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1963 Plymouth Savoy Richard Petty

 
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:58 am    Post subject: 1963 Plymouth Savoy Richard Petty Reply with quote

So, I found this on Ebay and thought I'd build a Richard Petty from 1963.


Upon getting it in my hands, as was listed, that it had been painted before and then they attempted to strip it. Not sure what it was painted with but as I was working on it to take the Fury trim off and to try and get the rest of the paint it that it had an odor to it. Not sure what pain was used but, after handling the body and washing my hands I could still smell the paint on my hands. Need to try and get it primed.





I went searching through my reference pictures and seen that the Pettys used the Savoy Sedan body. Guess I need to make some door frames




Was the car painted 3 different ways? Looks like it was all Blue, Blue and White and possibly 2 tone Blue? Not sure with them being old photos.


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jh63fan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice snag getting that body. Even the resin repops are getting hard to find.
As for your question, I never seen the light blue hooded car before, but Lorenzen's car is clearly white in the last photo. Petty's car looks sort of white below the side windows. Old photos can be misleading. I'll ask around. Note when building this is that the 43 on the roof is offset towards the driver's side.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody have info about interiors for 1963? Debating about using the smooth door panels out of the Lindberg 1964 Plymouth in the interior since the Johan 1963 interior has the seats molded in, Thought it might be easier to go this route than to try and modify the Johan interior.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Making some progress all be it slow. Got the door frames in and looking the part of a sedan. Trying to mock up the Johan 1963 Plymouth dash in the Lindberg 1964 Plymouth interior tub.





Then since the weather is very nice here in Maryland, got some color on it. I also used the rear panel from the Lindberg 1964 Plymouth instead of trying to cut up the old Johan chrome piece since the trim panel is molded to the tail lights bezels.


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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working on my wheels and tires from Plastic Performance Products.
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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautifully restored and modified body and the paint looks mighty good.
Great project so far and I look forward to seeing the interior and chassis work.
Luvit!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Cool! great work and good details, keep the photos coming
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afx



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work so far.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Haven't had anytime to pull a model out to work with the holidays coming. Hope to be able to get back on this one soon.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally had a few minutes to get some modeling accomplished. Been debating about cutting the toe board from Lindberg 1964 Plymouth interior tub and adding some dimension to move the toe board and backside of firewall away from dash to look more appropriate. Started cutting but not finished. Had to do a quick mock up with wheels and tires.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..applause ..applause ..applause ..applause ..applause ..applause notworthy
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MarkJ



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, looking great. What a transformation. you don't see a lot of these.
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Tom M.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, the hood on that '64 photo is white. The horizontal surfaces are shifted 'way blue, the roof numbers appear match the color of the hood. I believe that car ran a Torqueflite at Riverside also!
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom. I kind of assumed that it was white but wasn't sure. I'm just doing my best judgement call on this car, can't find a whole lot on the 63 car.

Tom M. wrote:
For what it's worth, the hood on that '64 photo is white. The horizontal surfaces are shifted 'way blue, the roof numbers appear match the color of the hood. I believe that car ran a Torqueflite at Riverside also!
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james220



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have done a great job converting that Fury to a Savoy. I have that started have come to a stumbling block on the rear light panel how did you convert that. Thanks in advance.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I used the rear body panel from the Polar Lights Petty 1964 Plymouth kit and filled in the rest with plastic. There were small areas to fill because of the different shape taillights from 1963 to 1964. Need to cut out some taillight covers yet.


james220 wrote:
You have done a great job converting that Fury to a Savoy. I have that started have come to a stumbling block on the rear light panel how did you convert that. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply
. I'll give it a shot.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally making some progress. Working on the interior. Haven't been able to find any pictures of the interior so, I'm guessing on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was getting ready to make some taillight covers but, in doing some research for another project I came across footage of the 1963 Daytona 500. Took a screenshot of the rear of Richard's car after noticing that it appears the car still has the factory taillights and bezels installed.
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jjsipes



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exhaust work, final touch up, clean up and decals and this will be done.

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Pierre Rivard



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome build. You gave new life to an oldie.
Can't wait to see it when it crosses the finish line.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body and stance look great.
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