Stock Beauty...1960 Ford Starliner

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    My second entry for the LUGNuts I Wannabe Like You challenge honors Ralph Savelsberg and his no nonsense approach to vehicle building. This 1960 Ford Starliner is surely something Ralph would build, but it also combines my own scale and style with his clean and sensible aesthetic. In order to build like Ralph, I had to think like Ralph. This involved nixing my usual hod rod research material in favor of original ads from 1960. Resisting my urges to drop the suspension, chop the roof, outsize the engine and give the whole thing an obnoxious flaming paint job, I instead went purely factory equipped...or “bog standard” as Ralph would say. This enabled me to build in a color I wouldn’t normally think about...clean white with a demure gray interior, a color option straight from the 1960 Ford factory line. This model includes my first ever brick built steering wheel, detailed engine and interior, fully functioning hood and trunk (or bonnet and boot in Ralph’s world) and building like Ralph has helped me learn new ways to open side doors. The end result is a stunning factory standard model I call Stock Beauty. Ralph, learning from you has been an honor. In doing so, I’ve glimpsed into the past and gained new insight on tricky build techniques and the subtle beauty of “bog standard”. Thanks, my friend!

    r a p h y, Dohoon Kim, +DemonHunter+, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. r a p h y 81 months ago | reply

      Looks kinda like a Fairlane....?

    2. hatgurl 81 months ago | reply

      I love cars from this era you did a great job capturing it!

    3. atomic dolphin [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

      i would swoosh this baby.

    4. francesg29 81 months ago | reply

      i'm all over this one! saweeeeeeeeeet, lino!

    5. />ylan/>. 81 months ago | reply

      Stunning! I love Starliners!

    6. Yupa-sama 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Blogged by The Brothers Brick, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Ryan Rubino 81 months ago | reply

      Really nice. I like the raised striping and the detailed interior great to see window cranks.

    8. Lino M 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone. This was lots of fun to do. Yupa-sama, I added to the group. Thanks for blogging me, my man. It really means a lot.

    9. bricksonwheels 81 months ago | reply

      Amazing Lino! Just saw it now, and grats on the Brothers Brick blog! I really love the detail!

    10. denis_lebedevore 77 months ago | reply

      That is awesome!

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