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1953 Ford Hotrod

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I picked up this Lindberg 53 ford on trade awhile back. I just had an idea so I’m going to run with it and see where it takes me. Wheels and tires are from the revell 29 model a pickup. Frenzel supercharger came from eBay. 

 

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Looks like a great project.

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So here is the actual ride height. For the front I just drilled out the top of the spindle and glued in a piece of .060 rod for it to attach. In the rear I just made some blocks. This is intended to be a simple build as I’m needing a break from my 32 5 window if anyone is following that build. 

 

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15 hours ago, Flynlo said:

Cant wait to see where this one goes!

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I started putting some color on the engine today. 

 

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This is looking great, I love the super charger. It ads t the period Hot Rod look.

What color is it going to be? I assume some solid colors from the 50's? Or crazy metallic with scallops?

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35 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

This is looking great, I love the super charger. It ads t the period Hot Rod look.

What color is it going to be? I assume some solid colors from the 50's? Or crazy metallic with scallops?

That’s a good question, I’m having a hard time deciding on paint. I’m thinking about doing a white patina similar to what’s pictured below. Might try giving it the look of a survivor hot rod. 

 

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3 hours ago, 502 said:

 

 

 

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This would look too cool.

 

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22 hours ago, 502 said:

That’s a good question, I’m having a hard time deciding on paint. I’m thinking about doing a white patina similar to what’s pictured below. Might try giving it the look of a survivor hot rod. 

 

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Very cool, i like this idea

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You have the stance. You have an unusual but hot Flat head. Great looking wide whites. Maybe a nice shinny '50's type sleeper. Ford offered some pretty two tone paint jobs with the contrasting color on the roof and interiors to match. If you want to age it you could add some gray primer spots where the hood and trunk are filled and maybe a dent or two repaired.   

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This is a great looking project. You nailed the stance, and that Frenzel is sweet!

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Thanks for the comments!

6 hours ago, espo said:

You have the stance. You have an unusual but hot Flat head. Great looking wide whites. Maybe a nice shinny '50's type sleeper. Ford offered some pretty two tone paint jobs with the contrasting color on the roof and interiors to match. If you want to age it you could add some gray primer spots where the hood and trunk are filled and maybe a dent or two repaired.   

You know I actually like that idea quite a bit. I’m starting to steer away from the heavy patina look. While I still plan to age it I’m gonna try for something kinda light. I’m also thinking about flaking the roof. 

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15 hours ago, 502 said:

Thanks for the comments!

You know I actually like that idea quite a bit. I’m starting to steer away from the heavy patina look. While I still plan to age it I’m gonna try for something kinda light. I’m also thinking about flaking the roof. 

I like the flak roof treatment also. That would put the model in a '60's era if you want to go that way. The early '60's is when I remember seeing this done. That treatment has evolved thru the years and different segments of the car hobby have used off and on ever since. The only cars I have seen in the last several years have been in the Low Ridder segment, it is usually used as part of the elaborate paint schemes. The Rock A Billy movement usually has a flake roof and either flat black or some other flat body color. To my eye at this point it reminds me of more of a mid to late '50's daily driver that might have a Metallic  or Candy painted roof. In the mid '60's it was popular to paint the body a Pearl color and the roof in a Candy going into Metal Flake depending on the wealth of the owner. You might want to do some Google searches to find the look you like. The overall look of your build at this point brings back fond memories, but I don't want to tell you how to build your '53.      

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What paint did you use on the engine block? It almost looks like it's cast in 18k gold.

Steve

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I made some wheel tubs for the rear. I’m going to work on getting the car in paint tomorrow. 

 

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