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'50 Ford- Photoshop to the body shop- done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CRFyou, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89


    Hey guys...

    a while back I posted in the Photoshop thread. i wanted to take my 1950 ford club coupe away from the "style" the previous owner gave it. it was mega lousy looking and was trying too hard.

    i started with this.. note the flat black and red wheels...



    thought this jeep color would look cool.


    you guys photoshopped it to a point where i knew it would work. now here's the car after paint. it's curing for a few days before the moulding, handles, and bumpers get put back on. i still have a ways to go. hubcaps are at UPS waiting for me tonight.

    the body shop manager told me he thought, "what the eff?!" when i picked out the color. we both like it now. they did an awesome job. not a spot of orange peel or any blemishes.

    on to Lazy Boy interior next.




  2. big*b
    Joined: Feb 17, 2008
    Posts: 20


    color looks great on it!
  3. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    wow looks great! love the color!

  4. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 883

    Paul B

    i like the color. there was a 58 ford looked similar where i worked as a kid
  5. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89


    thanks guys!

    am i crazy to think that my interior should be 2-tone, off white/burnt orange?

    i'm thinking that could work here.
  6. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,919


    That color is bitchin'! Nice!
  7. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89


    Here's my car as it sits now...

    Yesterday, I installed a disc brake conversion kit. And the car stops AMAZING now. One of my better investments on the car.



    Lowered 3". Used the famous 1990 Aerostar spring method up front. Custom leafs in the back.




    One of my wife, before I got the headliner in...


    Got a smaller '40 Ford steering wheel from Limeworks. Great quality. Got working gauges from a '50 Woody installed.




    Had the interior made at my local Long Beach upholsterer. He custom made the carpet as well.



    Next up is a new rear-end to get my non-overdrive car up to highway speeds proper.
  8. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    WAAY COOL :)

  9. Excellent look! Extra points awarded for use of side chrome also. Very nice car.
  10. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,784


    Looks great,especially the passenger door window trim.. what a cutie

    Only thing I'd change are the bumpers
  11. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 526


    Nice man, where did you go for upholstery in Long Beach.
    I live a few cities a way, hope to see it soon.
  12. 226 flattie
    Joined: Jan 6, 2009
    Posts: 307

    226 flattie
    from orange,ca

  13. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,125


    Usually I'd agree with Williebill about the bumpers, but they kinda work nicely with the hubcaps on this car. I like it.

    Post up the Photoshop pic that was done, and let us know who did it. Car looks great, sometimes a visual is all it takes to make the right decision.
  14. I agree, the bumpers tie in with the ripple caps. Looking good.
  15. Looking damn nice, bodywork, paint, interior, girlfriend, score 100 !
  16. Jmasseur
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 7

    from nh

    Looks fantastic,, not the same old colors everyone uses.. And I agreeee, great window trim on the passenger side!! Now some air bags to drop that baby to the ground!
  17. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,189

    from Burton, MI

    Looks great! I love that color.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    All round great looking car - what size are the tires and from who?
  19. That makes a great one for the before and after thread, looks right
  20. CRFyou
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 89


    Thanks guys!!!! It means a lot!

    Thanks man!

    The Briz bumpers were cheaper than re-chroming the stock bumpers that were in haggard condish. It was easy, so I rolled with it.

    JC's Fine Upholstery
    1501 W. Cowles St.
    Long Beach, Ca 90813
    Phone: 562-436-8681

    This is the quick photoshop...

    Hahaha! The tires are rubbing when I turn already!

    Coker tires. H-78 R 15
  21. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,211


    Those club coupes are sweet. Very nice job all around and a bonus with the fox girlfriend. Enjoy! ~sololobo~
  22. SloppyEggs
    Joined: Jan 10, 2012
    Posts: 197


    Very nice, and that color rocks!
  23. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680


    i would have agreed with your body shop at first look at that paint but gotta say, it works really well and it's different! also like the ribbed bumpers with the ripple discs. very nice clean, smooth, classy custom. well done.
  24. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    Nice ride . Somehow that color works well ... like it was meant to be on there !
  25. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    WOW, love the color!
  26. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    Excellent outcome! And I thought I was the only one on the planet who didn't like Briz bumpers... but they do work well with the ripple caps.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
  27. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    Like I told you already this is my favorite 50 ford.. Great job!
  28. You nailed it! You are a man that has it all!
  29. studeboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 539


    I went from WTF to WOW in 2 pics. The car looks good and then you add the chrome and it goes to amazing. Hard to believe it was that black car in the first few pics.

    Could you give some info on the brake package.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

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