1965 Dodge Polara Sedan

Thanks to Copcarbuilder for getting me off of my duff, and getting this project going. Several years ago, I purchased a MPC 1965 Dodge Custom 880 Convertible from a friend at a NNL. He was apologtic that the windshield frame was busted, and he had no idea where to get a replacement. I looked at this, and had the idea to do a CHP cruiser out of it. I have seen a couple of them done, using the roof from the JoHan 1968 Plymouth Fury Police cruiser. I was not satisfied with the roof on the conversion, so I put it off until I could figure out how to do a more accurate roof. 

There is not a lot of information on the web about a '65 Dodge Polara Sedan, but I have been able to find a few photos of the 1965 Dodge Polara Sedan in CHP livery, and a set of photos of a Civillian Polara Sedan.

I started the project by removing the roof from the Plymouth. I removed the roof drip mouldings, changed the angle of the sail panels, rear quarter window, and backlight profile to mirror the 1965 Dodge Polara. Once I was satisfied with the roof, I grafted it to the Dodge body.  Also, I removed the upper body side moulding from the body, and replaced it with a faint charachter line, and added body side mouldings to the lower body.  I filled in the two door line, and scribed in the four door lines and front fender separation line.

I primed it to see where I am with the body. I have some more sanding to do at the charachter lines in the front fenders, as well as cleaning  up some of the joints. Next, I am going to modify the tail light panel to the Polara specifiaction from the Custom 880 finned piece, and re-do the interior to the Polara specs.

Source: http://cs.scaleautomag.com/SCACS/forums/thread/884977.aspx

John CampbellJones Adrián Campos John Cannon Eitel Cantoni Bill Cantrell

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