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1967 Plymouth Belvedere Bench Seat..Any Ideas?


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I have a resin '67 Belvedere two door sedan that I want to build as a simple, stock, six cylinder car with a bench seat. I have looked through what I have handy for a front split bench seat and matching rear seat that I can use but no joy. The GTX rear seat cann be worked with if need be - it's mainly the front seat that is the problem here.

I'm using the Revell '67 GTX as the main donor kit and everything seems to fit well enough on the resin body but there are a few issues that I can either tackle or just live with but right now, it's the seat thing that I want to get out of the way. I tried the Lindberg Colour Me Gone '64 Dodge seat but it's far too small and it would look goofy. I have tried a RM '59 Impala front seat and it is the closest that I have found to a fit, by it's just a hair too wide and the shape of the seat backs are wrong - although that could be altered with some imagination and work I suppose. I'll worry about upholstery patterns once I find a seat that I can use. I know that the interior side panels are different on a Belvedere but again, I'll worry about that if I can find a seat that I can make work. There are some differences between the Belvedere and the GTX including the grille and rear trunk trim which is molded to the rear bumper but I'm trying to do this one bite at a time and get my ducks all in a row before I start really doing anything. The Belvedere body is obsolete apparently, so I want this done as well as I can do it based on my building abilities which are far from being on par with most of you guys out there. So - any ideas where I can get a seat that will look close to right? Thanks for reading.. I am open to suggestions...

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Thanks guys..

Plowboy -

"Can you take an extra GTX rear seat and make the front bench? I did that with the interior for my '66 Malibu."

Yes. in fact I did consider doing that but I was hoping for something a bit closer to the more basic Belvedere upholstery. Thank you though - I appreciate your suggestion.

Mike -

"Check out Hart's Parts Resin, http://www.hartspart...revell-monogram. They have the seat you need about halfway down the page."

I can't say that I have ever seen that seat before - I want the plain jane look though.. that seat is interesting though - maybe for a futue build.... Thank you - I appreciate the lead.

Steve -

"Have you possibly considered the AMT '68 Road Runner kit? The pattern even looks pretty close."

I never thought of the Road Runner - :wacko::mellow::wacko: That's probably about as close as its gonna get - Even with my meager modelling skills, I think that I can work with that. Thank you so much! :D

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Thanks guys..

Plowboy -

"Can you take an extra GTX rear seat and make the front bench? I did that with the interior for my '66 Malibu."

Yes. in fact I did consider doing that but I was hoping for something a bit closer to the more basic Belvedere upholstery. Thank you though - I appreciate your suggestion.

Mike -

"Check out Hart's Parts Resin, http://www.hartspart...revell-monogram. They have the seat you need about halfway down the page."

I can't say that I have ever seen that seat before - I want the plain jane look though.. that seat is interesting though - maybe for a futue build.... Thank you - I appreciate the lead.

Steve -

"Have you possibly considered the AMT '68 Road Runner kit? The pattern even looks pretty close."

I never thought of the Road Runner - :wacko::mellow::wacko: That's probably about as close as its gonna get - Even with my meager modelling skills, I think that I can work with that. Thank you so much! :D

No problem Gary.

I started to think of the few kits that I have with bench seats & it just popped into my head. Plymouth.....Belvedere.....one year newer......Road runner!!

Just got lucky.

Steve

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Thanks for the input Bill and Tom. I want to go with the cloth and vinyl look for my Belvedere so the seat surfaces will be fairly smooth based on reference photos that I have downloaded. I would also like to build a Satellite hardtop with a bench seat, column shift and a 318 so I'll give the '68 interior a close look. A bench seat '67 convertible is another thought as I have several GTX kits and some spare pieces. Now if only someone would do a resin Belvedere wagon....

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.. I just tried to look on Missing Link's site for the seats but for what ever ereason, I can't access the parts page. When I try, it goes to a page for International Shipping Rates.. something's kind of screwy there...............

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I think the Johan 68 Fury kit has a bench seat that could be made to replicate the 67 seat as well.

I dont have one on hand to ck .

But I just bought one but its not here yet

The police car kit probably.

I'm pretty sure the hard top & convertible kits have buckets.

At least I know the '67 does.

Steve

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Thanks guys. Truly, I deeply appreciate your counsel and advice and ideas. I want to complete the Belvedere in the style shown in the photos below so I'll be needing to rework the upholstery patterns on the seats and side panels. I need seats that have the correct basic shape to begin with which I will now, thanks to the suggestions, be able to get from several different sources. I want to do a GTX hardtop as a bench seat car as well so I'll be getting a seat from harts parts. Below is the theme that i wish to use on the Belvedere though. Too bad they never produces the GTX and the Coronet in convertible form.. Maybe some aspiring resin guy could look into that conversion.. ^_^;):D

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I have a spare 68 Fury (Johan police car) front bench to spare if you can get confirmed it has the correct pattern.

This or wait until i get it stripped. The paint on it now is too thick to get a good idea of how the pattern is,but beside this

it`s nothing wrong with the bench. I`m converting the police car into a 2door hardtop and thought go bucket & console.

The car pictured looks like it hides somthing big under the hood aka sleeper :)

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I have a spare 68 Fury (Johan police car) front bench to spare if you can get confirmed it has the correct pattern.

This or wait until i get it stripped. The paint on it now is too thick to get a good idea of how the pattern is,but beside this

it`s nothing wrong with the bench. I`m converting the police car into a 2door hardtop and thought go bucket & console.

The car pictured looks like it hides somthing big under the hood aka sleeper :)

Thank you for the offer Tommy but I'll be OK with what I am using - I think. :P If the seats that I am using do nto ork, I'll maybe take you up on your offer. Yes, the car in the pictures has a secret - a Max Wedge with ridiculosly low mileage on the car. The paint, interior and mechanics are all original too by the way. The car was on Ebay a few weeks back and I found it under Completed Listings and saved the photos. Two days later, they were gone so I am glad that I saved them while I could. It's certainly an innocent looking enough car that could transform itself into something very quick and strong in a heartbeat. They just do not make them like that any more. :(

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