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1959 Ford Skyliner from Western

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Chazy.R
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Hi guys,

The old model has many issues, but was work updating. I think the overkill backup lights and the rear chrome wheel well moldings were an issue for me. I am confident that many more of you will add yours too.

Having said that, I had 3 versions in various stages and put together a 3 tone up or down top for your review. I added other details, as well. Thanks for looking!

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4DB696BE F70E 484C 90D0 BE484CAB1368
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E942979D B52C 4D37 8934 54FFA5D18805
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19616C79 8CBE 4609 9EDE 75DA7CED4FA4
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Bob Jackman
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Looks great as a tri tone. Nice work.


   
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John Merritt
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That looks great. I love it with the black top.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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Moe Parr
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Beautiful color combo, nicely done, Chazy!

But as far as the subject matter...I don't know what it is about the '59 Ford that just rubs me the wrong way. A car I really dislike!

Barry Levittan
Long Island, NY


   
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Graeme Ogg
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All credit to Chazy for his brave efforts to improve this model. But as for the car itself, I have to agree with Moe. I always thought it had terribly boxy "biscuit tin" styling (OK, "cookie tin", if you insist) and the front and rear grille and bumpers looked like the crude tabbed-on brightwork on an old tinplate toy.

But it won a prestigious design award. Meanwhile the 1960 Ford, which to my eye was one of the smoothest and most stylish cars of the 60s, was dismissed as "not looking like a real Ford". So hey, what do I know about anything?

Graeme.M. Ogg
London U.K.


   
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John Kuvakas
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I actually like the '59 Ford. It was, to my eye, a refreshing break from the giant fins and over-chromed flanks that dominated the fifties. For me, it was the first of the fresh designs for the sixties. As far as the '60 Ford, I thought they managed to make an elegant-looking car that had enough Ford traits in its design to make it immediately identifiable. Admittedly, that may be because I was one of those young guys who kept his eyes glued to dealership windows and back lots each August, eager to get a hint at what was coming. So the first time I saw a '60 ford, it was in a back lot prep department at a Ford dealership.

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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Chazy.R
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Thanks to all for the comments.Regards, Chuck


   
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