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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-12 7:54 PM (#85870)
Subject: 1959 Fury Pics Before and After, Nearly Done



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Here my 1959 Plymouth Fury Pics at the start of resto, and now near the end. I should be ready for All Chryslers at Carlisle.



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Joe Mac
Posted 2007-06-12 9:59 PM (#85887 - in reply to #85870)
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Beatiful! Great work. I look forward to seeing it in person at Carlile.
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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-06-12 10:58 PM (#85891 - in reply to #85870)
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Fantastic! Even the hood springs are the correct color.

Great work.

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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-13 12:01 AM (#85900 - in reply to #85870)
Subject: RE: 1959 Fury Pics Before and After, Nearly Done



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This Fury was bought new by my Great Uncle at City Auto Sales in Clearfield, PA our hometown. My Great Uncle is now 77 and in good health. This is My Father's Dad's younger Brother, Irvin Coudriet. He is really pleased with how it is turning out. My Great Uncle, was a Chysler mech. from 1955 until 72. He sold the Plymouth in 1974, and we got the car back off the widow of the second owner a year and a half ago. It is a real pleasure to have this back as part of the Family. It is truely a treasure to me. My father remembers the car from new, and he would of been 10 yrs. old at the time. You can't ask for more than that.....
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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-06-13 1:41 AM (#85902 - in reply to #85900)
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I'm on your frequency, Mark.

My folks bought a new Satellite Sebring on October 11th, 1971. I learned to drive in that car and took my road five years later, on the exact same date.

It's been in storage, but is on the agenda for restoration. It's factory color is Blue Sky, similar to your '59.

It's great when a car becomes a family heirloom.

K.



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Windsor59
Posted 2007-06-13 12:32 PM (#85926 - in reply to #85902)
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Wow One off the finest renovaiting at a 4dr I have see. Exelente work you have do!!!!
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Kenny J.
Posted 2007-06-13 3:46 PM (#85964 - in reply to #85926)
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Windsor59 - 2007-06-13 9:32 AM

Wow One off the finest renovaiting at a 4dr I have see. Exelente work you have do!!!!


This is the ultimate compliment as it is coming from a person living in a part of the World where these cars usually emerge from restoration work looking better than new.

K.
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5859
Posted 2007-06-13 5:20 PM (#85973 - in reply to #85870)
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Beautiful car. I have to ask, and please don't get the impression that I am picking apart your car, why the black on the lower part of the fire wall? Is that how they came factory?
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-13 7:17 PM (#86001 - in reply to #85870)
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Thanks for the nice comments. The undercoat that was on the car was in the center of the lower firewall, and stopped where the inner fenders blocked the area from spray. The original undercoat was done by my Great Uncle at the Selling dealer where he worked. I wanted some added protection so I continued the undercoat the whole way across, and to the areas that i will not be able to get to once the inner fenders and unter fenders are on. My wife and I are going to use the heck out of this thing, and I wanted to try to protect all the areas as best as I could.
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plymouth
Posted 2007-06-14 1:55 AM (#86068 - in reply to #85870)
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looks great.keep up the great work
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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-06-14 3:34 AM (#86074 - in reply to #85870)
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Just signed up tonight, but wanted to comment on this one since you first posted it:

Hell of a nice job! And a family car to boot!

I've been privileged to have been around several "finished" 1959 Plymouths, but this '59 is the first 4 dr sedan that I've seen anyone take such detail with - right down to the one-piece rear floor mat. Can't wait to see the front clip in place.

Only one other FL 4dr sedan I've ever seen comes close to this kind of detail: When I worked at Bo Malefors International Classic Cars in the early 1990's (FL specialist, was Bo - and even that's an understatement), this kid drove in with a ratty black '60 Dodge Polara 4dr sedan on a trailer and talked to Bo about putting it back together - showroom condition he wanted.

Why? Well, it was a Father's Day present for his dad, who'd owned one new. Well, turns out this kid didn't get just another Polara, but he'd tracked down THE VERY ONE his dad had bought in 1959! And the kid wanted to give him his "new" '60 Dodge Polara sedan all over again. Polished up real good and ran like a banshee with the 383 - w/factory air yet.

Again, great job, UB.
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-14 4:38 PM (#86127 - in reply to #85870)
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Thanks, 1959Fury, I wanted to let you know that the rear mat, also has a matching front mat. I was at Spring carlisle this year and saw this mint, and I mean mint used set of blue front and rear full floor mats. I spoke to my father about them whom was with me, and we approached the seller. The Seller said just take them. I mean FREE!!! I could not grab them fast enough. I took them home cleaned them, and they are really look like new. Not a rip, or normal wear you see around the heal area.
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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-06-14 5:07 PM (#86130 - in reply to #85870)
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Wow!

Just goes to show that you never ever look a gift horse in the mouth - ESPECIALLY when said horse is toting NOS parts. It's like fate smiled on you that those free mats just so happened to match the car color. Wow.

Looks like you've got a decent kick mat on the driver's side - you going to keep using that to help preserve the front mat? Also, is the Fury a Powerflite car? Only noticed 4 buttons.....

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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-14 8:05 PM (#86152 - in reply to #85870)
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Thanks, The carpet is original, truely unworn, just re-dyed a bit with Rit Royal Blue dye. The heal pad was really perfect. Same as the seats, no rips, and original fabric, just a little wear in the drivers front area. I also used Rit dye to do the center fabric area of the front seats. The Blue was all gone, and had tured a dirty grey looking color. I had Stanley Steamer do the seats and carpet, then I went to town, and held my breath with the dye. It turned out better than I hoped inside. My Great Uncle had never set on the Fabric the whole time he owned the car. The carpet was also covered as well. The second owner removed the covers over the seats, and floor. 10,000 mile later and 22 years I had my dirty mess to start with. Overall just being super dirty and greasy was my main problems with the car. I was able to really re-use nearly every nut and bolt, and original part once cleaned and repainted. 1 1/2 years later it is coming to an end and I am really ready for it to happen. The car is a PowerFlite. Here is a pic of the original Window Sticker front and back, Bill of lading, Both interior and exterior IBM punch cards, The Tag that was on the firewall when delivered, and the stickers that were on the Windshield.

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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-06-14 8:40 PM (#86154 - in reply to #85870)
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Awesome that that's actually the original carpeting with just a touch of dye - Outside of a spot right on the tranny hump (kick mat), that carpet looks brand new! My father used to be the same way, yet with all his precautions he was never able to keep up an interior like that.

Original fabric (shaking head in amazement) - amazing what a little elbow grease mixed with a dash of TLC does. What a stunning interior. Even the sparkle steering wheel looks flawless!

Can't even put into words what I think of the window sticker, punch cards etc. (again, shaking head in amazement)
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-06-14 11:43 PM (#86177 - in reply to #85870)
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Yep the wheel does not even have a crack.



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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-06-15 2:13 AM (#86184 - in reply to #85870)
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Alright, darnit - now you're just taunting me..... LOL

Seriously though UB, that's one hell of a ride that's gonna leave lots of folks green with envy (myself included) - darn sure one of the most pristine around, especially considering the one family, 3 generation history. I can't tell you how many folks I've run into (family and friends included, of course) who've told me the same story of "Dang, I wish I'd kept that car!"

You're lucky you're not one of those folks.
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Posted 2007-06-19 11:53 PM (#86777 - in reply to #85870)
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A FOUR DOOR!!! Keep the faith brother! I wish I had all the extra documentation for my car.
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Posted 2007-06-21 4:07 AM (#86967 - in reply to #85870)
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The more I look at your car the more I think that it is the perfect style restoration, not over restored, but very much like it would have come from the factory when new. Good Job!
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Posted 2007-06-22 4:46 PM (#87163 - in reply to #85870)
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WOW; nice work, Mark!

From my own perspective, I hope that you have completely overhauled the entire front suspension, including the
ball joints & idler arm (bushing).

When you get her front end aligned (does your car have a name, yet?) try to have your shop dial-in as much positive-
caster (about 1.5degrees,+) as possible, for self-centering action.

Whew! Wooda looked GOOD, in T-Town!



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Posted 2007-06-22 4:56 PM (#87165 - in reply to #85870)
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Wow, you really DO have the Holy Grail, on your car, with the option codes decyphered.

But, here's a question, for ya:

The cardboard tag obviously lists certain-various options, which some Line Inspector apparently felt compelled to 'circle', or
to highlight, on it.

BUT, I don't see a code "308" on the car's production/sale literature!!!

I'm no PLY-expert, but, I wonder what/which option-group the "308" may have referred-to, that your car might (or, should-) have had
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Posted 2007-06-25 9:50 AM (#87588 - in reply to #87165)
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Dang, Mark.
That's a nice hunk a steel, man!
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-07-29 8:07 PM (#91497 - in reply to #85870)
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Thought I would post a few pics. I may have taken them to late today. They are a little bit darker than I would like, but I think they will do. Made it to and back from Carlsile without any problems. I have been driving the car nearly every day since July 4th. The 4th was the day that the last screws were put in the interior. I sill have some detailing to do, but I am taking a little breather from the whole project. Hope you enjoy. Mark



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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-07-29 8:50 PM (#91500 - in reply to #85870)
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Wow. Just. Wow.

What a figure she cuts. Just an exceptional job, Mark.
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Posted 2007-07-30 12:18 AM (#91509 - in reply to #85870)
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A truly incredible car, Mark.
I hope I can do the same for my '59 Dodge wagon

BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!
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Diesel45
Posted 2007-07-30 12:36 AM (#91512 - in reply to #91500)
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Mark, how does she handle, on those crossply tyres? And what paint did you use for the interior of your boot? A beautiful car, beautifully restored, and a beautiful colour..NICE JOB !!!
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Posted 2007-07-30 6:40 PM (#91568 - in reply to #85870)
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Saw the car at Carlisle,Looks great ! Great job Enjoy IT Great color HAPPY MOTORING...
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Posted 2007-07-31 9:03 AM (#91612 - in reply to #85870)
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wow man wow! a refrence restoration!! top awards at carlisle! my dad had a
big dark dull green one same year same model same wheel i remember it
and the fins. he lived in wellesley, mass. (wellesley college) and prev. it was
a private taxi/college shuttle for community taxi. it was 1967. but this - wow!

it looks as it did in the showroom! might as well spray new car smell in there
for effect! good job!!

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60 Finatic
Posted 2007-07-31 7:56 PM (#91684 - in reply to #85870)
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Stunning.

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Crap. Just drooled into the keyboard....
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-07-31 11:50 PM (#91711 - in reply to #85870)
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Thanks for all the nice responses. It was a true labor of love for me. My Great Uncle is very pleased and says that the panel fit is better now than the day he took delivery. As for Bias Ply tires, I am a purist when it comes to this, and I feel it handles very nice with them, but I have not driven a Forward Look car with radials. To me I love the look of the Bias Plys. As for the paint I used I am not sure which area you mean Diesel45, I will fill you in when I figure it out. ha ha. Again, it is my driver, and so far, no major bugs. Thanks, Mark
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Diesel45
Posted 2007-08-01 11:25 PM (#91815 - in reply to #91711)
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Mark, at first, I thought that you had painted the interior of your boot, but on closer inspection, I now realize that it is a liner.. Sorry for confusing you..I wonder if liners are available for my two '58s, they sure look a superb fit..
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-08-01 11:56 PM (#91820 - in reply to #85870)
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I believe the trunk liners should be the same, 57 58 & 59. I got mine from Gary Goers. I think the set was $77.00. Hope this helps. Mark
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UnrestoredBelvedere
Posted 2007-08-06 10:20 PM (#92323 - in reply to #85870)
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Here are a couple of pics from tonight, with my Great Aunt and Uncle, the original owners of the 1959 Fury, with a 1st place award we were lucky enough to get over the weekend.



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1955Coronado
Posted 2007-08-06 10:47 PM (#92329 - in reply to #85870)
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That's awesome, Mark.

From all that I've seen of that beautiful car, you'd do good to dedicate at least one living room wall for sturdy shelving.
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Posted 2007-08-06 10:52 PM (#92332 - in reply to #85870)
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I'm sure your Great Aunt and Uncle are proud of what you've done to the car.
It must bring tons of memories to them.
Well done.

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