1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

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1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:25 pm

Looking forward to posting progress pictures. In the meantime a bit of history on my build...

http://www.christinecarclubforum.com/t9 ... estoration
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Some cool stuff, I will have to check it out more when I have more time.
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:21 pm

One step closer! Finally, after 7 years my car is one uniform color. After a ton of blocking she went in for finish primer this morning. Took these pictures today! The transmission is going in for a rebuild next week. We're having a little trouble getting the correct paint code I'm after but as soon as we get it the firewall is getting painted along with the dash. Then my friend Joe will be coming in from Rochester to help me install the drivetrain! NOW IM GETTING EXCITED! What a mish mosh of body parts it took to throw this heap together! Left Quarter from Maryland, Right Quarter from Florida, Rear body panel from South Dakota, Trunk lid from Colorado. It's come a LOOOOOOOONG WAY!!
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Post by twomanymontes » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:41 pm

looking great!!! And sounds like your car will have a few hundred miles on before it's assembled, LOL!
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:10 am

twomanymontes wrote:looking great!!! And sounds like your car will have a few hundred miles on before it's assembled, LOL!
You can say that again! :lol:
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Post by battmann » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:46 am

awesome progress! can't wait to see more pics with color.

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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:32 pm

Engine's Done. Tranny will be soon and the body is almost paint ready. Painted Up the dash and JUST finished the steering wheel... :)

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Post by Bloodhound1958 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Firewall is done!
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Post by twomanymontes » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:55 pm

That's really looking great!!! Nice job!
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Thanks Dave. Just finished the tranny and can now FINALLY after all these years put my drivetrain in. If anyone is in the neighborhood (Southtowns) Sat Aug 3rd let me know. Wouldn't mind a second pair of hands to help put it in! :)
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Post by petegee77 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:18 am

Looking good Wayne. Lot's of hard work on your part but it's coming around.
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Post by Bloodhound1958 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Thanks Pete glad you approve! :)
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Post by battmann » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:26 pm

i'll try to make it on August 3rd. it's enough notice to hopefully keep the day free. of course i'll have to check and make sure the wife didn't book something.

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Post by Bloodhound1958 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:34 pm

Very cool Clint. My wife has a tendency to do the same thing! Hmmmmm..........related maybe? :lol:
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Post by petegee77 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:55 pm

Bloodhound1958 wrote:Thanks Pete glad you approve! :)
Of course , it's a Mopar. :lol:
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:05 am

Special thanks to Joe aka Jag! He drove in from Syracuse last weekend to help me install the dash. One step closer to starting her up!

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OK so we found out these were not going to be as easy as we thought.........
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Time to get serious Wayne puts glasses on
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SUCCESS!!!!
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The Mysterious bike rider came back and asked if he could look at the car, he said he was a member here so we invited him in.
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Mirror installed!!!
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by battmann » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:46 pm

Looking good!
Can't believe the last update on this thread was 2 years ago. Time sure if flying. I feel old.

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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:01 pm

Considering this has been an 11 year project I guess that's par for the course! :lol: Anyone else would have bailed on this long ago..... I'd be lying if I said I hadn't come close a time or two. Way to close to the finish line to quit now! :twisted:
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:49 pm

Now that I'm making decent $$ again at the new job I'm back to working on Christine! I couldn't find anyone in the WNY area who specializes in rebuilding steering gear boxes so I took a chance and brought everything to the machine shop. They'll do the steering shaft and column as to R&R the bearing for sure. The gear box, seal kit and service manual had to be left there until the boss gets back as he's out of town. The seal on the bearing is non existent and the grease is everywhere as you can see by the pictures! They don't expect to have any issues with the bearing but since the boss was out I'll have to wait to see if he wants to tackle rebuilding the box. :) Fingers crossed! :)
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Re: 1958 Plymouth Fury CHRISTINE!!!

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:51 pm

Good luck Wayne.
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