1965 Dodge and Plymouth AWB
Rich Lefebvre writes:
I just bought 20 or 22 1965 Plymouth Belvederes and Dodge Coronets. With the help of an extensive collection of Hot Rod
magazines from the era belonging to a friend, I started cutting them apart and welding them back together in the configuration of A/fx cars.
At the time of this writing I have 5 of them in various stages of completion with the Plymouth Belvedere fuel injected car being the most ambitious so far.
It seems to run very well and I am in the final stages of completion installing door panels and glass, trim etc.
My latest car is a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I which is being painted 1965 ruby red as we speak.
The car has a straight axle from a
1965 Dodge A100 van as in the Jake's Speed Equipment car. All the other cars have torsion bar suspension.
I have gone to obsessive compulsive disorder levels to make these cars correct. These were all 318 or 6 cyl. cars. I do not try to
represent them as factory racing cars. I just enjoy building them and I can't stand to see good solid cars dissolving in the elements so I buy them for as little as $100.00 and dismantle them using varying quality fiberglass doors, fenders, hood, decklid, bumpers, dash and modifying and recovering a100 van seats and stock door panels in superstock patterns and materials.
Great going Rich!
It seems a very fitting 'end' for these '65's to come back to life as cloned versions of the famous altered wheelbase cars of that era!
Keep up the good work!
October 17, 2001; November 11, 2001