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#1 jsc

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

OK, one of my favorite cars when I was younger was a '68 Plymouth Fury Wagon.  Since I like re-creating my youth, I wanted to build one

 

First, the wrong way:  Buy a fairly rare Fury 4 door, and cut it up.Attached File  Johns iPhone.2.22.13 218.jpg   175.58KB   52 downloads 

 

Then, the right way:  Found a resin version of the wagon,  Attached File  Johns iPhone.2.22.13 222.jpg   122.71KB   62 downloads

 

So I'm also now trying to put the 4 door back together!

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Good thing I've got the weekend.  More later!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I have been wanting to build a 68 Fury wagon for awhile now....COOL!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Waaaay back in the summer of '79 me & 4 friends drove up to Lake Placid, NY to go camping in one. Drove to Montreal, Ausible Chasmn, etc. We lost our power brake assist coming down White Face Mountain.... talk about childhood memories!!!!!

But it was one of the most memorable weeks of my life. And that big Gold Fury was part of it. Thanks for giving the grey matter a jog....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Thanks. I'm using the engine and chassis from the old Johan kit. I hope to scratch build a roof rack. We'll see how it goes. More pics soon!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

Good luck splicing everything back together. Post up progress on the both of them!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

I have Jeff's wagon downstairs and I'll be getting to it at some point in the next year or so, I think.

 

I can honestly say that Jeff casts great parts and just from fiddling with it a little, it'll be a nice kit to put together. I have a spare 383 floating around that I'll be using and  have pretty much settled on the color scheme.

 

It's nice to see someone else building one of these.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

How much is the wagon conversion or do I want to know???



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

How much is the wagon conversion or do I want to know???


I paid 53, which for a resin isn't bad

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Ill have to try and convert the 4door into the wagon on my budget...bummer.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Some weekend updates:

Interior painted a nice 60's color
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Engine is wired, almost completed

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Not too sure where these wheels and tires came from, but they are pretty close to my reference pictures. Anybody have any ideas? After some cutting and trimming, the wheel backs will fit into these nicely

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

A brief mock up. Not crazy about the roof rack, so I will be re-doing it.

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Thanks for looking!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

so who does the wagon resin kit ? is it still avail .?



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

Nice work so far.  

 

I like those wheels!  If you find out where they came from let me know!  If you have and extra...could I borrow it?



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

1968 was also the last year for a manual trans C-Body : 330 hp 383 Commando ( Plymouth ) Magnum (Dodge) .



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

Love them station wagons



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

Just to let you know that the engine in that car was Chrysler blue, not the Hemi orange of the Road Runner and GTX?



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

I owned an all original 68 Fury III, 2dr Hdtp with a 318 2 bbl...the engine was red...not turquoise or hemi orange. It was the best car I ever had, sure do miss her!



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

in 1968 Hemis were orange, all LA (small blocks) and slant sixes in cars were all red ,All big blocks were Turqoise, except some late Roadrunner 383s, and Slant Sixes in trucks were yellow.  Blue was introduced in 1969 on Small blocks



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

 

and slant sixes in cars were all red

 

 

Nope,  the 170 slant six was always blue.  The 225 slant six was red.   The slant sixes in trucks were yellow.