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Two '65 Plymouth Belvedere I's


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These were built from the Moebius kit- the "business coupe" from the stock Belvedere I, and the street machine began as the Butch Leal drag car before the stock Belvedere came out. I prefer the stock kit- not only can it be built stock (naturally), but Moebius modified the molds and the door and trunk lines are much deeper and better defined!

The business coupe was done up as a delivery/errand car for an old thrift shop. I used the rear seat panel from one of the Leal kits to do a "back seat delete", and modified a '68 Roadrunner bench for the front seat. The Slant Six is one from Motor City Resin Casters. The car was made to look like a green car that had been repainted white at some point. I don't know where I got the front white walls, but they came from either the Comet or the Satellite kit from Moebius. 

The street machine was built around the engine. It's the blown 426 from the Revell F&F '70 Charger, with the valve covers from the Foose Charger. I built the engine ages ago and threw the '65 together for a place to house it. The stock Satellite back seat was swapped in, and I used the big and little tires that come as options in the stock kit on the Leal kit steel wheels. 

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They are at opposite ends of the spectrum from one another, but they both look great. You captured the look of a very beat up old car and the perfect street racer in the proper shade of black. They are both detailed for just the right look. 

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They both look amazing. I had a hard time telling if they were models or real cars. 

Yea, those panel lines are a royal pain. The Belvedere l that I just scribed, was a bit nerve racking, to say the least. The lines were almost non existent. 

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