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#1 jerseyjunker1

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

i guess you can say i took a little hiatus. i have been working on a couple of projects this one is my rendition of the 1957 plymouth belvedere that was buried in a vault in tulsa ok in 1957 and then opened up in 2007. this model is far from done this is just where i am now.this model started out as a franklin mint 1/24th scale 1957 fury had to do some modifications on it. it started out looking like this one. i forgot to take a picture before i started so i took this before picture from ebay of a 43rd scale model of the same car i did.

here is a link to the story of the real miss belvedere

 

buried 1957 Plymouth time capsule unveiling, 2007

 

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still got a lot to do but here are some pics of the progress to date. i have removed the antennas and the fender mirrors and changed the side trim from fury to Belvedere. the first picture is a comparison of the real miss belvedere next to little miss Belvedere model. i don't know how to get good interior shots but i tried some anyway.

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

I do remember that !  What a disapointment to find that water had gotten into it and destroyed it.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

I think I remember, wasn't Boyd Cottington present for that?  Oh and welcome back Manny, been missing you on here, nice work on this one.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

Forgot to add that your replica looks great !



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

I remember this story - you did a gr8 job recreating it



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

I do remember that, looked worse than I thought it would. You are doing a great job making a replica of it.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

Just think,

Instead of walling it up in a concrete box, they could have just left it in the parking lot for 50 years and it would have been in much better shape.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:01 AM

Just think,

Instead of walling it up in a concrete box, they could have just left it in the parking lot for 50 years and it would have been in much better shape.

 

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lol AGREED. i just finished the accessories in the trunk and will be working on the tarp and vault as soon as time and the weather lets me. i do most of my work in my shed and its been a little chilly in there lately. :unsure:



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

I grew up in Tulsa and I was there when they buried it. It was shocking to see its condition when it was disinterred.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Manny, you know what I think. everything you build just amazes me. Impressive indeed. B)