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StevenGuthmiller

Johan 1963 Plymouth Fury

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12 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

I am still making a little progress & doing a little experimenting.

The body is pretty close to ready for paint, but I had become very distracted by the big "holes" in the headliner of the body, so I gave myself two options.

either just fill the holes & sand the smooth, or fashion some sort of palatable headliner.

I chose the more time consuming path & opted for a head liner, which is being constructed with alternating strips of shaped sheet styrene & very thin plastic beading in between.

I will either paint this when it's finished, or give it the embossing powder treatment.

About half done now, but I will also do the C-pillar "sail panels" and I will possibly fashion a pair of A-pillar panels to be installed after the glass.

I know, I might be getting a little into the weeds, but it's a fun learning experience.

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Keep in mind. the head liner does not go all the way to the edge of the top of the windshield. There is a metal trim about 1.25" wide that edges the upper windshield opening.

the rear edge of the headliner goes pretty much all the way to the glass but does have a smaller piece of trim but its not as wide of the front one is.

 

as far as fabric choice.

I would go with a flat  color of choice for the interior ,,, the  headliner in this scale isnt going to have any noticeable  texture to it

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Also, a 1963 Plymouth ( or dodge for that matter ) does NOT have the same fabric head liner material that runs down the A pillar like the later cars did. I think that started with 1968 models

They have a piece of hard metal trim, sometimes chrome trim moulding there instead

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5 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

Also, a 1963 Plymouth ( or dodge for that matter ) does NOT have the same fabric head liner material that runs down the A pillar like the later cars did. I think that started with 1968 models

They have a piece of hard metal trim, sometimes chrome trim moulding there instead

I think that would go for convertibles too Bill. Inside of the A pillars in my '65 Dart Convertible were definitely chrome! Looked nice, but was a terrific distraction depending on which angle the sun was hitting it. That may part of the reason they ceased that practice. It could be too much of a hazard when driving.

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I think the chrome A pillars ended in 1967..

1968 and later had hard molded plastic A pillar trim  pieces that were interior color

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7 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

Keep in mind. the head liner does not go all the way to the edge of the top of the windshield. There is a metal trim about 1.25" wide that edges the upper windshield opening.

the rear edge of the headliner goes pretty much all the way to the glass but does have a smaller piece of trim but its not as wide of the front one is.

 

as far as fabric choice.

I would go with a flat  color of choice for the interior ,,, the  headliner in this scale isnt going to have any noticeable  texture to it

Thanks Bill.

I was basically going to leave the front area of the roof with the space that's there and fill it for the most part with sun visors.

I need to leave a little bit of space, front & rear, to allow for glass installation anyway.

I've pretty much come to the same conclusion on the finish.

Most likely flat paint.

 

Steve

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7 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

Also, a 1963 Plymouth ( or dodge for that matter ) does NOT have the same fabric head liner material that runs down the A pillar like the later cars did. I think that started with 1968 models

They have a piece of hard metal trim, sometimes chrome trim moulding there instead

yes, I knew that.

I'll just have to research it and see if it is supposed to be painted, or chrome.

 

Steve

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1 hour ago, gtx6970 said:

I think the chrome A pillars ended in 1967..

1968 and later had hard molded plastic A pillar trim  pieces that were interior color

Looks like chrome for '63.

 

Steve

 

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I'll be honest.

it might depend on trim level.

Belvedere may be int color, where as a Sport Fury might be chrome. ,,or vice versa

These are both guesses on my part. as I am not 100% familiar with these early cars as well as later sixties cars

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It appears that the Belvedere's were painted, but I'm finding it difficult to find a suitable non-Sport Fury shot from the right angle, but it looks like chrome to me.

 

 

Belvedere

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Fear not,  model guy of the present! The answers to all (well, most) of your questions can be found in the 1963 Plymouth Interior Trim Parts Manual. Lots of drawings, plus material and part code info galore!

Pics of a '63 Fury (base model). The interior windshield post covers are chrome, not painted.

Jumbo Picture of '63 Fury - NDWK

Large Picture of '63 Fury - NDWK

Large Picture of '63 Fury - NDWK

Jumbo Picture of '63 Fury - NDWK

If you're interested in some more excellent interior/exterior reference photos, go to this link.

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'63 Belvedere. Painted posts.

Large Picture of '63 Belvedere - NHTI

Large Picture of '63 Belvedere - NHTI

 

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If you want patterned headliner material and you are near a hobby store that sells sheet plastic, look at the sheets designed to build model railroad buildings.  Some of the smaller scale things like bricks or stucco actually look like patterned cloth when you use them in a model car. They certainly have more texture than regular flat sheet plastic.

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