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    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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    Austin, on your fridge it appears to be soda bottles, beer bottles, hooch bottle and a baby bottle??


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    LMAO!!!
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  4. #44
    Hmmm... Not sure about the baby bottle but you are about correct.


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    That's just what's ON the fridge, imagine what's IN it!!
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    Beer 30
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    Schlitz Ice

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    That glass jug looks like it has a Fury logo on it. Is it Fury Juice?

    By the way; your garage is awesome! Everything in it looks period correct. Except for the mini-blinds and what looks like a steam cleaner on the deep freeze.
    "It was red and white--Chrysler never offered the 1958 Plymouth Fury in those colors; Rollie had gotten it custom-painted."

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    Any times beer time with beer 30!!! Actually there's SunDrop in the fridge...

    Yea I try to keep everything period correct. The "steam cleaner" is a mini vacuum.


    1957 Savoy 2dr sedan, 1957 Belvedere 2dr hardtop, 1957 2dr Suburban, 1958 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Savoy 4dr sedan, 1959 Belvedere 4dr sedan, 1961 Plymouth Savoy 4dr sedan, 1962 Newport 4dr sedan, 1963 Imperial 4dr, 1963 Imperial 2dr

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    Some more updates:

    Started tearing the rest of the motor down for inspection:

    There was about an inch of sludge in the bottom of the pan...and a mountain right underneath the oil pickup. Pretty sure the car would have started starving for oil if she could have been driven as is:



    Mains werent so bad:



    Rods...pretty worn and loose:



    I had a hard time getting the oilpump drive off the cam. It was a bit seized up inch you pulled it up about 1/2 inch. I had to tap it out with a drift. Then had to take the rear plug off to tap the cam out out of the block. The lifters would not come up and out so I had to pull them up as high as i could order to get the cam out then tap them down and out through the bottom of the block.




    I loaded everything up in the tRusty '76 Valiant to take to the machine shop. (The spare tire well makes a perfect engine cradle)



    Then I put the motor back together and she's ready to fire up!!



    Next I began cleaning up the frame...it was full of grease and dirt and rust and crap. I used a wirewheel and wirebrushes to knock off the grease.



    I then coated the frame and suspension parts with POR15 paint. I understand some of the pieces are supposed to be bare metal...but I think gloss black looks better than dull brown rustiness...



    I also cleaned up the floors and scraped up most of the loose undercoating...and coated the floors with POR15.

    Before:



    After:




    The bottom of the floors were also cleaned up and painted with Gray POR15 paint. I'm debating on whether I should undercoat the bottom side of the floors. What part of the floors were undercoated by the factory? Was it all the way up to the firewall? Trans hump?

    Currently waiting on the engine to get done over at the machine shop so I can put the motor back together. I'm going to get some of the Powder Blue paint mixed up to spray the firewall and parts that are underneath the fenders before putting the motor in and bolting front end back on.

    And remember:

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    Great update!!

    Is machine work expensive there? Here is has really gone up the last ten years or so.

    POR 15 sells a paint called Metal Mask that replicates the bare steel look without being too shiny. I used it on my chassis parts.

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    It isn't cheap thats for sure...the parts kit is what really raises the price...

    Heads cost about $450 bucks. (surfacing, hardened valve seats, etc. no new valves were needed) My friend got a set of poly318 heads done as well...his cost him close to $600 needing new everything.

    Labor for the boring of block, surfacing crank, putting new pistons on rods, etc. is about $400. The parts kit is running me around $950.

    I guess I could have researched the paint more. I didnt know about the metal mask paint.


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    When I did the Fury engine, the total bill from the machine shop was over $4000, they furnished the parts, though. I also had the rotating components balanced, and some extra head porting.

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    Whoa! I'd never be able to build any engines at that rate! I'll have about $1900 or so in this motor. Prices have gone up slightly over the years...apparently not quite as bad here though!


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    Engines are not cheap. Even the lowly slant 6s will run well over a grand for a rebuild. Last one I did was in a '62 Dart in 2008. Total cost was $1600.

    Glad to see your progress on the '59 big A. Careful not to scratch my '76 Valiant loading and unloading those parts, please.

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    I have to be careful since the valiant is a survivor field find!


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    My 57 Dodge D500 was a $3000 rebuild - half of that was parts.

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    Been doing some more work on the '59 I got the motor pretty much back together. Currently I'm prepping the firewall and whatnot for paint. I want to get the firewall repainted before setting the motor in.

    I removed the windshield to get to make sure there wasn't any rust and to reseal the glass. I got the windshield out easy enough but then smacked it against the hood hinge (that I have since removed) and cracked it. So now I need a replacement windshield. Oh well...first time for everything.

    I removed all the loose rust scale and treated the rusty areas with acid. After neutralizing it I then sanded the firewall down and then coated the more rust prone areas with POR15 paint. Currently waiting on the POR15 paint to dry so I can get some seam sealer and primer on and finally powder blue paint. I want to get all these hard to reach areas painted while they are easy to get to.

    I want to get the car done before the summertime!



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    Coming along nicely. Too bad about the windshield, I've done the same thing too!

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    Motor pretty much done.




    Seam sealer added...




    Pulled the dash out. Be able to reach those hidden areas. And also to paint the dash and install windlace.




    I began taking door panels and whatnot off the car to get ready for trimmin out the car. This car is a Belvedere...but had a Fury interior. As I was removing the door panels it appears that they had never been removed. Door handles still had the plastic washers behind them. And springs behind the handles. The doors still had their original plastic rain shields. All clips were there and not ripped off as with most door panels that have been removed.

    Leads me to believe that this car left the factory with a Fury interior. It is a very late production car. So maybe its possible that an extra left over interior could have been installed....or maybe it was an assembly line goof? Kinda interesting.


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