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  • From: FRANCE
1953 Ford Gasser
Posted by ford fan on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:02 PM

Hi

I have finished this gasser, starting with the '53 Ford Victoria from Lindberg.

There is only a stock version in the box, so I had to add some aftermarket parts to turn it into a gasser.

The engine is a Ross Gibson Ford "drag engine", the gasser suspensions are resin items bought on eBay, the interior features bucket seats with belts & photoetched buckles. The wheels & tires come from my parts box. I had to modify the firewall to make room for the big gearbox, & the chassis for the big rear tires.

The body has been painted Tamiya silver leaf. When dry, the lower body portion was painted with Testors clear blue, & the roof with Tamiya mica silver (all with spray cans). I then sanded & polished everything.

Despite the mods, the assembly was relatively straightforward

 

Thank you for looking, I hope that you enjoy.

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Posted by Scalper on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:06 PM

Looks like a killer Gasser nice job.

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    December, 2008
Posted by dragon3870 on Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:14 PM

very very pretty  i love the old gasser class drag cars and the old shoebox class    you did a great job

David V Davis

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    January, 2006
  • From: SW Idaho
Posted by rodnic47 on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:58 PM

Good choice in a build and you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

Rod

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    May, 2011
  • From: leominster ma . 01453
Posted by hemi hunter on Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:49 AM

nice like the color engine bay looks cool aswell

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    February, 2011
Posted by Big Niel on Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:32 AM

WOW!~~~~~ thats is a sick gasser!!! great color

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    November, 2006
  • From: Miamisburg, Oh.
Posted by willieman on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:18 AM

Any chance of some chassis pics ??

Wiliie

Ya gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything...........

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:44 AM

Really sharp lookin' gasser and it would also look great posted under the: Even More Gas Coupes & Sedans thread in the Racecars/Sports cars section. Thanks for sharing.

High octane

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    December, 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:55 AM

Thats a killer build.....very sharp......Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Friday, February 15, 2013 10:05 AM

I think this is the first time I've seen this kit modified like this. You did a super job detailing this. Love the color. My mom drove a 4 door '53 around for years when we were kids. Her car NEVER looked this cool!

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

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    October, 2010
  • From: Citrus Park, Florida
Posted by Too Old on Friday, February 15, 2013 11:36 AM

Looks great !  Really nice detailing of the engine and interior and beautiful paint !

I've never seen this kit built before and it looks pretty nice ,  I need to get one .

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ! " - Winston Churchill

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Posted by MIKE1017 on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:06 PM

This one great looking Gasser

The only easy day was yesterday.

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    December, 2005
  • From: Brunswick Hills, OH
Posted by exesivefire on Friday, February 15, 2013 8:59 PM

Really nice work! Love this one

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Posted by lazyman on Saturday, February 16, 2013 2:07 PM

  Ya know whats cool about this beauty,,,,its NOT another CHEVY!!!!

Lazyman, AKA Thread Killer

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  • From: United States
Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:06 PM

Ford....you did a great job on that Gasser conversion.  I've often wondered what the Lindberg '53 Ford would like in Gasser form.  Now I know the answer.  Congratulations.   TIM BOYD

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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  • From: Whitton, UK
Posted by GeeTee66 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:32 PM

Primo!

I love it

It looks just right and the colour really suits it

If it ain't fun, don't do it.
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  • From: Balto. Md.
Posted by CarGuy1963 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:29 PM

Beautiful build. Great detailing. Nuff said.

Its only plastic until you add imagination, CG63.

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    May, 2008
  • From: SALEM NH
Posted by GASSERS#1 on Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:22 AM

Great job on your conversion-it looks great in blue!Stick out tongue

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Posted by Stemar on Monday, February 18, 2013 1:48 PM

Very nice job!

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:41 AM

A big THANK YOU to all of you my friends ! I had built a stock '53 Ford years ago, & when I put it side by side with my gasser, it makes a nice duo !!!

Thank you again !

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:56 AM

You should share a pic or two of the ' 53's together. Great build on the gasser, btw! Thumbs Up

                                                                                             Regards,
                                                                                                   sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

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  • From: Southern Maine
Posted by surfnut on Friday, February 22, 2013 9:10 AM

Beautiful build on the Chevy Gasser!

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, February 22, 2013 9:28 AM

surfnut
Beautiful build on the Chevy Gasser!

You might want to read the subject line again. Hmm

                                           Regards,
                                                 sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Modelhaus resin ' 61 Starliner

 

 

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    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:57 AM

Thank you surfnut ! But as smellyfatdude wrote, this is Henry's Iron, not Chevy (but I have nothing against Chevies, I have a '57 Bel Air gasser that sits on my workbench !)

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  • From: Miamisburg, Oh.
Posted by willieman on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:21 AM

I'm doin' one of these myself, would really like to see how ya did the rear suspension.

Don't wanna have to cut the wheel wells

Car looks awesome, really like the paint !!

Wiliie

Ya gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything...........

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    June, 2005
  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:16 PM

Willie, I only had to make a little cut near the top of the slicks because they touched the chassis rails, & then cement a piece of Evergreen sheet to hide the hole. But it is quite easy, no heavy surgery involved here.

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  • From: Northern Colorado
Posted by ledfut390 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:18 PM

You did an awesome job, love it all!

On the bench: '10 Shelby GT500, '40 Ford, '69 Cougar, a few tanks and a few aircraft kits.

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:19 PM

As you asked, here a few pics of my stock '53 side by side with my gasser :

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i73.servimg.com/.../dsc02012.jpg

Note the "slight" difference of height !!!!

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  • From: Canada
Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:58 PM

Thanks ff, the two look great together! I've been wanting to get one of these kits for awhile. Really want one now! Dinner

                                                                                                    Regards,
                                                                                                          sfd Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

Next builds:

Modelhaus resin ' 61 Starliner

 

 

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    November, 2006
  • From: Miamisburg, Oh.
Posted by willieman on Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:03 PM

Thanks for the pic !!

Wiliie

Ya gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything...........

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