'57 Ford Country Squire

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I've wanted to build one of these for a long time but never being able to afford an original revell kit (even a glue bomb built up) I scraped together the change and went ahead and got the Modelhaus transkit as a starting point. A Revell Ranchero fills in the rest of the parts as well as my parts box and an AMT 57 T-Bird kit.

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I used tape and Silly Putty to mask around the frame rails and fuel tank

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Hubcaps and valve covers are from an AMT 57 T-Bird. The tires are from a Lindberg 53 Ford.

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looking very nice so far

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Nice job on the chassis painting

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Very nice

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very nice subject and the body looks quite sharp.

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Good looking build. Keep the pictures comeing.

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Sharp and excellent progress so far.

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It's looking great so far! '57 Fords are one of my favorite cars of all time. This one will be fun to continue watching... Thanks for sharing!

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Glad you posted the longroof on MCM ,Ron.

I was following this build on TRaK and then poof!

Now I can follow along with this one as I'm building

a 59 Country Sedan wagon myself.

James aka Joker

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Very nice work on the chassis. I'm guessing that light green is your color of choice?

Charlie Larkin

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This has really caught my eye , I will definatley be following along

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This is going to be nice. How are you going to handle the wood on the sides ?

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Love the Ford wagons! This resin kit is one I've been wanting to buy as well...I'll be following along.

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Very Nice!!!!!

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I am loving it ... Does anyone know it any caster makes a resin of the Ranch Wagon or the two door Del Rio ??? I love the color scheme of the ranch wagon on the brochure!

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Glad you posted the longroof on MCM ,Ron.

I was following this build on TRaK and then poof!

Now I can follow along with this one as I'm building

a 59 Country Sedan wagon myself.

James aka Joker

I stopped posting this one on TRaK because it's leaning mostly to a factory stock style. Good luck with your 59! I'll be looking for it.

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Very nice work on the chassis. I'm guessing that light green is your color of choice?

Charlie Larkin

That is a good color but I'm not sure what I'll do it in yet. I'll have to make a decision soon though!

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This is going to be nice. How are you going to handle the wood on the sides ?

Thanks. I've got some decal material for the dark paneling and I'll paint the lighter trim,,,at least that the plan!

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Cool project, please keep us updated!

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It is always nice to see a Woody!

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I really like this one. Going to be nice!

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Excellent suject !!! very cool :D

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I really like this! I've wanted one of these for a while now. Is the Ranchero a must for the front and rear sections you added to the body?

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I really like this! I've wanted one of these for a while now. Is the Ranchero a must for the front and rear sections you added to the body?

Yes it is with the Modelhaus transkit. Any issue will work but you'd need the chopped version for the stock front grill and bumper.

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I got a little more done on the longroof this weekend. The 312 is finished and set in the frame and I attached the wheels and tires to check overall sit and stance.

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That about finishes up the chassis.

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I used the more detailed air cleaner from the AMT Fairlane 500 kit and I was concerned about hood clearance. A quick mock up shows it fits! :D

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I also sprayed a little Alclad chrome on the dash and steering wheel.

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As always comments and question welcome. B)

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