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49 Ford mild custom

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A few months ago a 49 Ford showed up at a local body shop and driving past it several times a week got me inspired. I built this as a late 50s or very early 60s custom. I imagine a young fella picking up dads or grandpas old Ford and starting to dress it up a bit. I flattened the paint on the upper surfaces to hint at the cars age and it has a 1960 license plate. Most everything is from the kit, the cylinder heads are from the AMT 41 woody and the triple carb intake, side mirror, and beehive oil filter are from the Monogram 40 Ford truck, the lake pipes and bumpers are from the Revell 49 Mercury. It's not super detailed, just a fun thing to throw together while I was waiting on parts for other builds.

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This looks great. I like your theme and it explains the appearance perfectly. Cleanly detailed and good use of parts for the time frame.  

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9 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Very nice. I like the red rims, and the pinstriping looks great. Bumpers fit surprisingly well!

I forgot to mention that it's two back bumpers from the Mercury kit, the front bumper was entirely too long. If I had been doing a deep dive on this kit I'd have narrowed the rear bumper by about an eighth of an inch.

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5 minutes ago, Fat Brian said:

I forgot to mention that it's two back bumpers from the Mercury kit, the front bumper was entirely too long. If I had been doing a deep dive on this kit I'd have narrowed the rear bumper by about an eighth of an inch.

ah, ok. You done a good job on them then, they fit good and suit the car nicely.

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