My 70 Plymouth Belvedere Resto

justacruzr2

justacruzr2

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Jun 16, 2017
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Hey everyone. Here are the pix of the 70 Plymouth Belvedere resto I mentioned. I have a lot of pictures so this will take some time. This is the first batch and will start out with the way it looked before I started so you get an
idea of how much work needed to be done. The decision at the time was to either junk it or restore it. Yes it's a
4 door 6 banger but I chose restore because I'd never done a full resto before and wanted the experience so that
when I get to my 63 and 69 my skills will be much better.....and for the FUN of it too! For those who may not
know, the Bevedere was the low line RoadRunner.

This is my inspiration....a picture of someone elses 70 Plymouth Belvedere I found on the web. Not bad looking for a 4 door.

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These first 5 are the before pix. Pretty bad huh?

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These 2 show the rear window sill repaired. They are handmade pieces.

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justacruzr2

justacruzr2

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These 3 show the trunk floor removed....what was left of it that is!

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These 5 show the left & right inner wheelhouse lower welding lip repaired, the left & right lower corners of the
tailpanel repaired and a view of the tailpanel repair from the back of the car. Preparing the welding edges for the new
trunk floor was first priority. Have to have something to weld the floor to after all. These pieces were all handmade. There were no reproduction wheelhouses available at the time. There will be more to come showing the different
phases. I have to scan the pictures into the computer and then resize them....it takes some time.
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307 Regal

307 Regal

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Reminds me of my dad's/brother's '71 Sprint. Just tore the vinyl top off recently.
Love that Plymouth style; I wish you the best of luck with it.
 
MrSony

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Coolio. Love me some mopars. Not one of the best imo, but it's yours and you like it; that's what matters.
 
pontiacgp

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Where did you learn your fabrication and welding skills, you are doing a great job. Your Belvedere should look awesome when you are done.
 
zdeckich

zdeckich

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Always been a Mopar guy. Just finished last year help restore my dads 66 Dodge Coronet 440. Ill be following this thread.
 
justacruzr2

justacruzr2

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Jun 16, 2017
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Midlothian, Illinois
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Where did you learn your fabrication and welding skills, you are doing a great job. Your Belvedere should look awesome when you are done.
Pretty much self taught from doing so many body repairs on other cars I've owned.
 
justacruzr2

justacruzr2

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Midlothian, Illinois
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Always been a Mopar guy. Just finished last year help restore my dads 66 Dodge Coronet 440. Ill be following this thread.
Keep watching....there's a lot more to come. I will have more tonight. Thanks for watching
 
Clutch

Clutch

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I so need to take a picture of my neighbors car for you in the early 90s it was his bracket car and was 8 in points E-town had him run it at Maple Grove for them that year now it's hidden from the town in his garage off the road sence the late 90s that's it I'm going across the street
 

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