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1965 Plymouth Fury

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  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 9:09 PM

Thanks Chucky!

I'm getting pretty close on the chassis, interior and body.

Haven't even started the engine yet! Smile

 

 

Steve

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 9:08 PM

I believe that the bottom side of the chassis is more or less done.

 

I think I finally have the stance dialed in to where I wanted it.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 8:31 PM

Really getting down to the finish line now, Steve. Love the extra care you put into your interiors. My shocks look much like yours. I like the lower tube  to be a nice snug fit in the upper tube so I can adjust the length as I make changes to suspension height. Your shackles look great! Thanks for the detail photos! 

chucky

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:41 PM

Finally window cranks, making the door panels nearly complete.

Only some small detail painting and door lock buttons are still required.

 

 

 

Before.

 

 

 

After.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:38 PM

The scratch built arm rests were added.

 

 

 

Followed by the arm rest pads.

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:35 PM

I didn't like the "track" of the rear wheels, so the rear end was removed and extensions were made to move the rear wheels out slightly.

 

 

 

Likewise, raising the rear suspension made it necessary to make the shocks longer.

 

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:31 PM

Carpet was done on the seat backs, door panels, console and floor.

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:28 PM

The back end appeared as if it could stand to be raised a bit, so some scratch made shackles were made.

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 3:25 PM

I haven't posted much progress lately, so here are a few pics.

 

Steve

 

 

Dashboard finished.

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    April, 2017
Posted by aliasT.W. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:06 PM

Really like watching your builds Steve.

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:04 PM

Most of the interior foiled today.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:12 PM

Just a few more teaser pics now that the paint is fully polished, the vinyl top is complete and some of the trim is foiled.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2019
Posted by Torino 380W on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:40 PM
Excellent work and very good details! This is the kind of work with which one learns how to build a scale model. Congratulations and I'm still waiting for more photos. Fran
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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:03 PM

Vinyl top completed.

 

 

Steve

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:50 PM

Still making slow progress on this project.

Took me a good portion of the day to detail the firewall.

 

 

This is where I started.

 

 

 

This is where I ended up.

 

 

 

Steve

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 9:15 PM

I'm amazed at how the clear coats brought out the color of this paint!!

5 coats of clear and ready for polish.

 

 

Steve

 

 

 

Before

 

 

After

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:17 PM

A quick teaser pic.

I think dumping the skirts and going with the Torque Thrusts gave it a very muscular look.

 

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, May 27, 2019 10:16 PM

The first couple of color coats are on!

The color is correct 1965 Plymouth "Medium Turquoise" supplied by Scale Finishes.

This paint is an absolute joy to work with!

It lays down perfectly smooth and even with no effort!

Wonderful stuff!!

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:01 AM

Slight change of plan.

The parts that I recieved from a member of another forum were not proportioned correctly for the Lindberg block, so it's back to plan A

I guess the intake that I originally modified doesn't look half bad now that it's in primer.

The scratch built exhaust is also finished, primed and ready for paint.

It seems to have turned out quite well also.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:54 AM

Wow!

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:46 AM

The first part of this project that you can call finished! Smile

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:48 PM

Steve, been following this along from the start. "Picasso" at his best! 

Meant to mention it Sunday when I saw you, but got sidetracked when I met your lovely bride! Pretty easy to see, your a great couple. 

Thanks for sharing your projects, inspiration for I wanna be like Steve! 

Can't wait to see this one completed. I've said it before, Scale Auto needs to come knocking at your door!

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:04 PM

Work on this project has slowed a bit due to my work schedule mainly, but I have still been able to get some work done on a few things.

I've decided on a Missing Link wedge intake along with a pair of Fireball Carter carbs.

I have begun fabricating an exhaust system using the Lindberg '64 Belvedere mufflers and scratching pipes from styrene rod.

I've finally settled upon a wheel configuration as well.

I'm using the spokes from the AMT '62 Belair Torque Thrusts.

The outer rims are leftover racing parts from the AMT '67 Galaxie kit, and the center caps were shaved from some 1967 mustang wheels.

All I need to do is add some Molotow chrome on the lug nuts and possibly some valve stems.

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2019
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by Rockgarden on Friday, May 03, 2019 12:47 AM

That firewall really jumps out now that we see it in context in the car.  Nice work.  This is going to be great!

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, May 02, 2019 9:45 PM

Ready for paint!

 

 

Steve

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:05 PM

While I work on getting the final coats of primer on the body parts, I managed to find the time to get the wheel components painted.

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:36 PM

The firewall is ready for paint and detailing.

I provided a "before" shot of the firewall from the "Color Me Gone" Dodge kit that this firewall was built from to help illustrate the modifications.

 

 

 

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:18 PM

Steve,

I've been following along since you started this project.

This has been my favorite style of building that I've been doing for several years. Fun to watch how someone else approaches a build like this. I'll definetly keep watching.

Dave Cool

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:20 PM

With the Easter holiday out of the way, I now have a bit more time to spend at the bench.

Spent a little time getting started on replacing the firewall wiring.

I also spent some time mocking up the hood hinge/spring arrangement.

If it goes as planned, I should be able to display the finished model with the hood opened, or closed.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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