Phantom Fury, Version 2.0 - Web Exclusive!
For the full story, check out July 2011 issue of Mopar Muscle magazine
From the July, 2011 issue of Mopar Muscle
By Scott Ross
Photography by Randy Bolig
- Engine: Looks like a stock 361, but it isn't. Garrett had R and R Speed and Machine in Huntsville, AL build a year-correct 413-inch RB, to '62 specifications.
- Transmission: The OEM 727 TorqueFlite, restored down to its dash-mounted pushbutton shift.
- Rearend: Per Garrett, it's the same one that it left Lynch Road Assembly with, and restored like the 727 was.
- Suspension: (Front) Restored original-- longitudinal torsion bars and tubular shocks with an anti-sway bar. (Rear) Restored original--leaf springs with tubular shocks
- Brakes: Restored original--non-power-assisted drum-and shoe brakes all around.
- Wheels and Tires: OEM 14-inch steel wheels wear Coker Classic wide-band whitewalls and the new-for-'62 factory "starship exhaust" Sport Fury covers
- Body: Original '62 Plymouth B-Body convertible unibody was restored by The Carriage Works in Huntsville, AL, and features a floor pan from a donor early B-Body, and original quarters and doors . Also restored: The original Sport Fury grille and trim pieces.
- Paint: The original hue, metallic Luminous Blue, in "Diamonte" base/clearcoat form, applied by Tim Snitger at The Carriage Works, Huntsville, Alabama.
- Interior: Restored stock interior features the original console, AM radio, gauge cluster, bucket seats and factory A/C outlets. Restoration and upholstery work by Rich Cunningham, Kelso, Tennessee.