1959 Fairlane 500 [Finished]

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1959 Fairlane 500 [Finished]

Postby dge467 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:43 pm

I have had this old 1/32 Gunzie Sangyo kit for some time and figured I would do something with it.I am mounting it to a old Carrera T- Bird chassis. I had to move the front axle forward to make it fit the wheelbase. I may change the motor and wheels. I have only two of the white wall tires. I painted the body two tone dark red and white. It will have the roof in the up position.A tray type of interior will be made by cutting down the kit interior.

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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby munter » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:48 am

where is the "like" button?
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:53 am

You just hit it :)

Great choice sir, what a classic.
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby btaylor » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am

Great looking car! two-tone Fords are sweet.

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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby chappy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:39 am

Beautiful crisp lines on that paint job.
And the old girl herself is a classic beauty.
Nice choice and great build going on.
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby BARC 1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am

Nice job on a classic subject car. I want to see more
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:48 am

The '57 and the '59 were really nice looking cars. The best operating roof was the '59, and then they stopped making the Skyliner. I had the '58, which was butt ugly by comparison and I had to park on a hill to make the roof work. We stuffed an old Y-block into it, but that was the only modification. Red over black two-tone with a gold foil stripe down the side, black top, and a pink and gray mohair interior. That's the way it was made... I told you it was ugly.
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:50 pm

I want this car in my Sportsman line up too.
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby Dundee Denny » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:05 pm

This and the 59 Impala Gunzie kit is my favorite of favorites!!

Always into the two-tone, and never thought of red & white GREAT choice here.

Thanks for sharing!!!

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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500

Postby dge467 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks guys! Denny, the one's you built are cool!

I chrome foiled the trim tonight, added the glass,and glued the roof on. Interior next.

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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500 [Update 2/5]

Postby vins123 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:06 pm

wonderful work Jeff
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500 [Update 2/5]

Postby Broman62 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Very nice looking ride ya built there!!! Love the color scheme!! That chrome makes it pop!!
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500 [Update 2/5]

Postby BARC 1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:29 pm

Looking good
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500 [Update 2/5]

Postby TuscoTodd » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:23 am

That is looking GREAT!
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Re: 1959 Fairlane 500 [Update 2/5]

Postby dge467 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanks guys! I got the interior finished up. Nothing too fancy, but it looks the part.

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