Retired electrician Roger Webb is a Mopar man at heart. In his youth he raced a Plymouth Belvedere, but always dreamed of upgrading to the more powerful Fury. Years later he was finally able to purchase a Fury, but struggled to complete the restoration process.
Always the first to help a buddy or a neighbor, Roger has done many good deeds for a friends. He built a hair salon for a single mother in need of assistance. He also bought one of his friends classic cars in order to help him pay his medical bills. Recently, Roger’s wife has been dealing with Parkinson’s, which has prevented him from finishing his dream vehicle.
Knowing that Roger would likely not have the time to complete the Fury, his son Rod and daughter-in-law Virginia nominated him for an overhaul. They were ecstatic when he was chosen and even more so when Mark and Chip arrived at Roger’s garage for a quick inspection before they hauled it off to the set. Rod and Virginia got the vehicle out of the garage by telling Roger they were upgrading the Fury’s brakes as a gift. And they were, along with quite a few other upgrades!
Thinking he was visiting Corvette Mike’s collector car showroom to inspect a car for a friend, a certain Plymouth Fury caught his eye. He completely disregarded the Corvette he was supposed to be looking at! After it was revealed the Fury was actually his, an emotional Roger offered his heartfelt thanks and was able to take his Fury out for a ride with Chip.
Roger’s 1964 Plymouth Fury was a true survivor with no major modifications. The vehicle still had the original 383 engine with matching numbers, capable of generating 330hp. The original interior was still intact and the only real change was one previous paint job.
After a brief design meeting, Chip and the insiders chose a warm champagne paint scheme with a cream top and additional orange accents. It was also decided to keep the motor, provide a slight drop in stance and cut some new one-off wheels.
Deconstruction revealed some front end damage to the bumper and fender. To correct that issue the frame was sent out to be straightened on a frame bench. Those hard to find trim and molding pieces also had to be repaired. This required quite a few hours of hammering, filing and straightening by Chip, but they were made good as new and all sent out to be chromed or reanodized.
Hoping to retain the original motor, QMP engines was tasked with the rebuild. New pistons, new rings and a new camshaft increased the horsepower by 20 up to 350hp.
In the paint booth, BASF’s Coral Sand Metallic provided the base champagne color, with Chip applying 3 shades of darker color to the bottom, creating his signature Foose Fade. The white pepper top was also sprayed and orange vinyl used on select spots inside the molding to provide an extra pop of color.
MHT turned Chip’s wheel design, based on a 60’s era muscle car drag racing theme, into new 19’s for the front and 20’s for the back. It was a tight clearance on the rear wheels, but Chip was able to pull the fenders out with a little massaging.
The interior proved to be in such good shape that the original front and rear seats were able to be reused. New interior door panels were required, but the original dark brown interior color remained.
Additional upgrades included a new Magnaflow exhaust kit with new stainless mufflers, a 2” lowering kit, new brakes by Baer and numerous miscellaneous parts provided by Classic Industries.