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1958 Plymouth Belvedere kits - 4 door?

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Question for the experts: Has anyone ever made a kit of the four door 1958 Plymouth Belvedere? 

Obviously, there's a rather common two door kit we all know. I have two of those myself. But I want a four door version.

Any thoughts?

 

:)

 

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Modelhaus made a Savoy four-door sedan; I don't think they made a Belvedere sedan.

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If you can deal with the warp issue. I think ,,,Johan made a late 50s 4 door. Just don't remember the trim level it was .

And finding one with NO warp is near impossible. Modelhaus stuff is popping up on ebay all the time. maybe keep an eye out there

Edited by gtx6970

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Modelhaus's version I believe was a '57 Savoy sedan. I've not seen the four door hardtop from them------I don't think they made that one, although I could be wrong. If you want to get adventurous, you could swap roofs off of AMT's Chrysler '57 300, and after some mods use that as your four door hardtop roof section. Looking at that 1:1's between the divisions, they appear to have all the same roof crown, so with some work it's doable.

At least for me it would be.............. :P

4 hours ago, gtx6970 said:

If you can deal with the warp issue. I think ,,,Johan made a late 50s 4 door. Just don't remember the trim level it was .

And finding one with NO warp is near impossible. Modelhaus stuff is popping up on ebay all the time. maybe keep an eye out there

I believe that was also a Savoy sedan ('57), although there might have been some hardtops too. I know I've seen Taxi's done in the plainest trim (Savoy) and that could have been what Modelhaus used as a base for their kit. A rare unwarped one for that matter.

Speaking of warp, it really kills me to see these once beautiful models of cars all twisted up like a pretzel due to the properties of the material. Sad, as once upon a time I would have loved to have had some of those promos, but wished that they weren't so warped.

Oh well, the best we can do these days is make our own out of what's out there. ;)

Edited by MrObsessive

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Jo-Han made four-door hardtops of the Chrysler and DeSoto from '57-'59; the X-El reissues of the '59s are styrene so theoretically you could graft one of those roofs onto the AMT kit (which would solve ONE of that kit's problems, at least tango_face_grin.png.52c971af417a4fb63f74db4f9296c0a1.png). To do a four-door sedan, IIRC, you would start with a '57 Ford hardtop roof and scratchbuild from there.

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Thanks guys. Sounds like I have a lot of scratchbuilding and plastic surgery ahead of me if I want to build one!

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