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1953 Ford Hotrod

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On 4/11/2018 at 9:26 AM, espo said:

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.      

Any and all input is welcome. 

 

13 hours ago, sbk said:

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

Steve

The paint is testors metallic gold. 

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Got the car in primer today. At this point everything is ready for paint. 

 

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Looks killer in primer!!

 

Question for those who may know was the chrome around the rear lower quarter factory or just specific model

Victoria's most google pics don't have it?

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58 minutes ago, milo1303s said:

Question for those who may know was the chrome around the rear lower quarter factory or just specific model

Victoria's most google pics don't have it?

That chrome was an option, as was rocker trim and a chrome piece around the door handles (not on this kit)

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I like the black painted wheels and wide whites. If small hub caps are in the future think about the '60 style like in the AMT '60 Starliner.

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Stance is perfect as is the wheel/tire combo IMHO.

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On 4/18/2018 at 3:16 AM, Sledsel said:

That chrome was an option, as was rocker trim and a chrome piece around the door handles (not on this kit)

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Thank you for that !!!

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