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A new simple build I've started. SHE'S ALL DONE.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
A new simple build I've started. SHE'S ALL DONE.
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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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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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:55 PM

Nice start, Dave. Looks interesting. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

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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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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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 highly modified builds with body work completed and primered, just waiting for paint. Some over 10 years old, and some even 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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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's still a lot left to do.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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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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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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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:28 AM

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated Thumbs Up

I still have a long way to go, but the glass is going in today, and I'll be working on the interior too, then I will begin the engine.

Great fun stuff :thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by hack-n-whack on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:38 PM

Treehugger Dave

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated Thumbs Up

I still have a long way to go, but the glass is going in today, and I'll be working on the interior too, then I will begin the engine.

Great fun stuff :thumbsup:

 

 

[quote user="Treehugger Dave"]

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated Thumbs Up

I still have a long way to go, but the glass is going in today, and I'll be working on the interior too, then I will begin the engine.

Great fun stuff :thumbsup:

Can you show us more of your hood hinges?

 

 

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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:18 PM

It's coming along nicely, Dave. The BMF makes it look like a jewel. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:54 AM

Great work on the BMF. I really like the overall look of this model. Looking forward to seeing more! 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:52 PM

Thanks everyone for you great comments.

A build like this takes me back to the days when cars were built like this and driven daily for the pleasure of enjoying it.

The 50's and 60's in SoCal where i grew up and cruised the first MacDonalds on

E Street in San Berdoo and listened to "WOLFMAN JACK", left me fabulous memories of all my friends and the wonderful times we had just being young guys enjoying the goodness of life together.

A time I'll never forget, and friends I'll never forget!!!.

I almost forgot the 2 water hoses. I'll get those later Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:30 AM

An outstanding build. She's a beauty! 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:12 PM

60Buick

An outstanding build. She's a beauty! 

 

Thank you "60Buick". Much appreciated.Thumbs Up

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:11 PM

Suddenly it's 1960! Turned out spectacular, Dave! Looks like the magazine cars of the day and, if you were really lucky, like the one you saw in town. While there was a place for radical customs, cars like yours were usually drivers and you often heard the glasspack mufflers before you even caught a glimpse of the car. You have told us how it reminds you of those days and friends and I thank you for doing the same for me. Stay well, my friend! 

chucky

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:46 PM

chucky

Suddenly it's 1960! Turned out spectacular, Dave! Looks like the magazine cars of the day and, if you were really lucky, like the one you saw in town. While there was a place for radical customs, cars like yours were usually drivers and you often heard the glasspack mufflers before you even caught a glimpse of the car. You have told us how it reminds you of those days and friends and I thank you for doing the same for me. Stay well, my friend! 

 

It was a fabulous time my friend.

No one could make this stuff up.

The "Green Onion" was a tiny tavern across from The original MacDonalds and had the best beer and burgers in town, and a Juke box that we played "Hey Jude" on more times than I could ever count.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:33 PM

Very cool!

Nicely done!

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 16, 2020 9:23 AM

Well done, Dave. A good looking model with a great period vibe.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by Metalbender on Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:05 PM

Hey!

 Howza come you did a Canadian Car? Looks like the ones I used to see in Ontario! Beautimus ! ! 

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