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Made some progress on the interior today. I'm going with a 2 tone blue I've sprayed the lighter blue.

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I have fond memories of going up into the Catskills and camping in Lake Placid. We drove up in a `68 Plymouth wagon. That was way back in 1979…. wow, 35 yrs. ago!

Nice build so far! I like the color choice!

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Dan, nice work so far. Good move transplanting the plastic nose onto the body. I've transplanted plastic roofs onto resin bodies so that I could get the glass to fit flush. Resin can be uneven.

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A question... did Motor City scribe this interior? The lines are no where near straight.

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Worked on cutting in the new rear tail lights and grill into the back. Also received the hub caps today.

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Currently working on placing the side trim molding on. It's going to take me some time to get it on correct. I'm using my JoHan 68 Fury convertible for my dimensions.

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Are you going for a Fury III? Or a Fury I?

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^ This is a Fury III. ^

v This is a Fury I. v

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That's a nice looking wagon!

Friend of mine has a '69 . . . with a 440. You can play soccer on the roof.

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That thing needs to be mounted on a 4x4 frame with 33" super swampers. It's as big as a Chevy Suburban!

All jokes aside, its a nice build, I'm glad I took a peek.

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Dan, you have made some awesome progress since I checked this build out....

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This is a really good thread!! I owned a 1:1 Fury II wagon that was I really liked and so this one hits close to home for me. Clearly, this is going to be a nice piece and very unusual when completed and I look forward to seeing it. A good choice of colours and best of all, a stock build of a very attractive and seldom seen car.

May I ask what process you used to make and apply the side trim? It appears that you have it pretty much perfectly straight and sized - but how did you accomplish that feat and what materials did you use? If you would be so kind as to share your technique, I am sure that there are those if us who could benefit from your expertise and knowledge. I need to make side trim for a 59 Chevy Bel Air but I am just not sure how to go about making the lines as symmetrical as it appears that you made yours on this model.

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Thanks John and Andraz.

Gary, the first thing I do is research my subject to get the required locations and size of the trim using pictures or in this case I was able to use the 68 Fury III Coverable model I have to help in getting the location and size. I used 1/4" tape as a guide to lay out the location of the molding to be placed. This helped to keep the molding straight and to keep the glue from going all over the body. Let me know if you have any questions.

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I'm going to try to add some texture for the headliner seeing how it is pretty big. I've seen where others have used a wet paper towel coated with Elmer's glue to create the shell and then paint it. Here is my wet towel with Elmer's glue setting up and the cut out after it dried. Also did a test fit to make sure everything still fits and to see how the wheels look in the body.

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Hey Dan- That is a cool technique. If the weave texture is too large, you can find tighter patterns in cheap napkins. I have found that both McDonalds and Taco Bell napkins have a pretty good pattern for scale upholstery.. and they're free!

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