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Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite (Finished!)

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:18 PM

Wow!  That is one awesome build. You gotta be having a ton of fun doing this one when it all works out so good looking

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:37 AM

Beautiful work, Orange! The interior detailling and engine bay look great! The only thing I would change, if you don't mind a suggestion, is the red battery wire that looks a little big perhaps, and maybe should follow the fender liner a bit. That's why I don't usually add them because I can't get them to look realistic. But so far you have a beautiful build and a definite contest winner! Cool Thumbs Up Bow

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:21 PM

Big thanks guys!! I definitely appreciate the looks!!

Justmike, yeah I've been thoroughly enjoying this build! I'm at the most nerve wracking part of the build, polishing!! Luckily I'm down to just hitting the body with the 8000 and 12000 grit pads, and then compounds, no major burn thru's besides some minor edges which happens on every car I build, easy touch up!

Jr., good criticism is not unwelcomed my friend! Yes, I agree, the more I look at it the more I don't like the positive battery cable. I used some red "battery cable" from Model Round-up, it doesn't bend and conform very well. I will be re-doing the wire with the same wire I use for the fuel and pcv line, and the throttle cable, it conforms much better, just have to paint it red! 

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:38 AM

Looking great. Did you use foil on the dash?

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:42 PM

midnightprowler

Looking great. Did you use foil on the dash?

I painted the "aluminum" face of the dash and yes used foil for all the trim work around the glove box door, the 2 trim pieces on either side of the radio plate, and around the instrument cluster. 

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, January 19, 2018 8:15 PM

Finshed polishing the body, came out very smooth with a nice deep shine! i do have some edge burn thru to touch up, it's a little worse than most of my builds, this car has some sharp edges to polish around!

And i did a slight revision to the engine bay! I made a new positive battery cable out of better wire, it now runs more under the washer tank and along the inner fender. I also made hose clamps for the radiator hose, tho they are kinda hard to see in the pic.

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 20, 2018 5:58 AM

Beautiful. Might I suggest a black wash on the alternator?

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 20, 2018 6:31 AM

That engine looks like it will start and run! Nice work on changing that positive battery cable - it looks super! This build will be outstanding! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:51 AM

Outstanding work Orange.  Such a nice job.  Very impressive.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, January 26, 2018 10:01 PM

As always, thanks fellas for the comments!!

Anyway, i've been a foilin' fool this week, lot's of chrome to cover on this car! I won't say this was an easy foil job, far from it, but the nice crisp very detailed body moldings really helps!! This is one of my most satisfying foil jobs, and my first attempt at doing the wheel lips! Next on the list it to make a headliner, get the glass in, and get then get the body on the chassis! Here's she is so far....

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, January 26, 2018 11:07 PM

Lookin' good, real good as I just love dem B-body Mopars!

High octane

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    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:22 PM

Thanks High Octane! One of the tricks i like to do in my builds is make fabric headliners, just cheap felt from the craft store. I also make my own sun-visors as well. Finished the underside of the body up tonight, gonna try to get the body on the chassis by the end of the week! One thing that i have found that i really don't like with this kit is how the window glass mounts into place...from the outside?? it looks nice and clean, but now i have to trim back some of my foil to mount the glass, not happy about that!! In the end it will probably look fine, maybe even be easier that mounting the glass from inside, we'll see, hope i can get the glass to hold tight!! Anyways, here's the headliner and visors in place...

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Posted by OrangeR/T on Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:00 PM

Here's quick teaser pic! I had the body over the chassis, it looked pretty good but i had a few suspension tweeks to make so i pulled it back off again to make some adjustments. The tires were rubbing the inside of the fenders, so had to set them back a little bit. I'm not totally happy with the stance, it sits almost level, i was hoping for some more rake towards the rear with the shims i made for under the leaf springs, i just didn't make them thick enough. I'll live with it, everything else has pretty much come together, i should be wrapping this build up pretty soon!!

Grille ready to go.....

 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:13 AM

Looking good Orange.  That grille is out of this world.  Are those Cragars?  Where did you get those?

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Friday, February 02, 2018 1:11 PM

Amazing work!

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Posted by MikeFo on Friday, February 02, 2018 6:00 PM
Fantastic! I really admire your attention to detail. My impatience usually gets the best of me ☺
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Posted by Katana on Friday, February 02, 2018 9:26 PM
What a terrific build!. You are at 'white cotton glove' stage with that body now. Well done on the details. Great choice for paint, wheels and tires too.
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Posted by OrangeR/T on Friday, February 02, 2018 10:43 PM

mmthrax

Looking good Orange.  That grille is out of this world.  Are those Cragars?  Where did you get those?

Thanks guy's!!

mmthrax, yup those are Cragar SS's! They are from an MRC Hop Up Wheel & Tire kit that i bought many years ago! The MRC wheel & tire kits came in several different varieties, Cragar's with the Firestone Wide Ovals like i have on this build, or the Cragar's with Mickey Tompson tires, and also they had a Keystone Classic set too. Very accurate wheels, i wish i could find more set's!

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 05, 2018 11:22 AM

OrangeR/T
 Very accurate wheels, i wish i could find more set's! 

You should do a batch in resin so you will always have some.  

I am determined to learn how to do that for just that reason.  That way you can have a choice of period correct wheels for the "personality" of your builds.  

Just keep picking away at it...

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    October, 2011
Posted by OrangeR/T on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:47 PM

It's finished!! Once the snow melts and we get a little better weather i'll get some outdoor pics too. I love this kit, very well engineered, tight fit and finish, great detail! I did complain about the out side mounting of the front and rear windshields, but i have to take that back, now i wish all kits came that way!! Here it is, i will definitely build another Mobieus kit in the future!!

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Posted by Retro Joe on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:33 PM
Wow! Fantastic!!!
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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:42 PM

It all came together well! The colors, wheel choice and details look great. Nice work! Thumbs Up

chucky

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:20 AM

Orange you really nailed it.  That is the real deal.  Excellent work sir !! YesYes

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