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1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:36 PM

Finished this morning. 

Lindberg kit, reissued by Round 2 under the AMT name brand. 

The kit goes together as a dream, no fit issues to speak of. 

The only bad parts are the wheels, that are the Kelsey Haines made for the Pace Car and it's replicas. Those were true wire wheels, and I hate wire wheels. 

For my taste, a steel wheel and dog dish is the dream look. A full wheel cover is next. NO alloy wheels, or wire wheels, thank you very much. 

Since I was building a regular Sunliner, had to source the nicer wheels. Thought about making resin copies from the Lindberg Crestline Victoria kit, but ended solving the problem with ease. Just got one of those cheap Welly die cast '53 Fords, and used the tires, and wheels. They are copies of the LIndberg parts anyway, and I didn't have to worry about casting parts. 

The paint I used is automotive synthetic enamel, for the body, and Revell and Testors acrylics for the rest. 

Foil is home made. 

Built both tops, and didn't glue any to the car, so it can be displayed with top up, or down. 

Hope you like her!!

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Sunday, August 19, 2018 5:12 PM

Hi,

Beautiful, as is your Victoria a few posts back. I myself am a "stree rod, street machine. custom" guy but I sure do appreciate a welldone "factory stock" build and yours are among the nicest. I always look forward to seeing them. Keep 'em coming!!!!!

Barry Fadden

P.S.----- And yes I do like wire wheels. But that is why they make "chocolate and vanilla", right?

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, August 20, 2018 2:49 AM

Beautiful as usual. I'd be happy to take the wire wheels off your hands!Wink

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 20, 2018 8:53 AM

That is a beautiful lookin' car right there. Good and crisp detail and great paint bring this puppy to a great close!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, August 20, 2018 6:31 PM

What's not to like?  She's a craftsmanlike build of a neat old Ford, with great paint and detailing, top up or down she looks good.  Maybe, just maybe, I think a wheel alignment is needed.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:06 PM

midnightprowler

Beautiful as usual. I'd be happy to take the wire wheels off your hands!Wink

 

Would love to send them to you. The shipping might cost about the value of a full kit tough. 

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

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:07 PM

nottheband

What's not to like?  She's a craftsmanlike build of a neat old Ford, with great paint and detailing, top up or down she looks good.  Maybe, just maybe, I think a wheel alignment is needed.  Cheers.

Steve

 

Thanks!! 

Yes it's pulling a bit to the left. 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2007
Posted by ford57bucket on Monday, September 03, 2018 4:05 PM

I got the Victoria hardtop version and a resin 4 door body to replicate my 1/1 Customline. That is a beautiful ragtop.

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

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 2:34 PM

What another beautiful build . Just what you do Smile  Keep them coming . I admire your work .. Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, September 17, 2018 6:08 PM

Well ! 

 You did an admirable job . Somewhat plain on the interior for my taste and you chose to stick that ridiculous Connie kit on there . You see . Like you I have certain likes and dislikes .I have always hated the clunky " Connie Kits " and the Blah interiors and steel wheels . Gimmee- Kelsey - Hayes or give me a Nash  Metropolitan .

 Oh , really , nice job though and well thought out . And this aside . I went to a local Auto museum that's closing and got a shock ! Did you know that for a while the car we know as a Nash Metro was marketed and sold as a Hudson ?  O.C.G.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Monday, September 17, 2018 6:14 PM

Nother Comment :

I hope you don't mind . Look at your seats . Think about all the daughters that rode in one to a date .Well there's no seat belt to hold her over on her side . Do you suppose that's why so many wound sitting right close and personal to the driver . Make a left turn and she'd slide right over there .

 Shoot !  I had three daughters , Nuff said .  But , I hope you don't take my first post wrong . You did do a beautiful Job ! ! O.C.G.

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Monday, September 24, 2018 11:16 PM

oldcarguy

Nother Comment :

I hope you don't mind . Look at your seats . Think about all the daughters that rode in one to a date .Well there's no seat belt to hold her over on her side . Do you suppose that's why so many wound sitting right close and personal to the driver . Make a left turn and she'd slide right over there .

 Shoot !  I had three daughters , Nuff said .  But , I hope you don't take my first post wrong . You did do a beautiful Job ! ! O.C.G.

 

I love making right turns... 

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

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Burleson, Texas
Posted by ModelTexan on Monday, September 24, 2018 11:44 PM

Looks really good.  I have that same kit in my stash and I hope it looks that good when I get to it.  Nice job!

Oops. Oh, well it'll buff out...maybe...

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