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1964 Plymouth Belvedere WIP - Finished - Outdoor Pics!

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1964 Plymouth Belvedere WIP - Finished - Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:19 PM

I bought this re-pop yesterday while there was a sale at Hobby Lobby. I haven't painted anything red for a while. The stock color is ruby red but I don't have any of that so i opted for my favorite color red, Testors Italian Red. Its really too hot and humid to be painting but I painted it and then carried it in the house to gas out while my wife was out shopping. I don't know about the interior yet. I'll have to look at a few more photos. I may do this one as a grocery getter with the slant six engine. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 amt68 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:37 PM

Looks like a nice smooth finish Jr. 

So what would be the issue with allowing the paint to gas out in humid conditions? I have a number of models that are primed and ready for paint but where I'm located in the northeast the humid conditions also persist. 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:27 PM

AMT, it has been my experience that all kinda stuff can happen with high humidity. But with the paint it is usually bigger orange peel and dull finish. Putting a clear on it will start blushing almost looking like a white frost. It happened to me today painting the body. It started blushing before I could even finish the paint. I brought it in let it dry a few minutes and then gave it another coat quickly on the blushed spots (top and trunk). It seemed to go away and is rubbing out OK now. But its always touch and go when the heat is 98 degrees and the "feels like" temp is 108. That is high humidity! Good luck with your painting! Cool

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 amt68 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:54 PM

Thanks Jr for the reply.

I painted a hood a couple weeks back clearcoating it with Duplicolor. After wet sanding and polishing it still had a cloudy look. Now I realize it probably did "blush" since it had a whitish appearance. The conditions were probably more humid than I thought and most likely contributed to the issues I had with the finish. 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:27 PM

AMT, you could repaint and reclear it and hope you don;t mismatch the hood and the fenders. Or remove the paint on the hood with s Super Clean bath and start over. 

So I rubbed out the body and hood and have a few bare spots to repair on the darts and spears on the hood and trunk. So I taped off the hood and here's how it turned out:

I'm going to call that good.

I was going to do that on the trunk and I had my wife pick up a can of Testors Italian red at Hobby Lobby yesterday while she was out. Unfortunately,when I removed the paper closure on the can I found this. Sometimes these propellant leaking cans will still spray but not this one. Its back to Hobby Lobby tomorrow! Thanks for looking! 

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 amt68 on Monday, August 31, 2020 10:29 PM

Yeah Jr. thanks but it's already been stripped in Super Clean.....as have a number of other parts this summer...lol. 

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:01 AM

Looking good Jr!  

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:46 PM

Yes yes too much humidity will cause blushing. 

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

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:16 PM

Thanks, MrMike and Prowler! I appreciate your comments!

I decided to use the Slant Six engine and wondered how to wire the plugs and coil. After looking at a few photos and studying the instructions in the kit I think I figured it out. But the instructions are terrible, nothing is identified and the arrows indicating placement of parts is flawed. So here's what I did.

The piece that looks to me like an oil pump that hold the oil filter fits in the big hole in the center of the block on the right side. Next, there is a slot that lines up on the block where the distributor stem mounts on. I drilled out the separate distributor top and stuck seven of the smallest wire I have into the hole and mounted it on the distributor base. The other pieces are a motor mount that mounts in the bottom hole and a oil filler that mounts right above it. The coil mounts in the forward most hole in the block. Not sure where the fuel pump is but I am assuming it mounts on the frame or inner fender. I still need to blackwash the engine. Here a couple of pics:

I've also decided to paint the interior red. The floor is flame red and the seats, door panels, etc. are Italian red. Here's the basic setup. Thanks for looking! 

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 modelcarjr on Friday, September 4, 2020 12:33 PM

Interior, chassis are complete and engine is installed. I found some steel wheels and although they are chevy wheels, I think, I do have some Plymouth dig dishes from Fireball modelworks. The interior is radio delete and looks like heater delete also. Here are a few pictures:

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 amt68 on Friday, September 4, 2020 3:44 PM

Those instrument dials look great Jr. Are they already plated or did you create that look. I also like the chrome detail on the door panels which I imagine you foiled. 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, September 4, 2020 11:52 PM

The dash gauge panel is a chrome part in the kit. It probably should be aluminum with chrome gauge rings but I didn't try to paint the aluminum as I probably would have goofed up the chrome rings in the process. The door panels are foiled including the door handles and window cranks. The horn ring is Molotow chrome pen and I added the turn signal indicator lever with a straight pin. Thanks for looking! Cool 

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 midnightprowler on Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:42 AM

Looks good. fuel pump is right there between the distributor and the coil on your engine.

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

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:28 PM

Thanks, Prowler!  Yeah, that makes more sense now that I have everything together. I don't know if it is upside down but that's the only way it would fit. The motor mount is in the way. Anyway, I re-routed the fuel line that way although I didn't connect it on the fuel pump. Can't see it anyway. 

Its on wheels. A resale red, radio delete, heater delete, grocery getter on steel wheels with dog dishes! Only hardware and a few decals to finish. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

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 mrmike on Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:28 PM

Looks good Jr!  I went in a different direction with mine.  I built mine to resemble the '64 Plymouth Fury that was on Overhaulin', Season 6 Episode 8.  One of my favorite builds!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:35 AM

Thanks, MrMike! Yours looks good. Nice work!Cool

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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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:00 AM

Well done. Your fuel pump is mounted correctly.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, September 7, 2020 6:33 PM

Thanks, Prowler! I appreciate your help! 

Its finished! Outdoor pics tomorrow. Here are three photos of the final stages. Thanks for looking! 

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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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:57 AM

Some sunshine with no rain so here are some pics. Some are a little blurry. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 modelcarjr on Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 PM

A few more:

 

 

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 charger74 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:00 PM
It looks really good
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Posted by nottheband on Monday, September 14, 2020 1:07 AM

Nice model, jr, good clean work and details, neat paintwork, and tidy interior.  Your choice of the slant six is perfect for this basic family car.  Yep, I like it.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, September 14, 2020 10:20 PM

Thanks, Charger and Steve! I appreciate your comments! Cool

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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  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:21 PM

Nice build Mr. Jr.! And interesting engine choice!

 

Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:17 PM

Thanks, FJ! I appreciate your comment! Cool

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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