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1965 Plymouth Fury Project

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:16 PM

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:38 PM

Stunning tiny details, Steve! Those Fireball carbs are the icing on the cake! i've seen several examples of their Holley carbs also and the detail is incredible. Pretty awesome for a "dead" hobby, right? This build just keeps getting  better and better!  Dinner

chucky

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:31 PM

chucky

Stunning tiny details, Steve! Those Fireball carbs are the icing on the cake! i've seen several examples of their Holley carbs also and the detail is incredible. Pretty awesome for a "dead" hobby, right? This build just keeps getting  better and better!  Dinner

 

Thanks Chucky!

Things are beginning to look a little better with some detail paint.

 

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:50 PM

It took me a fair amount of time to complete all of the tiny carb linkage/fuel line work on the intake, but it's finished and ready to install on the block.

 

Wiring the rest of the engine now.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:17 AM

If I didn't know, I would think this was a picture of the real deal! 

Amazing as always Steve.

Jeff

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    January 2017
Posted by 195X on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:01 PM

60Buick

If I didn't know, I would think this was a picture of the real deal! 

Amazing as always Steve.

Jeff

 

You'n'me both! Everytime I check in on this project I feel like I should have a bowl of popcorn. Seems almost a shame to cover those carbs with breathers.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:33 PM

195X

 

 
60Buick

If I didn't know, I would think this was a picture of the real deal! 

Amazing as always Steve.

Jeff

 

 

 

You'n'me both! Everytime I check in on this project I feel like I should have a bowl of popcorn. Seems almost a shame to cover those carbs with breathers.

 

 

The air cleaners will be removable so that it can be displayed without them.

 

 

 

Steve

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:32 PM

Engine is done!

 

 

Steve

 

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:40 PM

Magnificent!

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 3:45 PM

The 426 with the removable air cleaners in place.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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  • From: Smokey Point, WA
Posted by Stew on Friday, August 30, 2019 10:41 AM
Just saw this build, amazing work! The level of detail is really impressive.

On the bench: Where to begin...

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:27 PM

Thanks Stew!

 

The engine is in and I believe that the bottom side of the chassis is finished.

The mufflers are from the Lindberg '64 Plymouth kit, but the rest of the exhaust is scratch built.

 

 

Steve

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:13 PM

Engine compartment should be pretty much dialed in.

The chassis should be ready for installation.

 

 

Steve

 

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, September 6, 2019 1:23 PM

I finally got a chance to view this build. It’s looking beautiful, Steve. And your detailing is most impressive, and I appreciate your posting your process. Exceptional work. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:43 PM

A little more work completed on the '65 Fury.

 

Front and rear bumpers detailed and ready for installation.

 

Antenna has been fabricated and is ready for the tip and base to be hit with a little Molotow Chrome.

 

 

 

Steve

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    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:20 PM

Looking good, Steve! Almost there! Dinner

chucky

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:12 PM

Grille is installed.

 

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:33 PM

Engine compartment is complete!

 

 

Steve

 

 

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    March 2019
  • From: Quitman, Texas
Posted by LostInStyreneAnd... on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:12 AM

Somehow... I suddenly feel like Wayne from Waynes World.   "I'm not worthy"  

 

Either you have the steadiest hands and the patience of a saint, or you're really good at photoshop - because that is one of the most detailed and realistic looking builds I've ever seen!!   I've seen real 1:1 car restorations that aren't that accurate!

Eric Automobile

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, September 23, 2019 9:49 PM

LostInStyreneAnd...

Somehow... I suddenly feel like Wayne from Waynes World.   "I'm not worthy"  

 

Either you have the steadiest hands and the patience of a saint, or you're really good at photoshop - because that is one of the most detailed and realistic looking builds I've ever seen!!   I've seen real 1:1 car restorations that aren't that accurate!

 

Wow!

Thank you!

That is a very humbling endorsement!

 

 

 

Tonight I installed the "torsion bar" hood springs.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:14 AM

That is just beautiful work, Steve, every detail is amazing.  Cheers.

Steve

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:16 PM

I just wanted to inform all of you who showed interest, followed and commented on this project, that I have finished it and photos will follow shortly.

Thank you all!

 

Now, on to the next project! Wink

 

 

Steve

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    March 2017
Posted by furiousgeorge on Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:52 PM

You did an incredible job on this car! I owned a ‘66 Sport Fury, and it nearly broke my heart when I had to sell it. I have two JoHan ‘66 Fury kits that I’ve always been to chicken to build, but looking at this got me into gear! Using this as a guide, I’m hoping that it’ll end up even half this good!

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    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13 PM

Thank you!

Wow, that's quite an endorsement!

I hope your project goes well.

Don't be afraid, just do it!

It's just plastic.

 

I have a '66 Fury convertible that I hope to build in the future.

At least now I'll have some idea of what I'm getting myself into! Stick out tongue

 

Seriously, I had such a great time working on this project that I can't wait to get deep into the next one.

 

 

Steve

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