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49 Ford custom

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Hi, guys. I just finished this 49 Ford custom. It was a resin body I got cheap from ebay, maybe a Flintstone unit. It came without a hood. I had an old 50 Ford convertible that I (poorly) built back in the 1960's, so I used it for a donor. I reshaped the 50 hood to fit (sort of) and glued it on, so it's a curbside model. The wheels are from ebay, from an 04 GTO model. The bumpers, grille, lights, etc. are from the parts box. The continental kit bumper extension is an from an old Corvair, I think. The spare is made from two caps from my blood sugar test strip vials. (Is there an upside to diabetes?!) The color is Ivy Leaf Green Krylon. It was left over from coloring the trees and shrubs on a diorama. I left the top in flat white, since I think it's supposed to be a padded Carson top. The spare matches it. It was a fairly easy and fun build, and was my first use of a resin body. I hope you like it, if you can get past the puke color! Remember the Exorcist movie?!!

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Defiantly of the right flavor and I like the color. B)

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It's cool. How about if you swapped those wheels for some old school white walls and custom hubcaps?? I mean, the rest of the car screams custom, but those wheels.... :lol:

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That is a very clean build. I like the skirted fenders and continental kit. The only thing that seems out of place is the tires and wheels. I think that for a period look, it might have benefited from wide whites and spinner hubcaps. That's just my opinion, and I still love the car the way it is. I've attempted customs before, and I could never come close to the quality that you've achieved with this work of art.

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lovin the Green.

Looks good and good idea for the Spare tire.

I'll have to check with my G/F and see if she gets the same caps..

Nice work...

Still lovin the Green :lol:

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Thanks for all the compliments, guys. Regarding the wheels & tires: my plan was to use the stock 50 Ford rims with the dog dish caps and trim rings and whitewalls, but then I found the chrome mag wheels and liked how they looked, plus their smaller diameter gave the car a lower stance, so I used them. I'm rethinking it now, though. I found a set of chrome sombrero caps in my parts junk, and they might look cool with wide whites. Decisions, decisions...

Sam

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Greg, the paint is straight from the can Krylon from Walmart. Others who commented, I'm working on changing the wheels & tires. The sombreros don't fit my rims, so it'll be dog dish caps & trim rings on matching green rims. That was my original plan - I shoulda stuck to it!

Sam

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Stick to your guns sam. Looks great!! The woman standing there is kinda weird..but the car looks great.

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UPDATE: I changed the wheels back to the stock wheels & caps with wide whitewalls. They do look more appropriate for the style of the car, I think. I'll use the chrome wheels on something else.

Sam

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UPDATE: I changed the wheels back to the stock wheels & caps with wide whitewalls. They do look more appropriate for the style of the car, I think. I'll use the chrome wheels on something else.

Sam

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Much mobetter Sam !!

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yeah the wheels dont match great build though

It's cool. How about if you swapped those wheels for some old school white walls and custom hubcaps?? I mean, the rest of the car screams custom, but those wheels.... :D

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