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'56 Stop Light Warrior. Outdoor pics added.

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Finished yesterday. 

Commission build. My customer wanted a big block FE powered 1956 Ford street rod, with bucket seats, console, a light sand colored interior, lowered suspensions, and some hideous steam locomotive wheels with rubber bands for tires from Pegasus he gave me. Got the kit, and started working. he also wanted side trim delete and color coded chrome a lá '80s.

About two days into the project I gave up on the commission and bought the customer a new kit to replace his. I couldn't build such a monstrosity out of such a beautiful car as a 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria. Had already sanded the side trim, so the car wouldn't be stock, but for sure wouldn't be one of those phuking mixes between a classic car, and total tasteless newer parts. 

The FE V8 was from my parts box, and there it remains. That engine doesn't belong on a '56 Ford. In it's place, I used the correct engine for the car, the 312 Y-Block Y8 with a few twists. Dual quad intake, and dual quad Holley 4000 "teapot" carburetors. 

Front and rear suspensions remained stock, with stock tires and bare steel wheels up front and wider steel wheels plus cheater slicks on the back. 

Front tires are my own cast. Rear tires are the kit supplied parts, that I cut a groove on and installed resin wide whitewall inserts on. 

The body was then painted black with old automotive enamel that expired in 2014... I (bought 1 liter back them, and the paint is still quite good, not to mention I still have about enough to paint more three cars). On the interior, no bucket seats. only the stock black and white vinyl that would come from the factory. 

Some gauges under the dash, and we are good to go. For safety, a set of seat belts on the front seat. 

Other than the tires, all parts came with the kit. 

The result is basically what I would have done in 1956 if I wanted to do some stop light duels.

Build started on Monday, and ended on Saturday. I needed to redeem myself from the three months spent on the last kit.

Hope you guys like her!!

37693283902_360d16880d_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467520560_57ec59e4f0_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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37467507960_7cd8a46366_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467503390_443571b505_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467498890_c3016e3a60_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37693253322_eb18209720_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37693251512_30d9f82d7d_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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23872361068_b1ce2d5a1e_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467486150_7a2e54f5d4_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467484330_dc947d3b2e_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37467482120_39f9423e50_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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37467472100_b67a27b78f_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Fairlane. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37069583673_b245d51d7f_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Victoria. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37069571303_50e0f77640_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Victoria. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37069580323_281234e92e_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Victoria. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37030743864_08a58137bd_c.jpgSleeper 1956 Ford Victoria. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

 

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WOW!! I like it a lot!! Excellent build.

Dennis

 

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Sweet!!!!!

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Nice build. Much better than monstrosity your customer wanted. I wish the real custom builders had your taste and integrity. The interior looks great!

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Beautiful paint as always - and MUCH more tasteful than the original plan.

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That is so sweet !!!

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Beautiful build,   that paint looks 10 miles deep !

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That is exquisite!

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Awesome.

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beautiful build ;)

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That's one clean build. You sure are good at black paint jobs!

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Beautiful build,   that paint looks 10 miles deep !

I am totally envious of your black paint jobs.  Great model!

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Thanks a lot gentlemen!! 

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Beautiful!  I hope to get some foil this week to continue on mine.  I ran out and haven't found a good foil adhesive locally yet.    You have inspired at least one person to finish this kit!  

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Very cool, Tulio!  The black paint is beautiful and looks great with the black wheels and whitewalls. 

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Very sharp model . 

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Awesome

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Very cool, Tulio!  The black paint is beautiful and looks great with the black wheels and whitewalls. 

I agree. Perfect combo!

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Vintage Fords are just about right as they are, sometimes a slight adjustment in stance, maybe a little smoothing out or tasteful performance upgrades are nice. It is very clear that you understand this well, it is evident in all your builds. Once again you nailed it, luckily you decided to "rescue" this from it's original build plan of  resto rod with rubberband tires.....

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Nice work!!

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Beautiful build,   that paint looks 10 miles deep !

I agree. Very sharp build!

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Thanks guys!!

Beautiful!  I hope to get some foil this week to continue on mine.  I ran out and haven't found a good foil adhesive locally yet.    You have inspired at least one person to finish this kit!  

Great to hear that. Looks like you are making your own foil as I do. I say, go for it!! Old but really nice kit to build.

Very cool, Tulio!  The black paint is beautiful and looks great with the black wheels and whitewalls. 

Thanks!! When I built this one I went with the politics of less is more, and thus the basic black and white color combo inside and out.

Very sharp model . 

Thanks!

Awesome

Thank you!!

Vintage Fords are just about right as they are, sometimes a slight adjustment in stance, maybe a little smoothing out or tasteful performance upgrades are nice. It is very clear that you understand this well, it is evident in all your builds. Once again you nailed it, luckily you decided to "rescue" this from it's original build plan of  resto rod with rubberband tires.....

Thanks. You nailed my thoughts on building a non stock model. I imagine mods that on a 1:1 scale car could be reversed, and the car brought back to showroom stock. 

I also have a deep dislike by the huge wheels that seem to be in fashion those days. Build the car the way the original plan was, would have being a real burden, and I would built by obligation rather than by love. The result would have being bad, both in quality, and in taste.

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Nice work!!

Thanks a LOT!!

I agree. Very sharp build!

Thanks!!

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Absolutely gorgeous. When I saw your name, then started reading before seeing any pics, I thought to myself "No way Tulio would build such a thing". Thank god I was right lol. That 80's-90's look stays in the history books where it belongs, woohoo! As much as I love your stock models, I'm really into the occasional hotrod that comes off your bench. That nice, sleek, subdued style is where it's at in my opinion.

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Beautiful car, Tulio. Detail and paint are exceptional.

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