Works in Progress
1965 Plymouth Belvedere II
I started looking for an old Mopar to purchase several months ago, and having owned a 1970 Coronet years ago, the only car I wanted was a Mopar. I finally came across a 65 Belvedere II, and not knowing much I started to search the web for information about this car.
When I found your site I immediately book-marked the site and knew that I had found my car:
I pondered over a car with a burned up interior, and after some debate decided to find one that was drivable, at least. So I found one, and it was definitely much nicer than the burned car and I bought it. I have found your site to be extremely useful, and eventually I will create a page on my site for my Plymouth, but for now I have only posted several pictures.
I have found out some great information from your site and it makes all the difference in the world to me. There is nothing like finding people who have the same admiration for a car similar to my own, and learning from their experiences. I have been talking to [one of the people who have a web page on the 1962 to 1965 Mopar Web Site] and he has given me a tremendous amount of information...I was originally thinking 383, but thanks to him I will be making some improvements to the 318 instead. At least
until I feel the need for more power (gawd, I hope not!)
I went to my first "cruise nite" this evening and heard all sorts of comments like "that's the car I want" and "check that one out" and it is such a rush...especially since all I did was buy it and put some wider wheels and tires on it! shhhhh! I'm lovin' it!
Update January 2002
I have had several people ask me if I wanted to sell the car, to which I responded with a quick shake of the head and a "nah ah". This is my sleeper project, more for the wow aspect rather than the go fast (my right foot is heavy enough, so I think I'll stick with the poly). I like being "different" with my cars, so when I go to local shows and I'm the only one with a poly I fulfill that prophecy!
Changes I made thus far include:
- 15 x 7 powder coated cop wheels with cop caps (painted to match the car)
- Re-painted the instrument face plate
- Replaced the crooked grille and H/L bezels with straight(er) pieces
- Added a four barrel
Future plans include:
- Sure grip rear
- Front disc brakes
- Suspension upgrade with sway bars
- Custom dual exhaust with headers from Spitfire
- Dual quad set up (Web Page posted for a friend who is planning the same engine mods as I am...a built poly (.060 over, cam, headers, and two 500 cfm Carter carbs).
I also compiled a Poly Hop Up parts review.
Glad to hear that you are having such fun with your new Mopar!
That's what it is all about, after all!
And glad to hear this Web site has helped! :-)
Enjoy and keep up the good work on your car and your cool Web site!
May 13, 2001; revised January 14, 2002
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