World Famous Barge in a Budget
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- Nov 22, 2010
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That made sense to me too - at first.Scott, the Plymouth instrument cluster and the sport fury interior need to be considered in the decision.
It's only money.
I thought about that after talking to him. Not sure what differences there may be between the two cars. They use the same style seats and trim in the rear, but wasn't positive if they used the same mounting points for the dash. Being the penny pinchers they were, I wouldn't be surprised if Chrysler designed them in a similar fashion, or completely different.
I'm going to fix the Canadian car, it's a true factory four speed, and that what I want, a real one.
They are both Monacos, so there shouldn't be an issue. I'll redo the interior with the correct Sport Fury seat covers, and dye the rest of the vinyl in Gold. Carpet of course as well as a headliner. I'll only be using the US Monacos for the sheet metal, and rebuilding the Canadian car. It might end up like @65MonacoND's 300 Hurst car, but I'm fine with that, I have enough cars to donate the parts needed.So anyway - to do the mechanical, you'd need a longer driveshaft, but that could presumably come from the receiver vehicle.
I was wondering between the US 65-66 Monaco dash (the best dash ever ) and the Fury dash. They're probably the same.Identical - 66 USA Sport Fury dash and Canadian Monaco are identical, mounting points and all. I used a USA Fury dash with AC when I restored my first Canadian Monaco (the Turquoise one). Bolted right up.
We've talked about the covers, glad they're available if I need to go that route. I'm hoping I can salvage the door cards I have, and just dye them.Legendary makes the right seat covers. The only challenge will be finding good quality door cards and rear cards.
It's already in place, if I were to go that route, but I'm not. I'm really hoping the car I have in storage has good enough body panels, then I could keep the Seattle car and get it back out on the road. The other FF1 car isn't as solid in the trunk, and the engine is stuck, it just needs more attention.Yeah, I like the USA Monaco/Polara dash, but if you did use that, then you take away a good part of the Canadian uniqueness... the USA dash would bolt right in though.
Although I wouldn't vote the 65-66 Dodge dash as the best ever, I do prefer it to the 65-66 Fury dash. I even have a loose 65 Custom 880 dash in my loft, I've kept it for some reason.I have come to appreciate the Fury dash in a Dodge car.
I’ve got some door cards from a 2 door New Yorker that are gold that are in great shape. Not sure if they can fit but they’re yours if you want them. I’ve had them for 20 years and am tired of moving them…I was wondering between the US 65-66 Monaco dash (the best dash ever ) and the Fury dash. They're probably the same.
We've talked about the covers, glad they're available if I need to go that route. I'm hoping I can salvage the door cards I have, and just dye them.
On the A's and B's Chrysler used the hole position in the front spring hanger to alter the wheelbase (2 inches). The floor and rails are the same between Plymouth and the longer Dodges.That made sense to me too - at first.
But - it will not be an original car, so whether it has the Canadian-correct SF interior does not matter.
Unless it's a matter of the original car having a better interior - which is unknown to me.
I noticed recently that in the area where the 2 angled braces run from floorpan to package shelf (behind the upper of the rear seat) my 300L has ~4" more space between the braces and the kickup over the rear axle vs my 65 SF. I knew the Dodge/Chrysler had a longer wheelbase vs the Plymouth, and that the difference was in teh rear seating area, but I assumed it was in the floorpan and therefore more legroom. Unless I'm missing something, they added the extra in a useless area - no additional legroom, and no additional trunk space?
So I googled:
66 Fury wheelbase = 119in, 66 Dodge Polara = 121in, 65 Chrysler = 124in. I did not realize all 3 brands had different WB!
So anyway - to do the mechanical, you'd need a longer driveshaft, but that could presumably come from the receiver vehicle.