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Posted By: Clifford Read
Posted On: Monday March 12, 2018 at 5:49 AM
(PICS) '55 Ford 'Semi-Custom from a stock derelict DM parts car
I'd picked up a cheap 1/24 Ford parts car to complete another project, but I felt kinda sorry for the remaining hulk now sitting in my parts bin. I figured that if I constructed a Semi-Custom (definition: more radical than a mild custom but not chopped, channeled, or sectioned) I wouldn't need the now missing parts, and I could save the poor car from its present fate.
The project took a lot longer than I expected but, heck, this is winter and I needed a project to keep me busy, It now uses a detailed Cadillac motor, modified from a basic Revell parts pack and I've formed a complete new rear design as well as a custom grille area. The new side trim is fine jewelry wire, the hood has an indented scoop, headlights are 'frenched', and I fabricated a custom 'west coast style' Carson top from Renshape. There are handmade custom details throughout, including polished aluminum battery box, custom air filter (Renshape and brass mesh), brass radiator, and molded in side lake pipes, etc.
The suspension is lowered and the wheels are Pegasus on AMT wide-white tires from a parts pack.
Paint is custom mixed basecoat/ clearcoat, and the interior is white roll-n-pleat with white felt carpet.

The '55 Ford together with two of my previous customs

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(PICS) '55 Ford 'Semi-Custom from a stock derelict DM parts car by Clifford Read #52739
Cliff, your work always has me drooling. Absolutely amazing. (EOM) by Gene Mills #52739.1
Incredible. (EOM) by Billy Collins #52739.2
Awesome cars!! You are a true artisan! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #52739.3
Love your work! (EOM) by Frank Kocour #52739.4
Really spectacular work. I wish I had your talent. Thanks for sharing! (EOM) by John Napoli #52739.5
Awesome. It puts the mints' customs to shame. What a creative way to resurrect a diecast. (EOM) by Tom Weinberg #52739.6
WOW (EOM) by John Munro #52739.7
and a big +1 (EOM) by Duncan Pohl #52739.7.1
A bigger W O W ... and an even bigger + 2 .... What talent !!! (EOM) by Dennis Mong #52739.7.1.1
Your vision and skill to carry it out are superb. (EOM) by Michael Rodriguez #52739.8
Fantastic work! (EOM) by Jerry Gorsuch #52739.9

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