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For this build i was originally  going to weather the whole thing but now I'm thinking i might do a sleeper kinda thing with some weather on the outside and clean "custom" engine and interior. for now I'm just working the chassis and body i lifted the rear with a extra leaf spring and lower the front a little with some sanding. I'm using the stock fenders that came with the kit and grill I'm going to do wood in the bed. thanks for looking and comments appreciated.

Breezy

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how i got started to do models was my father in law found two kits in nov2018 a revell GM race car and a revell mustang lowrider with some paint that he didn't want so deciding i want to do a model i looked them over and didn't want to build ether. i once owned a Nissan D21 and saw a kit thought it would be cool and it was. it went over okay but i did not finish and looking for advice online i found the forums (this being my fav so far) after doing some serious reading i new i wanted to build something really nice and the d21 wasn't it. i bought a 67 chevelle AMT and finished it and I'm happy with it. now i have bought the 53 ford because it looked fun and had a lot of stuff for a fair price 19$ i also bought a 66 nova because it was only 10$ which i haven't opened. here i am and I'm ready to step my game up. the wiring job on my d21 looked like a child did it, which I'm not, as for the chevell i just wanted to get a model under my belt as done and did it box stock except for front tires. this kit has been really fun but once i started to build it as a service truck i instintly went to drag, because speed is more fun than work, so this is the second mock up i got a ruff idea for it from a drag video with a 53 ford sleeper that frigin smoked em! it was diesel and il be doing a gas job it also didn't have a bed which i want to use but i think it would be cool with out the bed and i could just buy another kit, and i will get another one of these, and try the old work truck another time. thanks for reading and advice and comments on style to choose is appreciated. 

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Looking good. A great kit, I have a couple of these myself.

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2 hours ago, Renegade said:

Looking good. A great kit, I have a couple of these myself.

I've heard that about these kits Terry. I may have to pick one of these up.

Good progress on this one.

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2 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

I've heard that about these kits Terry. I may have to pick one of these up.

Good progress on this one.

I don't think you will be disappointed. I have built many of these over the years. Many ways you can go with it, from rusty junker to all out show truck.

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its such a great looking truck,,your doing an awesome job on this build so far ,,keep the eye candy coming,,

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Great work on one of my favorite old kits!

Here's a suggestion...  note that the grille teeth were a higher end option.  I believe the majority of the trucks didn't have those. I took them off on my build because they weren't on the truck I was modeling.  I rarely see anyone else take them off!  

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Thanks tom! That is something I over looked and do like the look with out the teeth. 

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Building my first of this kit too.   Nice to see those bumpers in place, I like them.   My theme is a traditional custom weathered show/shop  truck.   

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In the process of paint, i have to set up and break down my airbrush, and the engine is coming along I'm going to use the stock flat head and save the other engine i went for a teal-ish enamel i enjoy hand painting and would like to master hand painted engines. the body a coat of white primer then a coat of grey primer with a silver base coat it will be a color shift purple/pink with black bumpers, step, chassis and getting inspiration from another 53 model i will be running the pipes down the bed. i guess i have the wrong wire size for plug caps and wires. i need a micrometer. i have gathered the material to cast distributers just need the correct wires. Thanks for looking. comments always welcome.

 

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You're off to a good start on your engine Brent. A light wash on those rocker covers and transmission would sure bring out some of that molded in detail.

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Got the body painted and i stripped the engine to start over in red. i think the body came out nice. i will be doing the interior in white with a black dash i also think the panel lines came out a bit light. kinda grey.IMG_2287.thumb.jpg.bceba455ee7f8b25126ad0ff4c7a24b5.jpg

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i can't change the date up top for the up date. just found out why.

 

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because i can't edit.

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I think the panel lines look fine. Some suggest that you take the body color paint, mix a little black or dark grey with it so it is darker, but only a little and use it for your panel lines.

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