To expand on this, as I posted in the Tips section: The interior bucket is a modified '64 Dodge promo interior; the '62 Plymouth uses the '64 Plymouth promo interior. The package shelf was altered to fit the more rounded back window, and a small piecut wedge was added on the side panels where the dashboard mounts. Both are not too hard to fix. Good news if you want to do a correct bench seat '64, bad news if you want to do a correct '62. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/107174-stock-64-dodge-polara-interior-non-500-update/
I'm starting to get more serious about detailing as a personal challenge; never got much into engine detailing but that will be next. I've been doing little improvements to the one-piece chassis on my '61 Comet, and cut up the interior on the '60 Chrysler to deepen it and redo the seats, then add custom upholstery, cranks and handles. Carving all those little parts is what I seem to like best, along with repairing old builtups (spent last night redoing the windshield frame of the '59 Edsel, drilling tiny holes and making tiny reinforcement pins to fix the split and take the sag out). Still, engines don't excite me that much, but I'll get there eventually.
Got a real nice set of bumpers for the '59 Edsel - thanks Larry Ray! Also fixed the damaged quarter panel and screw pillar, and sent a polite email to the seller. And my DVD is still in San Juan. Maybe they're having the Flying Nun bring it by airmail.
That's true; I'll take it downstairs later and try to get it to pop out (at least the crack didn't go into the emblem). (Hey - remember the DVD I mentioned? It's just now been located. Turns out the USPS must have wanted it to have a nice tropical vacation on the way - it spent the last four days in Puerto Rico! )
I am going to discuss this with the seller. Odd thing is the box appears to have no damage at all - maybe it was dropped and landed flat, but... In the end, however, I have a non-gluebomb '59 Edsel for $20 and change (and a parts trade for the bumpers) and it still doesn't need anywhere near the amount of work many of my other cars, that cost more, did. In other words, I got a screaming deal but now it doesn't scream as loud.
The chassis is sort of half-and-half - the front wheel drive and suspension setup is pretty nicely done but the rear axle and mufflers are molded in. The wheelcovers are the same as on their '70 Coupe deVille and are wrong for the Eldo, besides being too flat (this was a problem nearly all JoHan wheelcovers had).
The centers stand out because of the offset wheels used with FWD.
Thanks for the damages, USPS! (Maybe the seller could have padded it more, but I've gotten plenty of stuff mailed to me with less padding and no damage. Plus they also lost a $15.00 DVD I was supposed to get last Saturday; they're "investigating" it...)
(not Steve, but...) Even better - a rubber band! I built one according to the instructions (it has ball bearings that need to be lubed with Vaseline) for the Car Craft Dream Rod, which spun right off. Maybe with a heavier model it would work...?