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    January, 2010
1958 Plymouth junker
Posted by junkman01 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:58 AM

I found out it was missing a door panel for the drivers side so it went to the junk, well that's what I made it look like. Lots of rust, rot, dirt & more missing parts. Let me know what you think, good or bad I want to hear it all.

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:22 PM

Sure does look like an abondended "I'll get it runnung and fixed up soon" project . Well done , fits here better than something with 20 year plus newer than produced Tires , custom wheels , an Engine available decades after it "fell of the Assembly Line" and a Laundry List of modifications .  Who knows , this could have been forgotten in some Storage Site since new and pillaged for some parts while being Vandalized . Much more believable than Donks on a '55 Chevy with a 454 . Does anyone else remember the Freight Car Load of '56 Plymouth found in 1986 ? Never made it to the designated destinations in the day . Insurance paid off the loss . Thanx .. 

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:43 PM

Beauti..... no , hang onConfused ..... Superb work Whistling 

Love the rust holes . Authentic ! 

Would go great with a dark blue '68 Charger....... Devil

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:21 PM

I've taxed worse than that!Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:45 PM

Truly outstanding work and detail. The overall look is dead-on. I have totally trashed the same kit for donor parts as I felt the proportions and shape are a little off. It was the perfect candidate for your vision which you carried out masterfully. Thumbs UpThumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 17, 2018 6:28 AM

Wow. One of the best junkers I've seen. Very real.

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    February, 2018
Posted by lacquer-lover on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:41 AM

Amazing work! Fabulous!

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    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:09 AM

On a scale of 1-10 it hits the 11 mark, very well done, superb creativity and perfection! 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:44 AM

That is some really nice work; looks like a typical Mopar.  But, if you start hearing radio music, stomp it and throw it into the incinerator.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Monday, March 19, 2018 3:02 PM

 

The entire MY of all Car Makers of 1957 were proned to Rust Out . MoPar is singled out as the worst of the lot . Ths is so untrue . The Market place exploded with high sales demands prompting the Factories to hire : Butchers , Bakers and Candelstick Makers to build Cars on the Aseembly Lines and increase Shifts and working days / hours . Just like today the prevailing thought is "anyone can operate any machine as equally as well as the next guy in any party of the process ." Relaity , who suffers with the quality laspes of the products ? MoPar received nothing but praise for the Entire 1957 Models from the Automotive Press . Did the naysayers create this illusion ? I was there to see with my own eyes . Even the Imports rusted away in this time as bad as Detroit Offerings for you favoring this type of car . Payments then : 24 Months Mximum . Payments today : 72 Months Maximum . A Car was worn out and needed extreme amounts of repairs at 30 K and beyond . 100 k was next to impossible for many reasons . The Warrenty was 12/12 . Rust Belt Cars suffered a quicker Rust Out than the Car Payments lasted . The paint was single stage with oxydation being a fact of life . This excellent build typlifies any 1957 Automobile , not just MoPar .. Thanx 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:47 PM

TarheelRick

That is some really nice work; looks like a typical Mopar.  But, if you start hearing radio music, stomp it and throw it into the incinerator.

 

Here's one I saw on pintrest..... Smile, Wink & Grin

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/461548661781501350/ 

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    January, 2010
Posted by junkman01 on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:43 PM

Your right (dimaxion), I found this 57 Ford in my junkyard too.Wink

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    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:07 PM

Really nice work.  Your models looks great, or should I say terrible?  They are so junked out that they are great!!  You know what I mean.. Smile

Seriously, that is some nice work.Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, May 18, 2018 5:07 PM

Here's a good one for you . They put a brand new Plymouth like that in a vault underground in a state that has lots of rain and snow .The idea ? In 2012 the car would be removed and given to a selected winner .

 Problem - no one figured that without the proper sealing the vault would fill with water . What did they find .? A fully rusted car , destroyed interior and completely frozen solid engine !

 The winner actually accepted it ! Tried to get it stabilized and sent to a museum . Haven't heard what happened

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Posted by 6 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:17 PM

I love junk!!!!

Go Kit-Parts!

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    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:55 AM

Really great build of a junker. I built a shiny version of that car.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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Posted by 6 on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:54 AM

I forgot to ask; did you use the rust kit sold at Michaels?  What did you do?

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