Wollfen's 1971 Sport Fury GT !

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  1. Wollfen

    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Yeah sure, no problems, I just have to polish it......
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Okay a b it of an update, I had a look in the glove box and found a pile of interesting items, check the pics to see. Also, I took a pic of the fendertag too. I also found the original broadcast sheet in the back of the seat, as yet to be removed. I want to find a plastic slip for it first.
    I also had a chat to the former owner today too and he said that he will dig through and find nay other paperwork on th car and send it to me, :) He also informed me that the engine has already had the heads done and has a new oil pump fitted, I also found a gasket kit in the back too. More good stuff!
    No, I havent started wrenching on it. 12.jpg 13.jpg 14.jpg 16.jpg 17.jpg fendertag.jpg trunk badge.jpg

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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Fendertag decode, best I could do,

    P31 69-71 Power Windows


    R11 69-71 AM Radio (2 Watts)


    V01 69-71 Mono Tone Paint Treatment


    Y16 69-71 Sales Bank


    G31 69-71 OS RH Manual Standard Mirror


    G33 69 OS LH Remote Standard Mirror


    H51 69-71 Air Conditioning


    L25 69-71 Trunk Lamp


    M25 69-71 Wide sill moldings


    M31 71 only Belt and Hood Moldings


    V1W 69-71 Full Vinyl Top White


    U


    B41 69-71 Front Disc Brakes w/Standard 10" RR Drum


    C16 69-71 Console w/Woodgrain Panel


    C55 69-71 Bucket Seats


    G11 69-71 Tinted Glass (all)


    GF7


    H6XW
     
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    CanCritter Senior Member

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    sem saddle soap will clean them door panels right up then l would hit them up with sem vynal dye.....keep them pics comeing...good score on the paperwork

    26..... 26 inch radiator
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    I didn't take a pic, but I found the harmonic balance has a counterweight to it, this thing has six pack rods in it.
     
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    CanCritter Senior Member

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    71 gts have all the makeings includeing rods....your U
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    U: USA Specifications
    H6XW : Trim - High, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black/White
    GF7: Exterior Color
     
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    Stormer Old Man with a Hat

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    Congrats!
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    This was a major score. I envy you.
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Thanks Stan, I hadn't seen the car personally before it arrived so i was going on pictures only and I can say that I was certainly rather nervous about what it might be like once it turned up. Luckily I have been pleasantly surprised and glad I took the punt, I also have to give a nod to Aidan who has been a help as well. He and I have been cooperating on a number of projects now to our mutual benefit. I am expecting to see his input soon I'm sure.
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Okay a bit of an update, I found a small paper bag sealed in the center console, I originally thought it was empty since it had no weight in it, imagine my surprise in finding these things. GT badge and 440 badge and radiator cowl decals.
    Plus the second pic shows the Jack, two different colors but appears to be correct?
    Lastly the rust, while there are some holes they wont take much to repair but upon inspection I can now see that the rails are rusted out because of nests inside, lots of nut shells in there. Rats? 17.jpg jack.jpg unnamed (1).jpg unnamed (2).jpg unnamed (3).jpg unnamed.jpg

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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I believe all 440 hp and motor homes had six pack rods from 70 up to when the cast cranks showed up.
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Oops, I posted the wrong decals.jpg pic of the paper bag stuff, here it is.

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    Very cool car. I really look forward to watching your progress on it!
     
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    k...youve had this car how long now??/...wheres our interior pictures?...slackin off a little are we......k found a couple but would like more... :O)
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Lol, I been busy, I will take some more tomorrow for yas. I got a charger im trying to finish to sell, i might post pics of that in the non cbody section.
     
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    Excellent mate, excellent. Good to see it's at it's rightful destination safe and sound. It will be a classy machine when back on the road, I think your search is over.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase. Its weird how it looks to be in such great shape in most areas with that much frame rust. I wouldn't believe it if you didn't sow those pictures. Do you think it sat outside in the weeds with a car cover? At any rate I like it a lot and wish you the best with the resto. It would be great if you could fix the rust and save the exterior paint and interior.

    Dave
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Thanks Aidan,
    I think you might be right, while my preferred car would have been the 70 Fury this car is so nice and I can tell that the previous owner did have a passion for it, it just got beyond him is all. I will certainly do it justice and its taking up permanent residence.
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Hi Dave, thanks for the kudos.
    I talked to the guy a few times and I beleive that there was no rust in the car at all except for the front chassis originally, once that started to rust he put it in his garage to work on it but time got away from him. Then rats or mice made nests in the rear rails and that started the rot there. Those rear rails are full of nut shells and other nasty stuff.
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, congrats on one sweet ride! I love the color combo, always love green with white interior and top, just looks right. I'm glad you got it from an appreciative owner, not some investment banker minded soul. And it's also nice to have all that paperwork with the potential of more on the way. You got one of the crown jewels of the C bodies, you should be proud. I will be following this one closely. By the way, love the trailer hitch!
     
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