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1957 Ford Custom

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  • Member since
    February 2004
1957 Ford Custom
Posted by 70mach1 on Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:35 PM

Engine wired and plumbed.  Refinished in BASF driftwood grey and Jonquill yellow lacquers, DuPont urethane clear coat.  Scratch built distributor, fuel filter assembly, starter solenoid, parking brake assembly.  Added valve stems and wheel weights to the tires.

This is the first time I ever used decals for the white walls.  I was impressed how well they turned out. 




  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:12 PM

Very well done. Unusual color combination.

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:44 PM

That's funny. I was thinking the exact same thing: an unusual color combination. Unusual combinations were the norm in the fifties. Those two and three color paint jobs on Ford and Chrysler products were very popular. I remember looking at the dealer brochures with all the color combos available at the time. Glad Google has several examples of them to look at these days. Great memories. 

I love your added details and the beautiful paint and foil work. Very nicely done! 


  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:23 PM

It is unusual.

Not likely a stock color combo.

There were a couple of strange combos on the '57 Fords, but I don't believe I have ever seen yellow and gray.

The "Inca Gold" and "Silver Mocha" combo was a real eye catcher though.








  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:34 PM
Very nice
  • Member since
    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Monday, June 10, 2019 6:17 AM

Very well done.

It's not a Fairlane, it's a 'Custom' Two Door Sedan.

Th 1957 Fairlane was never offered as a kit, but he Fairlane 500 was.

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, June 10, 2019 7:51 AM

Very clean work. Very tidy build. Nicely done.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, June 10, 2019 4:22 PM

Super clean build.

The detailing is outta sight!  YesYes


Just keep picking away at it...


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