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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Centurion9, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. 54delray
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    I'm humbled, I was confused by the wrong end. I thought DeSoto with Chrysler fins/lights. As you describe, it's the other way around. TOOO NEAT. The hood is a work of art.
     
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  2. 50Fraud
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  3. That '56 Sport Sedan is so cool.
     
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  4. Love this Ford...can’t think of a better summer cruiser... 31F564FE-3E4C-4EFF-A48F-55B8E783E996.jpeg 7FD97194-FEE8-45B5-91B3-2217EEC6D11B.jpeg F32BAC6B-3F78-4B0F-A84A-79432649E3EC.jpeg
     
  5. 54delray
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    Pretty cool evening cruiser (at least in the Midwest for a convertible). Grill fitment could use some adjustment as well as finishing off the trim on the surround. Thanks for posting.
     
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  6. Yeah and some caps out back...but damn...she’s a beaut
     
  7. greaser 35
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    Yes a beauty!!!!!
     
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  8. 'Mo
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    Novel tail light treatment ('51 Ford?), on this paneled Edsel wagon.

    (Photo: Ron McKitrick Imagery)
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    Perfect ride for the soccer mom!

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  9. Peanut 1959
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    I believe those are '61 Buick taillights. s-l400.jpeg
     
  10. 'Mo
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    You may be right, Peanut 1959. That was my first thought, too.
    But they don't appear to be ribbed. (It's hard to tell, at that resolution.)

    1951 Ford lens...
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  11. Peanut 1959
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    Thanks to the good folks over at the "Customized and non-original Edsels Worldwide" group on Facebook, I was able to confirm that the lenses are, in fact, '61 Buick. But they're the simpler ones from an Electra, not the more sculpted LeSabre lenses.

    Personally, I would have tried to retain the hooded Buick taillight housings, but I give props to the builder for straying from the beaten path, nonetheless. 20190604_222033.jpeg FB_IMG_1559704760406.jpeg FB_IMG_1559704745973.jpeg 20190604_222346.jpeg FB_IMG_1559703558359.jpeg
     
  12. 'Mo
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    Good detective work, Peanut 1959. Thanks!
     
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  13. 59FORD
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    IMG_0842.JPG IMG_0936.JPG IMG_0950.jpg
     
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  15. straykatkustoms
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  16. Peanut 1959
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    I love unique taillight treatments! Anybody have an idea what those taillight and backup light lenses are from? Or are they homemade?
     
  17. 59FORD
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  19. 'Mo
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    According to Kustomrama, the taillight lenses themselves originated in a '54 Mercury.
    (Note ribs at the base.)

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  20. Peanut 1959
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    Thank you so much for that information! What a great application of those lenses.
     
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  21. 'Mo
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    OT (not mild).
    Just for contrast...

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  22. 'Mo
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    Nicely decked...

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    Frame-off resto, stock motor, dual Smitty's.

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  23. Crazy bout a Mercury... 2772557F-C1DD-48CB-A048-C5E4C4605433.jpeg DB9AE014-BDF9-4C37-A5B9-44294328E40E.jpeg
     
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  24. I’d say lower it another 2-3 inches in the back. You’ll have the stance nailed and won’t need hubcaps back there.


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  25. Also a good call...
     
  26. The Elco was at NPD the other day....nice parts hauler! 78238994-4C43-449E-9664-14E9AEDCF8BA.jpeg BD37D022-0C4C-4DB2-98EB-A0BADB0FE3DA.jpeg 31D203F2-31B0-46B8-86E3-1636A0FA0A8D.jpeg CCBE8749-98FD-4505-B016-9F27CFE7E21E.jpeg EA927441-FC93-4615-91F8-3D19E060A05D.jpeg
     

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