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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2012-07-04 1:16 PM (#328340 - in reply to #246044)
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I have a 1961 plymouth fury. Mine is a 318 auto . I had a AM/FM cd player installed in mine. the Fm converter was not picking up stations really well . the radio I have in it now does ( I have it mounted under the dash) I also got the windows tinted to help keep the interrior cooler



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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2012-07-05 2:47 PM (#328489 - in reply to #246044)
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That's a nice Fury, Steph! I like the black, it really makes the bright work stand out.

FIN ME, the FL floor mats were a recent purchase from Gary Goers in Montana, I'm really happy with them.

Here are a few photos from a recent cruise.
Pete



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oldwood
Posted 2012-07-05 3:16 PM (#328494 - in reply to #328489)
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Pete, What kind of tires did you go with ie. brand,size, mfg. supplier???
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2012-07-05 5:22 PM (#328511 - in reply to #246044)
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Dorsey, I went with basic Cooper "AV 4" 235/75R15 from my local tire store, I am happy with the size and style, very plain.
Although I do prefer the look of bias-plys, I plan on doing a lot of driving and opted for the radials because of ride and cost.
Pete



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oldwood
Posted 2012-07-05 5:34 PM (#328514 - in reply to #328511)
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Thanks Pete. I need to save 400.00 right now since I just ordered cloth material from SMS to have my seats redone.
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suburban61
Posted 2012-07-07 2:53 AM (#328714 - in reply to #246044)
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That is absolutely amazing! You have brought the car back from the dead, one that many would have just not bothered with! Congratulations to you! Adriana
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57plymouth
Posted 2012-07-07 8:58 AM (#328729 - in reply to #246044)
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ARGH!!!

Pete, put some rattle can black over that green overspray in those wheel wells. It amazes me how many people miss that one little touch that doesn't even require masking to make a huge difference.
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BarnFind57
Posted 2012-07-07 9:40 AM (#328735 - in reply to #246044)
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Pics are awesome!

I love the B & W....

A super cool wagon.

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d500neil
Posted 2012-07-07 3:10 PM (#328759 - in reply to #246044)
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I bought my car sight unseen (not even any photo-illustrations included in the Old Cars Weekly ad) in 1980.

When I saw some photos of it (..." a rust free original") after buying him, I saw some major white over spray in the wheel wells.

Turns out that that new paint covered some shoddy rust out cover-up work all along his lower areas (he had lived in the Chi-Town area).

Rattle can gloss black restores the appearance of OE undercoating very nicely.




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Kenny J.
Posted 2012-07-10 3:30 AM (#329137 - in reply to #328511)
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I love the color. I recall MANY '61s being this color when these cars were still rather plentiful. Fawn or beige was another common color back in the day.

Nice turn around!

Thanks for keeping the manual transmission, too!

K.
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2012-07-10 3:42 PM (#329217 - in reply to #246044)
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Thanks for the comments, fellas! Kenny, I went with the Mint Green from the '61 Plymouth paint charts, not the original color
to the car but a 1961 color anyway. I do look forward to seeing your '59 wagon's transformation!

And Mista Copper, I'll hop on that black out right away!
Actually, I did paint the springs and wheel wells, but looks like I missed the brake line there and a few other bits.
Pete
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-06-27 10:14 AM (#515253 - in reply to #246044)
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Sorry for the late reply, Rosy! I bought those floor mats from Goers; I believe you can find them on eBay now also.


Rather than make a new thread, I thought I'd share some photos of a trip I took with my brother down to Cedar Key, Florida,
a few weeks ago. I logged 557 miles on the trip, and "Firedance" (the name my daughter gave this car when she was little)
did well with no problems, except the windshield wipers refused to work. Thus, our trip was cut a little short by an irritating
storm named Colin.

Anywho, We decided to travel the old ways, not setting a tire on any interstates. Our first stop was Ashburn, GA, to take a photo
in front of the huge peanut, a monument to the industry that has made South Georgia famous, um, if it is famous, that is.
Next stop was a cool vintage motel in downtown Tifton, GA.
Then we finally made it to the Florida State Line.
Pete




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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-06-27 10:18 AM (#515255 - in reply to #246044)
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Well, we finally started seeing water, bringing a smile to my face! We made it to the "poor man's keys", Cedar Key.
Attached also is a photo of our lodging, no Marriott or Holiday Inn here!
Thank goodness.
Pete




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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-06-27 10:22 AM (#515257 - in reply to #246044)
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In these last two photos, I tried to re-create an image I bought from the Florida Archives.

The black and white is on 2nd Street, downtown Cedar Key, taken in 1965.

I positioned my wagon in almost the same spot, 51 years later.

Hope you enjoy the photos.
Pete



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The Chrysler Kid
Posted 2016-06-28 8:32 PM (#515417 - in reply to #246044)
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Neat photos Pete. Super cool comparison. Awesome wagon too!
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AceS
Posted 2016-06-29 9:08 PM (#515490 - in reply to #328080)
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I had seen pictures at both stages but until now had no idea that these were the same car. Much better now!
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61ply2drwgn
Posted 2016-06-29 11:09 PM (#515499 - in reply to #515255)
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Looks good. Wish you were closer, it would be cool to get the wagons together for some pics. My interior is just about done. I need to get some updated pictures on here.
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oldwood
Posted 2016-06-30 11:51 AM (#515543 - in reply to #515499)
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I didn't realize that's a heater delete car. Also, since its a radio delete send me the speaker grill and I'll send you some Arkansaw Chicken wire to replace it with. LOL
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61ply2drwgn
Posted 2016-06-30 3:46 PM (#515569 - in reply to #515543)
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Oldwood, I got that Fury dash trim polished up and installed in the wagon. I'll have to post some pics. Really woke up the dash.
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-07-01 1:19 PM (#515664 - in reply to #515499)
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61ply2drwgn - 2016-06-29 11:09 PM

Looks good. Wish you were closer, it would be cool to get the wagons together for some pics. My interior is just about done. I need to get some updated pictures on here.


Thanks Derek! Please update your thread when you finish your interior. I can't wait to see what she looks like.
Maybe one day I'll take a longer journey with the wagon and we can meet in person--since our cars are twin sisters from birth!

Dorsey, she actually had a heater new (being from North Dakota, I suppose the USAF didn't want their airmen to freeze!) but it is not connected and I've got the block off plate on the dash. I'm still holding out to find a real firewall blockoff plate.
Pete
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Apollo 61
Posted 2018-11-04 11:37 PM (#572942 - in reply to #515664)
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I know this is a old thread,but if you still have this wagon,I have the perfect luggage accessory for you. I got these at a garage sale awhile back. They are US Air Force carry cases for 35mm cameras. It's probably what your wagon used to haul for the AF.

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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2018-11-06 5:34 AM (#573039 - in reply to #246044)
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Those boxes are cool, Rocco! And, yes, they would look good in the back of my wagon!

What size are they and how many?
Pete
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Apollo 61
Posted 2018-11-06 10:37 AM (#573053 - in reply to #573039)
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There are 2 ,They measure 21x13x17 . They are fairly sizable and military qualiity. I believe these would held suvailance 35 mm film cameras for underwing aircraft. I also have (but have misplaced) 35 mm film from the Thunderbirds air show footage where the cameras were used. The films were dated 1959. I believe I paid $20 for the cases. There yours for $20 plus shipping. If your interested?

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