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#121 Sixties Sam

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

I build many 50's cars. They are some of my favorites. I have a Lindberg 53 Ford hardtop kit waiting to be built, so count me in. I plan to use the 53 in my diner diorama, set in 1959. I want it to represent a car a teenager on a very low budget would have bought used, and added a few mild custom touches to. Bullet taillights, lowered suspension, spinner hubcaps, bar type grille, maybe headlight scoops, fuzzy dice - all period stuff.
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I finally built the Lindberg 53 Ford. Here it is. No headlight scoops or fuzzy dice, though. In fact, I forgot the inside mirror! The chassis on this kit was warped, causing some fit problems, but I got it together. The blue paint is something called XO Rust, similar to Rustoleum. It takes literally DAYS to dry, but doesn't look too bad. The cream color is some Walmart stuff from years ago. Fifties customs are cool!
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

Looks Great Sam.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

Ive just been researching a few new 50's mopars Im starting & cam accross this thread. Lots of great cars going on here. Great work.

Here's a 59 Imperial I finished a few months back. The idea I was going for a american graffiti/ happy days drivein type look with a young fellow & his lady. I originally had standard wheels & tires on it but just changed them to something more hotrod. I do need to take some better pics ot it, heres some pics -

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I didnt mention this is a slotcar. This was before I changed the wheels to what hey are now

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My car probably wont qualify for your buildoff but thats cool. Just thought I would share. Im currently working on a 60 Plymouth & a 59 Plymouth.

Edited by mopardevil, 01 March 2012 - 12:45 PM.