles and a very solid car until it fell into the wrong hands. It was disassembled for "paint and body" and then abandoned and parted out due to rust...Apparently rust has a different meaning on the west coast compared to here in the midwest. The car is very VERY solid with minimal rot.

    I happened to get the vehicle with intentions of making it a donor for my Brougham...and then it showed up after 2 months of waiting for my slow facebook transport guy. I just can't justify cutting it up. It's too solid. So I bought a donor for the donor...

    The Donor is a 71 Monaco 2 door I found on demolition derby page on Facebook thanks to Tobias. It has a pretty nice black buckets/buddy seat interior. I will be using some of it in my 71 Monaco, but a majority will be going into the FK5 car. I have A LOT of spare 71 stuff...so more then likely the car will end up with a 71 Polara interior, grille and taillights. I have leads on some 70 parts, but at this point the original car is long gone and I have a blank canvas, so why not just use stuff I already have?

    The 71 Donor has a 72 440/727 that runs well and moves. That's always a good starting point. I have most of the parts needed to make it a buckets console car again. As far as options goes, it will be very minimal. I just want a bare bones 440 buckets/console car in an excellent color. Over the course of the summer I will be transferring everything over from the donor onto the FK5. Hopefully by fall I will have something that resembles a car if I dont get distracted.

    This is the first time I've had an solid empty 2 door shell and a completely rotten, but complete 2 door donor. I plan to put the cars side by side, pull parts from the 71 donor and install them immediately onto the FK5 shell.

    The Brougham is on the back burner for now unfortunately. Still hunting for my package tray.

    Heres some pics of the car as I got it. As you can see. I've already put a deck lid, bumper and hood on it.

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  2. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    The donor from PA

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  3. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Pictures of the FK5 before when it was loved by its owner. It's a damn shame that jerk did this to the car. I have the technology. I can rebuild her.

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  4. GJS

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    Those tail lights and reverse lights we're the first fusie element to blow my mind when I first saw one way back when ... followed closely by the 72 Monaco front end. What a friggin bummer.
    Though I know that won't come back, I'm glad she will ... albeit with a face lift!
     
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  5. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks like a rusty piece of scrap iron to me. Why waste your time? I believe the guy that parted it.
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Because I can. That's why.
     
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    What a shame, she looked to be a good one before a delusional fool got involved. She landed in a good home. I'll keep.my eyes peeled for you tail end parts, you know you want the correct parts going back on. :poke: I won't look for BSM, though. :(
     
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    This car is well worth the effort to bring back. I do not see any serious structural rot on the photo's supplied which is main criteria for restoration vs parts. It will need front fenders and doors, but the floors and window channels are still solid which is a big plus. Good luck.

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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Correct has cost me alot of time and money. I have a ton of parts that will work and get the car back together and on the road. I'll worry about the right stuff later. I'd rather have a turn key car that's "incorrect" then a pile of "correct" parts and rust I can't drive.
     
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    I didn't say you couldn't do that, just that I'd keep mye peeled for you, buddy. I don't expect you to wait any longer than the shipper made you wait. I think you'll beat your deadline. It might not be ready for Volo, but we will put all the parts on/in that we can, the night before!
     
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    Obviously I'm joking. Good for you kid.
     
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    The guy that parted it doesn't know rot, your donor has some rot. I will be following along.
     
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    Every time i hear/see of this car now it turns my stomach.
     
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    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

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    Its unfortunate but it will be given another chance at life.
     
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    Nice job saving yet another! Look at it this way- it will be even more impressive with the '71 dash. I assume since you say you are still looking for a package tray that the one on your donor Monaco is toast too?
     
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    :rofl:Too funny!
     
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    I was actually being serious. I don't understand why this is a rust prone area down there. Up here in Canada the lower areas go to hell, the upper half is almost always good though. I know where there is a good one in a junkyard, as mentioned in another thread. I just can't believe that there isn't one closer.
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry, I wasn't laughing at you, but I'll let Wyatt tell you about the package tray fiasco.
     
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    No worries at all, I must have missed something.