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Projects My '54 customline " THE POISON"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by greaser 35, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Peanut 1959
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    One of the most common (and not-too-difficult) custom car mods.

    I believe most people use the severed piece of the hood as the new filler piece on the body. Then, it's just a matter of making templates for the metal strips that will finish off the raw edges.

    If it was me, I'd try to make the filler piece out of a piece of "L" channel so there would be a finished return edge. You could use a shrinker/stretcher to get the curvature right.
     
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  2. greaser 35
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    I love the Mat Egan paint work on this '54 Ford & I would like the same paint in my '54 customline but on green color !What do you think after the photoshop by themoose ???[​IMG]

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  3. Peanut 1959
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    I LOVE it! Especially the top one with the full roof and pillars in green.
     
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  4. 54vicky
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    I think doing that would be like putting graffiti on the mona lisa.what you have now look very good.it is up to you as it is your car
     
  5. greaser 35
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    Another pic with my original Ford side trim,I'm prefer !![​IMG]
     
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  6. Peanut 1959
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    I like it, too!
     
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  7. Atomic Kustom
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    I like that with the side trim, but leave the scallops off (too much of a 80's-90's look) and stick to just the panel painting!! It would look like Larry Watson himself had done it!!!!!
     
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  8. greaser 35
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  11. 6sally6
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    Had a 54(1st car) when I was in high school. Color was...........wait for it......metallic hunter green!!
    Lotsa fun in that little car.
    Yours is cleaner!! Nice
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  13. sololobo
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    What a great looking ride. Very proud of your , build at home in my garage, work. Congrats brother.
     
  14. Just read the whole thread, Greaser 35. Great read and great work. I'm starting to customize my 54 Four door also!
     
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  15. greaser 35
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    Just to see where I’m going!!!
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  16. greaser 35
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    It's not definitive !!!!!!!
     
  17. Sorry but I would vote no on the scallops. I think your car looks perfect the way it is. Sometimes adding more to a car just takes away from it.
    If you do, I would say you need to rework the trunk area. I think the lines should flow with the body and the radius should match the trunk radius.


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  18. 54vicky
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    mona lisa wants her canvas back
     
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  20. Roothawg
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    I enjoyed this thread. We are building our first custom, a 55 Customline. A lot to learn. I like where you are going.
     
  21. greaser 35
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    Not for the moment Mo!!
    I hope to start sanding the body next week! :cool:
     
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  22. oliver westlund
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    i have a 54 4 door customline, was my first car im highschool. i always dreamed of having my roof that color! i wanted the body black with green metal flake, that combined with the top color always struck me right
     
  23. greaser 35
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    Let's GO !!!

    I start the disassembly!!!
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  24. greaser 35
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    It moves forward the dismantling!!!
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    Next,the sanding !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  25. greaser 35
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    After noon sanding!
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  26. greaser 35
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    Sanding is finished !!!
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    taken by my wife !!
     
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  27. greaser 35
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    How about a rounding of the hood ?????
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  28. Peanut 1959
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    I think it would look terrific!
     
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  30. greaser 35
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    Yesterday I molded the lips of my Ford ;) & today I cut the hood for the rounding !!!
     
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