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Updated 1949 Ford Candy Red Custom Coupe

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  • Member since
    May, 2008
Updated 1949 Ford Candy Red Custom Coupe
Posted by Steve_L on Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:27 PM

 These are pictures of my updated 1949 Ford Candy Red Three window coupe. I originally combined a Hendrix resin body with the AMT 1949 Ford Coupe styrene kit. I lowered it, installed deep-dish Kelsey Hayes (Chrysler) wire wheels and added matching rolled pans front and rear with "floating" 1955 Chrysler grille bars at both ends. The rear grille bar sports 1949 Ford taillights. I went with a Chrysler Hemi motor and transmission. The interior is basically stock except for a tonneau cover and chromed dash, steering column and steering wheel. The interior was sprayed with acrylic red paint covered with Krylon matte clear. The exterior is finished with Duplicolor primer, Spaz Stix silver metallic base and Spaz Stix candy red paint with highly polished Duplicolor clear.

This was a fun build and I always liked everything about it except my choice of custom wheels.  I recently took it down from the shelf and repaired some of the Bare Metal Foil and replaced the wheels with Tru Spoke style wire wheels.  It is now appealing to me in all respects.  Enjoy!

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  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:40 PM

WOW !! Steve !......Love the Front & Rear treatments......So perfect for fit & finish...Lot's of "Eye Appeal"!!......Thanks for Posting !!..JohnZ

(PS: Pancake Hood & Trunk...Beautiful !)

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!






  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:11 PM
Love it ! That roof & side windows looks similar proportions to a 39/40 Lincoln Zephyr too I think . Moon discs would also look sweet on this Kustom .
  • Member since
    July, 2017
Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:45 PM

Gotta love a custom. Well done!!

  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Steve_L on Monday, April 23, 2018 1:41 PM



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