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1958 FORD - MODELHAUS RESIN KIT - FINISHED


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#21 Johnny1973

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Great work Richard,nice color combo.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

Can't wait to see what you'll do with a Honest Charlie catalog.

You knock this one right out of 1959...Stunner !



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

I loved your reveal, it honestly made me laugh, thanks for the humor.  This car rocks!  I don't see any scratches on it yet from my bicycle leaning on it while I was drooling over it.  Yeah this one really does take me back to 1959 when I was just learning about J C Whitney and drooling on it. Love all the custom touches and the curb feelers are just right for the times. Man I would love to go for a ride.  What a beauty!!!! :wub:



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Thank you very much to everyone for your kind comments.  I really appreciate all the encouraging words as they help me to continue to take my time, not rush it, and do things right and in the proper sequence to get a good clean build.

 

 

Beautiful car Rich. Really nice foil work. How did you make the chrome covers on the headlights? thats a very nice touch...

 

Carl thanks for your comments. The photo-etched metal headlight half-moon covers are from Detail Master.  They make a fret of them with smaller covers for dual headlight cars (like my '58) and slightly larger covers for the single headlight cars.  



#25 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

I'd like to go cruisin' with you, Rich!!!!!!

 

I love it!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

I'd like to go cruisin' with you, Rich!!!!!!

 

I love it!!!

 

I'm ready whenever you are Ron...!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Beautiful period perfect kustom! Looks like an original build from '59, only very cleanly done. Awesome Rich!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Man, that turned out AWESOME Rich!!!  I dig it!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Very cool!  I like the curb feelers.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Hey, leave me out of this one.... but, that's one fine convertible I would not mind cruising the gut with!  Nice job.  B)



#31 John Teresi

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Richard.........Very Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

P.S. ready to go cruising with you....

 

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Not intending to steal this thread.... btw.  I simply love the year '58.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Wow! That's nice! Great concept, well done! I wish Revell would make a 58 similar to their nice 57 kit.

 

Sam



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Richard.........Very Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you so very much John...  That's a great compliment coming from a builder of your caliber.

 

 

 

 

P.S. ready to go cruising with you....

 

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Not intending to steal this thread.... btw.  I simply love the year '58.

 

Thanks a lot Jairus.  I wholeheartedly agree on loving '58.  I'm going to try to build all the 1958 cars that I can.

 

and thank you also Alan, Derrick, Derick, Adam and Sam.  All your encouraging words really mean a lot. 



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Beautifully done, Rich. That looks just right from everything from the parts used to the color.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

The 58 Fairlane , in my opinion, is one of the prettiest Fords ever built. The body was very similar to the 57, but with enough changes that it really was a stand out! You did a fantastic job on this period perfect piece Rich! Right down to the blue dots in the tail lights that no one else has commented on. I can't wait to get one of these myself. Ol' J.C. Whitney would be proud.

 

ps. Did I mention that I love your color choice?  Can I bring my 58 to cruise with you? :)

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Edited by Ron35369, 05 February 2013 - 08:12 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

that looks super and i dig the idea of everything out of the jc witney catalogue that i used to get all the time back in the 60s!

 

one thing though, when i have seen curb feelers, they have both been on the right side, one in front, one in back, usually right in back of the rear wheel opening, but both on the right side. thats so when you are parallel parking you hear the curb feeler scrape the curb back there before your bodywork hits the curb, whereas the front ones are for when you nose into a curb. looks good with them both on the front because they are symetrical that way but i think i real life both are on the same, curb, side.

 

i used to love building the "kustom" version of 3 in 1 kits back in my youth and pile on all the accessories, yours bring me back to those days!


Edited by jbwelda, 05 February 2013 - 09:17 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

Great looking and very unique '58 Ford Richard!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:00 AM

The presentation was awesome, for a split second thought it was for the bus but then it started moving giving veiw to the beautiful car behind it. A very clever way to show off the car, the car itself turned out beautifuly.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Thanks very much Charlie, JB, Randy and Nathan.  Yeah Ron, you can join Ron H., Jairus and I for a cruise anytime.  BTW Ron, the Edsel is next on my list of '58 cars to build, but first I've got to get back to finishing up the '36 HiBoy that has been on hold since I started this Ford.