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AMT 1953 FORD PICKUP

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
AMT 1953 FORD PICKUP
Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 11:52 PM

Here is an AMT '53 Ford Pickup that I started about 20 years ago and for some reason that I can't remember, never finished. When our club project turned out to be “pickup trucks”, I thought it might be a good time to finish it. It's done in the then popular (20 years ago) Pro Street style. The chassis is a kit part with the rear narrowed and the cross members mostly scratch built. The rear suspension consists of parts box pieces whose origin I can't recall and the front axle is a modified kit piece (to get the front end low). The engine was taken from an AMT '68 Mustang Shelby GT 500 and uses some parts box parts. The body is from the AMT kit. The bed floor is real wood, stained, cleared and polished and uses photo-etched bed strips from Replicas and MHere is an AMT '53 Ford Pickup that I started about 20 years ago and for some reason that I can't remember, never finished. When our club project turned out to be “pickup trucks”, I thought it might be a good time to finish it. It's done in the then popular (20 years ago) Pro Street style. The chassis is a kit part with the rear narrowed and the cross members mostly scratch built. The rear suspension consists of parts box pieces whose origin I can't recall and the front axle is a modified kit piece (to get the front end low). The engine was taken from an AMT '68 Mustang Shelby GT 500 and uses some parts box parts. The body is from the AMT kit. The bed floor is real wood, stained, cleared and polished and uses photo-etched bed strips from Replicas and Miniatures. The wheel tubs were cut from an unknown kit chassis. Wheels and tires were “swiped” from unknown kits. The interior is made up of scratch built door panels and a seat from a Revell '56 Ford Pickup and is painted light brown and ivory. Testors brown enamel was used for the exterior and the chassis and wheels are a custom mixed hand painted light orange. The pictures make the orange look sort of pink but they are really a light orange.

As usual, any comments, criticisms or questions are welcome.

I hope you like it.  (click on pictures to enlarge)

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:00 AM

Here are a few more photos.

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:02 AM

Last ones.

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December, 2011
  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:54 AM

Really "crisp" build, your attension to detail is fantastic,  well done,

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    July, 2012
  • From: Northern Colorado
Posted by ledfut390 on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:12 AM

That is a nice build and the sohc 427 looks awesome, nice job!

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

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: The Great Northwest (SPOKANE)
Posted by Space Cowboy on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:54 AM

Great looking with super detail on the engine and frame....

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dmk
  • Member since
    February, 2009
Posted by dmk on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:25 AM

That's really beautiful. A lot of subtle details on that one.  I especially love the hubcaps on the pro street wheels.

I'm not crazy about the pink, but it was popular on cars back then (as were those blue dots in the tail lights), so it's certainly period correct. :)

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    February, 2004
  • From: Middle Earth
Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:41 PM

Super clean job. It just looks right.

 Cruising on empty, running into the sun...

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:16 PM

Another great build Barry, I love the wiring and details you added to the engine and underneath.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 11, 2013 10:54 AM

Very good looking build, Barry. Nice style. There are some elements of the early pro/street style that I like, and you've captured them well here. nicely detailed, and you can never go wrong with a cammer. I like it even better picturing the pink as orange. Cheers

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Friday, January 11, 2013 8:47 PM

Hi Guys,

Thank you all very, very much or the kind words and positive comments. It means a great deal to know your work is appreciated by your peers.

dmk---- As I stated in the text at the beginning, the lighting makes the light orange "look like " pink, but in fact it is a custom mix of white and orange.

BAINFORD------ Thanks. I actually don't dislike the "Pro Street" look even now. But it was really popular when I started this one 20 years ago. One of the members of our club "Pro Streets" just about everything he builds and his models come out looking "awesome".

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Thursday, February 01, 2018 11:10 PM

I'm bumping this to the front as there are a lot of new mwmbers who've not seen it.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 02, 2018 10:03 AM

Looks great, Barry! I don't remember seeing this one so I am glad you bumped it! The detailing is excellent, as usual! Cool Thumbs Up Bow

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, February 02, 2018 1:40 PM

I really like it.  I think it looks great.  Lots of eye candy.  Great work.Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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