WHAT ? Another 61 Fury restroation......

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  1. sb61fury

    sb61fury Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I recognize the green and white '61 it belonged to a face book friend of mine but he passed away a couple of Years back due to cancer. I believe his step son has the car now his widow was going to sell it but I suggested she pass it down to a family member so the car will stay in the family
     
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  2. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Another week of love for Virgil. Mark, the metal guru, made some serious progress on the quarter panels. After we figured out the right contours he basically recreated them from hand made patch panels. All butt welded and metal finished. Next week he goes back onto the rotisserie for some finish work on the bottom side and then sandblasting. Finish body work will follow that. It's been a lot of work and a long time coming, but I can see the light.

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    I decided to use the stub frame from the donor car. Being a dry SW Kansas car it was almost perfect, where as Virgil's stub and control arms were fairly well rust pitted.
    Stub frame, control arms, backing plates from the donor car were stripped and refinished with rustoleum semi gloss farm implement black. All new upper & lower ball joints and upper control arm bushings. I'll finish reassembly in the next couple weeks.
    Next the engine/trans will be detailed. The completed stub frame will be ready to bolt back in once the under body is finished
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Body braced for the rotisserie. engine and trans will be detailed as original.

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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Progress!!!
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    th?id=OIP.jpg nice!
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Man, that guy knows how to butt weld.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    All the summer blues festivals I was looking forward to attending were canceled. I decided to stay put and dedicate some time to Virgil. Perhaps later but I have no plans to come up north as of now.
    I was looking forward to spending some time with you and Jeannie, two of my favorite folks. :)
     
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    I call shotgun on my next trip down south. :steering:
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I understand completely but I’m going to be disappointed anyway.:drama::poke:
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Will....I saw this on the internet.

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Thanks Bob. I love his retro shirt.......
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    The building looks pretty cool too.

    Almost Frank Lloyd Wright design....
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    Another view......

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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks great with the sign too, a perfect image. Well done.