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Author Topic: Miss Belvedere vs. Stitcherbob & Polaraco  (Read 3956 times)

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« on: January 24, 2008, 11:35:57 AM »

Well. . . We did it.  We finally made it to see the ol' gal.
 
Bob and I went to Ultra One today and got to touch an intimately look at Miss. Belvedere.  It was a thrill to see the car, but a shame to see it so shabby.  (No Jokes)  We touched with reverence.  We suggested Moore's as a source of parts for the car.  Moore's will dig out what the have immediately and send us pics for Ultra One to use as reference and for sourcing parts.
 
The deal is we cannot post the pictures on the Internet. . . Yet.  We are working a deal with Ultra One to be able to feature Miss Belvedere on Moparfins.com and maybe let it spill over to the Forum.  I do have pictures I gleaned from the Internet a while ago I will post on the main sight.
 
Dwight of Ultra One (Super Nice Guy) gave us cart blanche' to look at the car.    We got to talk about 82 seconds of rare footage on 16MM Film.  It was produced by the local Tulsa TV station 50 years ago during the burial ceremony.  It has not been seen since then.  I was tasked to find someone who has the ability to convert it to DVD.
 
At this time, it is undecided what direction the car will  be going in with restoration.  Dwight feels he will get it running, but maybe not drivable.  He taught us a few things about the way the car was optioned.
 
Between Bob and I, we took about a dozen pictures.  one of us standing next to the car and another one of us looking underneath.  When we get the go ahead, we will let you see them.
 
Sorry about the pictures, I must keep my promise.  So don't ask please.  When the time is right, we will unveil them.  When the car goes on tour, Moparfins will be mentioned in the literature when the car goes on tour as well.  It will be a while.  Quite a while.
 
If you want to know more about what we saw, ask away.  Bob and I will tell you as much as we can.
 
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This is a members only thing right now.  Respect that Please
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 02:20:06 PM »

I posted some of the pictures of Miss Belvedere on the site tonight.  I got motovated
 
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 04:34:43 PM »

Thats sad to look at that car , its in terrible condition. The bright side is it will be restored.



Steve are those the picture approved by Ultra one?



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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 04:48:49 PM »

P,those pics are the ones from the internet when the car was on public display after the reveal this past summer.....
Steve,this is big news and I feel proud to be associated with Moparfins .
Despite her condition,she is still a world famous car and a piece of Tulsa's and American history respectfully. She has a spirit that wishes to live on forever.
I wish I was there today..
Just looking at the pics from the internet she exudes character that had me captivated since the first day I turned on my pooter..
If Dwight needs any help I would do my best when called upon.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 05:02:03 PM »

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What Leaburn said.  The pictures I was talking about are the ones we took today.  At this time, there are no public pictures of Miss Belvedere since she left Tulsa.  There won't be for some time.
 
I can say this.  The few spots we saw the Ultra One De-rusting agent put on Miss Belvedere, we were amazed at how well it worked.  Needless to say, I came home with 15 gallons of the stuff. . .    
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 05:43:55 PM »

All I can say is that after meeting Dwight and seeing what he has accomplished so far, Miss Belvedere is good hands....

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 05:56:10 PM »

I forgot to mention a point that Bob brought up. It wasn't the TV crew who did alot of damage, it was that moron Boyde Coddington. Many of you have seen comment on what a great guy he is before. NOT! He went down there totally unprepared. He was the one who should have told then to flood the car with clean water immediately. No. If he had done that, he may not have had to do the damage he did. As I said today, clean water used to wash it down, and even some soap, would have been better than letting that clay dry on the car. Who knows. . . Maybe the doors would have opened. We'll never know now POLARACO2008-01-24 22:57:19
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008, 07:47:09 AM »

Very cool guys very cool!!!!!!!
This is indeed a proud day for all of us here at Moparfins.com
The site of the old girl would probably make me sad too!!
You guys are both lucky and should be honored to have been there!!

Yup Boyd C. is a jerk!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 10:21:54 AM »

Boyd is a bum who lives off the reptation of the Boydster which is what
all his other cars are based off of , real original. The work that our
members do is much much much better then the work of that glorified bum
who takes the credit of the work done by his crew becuase he funds the
operation. IMHO he couldnt shine the shoes of our members!



The car is bef in better hands with the crew at Year One and Dwight,
and here in good ol Joisey. This is major for us as a group and family
much kudos to Steve and Bob



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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 12:59:54 PM »

I am glad that Miss Belvedere is in the hands of the "Joisey Mob" LOL
With our  "network",Dwight and Ultra One can achieve the goal of Miss Belevedere's new owners.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2008, 04:01:23 PM »

Steve, I have a place locally that converts and restores old film to quality gold DVD's.  See their website sodavinci.com I'd be willing to do the leg work to get it there and back.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 04:07:05 PM »

Good Info Rob  Thanks!

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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2008, 04:14:29 PM »

are they going to attempt a restoration, or a "inhibited degeneration"?
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2008, 04:15:33 PM »

Polar, did this outfit actually purchase the car, or are they simply doing the work for the owner?
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2008, 04:40:42 PM »

Someone from Finland posted a pic on C body of what we saw.....glad it wasn't us! A promise is a promise!
But you can see what they are after.....the pass front fender looks great all cleaned up, compared to the rest of the car. I wouldn't mind seing this car if it could all look that good....takes some of the sad out of it


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