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Old 16th June 2007, 19:05   #16
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Fascinating to say the very least......Hope it looks good & fires up, THAT would be something

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I looked at all the pics in the yahoo news link and i think the car is in good condition but needs a good wash and a detailing job
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My brother, who lives in Tulsa was going to have a peek at the car today.

But seriously, it looks really bad.



I remember reading about the same in an Auto mag a few months ago. Forgot which.

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My brother, who lives in Tulsa was going to have a peek at the car today.

But seriously, it looks really bad.



I remember reading about the same in an Auto mag a few months ago. Forgot which.
must be top gear i really bad news that it didn't start.
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This is the perfect specimen for a Chip Foose makeover.
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Old 17th June 2007, 00:47   #21
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This is the perfect specimen for a Chip Foose makeover.
i would rather take Boyd Coddington over chip foose for this because he retains the classic look where as chip foose mostly is into new age muscle car looks.
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i would rather take Boyd Coddington over chip foose for this because he retains the classic look where as chip foose mostly is into new age muscle car looks.
+1

Wouldn't like seeing this being turned into a new age muscle car.
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why do you smell a rat? what's suspicious?

I smell a "rat look" i said...very popular in Scandinavia especially, where the car is superb mechanically, but bodily untouched...worn out faded rusted paint and bodywork is the norm...and strangely im a sucker for them! This is an ideal candidate....it would a real shame to start messing with such a virgin car....only what little work is required to make it mechanically fit should be undertaken...the rest should come out fair enough with a good clean.
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Default A Rusty Tale

When three people from Oklahoma State University's Automotive School peeled back the layers of protective wrapping, all the eagerly expectant audience saw was, a rusted car.




Boyd Coddington and his people tried to open the various compartments. The hood and dikky creaked open, but the side doors were rusted shut.



On opening the hood and trying to remove the plastic cover, the cover crumbled on touch. A fungus covered rusted engine was visible.



The car's keys were rusted inside the ignition lock switch.

Then Boyd Coddington tried to turn the engine, but it had seized solid. There was no hope of starting the engine. It had become one giant solid block of rusted metal.

My guess is the fifty years worth of oxygen-rich atmosphere found its way through the intake and/or exhaust manifold to a valve which was stuck open. And from there on into the cylinder to corrode the piston-head surface and the top piston ring.

Even lubricating oils chemically decompose and break down over time, so the V8's in-block camshaft would have seized solid too!

Amazingly shiny chrome was still visible around the doors and front fender. The 50-year old tires were aired up and supported the weight of the Belvedere.



The bright news is that Hemmings reported that Boyd Coddington will restore the '57 Belvedere completely to its original condition.

Here is a well-kept car of the same model, year and colour as the one unearthed.



This is what could have been, had the car been buried in a steel shipping container also treated with Cosmolene.

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Default Update on the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Back in 1957, a certain Mr. Ray Humbertson, had submitted the closest prediction of Tulsa city's 2007 population. Ray Humbertson died in 1979.
His closest living relative is his sister, Mrs. Catherine Johnson, a venerable old lady in her nineties. So, as agreed in 1957, the unearthed Plymouth Belvedere was awarded to Mrs. Johnson.

A company called Ultra One Corp of New Jersey, has agreed to treat the car with their rust-removing products. This will happen at their HQ at Hackettstown, New Jersey.

The car will be dipped in a state-of-the-art non-acid rust remover product, "Safest Rust Remover". This chemical can remove rust delicately, without destroying any of the fragile parts such as seals, gaskets, and original paint, decals and stickers.

The restored car will be then repainted and unveiled again at Tulsa, Oklahoma in September 2007.

Then the car will tour around the USA for special events for a few months.

Finally, in Jan. 2009, the car will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale to a great auto museum where it will remain for the rest of its life.

The Barrett-Jackson co. serve classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. They hold a so-called "World's Greatest Collector Car Event" at Scottsdale, Arizona and at Palm Beach, Florida.

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Back in 1957, a certain Mr. Ray Humbertson, had submitted the closest prediction of Tulsa city's 2007 population. Ray Humbertson died in 1979.
His closest living relative is his sister, Mrs. Catherine Johnson, a venerable old lady in her nineties. So, as agreed in 1957, the unearthed Plymouth Belvedere was awarded to Mrs. Johnson.

A company called Ultra One Corp of New Jersey, has agreed to treat the car with their rust-removing products. This will happen at their HQ at Hackettstown, New Jersey.

The car will be dipped in a state-of-the-art non-acid rust remover product, "Safest Rust Remover". This chemical can remove rust delicately, without destroying any of the fragile parts such as seals, gaskets, and original paint, decals and stickers.

The restored car will be then repainted and unveiled again at Tulsa, Oklahoma in September 2007.

Then the car will tour around the USA for special events for a few months.

Finally, in Jan. 2009, the car will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale to a great auto museum where it will remain for the rest of its life.

The Barrett-Jackson co. serve classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. They hold a so-called "World's Greatest Collector Car Event" at Scottsdale, Arizona and at Palm Beach, Florida.

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Thats American Entreprenuership for you.

I am quite sure this car will rock! But lot of this car will not be this car at all (Cos offcourse there wouldn't be many to ascertain that only rust is being removed)

What can be said to a state of mind which tells them that when you remove rust from a piece of metal, you get the original metal in all its tolerances back.

But yes, after this a lot of this rust removal solution will sell.
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Not sure how relevant this'll be to this thread but here's a truly flabbergasting story about a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that had been buried in a stone vault underground as a time capsule to be unearthed 50 years later in 2007!



Mod's Note : Post moved here. Its more relevant than where you posted. Use search feature before you post.

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with a nice wash and proper treatment the 57 plymouth looks ready to take on the roads.
wow what a car this is. love the colour and the restoration work
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with a nice wash and proper treatment the 57 plymouth looks ready to take on the roads.
wow what a car this is. love the colour and the restoration work
Hello Speedy, wakey wakey! The car is not yet restored but "Will be restored". The picture posted by Ram is just to cite an example of how it should look.
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Old 9th August 2007, 20:15   #30
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"with a nice wash and proper treatment the 57 plymouth looks ready to take on the roads."
moralfibre this was for the 57 plymouth unearthed. and
wow what a car this is. love the colour and the restoration work

this for the picture posted by Ram.
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