SteveG

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About SteveG

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  • Birthday 09/26/1958

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  • Location Medina, OH

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  1. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Yes,  it's scale plug wire with the insulation strip off.  They're easy to make. 
  2. SteveG added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Nice work Jay !!!  one day I'll have to build one of those Fury's instead of robbing them for parts.
    Steve
  3. SteveG added a post in a topic Fans weep over rediscovered Bullitt Mustang   

      I recall reading a story about the Bullitt Chargers and that one said there were three.  There was the close up car that was always black, one that was original blue that they crash at the end.  You can see the blue paint exposed near the end crash seen where the door handle was ripped off.  The third one was a Camera car and believe it was yellow before the repaint.  I'm pretty sure that last car was found and restored.
    Steve
  4. SteveG added a post in a topic Pinto Wagon Street Freak/ Gasser Showcar   

    Great progress ..... I can't wait to see it in person.  What's the upholstery material your using again ?
    Steve
     
  5. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    I've added the final details to the engine bay, first is an under hood siren which is from the Johan Police Fury with a pedestal mount added.   The other is a dual snorkel air cleaner which is the kit part de-chromed and modified by adding the two snorkels made from short lengths of K&S tubing.  


    Next, I started mocking up the interior. The A990 style interior trim while very plain is different from the base Belvedere, noticeably absent are the armrests.   

    I decided to use a set of armrest taken from the Satellite kit test shot.  I removed them by grinding and sanding away at the side panel backside until I was able to break them free.  Minimal sanding was needed to clean them up before painting.

    I started with the rear armrest and then front was cut down after removal to match the rear.  I painted them a slightly darker color that will match the dash.  The handles were then covered with BMF to finish off the trim.

    I think that's better, not as Deluxe as the Satellite.  Hopefully close enough to pass as Belvedere.    
     
    More to come ....
    Steve
  6. SteveG added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    I'm not holding my breath waiting for this one just because I don't see enough versions to justify it.  On the flip side I never thought I 'd ever see the S&H Torino or a mid-eighties Olds Cutlass in kit form either.  I agree it's a great design, maybe Revell has another surprise for us ?
    Steve
  7. SteveG added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    I'm like 99% sure that Bob got his hands on a test shot of the 65 Comet from Dave.   There's been several rounds so there's a few out there ....
    Steve
  8. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Another quick update,  the engine is in place and the front suspension is now permanently attached.



    I added a few more details by using a photo etched radiator cap and I made the squeeze type hose clamps from leftover spark plug wire with the insulation stripped away.
    Steve
     
  9. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Yes, it's the stock 4bbl manifold found in both the Satellite and the Belvedere kits.  It's supposed to represent the 426 wedge engine, I'm just trying to detail it to resemble a 383.  I can't say if accurate for either one.  Once the air cleaner is on you wont see much of it.
    Steve 
  10. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Thanks G,
    The color scheme for Kansas I'm using goes back to around 1950, the original paint color numbers I found decodes back as 1951 GM Midnight Blue metallic and 1951 Ford Truck Silvertone Grey.   I'm actually using some more modern colors which are perfect matches, Plymouth code B9 Regal Blue Metallic and a Ford Fleet Light Grey which looks almost white against the very Dark Blue.   I had both colors mixed in lacquer for me at a local PPG paint supplier, I have the PPG paint codes if anybody wants them.
  11. SteveG added a post in a topic 60 Edsel Ranger convertible   

    Stock color or not, that came out Beautiful !!!
  12. SteveG added a post in a topic Pinto Wagon Street Freak/ Gasser Showcar   

    Great progress Eric ...... can't wait for the next update !!!
  13. SteveG added a post in a topic AMT Ford 49 Custom " The Fordiac"   

    Nicely done ....!!!
  14. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Here's a quick update showing the engine detailed, ready to drop in.  The M.A.D. prewired distributor cap is practically a drop in fit to the kit.  I made a fuel pump and ran a line from it to the carb.   The line from the valve cover to the carb base is the PCV hose.
     I used a Mobile App to combine these photos, I may post more photos like this one if the response is good.   Let me know what you think ....
    Steve
     
  15. SteveG added a topic in On The Workbench   

    65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25
    Right from the box the Moebius Belvedere Sedan kit it very close to the factory Police Package so I figured why not build one. I went with the Kansas State Patrol because they used two door patrol cars in the 60's, I liked the paint scheme and the decals are available.

    So with a few parts from the Moebius Satellite and Johan Police Car kits, some aftermarket parts and a few minor modifications I think I can make an accurate replica.

    I always start with the basic chassis and unibody front structure on these Mopar kits. I'm going for a factory stock, first day in service look so the floor pans got the typical Mopar overspray treatment.   The top side is painted to resemble the black vinyl floor covering still used in todays Police Cars.  


    The dual exhaust is from the Satellite kit,  both kits share the same suspension parts.  

    The bucket style seats were available on both the two and four sedan Mopar Police Packages by '64 and maybe even earlier based on documented survivors. A dummy plate covering the radio opening was added to an early test shot dash panel without the detail engraving of the production kits.

     

    Here's the basic chassis and suspension completed,  The front end assembly is only dry fitted, it will be glued in at the same time as the engine as it needs to go in first.

    I'm going to call this part 1,  stay tuned for more soon .....
    -Steve
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