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A new simple build I've started. MORE FOIL AND CHROME

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  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
A new simple build I've started. MORE FOIL AND CHROME
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:38 PM

Hi all.Thumbs Up

Saw this 1 to 1, 1951 Ford Victoria in a mag and it was so clean and simple, I had to build one to go in a case to display in my model building man-cave room, set aside for just building my toyzzz Big Smile.

Many years ago I started with boxing up parts for the build. I had a Modelhaus front bumper/grill, rear bumper and dash from a '51 ford, an AMT '50 ford 'vert, and I removed the roof from a Lindberg 1953 ford and kept the interior also. Not sure how many years ago I built this and had it ready for paint.

I'd guess you'd call this a "Hybrid" - LOL

The last modifications were the addition of the Victoria side trim and the re-shaping of the rear of the hood to match the '53 windshield using pieces from the rear of the '53 hood, and extending the side trim to the rear of the car body.

Next I painted the car and polished it and then began the foiling process.

Sorry I didn't take any pics of the modification process as I don't on a lot of builds just for myself.

I wasn't going to share this, but I like it so much i thought maybe others might to .

Anyway, a long way to go because i take naps and relax a lot. but a few beginning pics. It's called retirement Thumbs Up.

I really like the roof on this body, especially from the rear. To me it's a bit more elegant and adds personality as a hardtop.

No foil yet. Just paint.

Foil started

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:11 PM

Going to be an interesting build.  I really like these kit-bash builds.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:55 PM

Nice start, Dave. Looks interesting. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

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Posted by ford57bucket on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:03 PM

Looks awesome,are you going to use the 53 body for anything?

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:18 PM

ford57bucket

Looks awesome,are you going to use the 53 body for anything?

 

Ford57bucket.

The '53 ford body was scrap to begin with and about all that was left was the roof, so everything else is long gone,and used for other projects, but thanks for asking.

All the best

Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:31 PM

Oh, I get it, Dave! The 1:1 was a simple build, but to accomplish your replica, it goes beyond "simple" in model car terms for a lot of folks. Then again, compared to some of your exotic masterpieces, is guess this one is simple. The simplicity of many early builds really was typical for the era and many of them were actually street-driven which doesn't happen vey often with radical customs. Waitin' for the finished photos!  Geeked

 

chucky

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:57 PM

chucky

Oh, I get it, Dave! The 1:1 was a simple build, but to accomplish your replica, it goes beyond "simple" in model car terms for a lot of folks. Then again, compared to some of your exotic masterpieces, is guess this one is simple. The simplicity of many early builds really was typical for the era and many of them were actually street-driven which doesn't happen vey often with radical customs. Waitin' for the finished photos!  Geeked

 

 

Chucky my friend Thumbs Up.

Great to hear from you.

This build was sitting for quite a while just waiting for paint, so I guess part of my comment about simple was because i had hardly anything left to do.

I probably have 40 or more builds completed and just waiting for paint. Some over 10 years old, or close to 15, so I have a treasure trove of choices which I did on purpose for my later years of building. As I've gotten older it was a good choice as i don't have the same passion for some style of cars to build, but if nearly done it's a game changer for enjoyment.

Thanks for stopping by and chatting.

I hope to hear from you again.

The treehugger

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:57 AM

That paint turned out very well Dave! 

Retirement.....one day. Whistling Glad to hear that you're taking it easy and enjoying it. Cool

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:26 PM

Thank you guys Thumbs Up

I'll have more to share next week.

Hope everyone has a great weekend Smile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:56 PM

A lot more foil than I realized but fun getting it done, and added some chrome pieces to get more of that close to finished look, even though there'ds still a lot left to do.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:20 PM

True to the original and appearing this close to completion should make the rest of the build a sprint to the finish line. Smile

chucky

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  • From: Inverness, IL
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:14 PM

Super nice job. I love the grill and bumper.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:40 PM

These old cars like this do have alot of chrome on them and applying BMF can be fun and frustrating at the same time. The results, however, can be hugely satisfying when it's all said and done. Great job so far!! YesYesYesYes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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