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  • #61
    I could put a straight spear on it, but when I modify a car I like to do it so only those who really know the model can tell it's been modified. I like them to look at my Valiant and say: "I didn't know you could get a console and bucket seats with integrated seatbelts back in '64".

    I prefer to go with the gold because I want it to be a tribute car. All changes would be to make it more powerful, driveable, comfortable, reliable, and safer, while retaining the basic styling themes that made it unique and recognizable.

    I was originally going with the Belvedere trim, but most of it was in the trunk when I bought the car, and after checking it over I found several pieces missing or damaged beyond repair. If I decide on the Fury trim, it will all have to be custom parts. The original stainless and anodized parts are very rare, and expensive if you can find them. I also don't want to use any original Fury parts, as I want them to be available for those doing true restorations. Mine would look sorta...kinda...like a '56 Fury, but more plush and with modern mechanicals.
    My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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    • #62
      In the 80's I had a 68 Road Runner in GTX trim. The dead giveaway was that the car was a post and yet, 99% of the Mopar guys back then didn't pick up on that lol. I also like to do subtle things to make my cars different yet look like it came that way but a GTX post car....that wasn't very subtle lol

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      • #63
        Since starting this project, lots of changes have taken place in my life. The first delay was caused by a mild stroke that affected the use of my right arm. Then my wife decided she wanted to move from East Texas back to Denton County, north of Fort Worth, so it's been two years of planning, building, moving and getting our new house the way we want it. It's only been a few weeks that I've been able to get back to my '56 project.

        I know a non-race car holds little interest for most of you on this forum, so instead of posting my progress here I've started a blog. It's still under construction, but it has a few posts.

        If anyone cares to check it out, the address is: http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
        My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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        • #64
          This is a project that I have great interest in Gary. I am sure there are plenty of other members liking it too.
          I like what you are working toward. That chrome turned out nice.
          The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
          Ronald Reagan

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          • #65
            I've finally started working on my '56 and have documented what's happening.



            http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
            My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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            • #66
              Looking forward to watching your progress, nice project!
              The retard cannot comprehend that everyone else isn't.

              "Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak".
              ~Ted Nugent

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              • #67
                That car is going to be cool when you're done!

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                • #68
                  I like it!
                  "You're only as old as the women you feel."
                  -Groucho Marx
                  Moparless for now

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                  • #69
                    Wow, this is getting awesome.
                    '67 Dart 270 4 door '72 340(9.5:1), 727, 8-3/4", A/C, original interior, big bolt discs

                    '77 Aspen SE 2 door '77 318, 998,8-1/4",A/C, Cruise control car,power discs,power steering

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                    • #70
                      I like the idea of the poly engine under the hood.
                      The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
                      Ronald Reagan

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                      • #71
                        Many more months and a little more progress. I now have a solid body to work with and will be turning my efforts toward getting the frame ready for mounting.

                        http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
                        My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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                        • #72
                          Nice work!
                          The retard cannot comprehend that everyone else isn't.

                          "Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak".
                          ~Ted Nugent

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                          • #73
                            A little more body work done and finally got the front suspension and disk brake conversion kit installed. I also finished creating the custom 3-speed pushbutton shifter pod to replace the old 2-speed PowerFlite setup.

                            http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
                            My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by GaryS View Post
                              A little more body work done and finally got the front suspension and disk brake conversion kit installed. I also finished creating the custom 3-speed pushbutton shifter pod to replace the old 2-speed PowerFlite setup.

                              http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
                              Looks good! And my high school days weren't that great either until my senior year....knowing it was my year lol

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                              • #75
                                Things are going together at a slow pace, but at least it is happening. The body is mounted on the frame, the engine and transmission have been rebuilt and the engine fit checked to the new motor mounts. The dash is ready to assemble, and the seats and door panels should be complete sometime this month.


                                As soon as I finish the transmission end of the modified pushbutton shifter mechanism, I can install the engine and transmission. Then I'll begin routing new wiring and brake lines.

                                Lots more details on my blog: http://56plymouth.blogspot.com/
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                                My book store: http://www.wings-press.com/

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