Somehow this one eats a lot more of my finances and time than the little ones, doesn't fit on my bench worth a anything either .
A friend and fellow forum member thought there might be other who would enjoy seeing what I've been up to for nearly the last year of my life (bought him August 13th of last year.) Anyway little while longer and I'll be ready for paint.
So what is it, it's a 1969 Plymouth Fury III Convertible, I bought it and the parts car (same make, model, year, trim, engine, drivetrain etc.) for $400 cash two blocks from my house (and ended up with a really great friend out of the deal)
Both cars are (were) equipped with 318 2 barrel LA small blocks backed by "Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission" (D32 Option 727 3spd's) and both had 8 3/4 Open 2.76 Geared Differentials. They both also had the Same Optional All Vinyl Interiors in White.
So, thats the general who-ha, now to the story bit;
I wanted a project, something to tinker with, I scowered the local Craigslist and Kijiji and went and looked at about 10 cars, all of which didn't attract me, were over priced, or too far gone. Then a friend called me at work one day "Hey I was looking at the ads for free stuff on Kijiji and a guy has 2 Plymouth Convertible that he wants scrap value for, he's in Whitby" I called him and we headed over after I got home from Work, I liked what I saw and the aforementioned $400 deal was struck, 2 days later I had both cars at my Uncles house (his backyard looks like my block in size). Thats enough Story.
These are the photo's seen in the Ad:
And what I actually saw and what they looked like at my Uncles place, we threw a battery in the parts car and the top worked perfectly, then we threw the battery in the white car and some fuel in it, and it started right up.
And after I started parting down the Parts car, I know what your thinking "thats the better car Dummy" as I got further into it and spoke to the previous owner in depth, it was a Used car dealer Quicky Full of Bondo, bad patches, and all kinds of bad.
The Frame was gone on the front Stub (correct term for the front frame section) the rear frame rails were worse
This engine was pooched I later found out (the previous owner told me it used to knock until it warmed up) I found the oil was thinker than tar, the oil pickup tube was actually clogged with extremely thick oil
So glad I kept it after I found out what I did