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Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite (Finished!)

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Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite (Finished!)
Posted by OrangeR/T on Monday, November 20, 2017 8:02 PM

New project on the bench, my first "early" B-body build, '65 Satellite! Color i went with is Tamiya Mica Blue over a Silverleaf base. I had a '65 Super Stock hood scoop in my parts stash, not crazy about the white area so i'm gonna re-spray that area Silver. Wheels and tires are an old set of MRC Hop Up wheels with real rubber Firestone tires and Cragar SS wheels. I've had them sitting around for years just waiting for the right project car, this one is it!! Interior i'm using Testors Nassau Blue, looks really close to the factory blue color offered in these cars in '65! So far the build is in it's very early stages, here's what i got so far...

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Posted by big-e-models on Monday, November 20, 2017 11:49 PM

Looks good so far nice colors ! 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:58 PM
Scruptious ! A beautiful blue & shiny Cragar s/s's !!!
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Posted by mclovin on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:51 PM

Very nice so far.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:12 PM

Thanks! Used some time off work wisely, got the body fully into paint!! I can't say enough how much i love Tamiya paints, stuff goes on so nice and the colors are spectacular!! Like i said, i went the 2-tone way, sprayed the body with Silverleaf base, then masked off the top. The hood has been cleared, body still needs cleared. So far i'm really happy with the results!!

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:01 AM

Gorgeous job on the lettering. What was your method?

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:14 AM

Thanks Mike, i painted the letters before clear coating while they were a little more defined. Just a very fine brush and some "chrome" silver paint with a light touch over the letters. Looking at it again, wish i had remembered to go back and touch up the "P" a little bit before the clear.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, November 26, 2017 4:32 PM
The roof contrasts wonderfully with the blue . Perfect ( I am a tad biased though! )
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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:50 AM

Beautiful paint and the lettering looks great too! Nice work, Orange! Cool Thumbs Up

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:36 PM
Looking good so far. I have always loved that body style. Looking forward to more of your work and of your impressions of the Moebius kit.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Retro Joe on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:32 PM
Beautiful! I used Tamiya Mica Blue on my '78 Trans Am. It is a spectacular color!
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:21 PM

Thanks guys! Just cleared the body tonight, now it's time to start painting/detailing the interior!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:25 PM

Looking great!

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:56 PM

Painted the rear lettering and the rear quarter trim scoops, i did that before clearing the body so that they are nice and burried under the clear. I still might add the little trim decals that go over the quarter trim, if they will lay down and comform to the shape.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:57 PM

Interior work!! I love the 2-tone interiors that came stock in these cars!! This kit's interior details are about the best i've seen in any kit. Also, i threw in the completed underside of the chassis! This kit is a really enjoyable to work on, I started foiling/paint detailing on the door panels and the dash, more pics to come when they are finished!

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, December 08, 2017 4:22 PM
Really great masking work. The lines are super crisp. Really looking good. Carry on good sir.

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Saturday, December 09, 2017 8:53 PM

Really clean work on the masking,i'm enjoying this build!!!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:34 AM

This Satellite is looking great!  Love the color!  The wheels and the hood scoop should add that flair to it that makes it your own!

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:46 AM

Amazing work on that Satellite as the '65 Satellite and the '65 Coronets are my favorite Mopar body styles. If I had room in my garage, I would have one.

High octane

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:52 PM

Again, thanks guy's!! Always appretiate the comments!! So today i took a little time to fool around with the Satellite some more, finished detailing the door panels and got the engine almost finished, just need to paint the tranny is all! Added plug wires of'course, and also fuel line and throttle cable/bracket/return spring. The return spring is just a piece of old guitar string. Not sure if i'm gonna keep the Parts by Parks air cleaner or go with the stock unit, but i'm leaning towards the aluminum one!! 

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:48 AM

Your attention to detail is outstanding.  Masking is one of my least favorite things.  Looking forward to more updates.

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  • From: Winnipeg Canada
Posted by Wayne Farmer on Monday, December 18, 2017 12:42 AM

Your detail work is fantastic..Valve covers I think should be color of the block and bellhousing is flat aluminum or close..I'd go with the stock air cleaner if your doing a stock build..Semi or textured black..

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Posted by mmthrax on Monday, December 18, 2017 9:12 AM

Excellent work.  The progress is fantastic.  Enjoying your updates.  Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Monday, December 18, 2017 5:11 PM

Thanks!! Wayne, actually on a stock 426 Wedge, the pie-pan air cleaner would be factory chrome! And, i'm not 100% on this, but i also believe the valve covers would be factroy chrome as well on the 426 Wedge in '65. Either way, i dig chrome valve covers! This is a mild street machine build, going for something you may have seen in the 70's or 80's! Cragar SS's, slightly jacked up stance, hood scoop, the not so radical but very cool day 2 kinda car!

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:35 PM

It's been a while since i've updated this build, got really busy over the holiday's and the project pretty much sat! Anyway, back to work, fished the interior tonight! I'm very proud of how this interior came out, did lot's of research to make sure the details were just right. I hope to finish the engine bay over the weekend and get started wet sanding and polishing the body as well!! Can't wait to get this one done!

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  • From: Winnipeg Canada
Posted by Wayne Farmer on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:58 AM

Your work is fantastic..Sure hope your interior lines up when you install chassis/interior into car..This is going to be one bad stock Satellite..Very well done and can't wait to see it polished and finished..

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:11 PM
Orange, your work is really, really excellent. Carry on sir.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Monday, January 15, 2018 7:46 PM

Completed engine bay! Added battery cables, and i'm going with the aluminum air cleaner, looks period right to me! I also started color sanding the body, an hour and a half just for the first polishing pad (3600), it's true what they say "the first cut is always the deepest" lol. 

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, January 15, 2018 8:15 PM

Just terrific.  I'm enjoying watching your build.  Cheers.

Steve

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:22 PM
Stunning "inside bits " ! LOL

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