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1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:03:27 am »
What if Ford had continued with the vertical Edsel grille design on 1960?
If they had, and if one had been mildly customised then it might look something like this.





I've grafted the grille and centre bonnet section from an AMT '58 Edsel onto an AMT '60 Ford Starliner.
I also trimmed down the body work and shaved the scripts and trim.
Front bumper is cut down Ford.  Rear is Edsel.  Rear lights are The Parts Box '59 Caddy lights in aluminium bezels.
Edsel headlights behind scratchbuilt tube grilles.
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 03:47:58 am »
Now that's different!

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 04:01:45 am »
Looks good.

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 05:01:15 am »
That is SUPERB Fred.  :thumbsup: :bow:

The concept is excellent, and if the earlier Edsels had sold better I can imagine that's just how a '60 would look, using the major parts of the shell from the 'Straight Ford' production line.

But the detail work is the BUSINESS! Your grafting of the grille and stuff is flawless, not to mention the green/green colour scheme. I'm overawed.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 07:43:28 am »
Nice :thumbsup: :wub: :thumbsup:
Green and Flames  :o
and Edsel  :cheers:
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2015, 07:59:07 am »
Now that is nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2015, 08:28:44 am »
Now that is the business. You have caught the majority of the Edsel 'taste' with the side trim. nose and taillights. The mild custom touches are perfect. Bravo! The 1960 Edsel Dreamcruiser lives. :bow: :bow:
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015, 09:31:05 am »
Didn't Ford come up with an Edsel concept car not all that long ago? Bells are ringing somewhere...........
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2015, 09:40:21 am »
Very nice. Would certainly turn a few heads, and have others scratching theirs ! Love the colour combo. Love that look. The desrt scene looks like somat out of the series Breaking Bad. I can see a few Mexican bad guys driving it  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 01:36:15 pm »
Didn't Ford come up with an Edsel concept car not all that long ago? Bells are ringing somewhere...........

Kit,

you're probably thinking of this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/3078675883/in/photostream/

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2015, 02:07:37 pm »
I certainly was Martin, thanks very much. Well remembered.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 02:25:01 pm »
Didn't Ford come up with an Edsel concept car not all that long ago? Bells are ringing somewhere...........

Kit,

you're probably thinking of this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unclegal/3078675883/in/photostream/

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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 06:03:36 pm »
Thanks folks.
The "desert scene" was the first patch of sunlight I saw outside my shed.  It's the top of the bund wall that prevents the pond from filling the shed when it rains hard.  It works well though so it'll be used again.
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 02:12:00 am »
Fred... A super sweet ride and the mods are so subtle they look like they was always there .. just the way its meant to be ,, nice mate ...really nice  <_< 
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Re: 1960 Edsel Starcruiser
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 02:40:30 am »
Thanks mate.
Fred

Let's make Victoria great again.

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