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Paul Hettick

'57 Plymouth Belvedere

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  • Great loking paint and color. What I especially like is the interior and how you reproduced the pattern in the interior inserts.  

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Yes. The inserts are beautiful. As is the whole build.

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Thank you very much! The color is 57 Plymouth Burgandy metallic. Aside changing it from a 58 to a 57, I took a pie slice out of the body right at the rear door line, this straightened out the body somewhat and at the same time gave the roof a bit more of a peak. Removed the heavily mold lined bumper wings. So many other problems with the body on the 58 I did not fix, the too low trunk lid, wrong hood cut lines to the front fenders, cowl screen, ect.

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On 2/6/2019 at 3:47 PM, Paul Hettick said:

Thank you very much! The color is 57 Plymouth Burgandy metallic. Aside changing it from a 58 to a 57, I took a pie slice out of the body right at the rear door line, this straightened out the body somewhat and at the same time gave the roof a bit more of a peak. Removed the heavily mold lined bumper wings. So many other problems with the body on the 58 I did not fix, the too low trunk lid, wrong hood cut lines to the front fenders, cowl screen, ect.

Paul, you did pretty much what I have in mind when the time comes for me to tackle this. I hadn't paid much attention to the hood cut lines.........I'll look at lot closer at that. And yes, the trunk could stand a bit of a 'lift', but it's not as bad as those rear fenders were. As you mentioned there are other issues with it that stick out to me like a sore thumb, but I don't know if I'll correct all of them.

I still to this day cannot figure out how RC2 screwed up what I think is such an iconic (and important design wise) Mopar! This is definitely on my long term project list once I get a couple more WIP's out of the way.

Still, yours is super exceptional and I sure dig that color! I'm going to check the '58 color palette to see if that was available then. I'm seriously thinking about turning mine into a Savoy as I really like the side trim as much as the Belvedere/Fury.

Besides, I have a Danbury Mint '58 Plymouth Fury now, so I've been sated by that model as far as having a nice one.  :P 

Edited by MrObsessive

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Stunning build of "suddenly ir;s 1960 tole the show Mother MoPar Plymouth . Did you also do the MAster work on the '58 MY ? Thanx 

'58 Plymouth Belvadere r.JPG

1958 plymouth Belvadere f.JPG

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