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1956 Ford stop light warrior.

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
1956 Ford stop light warrior.
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:22 PM

Finished yesterday. 

Commission build. My customer wanted a big block FE powered 1956 Ford street rod, with bucket seats, console, a light sand colored interior, lowered suspensions, and some hideous steam locomotive wheels with rubber bands for tires from Pegasus he gave me. Got the kit, and started working. he also wanted side trim delete and color coded chrome a lá '80s.

About two days into the project I gave up on the commission and bought the customer a new kit to replace his. I couldn't build such a monstrosity out of such a beautiful car as a 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria. Had already sanded the side trim, so the car wouldn't be stock, but for sure wouldn't be one of those phuking mixes between a classic car, and total tasteless newer parts. 

The FE V8 was from my parts box, and there it remains. That engine doesn't belong on a '56 Ford. In it's place, I used the correct engine for the car, the 312 Y-Block Y8 with a few twists. Dual quad intake, and dual quad Holley 4000 "teapot" carburetors. 

Front and rear suspensions remained stock, with stock tires and bare steel wheels up front and wider steel wheels plus cheater slicks on the back. 

Front tires are my own cast. Rear tires are the kit supplied parts, that I cut a groove on and installed resin wide whitewall inserts on. 

The body was then painted black with old automotive enamel that expired in 2014... I (bought 1 liter back them, and the paint is still quite good, not to mention I still have about enough to paint more three cars). On the interior, no bucket seats. only the stock black and white vinyl that would come from the factory. 

Some gauges under the dash, and we are good to go. For safety, a set of seat belts on the front seat. 

Other than the tires, all parts came with the kit. 

The result is basically what I would have done in 1956 if I wanted to do some stop light duels.

Build started on Monday, and ended on Saturday. I needed to redeem myself from the three months spent on the last kit.

Hope you guys like her!!

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 Sleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovefordgalaxie/

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Monday, October 16, 2017 7:20 AM

nice build super paint and shine it looks street perfect 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, October 16, 2017 8:50 AM
Super sweet sleeper ! That black looks mean as heck .
  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Monday, October 16, 2017 12:33 PM

In the 80s I worked with a mechanic who had a '56 Ford with a mild 429 in it.  It was replaced with a 289.  The 312 was long gone.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, October 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Very nice! While this is somewhat of a departure from your usual, the "locomotive wheels with rubber bands" would doubtless be out of character for you. I'm glad you bailed on the commision job and turned out this beauty instead. I'm a huge fan of "sleepers" and I love this one. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, October 16, 2017 7:15 PM

Very nice incredible detail awsome miledeep black paint job impressive

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    April, 2008
  • From: West Virginia
Posted by gramps-xrds on Monday, October 30, 2017 6:09 PM

Nice job Tulio. Your skills haven't deminished. Looks better than mine does. LOL

Bill AKA Gramps

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