my vision of the new 57 ford wip

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well guys, I am waiting on final paint to cure on my 50 ford truck wip (go check it out if you have not seen it) . I was at the hobby shop yesterday and my 57 ford came in so I picked it up. I had a vision of what this car should be for a long time so I busted it out this morning and got to work. this thing had to have stance, a cool wheel/tire combo and lots of power while maintaing the look of a slick old ford. Its going to be black for sure. for power I had a 427 cammer sitting here so I think thats what its getting OR it may get a GT500 mill. what do you guys think? It may get a tan interior or red have not decided. tell me what you guys think? I had to cut the rear wheel wells for mini tubs which meant a new rear frame section. thats all mocked up and the ride hight is set. the frame and everything is under it at this point all mocked up so no surprises later. thats how I build, assemble it all then blow it apart for paint then rebuild it all. maybe thats why I only get a few builds done a yr.

enjoy

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The stance and wheels are right on. I myself think the SOHC is a better choice of motivation. The look you have so far reminds me of a Bobby Alloway cutom.

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That's pretty close to my vision of this beauty as well ! I say go with the cammer. Been following your '50 truck, if this looks anything like it, you got another winner !

Bart

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I dig it! :) Can't wait to tear into mine

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sits nice, I think it's perfect, wheels are all so very cool

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I like where this 57 is going.

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thanks guys! I will be keeping the 427 in it. the interior will be fairly stock but I will be using a few techniques I have used on other projects to make it pop. its going to be a tan based gut. body is prepped for primer now. I hope to have some color on soon then I will get going on the chassis while its setting up.

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I'm liking your vision. This bad boy is gonna rock. B)

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Love the stance and wheel choice.

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Perfect so far. Stance is dead on.

....... the frame and everything is under it at this point all mocked up so no surprises later. thats how I build, assemble it all then blow it apart for paint then rebuild it all. maybe thats why I only get a few builds done a yr.

The right way, just like building a real one. Saves a lot of grief in the end.

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Nice!

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I got the first primer coats on the body. it required very minimal cleanup. I got some filler on my rear frame section I had to make. I will have some pics of my progress once I get home from the rink

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Stance is perfect! Great looking car!

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nice job and yes mock up in modelcarbuilding is def. a must :) just like irl hehehe

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got mine need to start as soon as i finish up 2 wip builds

love the wheel /tires stance is right on

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Looks like it's off to a great start.

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I think the ease or difficulty of running the headers for the cammer are going to be your biggest hurdle. I like what I see so far. :)

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Headers are handled. Rear dump block huggers I had laying around. Have not much ground clearance for long tubes

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got some primer on it. still working on new rear end but its coming. started on the interior too. pics of that tonight

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few interior pics. saddle tan with a ford king ranch saddle leather look insert. it takes a while to make that look. Its kind of a distressed red/brown. I have used it on a few builds.

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door panel. still have foiling etc to do

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one more

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