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1959 Chrysler 4 door interior

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I have an X-EL 1959 Chrysler 4-door promo without an interior.

Does anyone make the original interior in resin? (Modelhaus doesn't)

Or, can anyone suggest a 4-door interior that might work as a starting point?

I'm not overly concerned about complete accuracy so any 4-door suggestions might help. I can't find anything even close in my stash.

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Peter, how about the interior out of AMT's '57 Chrysler 300C? The dashes are similar, and of course you'd have to rework the seats to a four door, and to suit the patterns for a '59.

It would take some work, but that's the closest starting point I can think of right now. I know of no one that makes that interior in resin. That's a pretty obscure car these days. ;)

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Thanks Bill. I have considered that kit and I have two of them so it might be the best starting point.

I've also considered the 58 Plymouth which I'll never build anyway because of it's slightly wierd body proportions.

Like I said, I'm not that concerned about accuracy and wouldn't bother about seat patterns etc. As long as can get something that fits without Juha Airio-style modification and looks more or less right for the era.

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Wouldn't the best thing to start with be the Model King reissue of the AMT '59 Imperial? I don't remember if that has the wells for the top bows, but I'm guessing it would, and those would need to go for a four door.

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Thanks Chuck. Hadn't thought of that but I have one and will check it out.

I suppose I was initially too fixed on the idea that I needed to start with a 4-door.

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I was just over at a friend's house today, and he has the AMT '59 Imperial. It has both seats molded in and very little side detail... so maybe you would be better off going with Bill's suggestion of starting with the '57 300 and modifying/scratchbuilding from there.

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