stroker
stroker PowerDork
6/25/22 6:00 p.m.

Supposedly a '68 but it doesn't look like a Road Runner or a Belvedere to me.  There's no character ridge on the rear quarter.

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
6/25/22 6:04 p.m.

That's a Fury

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/25/22 7:21 p.m.

Thats a trunk and a half. Big old donkey donk on that thing.  Looks like fun!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
6/25/22 8:00 p.m.

68 because small side markers.  Fury1 because no chrome at all.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
6/25/22 8:26 p.m.

I went looking and I agree with Streetwise.  Then I went looking at the front clip arrangement on these and... why did they do this instead of just using the Belvedere and Roadrunner stuff and not bother building this arrangement?

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
6/25/22 8:42 p.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

I went looking and I agree with Streetwise.  Then I went looking at the front clip arrangement on these and... why did they do this instead of just using the Belvedere and Roadrunner stuff and not bother building this arrangement?

Because it was a full size family car and those were intermediates.  All the manufacturers had a compact, intermediate, and full size platform back then.  Different platforms for different customers.

Trent
Trent PowerDork
6/25/22 8:48 p.m.

"The new Fords and Chevys are 10 inches longer this year, Tell the design boys to make the new cars longer"

"but the designs are already done and finalized"

"Well just add some length on somewhere, we don't want to look bad in the comparisons"

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
6/25/22 9:11 p.m.

In reply to Trent :

One of the most noticeable differences in cars built before about 1985ish, or cars drawn before then rather, is the amount of overhang.  The wheelbase of my 82 Camaro is three inches less than my Dodge Neon...

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/25/22 9:23 p.m.

Yeah but the Fury III was pretty tarted up.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/25/22 9:24 p.m.

Hell hath no wrath

Like Plymouth's Fury.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/25/22 9:27 p.m.

I never liked stacked headlight. Even on GTOs and other Pontiacs. the 65-67 cars are my least favorite. The 1964 is beautiful. 
 

I love Plymouths, but they didn't do stacked headlights any better than Pontiac. 
 

The Fairlanes and Comets did it best. 

Defined motorsports
Defined motorsports SuperDork
6/25/22 10:32 p.m.

Shorten the trunk. It'll look dope. 

ShawnG
ShawnG MegaDork
6/25/22 10:42 p.m.

No matter how much you fix it, it will always be a Chrysler.

Defined motorsports
Defined motorsports SuperDork
6/26/22 2:22 a.m.

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pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
6/26/22 11:04 a.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

Having owned a '64 Savoy, I was still thinking Belvedere and Fury were on the same platform.  You are correct.

Whoever drew up the Belvedere setup should have tried to emulate it again on the Fury.

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
6/26/22 11:50 a.m.

Lotsa room for junk in that trunk.  

CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/26/22 1:18 p.m.

Dad bought a 1966 Fury III police car in about 1968.  Low miles, but had a new 383 engine for some reason.   Still was black and white with spotlights. We always had the right of way at every stop sign.

I remember it being pretty fast when Dad punched it and that there was room for all four of the kids.

stroker
stroker PowerDork
6/26/22 3:17 p.m.

I'm having a hell of a time finding replacement sheet metal for a '68 Fury.  Can someone make a suggestion?

 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
6/26/22 5:48 p.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

In reply to stuart in mn :

Having owned a '64 Savoy, I was still thinking Belvedere and Fury were on the same platform.  You are correct.

Whoever drew up the Belvedere setup should have tried to emulate it again on the Fury.

Yup, in 1964 it was on a smaller platform -  the upsize to the larger platform happened in 1965.  When I was a teenager my sister's then boyfriend (now husband) bought her a 1965 Sport Fury convertible.  It was a big boat, but the 383 under the hood was pretty strong and it was fun to drive (it was the first car I ever burned rubber in.  laugh)   As I recall it had an optional gas tank that was larger than standard (maybe 36 gallons or something like that?)  It was funny to watch the attendant at the gas station filling it up and trying to figure out where all the gas was going.  At least it was only 35 cents/gallon back then.

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ SuperDork
6/26/22 9:21 p.m.

It deserves the Thunderbolt & Lightfoot treatment.  I wouldn't recommend piping the exhaust into the cabin though.  And you should consider leaving the trunk full of rabbits at home

 

Stealthtercel
Stealthtercel Dork
6/26/22 9:34 p.m.

In about 1972 or 73, I borrowed a 1968 Fury II 2-door coupe from a relative. (Not a 2-dr sedan; this had the sloped coupe roofline.) It had a Slant Six and no power anything, so I wouldn't call it exciting, but my purpose in borrowing it was to help my then-gf move, and it handled all her stuff just fine, with room to spare.

FWIW, Car and Driver at the time was very complimentary about the on-road behaviour of the 1968 full-size Plymouths, compared to their class competitors.

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