Travels of the Fury

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  1. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    I find myself in situations from time to time where I take The Fury on some sort of adventure and I think "this would be fun to share with the forum members" But most often I find whatever it is doesn't fit any particular theme and I'm just not very good at starting a separate thread for each adventure.

    So, I thought I would start a thread were I could share with the group whatever happens to be latest in the ongoing saga of my 1964 Plymouth Fury.

    I hope you enjoy.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    If you have pics and stories already, why don't you start there?
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    I plan to pretty much start from here (present day) and go forward, but as an afterthought I figured I'd share very briefly about the car.

    For those who don't know:
    My Grandfather bought the Fury from Web Chrysler-Plymouth in the Spring of 1965.
    It was a factory rep car and they had a deal on the 64's

    Webb Chryler-Plymouth 1964.jpg

    My Dad was 10 years old at the time, and this was the car he rode in as a kid.

    In 1987 My Dad bought it from Grandpa and it became our family car. I was 6 years old at the time and it was the car I rode in as a kid. When I turned 16 it became my transportation to and from school. I was into old cars from a young age, so I thought it was pretty dang cool. As a surprise, my parents gave it to me as a High School graduation gift.

    I was thinking about it the other day and realized I have owned that car since I was 18, been driving it since I was 15. I think it has been my car longer than it ever was Grandpa's or Dad's.

    Anyway, I now have 2 sons, the oldest is 9 and the youngest is 5. The Fury is not daily transportation, but I drive it as much as I can in the nice weather months. Both of my sons love it, and it makes me happy that they are now able to ride in it while they're kids.
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Like a lot of places, we have a "Historic" section of our downtown. It can make for some fun photo ops.

    I took this a couple of weeks ago in the parking lot of Churchill's Books.

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    Fat Tedy Island Red Neck

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    To me, the history with you and the wagon is blunt AWESOME!...............

    I like reading about "stuff" like this, we have another member who has not posted in a long time (can't remember his screen name:grumpy:) who like you.... was Grandpa's wagon back in the day and now they still have it, a 55 Chevy.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    See, that was a good start. If you have any pics of your grandparents, your dad and any sibs, your dad and mom with you and any sibs, that's what really would begin to flesh this out. Any stories of teen exploits. you know what we're looking for.
     
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    for someone that went to 10 different schools, moved 22 times; worked in 10 states in 65 years having anything that has lasted that long with a family I find amazing! some what jealous.
    congrats - I think its totally cool
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Thanks Fellows.

    I have numerous photos from the cars past I can share. I also want to share stuff that is happening now.

    Here's a photo from a couple months ago at the American Reflections car show at the Agriculture Museum.
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Great start. I'm like MAK, except for not all of the schools, not all of the moves, only worked in one state, and a few years older. Yet none of my family kept vehicles long or took photos of them.
    It's great to read about others who drive a piece of family history. Plus grandpa got it off the Web way before there was an interweb.
     
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    Great idea for a thread, sort like a Fury Diary...cool.
     
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    Jeremiah, if I had seen your grandfather's Fury wagon on the lot when I was shopping for my first car in 1969, I would have bought it , instead of the Olds Cutlass coupe.
    GREAT story!

    Looking forward to further adventures.....

    Marshall
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    Thanks Fannie. That was the idea.
     
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    OrthmannJ Hillbilly Deluxe

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    My Dad was going through some stuff over at Grandpa and Grandma's a while ago and he came across this:
    Webb Chrysler - Plymouth.png

    Invoice for when Grandpa purchased the car. There isn't a sales date, but the note does say "Paid $20 to hold til 4-7-65"

    Dad knew I'd appreciate it, so he gave it to me.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Yes, you want that with the wagon. Provenance is important to cars like your wagon.
     
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    I have some of those.
    Here's a few for starters:

    On the family farm in Kennewick. That's Grandpa by the garage, and one aunt and uncle.
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    Memorial day 1965 or 66
    Aunts, uncles...
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    Grandma and Grandpa and Great Grandma:
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