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Old 02-13-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I'm surprised it cleaned up as good as it did.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I'm surprised it cleaned up as good as it did.
Me too! I honestly thought after all of the rust was removed, that there would be very little left of the car. Its much better than I thought it would be. I had never seen those after pics, but had wondered it anyone had attempted to clean it up. I am amazed that the original paint can be seen!

Definitely an interesting piece of history.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I'm surprised it cleaned up as good as it did.
I wonder how thin all the metal that's left really is. Laquer isn't waterproof; even the metal that looks solid is going to be rusted and thinned out underneath.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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How very sad.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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I wonder how thin all the metal that's left really is. Laquer isn't waterproof; even the metal that looks solid is going to be rusted and thinned out underneath.
Yep...metal can hold up when it's only being attacked from the outside so long as its properly cared for. But when it gets it from all angles with NO attention, it's hard to put up a fight for too long.

As for Tulsa...they have since buried a second Plymouth. In 1997 they stored a brand-new Plymouth Prowler just as they were coming out. Despite the Belvedere being ten years from being exhumed, they put the Prowler in an above-ground storage facility. Only time will tell if it worked...meet me in Tulsa, 2048?

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Old 02-14-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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That car will cost 10 times what it would be worth to restore.PERIOD....The effort to preserve it failed.PERIOD.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Ah, that Prowler must have been it. For some reason I thought they had recently put a PT Cruiser in there.

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They have since buried another car... a PT Cruiser I think. Hopefully its waterproof.
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As for Tulsa...they have since buried a second Plymouth. In 1997 they stored a brand-new Plymouth Prowler just as they were coming out. Despite the Belvedere being ten years from being exhumed, they put the Prowler in an above-ground storage facility. Only time will tell if it worked...meet me in Tulsa, 2048?


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Old 02-19-2010, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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There is enough to restore it. Cost tho, wow! now if we could stainless trim on cars along with chrome bumpers again, maybe todays cars wouldn't be so ugly?
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