My Visit to Ultra One
ronbo97
Posted 2008-06-14 12:31 AM (#133938)
Subject: My Visit to Ultra One


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I visited Ultra One in Hackettstown, NJ, on June 6, 2008. The link below is to an album on Picasa showing my photos.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ronbo97/MissBelvedereOneYearLater 

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My57Saratoga
Posted 2008-06-14 3:18 AM (#133944 - in reply to #133938)
Subject: RE: My Visit to Ultra One



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Seems like Dwight has the cleaned up the area immediately surrounding Miss B since my visit last month....(Was Dwight still receptive to all questions RE the car's future?)

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ronbo97
Posted 2008-06-14 9:17 AM (#133962 - in reply to #133938)
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Actually, Dwight wasn't particularly talkative. He left me alone for most of the hour that I was there (probably a good thing). Then he came out, engaged me in 'small talk', ie, how I knew about the car, if I went to Tulsa last year, etc. Then an AP photographer showed up and he nicely asked me to leave. He's not exactly the 'warm and friendly' type.

 

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1955Coronado
Posted 2008-06-15 12:51 AM (#133978 - in reply to #133938)
Subject: Re: My Visit to Ultra One



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Thanks for posting the update, Ron!

Geez - you'd think they'd set up some sort of staging area/buffer zone instead of laying all that crap all over the car like that, considering the car's present fragility and all.
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5859
Posted 2008-06-15 4:04 AM (#133991 - in reply to #133938)
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Well, I guess the theory that the car has been completely destroyed is off the table, although I have to admit it seemed very plausible, will a 2 door hardtop fit on the 4 door frame? I assume there are only small differences in wheel base. Nice pictures.
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1955Coronado
Posted 2008-06-15 10:31 AM (#134034 - in reply to #133938)
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Nah James - all Plymouths from 1957-1959 (excep SWs? Not 100% sure on that) shared the same 118" wheelbase. Even the Fury.

Only difference may be in bracing for the hardtop body to make up for the (marginal) loss of rigidity vs. the sedan.
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hemidenis
Posted 2008-06-15 10:41 AM (#134039 - in reply to #133938)
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o man what a sad view, seems like those rockers are rustwelded!!, all the Ultra hundred was a joke.

Edited by hemidenis 2008-06-15 10:43 AM
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miniac70
Posted 2008-06-16 5:29 PM (#134233 - in reply to #133938)
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Its nice to see the pics of miss Belvedere, Glad to see the pics after such a long time with no news.

Having seen the pics of the vehicle at Ultra One is it possible (and this is just a thought) they are only cleaning off one half of the vehicle as a sort of before and after using the rust remover product. Just a thought as it has gone from (in my opinion) a amazing peice of history, to a bit of a money spinner.

Having watched the proceedings over the internet in the middle of the night here in the UK a year ago, I have to agree with most of you guys in the forum that it should be somewhere on display for people to see it rather than be taken apart and frames changed etc.

Thanks for the great pics ronbo97

Cant help but wonder how the Plymouth Prowler is doing!
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d500neil
Posted 2008-06-16 6:29 PM (#134247 - in reply to #134233)
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Hi, Oliver; welcome aboard!

That was actually one of my suggestions, when it appeared that '57 Heaven Museum might/would end up with the car; put
it in a diorama exhibit, and only clean off half the car.




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