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  • From: Australia
58 Plymouth fury (Christine)
Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:45 AM

I have an AMT 1958 Plymouth Belvedere and i want to make it into a Christine which is a fury and need to know if there is anything other than the removal of the belvedere badge required to make the belvedere into a fury?

Also if anyone has built a 58 Fury please post some pics of the engine, interior and underside. your help would be appreciated.

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:28 PM

Christine is a constant source of questions . The author isn't a Car Guy . I cannot recall his name . Some help here please , oops , Steven King . In his book 'Christine' , he describes the Plymouth a '58 Fury , Red , fourdoor . In actaulality  , the '58 Plymouth Fury  was a Limited edition , all the same equipment , same color two-door hardtop . The color wasn't red . A special beige . The Movie4 cars were all Belvederes . The Belevedere nomenclatier removed from the flanks . The Panle inbetween the side trim was three options . Body color , secondary color on two tones , or aluminum . The Fury had Anodized Gold aluminum .  The '59 was the first all color and multipule choic full model choice . I hope this helps ...Thanx ..

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Posted by Valeri67 on Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:32 PM

Hi! You can see my crazy long project here- http://public.fotki.com/Valeri67/wips--results/58furywip/
Now I'm at the stage of completion of change body styles. Unfortunately, no pictures. I advise you to build a model-of the box, otherwise it will be a project for a long time. Good luck!

P.S. Some photos are not relevant, because I remade the elements again.

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, June 20, 2011 1:38 AM

i'd suggest  you get the 58 fury photoetch set from Model Car Garage. it has both belvedere and fury scripts that you need and a much better grille. I don't know where you'll get the dual air cleaner. You'll also need a lot of BMF.

i also printed images of the dash to replace the chrome dash in the kit

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, June 20, 2011 1:41 AM

dimaxion
he describes the Plymouth a '58 Fury , Red , fourdoor .

that's right, stephen king didn't research it very well. oh and he said it was a red 57 fury four door, which doesn't exist in real life, either in red or in four door.

The car in the movie repairs itself. this was done with a combination of reverse film AND rubber panels!

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Posted by amadmechanic on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:46 AM

you could use the dual air cleaners from an old Johan MoPar kit from1960-1964 era (like a 1960 Desoto) or could modify the ones from the stock AMT '57 Chrysler 300...

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Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:01 PM

Thanks people for the help, now all i need are some pic's of the interior and some pic's of the under side and i should be good to go.

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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Posted by mangodart on Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:41 AM

I don't have any pics of the underside, but here are some pics of the interior :



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Posted by mangodart on Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:42 AM

Some others :


Hope this help !!

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Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Friday, June 24, 2011 5:32 AM

Thanks mangodart these pic's are realy helpfull.Big Smile

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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Posted by mangodart on Friday, June 24, 2011 2:40 PM

You're welcome !!!Wink When it comes to 58 Plymouth, I can't resist !!!Broken Heart

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  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Friday, June 24, 2011 4:41 PM

well, the engine included in the kit is a 318 with a single carburator. the one in the movie had dual carburetors with oval shaped chrome air cleaners (johans 60-64 chryslers have them).  i have built a very accurate 318 using the one included in the amt kit but its got the single carb. the valve covers included in the kit are incorrect and look nothing like real 318 covers. same with the transmission. i've got a few last additions before its finished. let me go do those things and i'll post pics in an hour

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Posted by dimaxion on Monday, June 27, 2011 12:11 PM

If the valve covers don't look like a 318 ??? It looks just like a , hold on GM lovers , a 350 V/8 . The Engine was not exposed in 'Christine' , e movie . Thanx ..

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  • From: nepean ontario
Posted by c300g on Monday, June 27, 2011 4:45 PM

yes it was. when buddy reperton and his buddies trash the car, the hood is torn off. you can clearly see the engine in the scene after when arnies looking over the car wondering what to do. the "show me scene". the closest match to a 318 valve cover is from monograms 1964 pontiac gto. the covers included in the 58 plymouth kit are for a 383,413, 426 or even the 440. 

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Posted by c300g on Monday, June 27, 2011 4:59 PM

here is my 318 i built. although its hard to see, there is a "cross" on the valve covers.

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Posted by c300g on Monday, June 27, 2011 5:04 PM

you dong stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by IMPALA SS 427 on Thursday, June 30, 2011 6:15 AM

I realy appreciate all the help people. ThanksSmile

Currently working on: DUEL Plymouth valiant, 1958 Biscayne 4 door RHD.

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Posted by Sylus on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:29 PM

Christine had a "golden commando" 350 with dual quads 

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