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AMT's 39/40 Ford Sedan Custom


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#1 chuckinredneck

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:28 AM

here is my attempt at seriously customizing. I'm still working on the interior, chassis and finishing the engine. I molded in stacked headlights, chopped the roof(had to cut it into 7 pieces and add 6 plastic strips to get it to fit back together), and a section was taking from the hood to give it a sleaker look the hood and I gave it a "special" paint job. When I first started this model it was going to be a pro street so the chassis and the rear fenders were cut up then I changed my mind and went for the custom look so I took the chassis and the rear fenders from AMT's 40 Ford Coupe to correct my hack job. Now as you can see I'm trying to correct my hack job on the interior. In the last picture you can see the difference in the stock hood and the one I cut up. Hope you like.
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:20 AM

That looks fantastic, Chuck! You did a really fine job on that one.

What paint is it?

#3 MikeBoyle

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:12 AM

Thats a hard chop to pull off. Looks like you were successful!

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:41 AM

Thats a hard chop to pull off. Looks like you were successful!

Yeah that looks great

#5 chuckinredneck

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:18 PM

The special paint is flip flop paint over a redish color in stead of black. I joke about it 'cuase the instructions on the can say it should only be painted over the black they make for it. here is apicture that shows off the paint a bit better
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The roof took a lot of work to get it right

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:51 PM

I found the can of paint the name is Plasti-Kote's Kameleon copper to green paint. When you use this paint don't wet sand it wait till you put a couple of coats of clear on it or it will ruin the effect. I found out the hard way.
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On the engine I've got the fuel lines run from the fuel pump to the carbs.
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I also cut the fan belt off the pully assembly, then I rounded up the pullys and will be useing masking tape to make a new belt
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Posted 17 May 2006 - 12:54 PM

Great work Chuck. The paint looks awesome.

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 11:11 AM

now that I've finally stopped carveing up altenator brackets here is what I've got The first picture shows the bracket that I used as I was fitting it to hold the altenator . The second picture shows everything all painted and mounted, I'm not sure if I'm going to use this fan or not.
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:44 AM

Update on the 40. Tha fan wouldn't fit with the radiator in place so I'm going to use an electric fan on the front side of the radiator
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I finished cutting off the molded on exhaust pipe still have to clean it up a bit more. Put a coat of primer just to get an idea of just what needs work
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Been working on the interior. The seats are from AMT's 57 Ford Fairlane the rear seat had to be narrowed and fitted to the interior bucket. Ive got it pretty close to how I want it so it's almost read for some paint.
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I've painted the dash the base color for the body and painted the details. There will be a tach mounted on the steering column slightly right of center. Still have to find a steering wheel and shifter that I want to use.
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Here is the moch up of the interior at this point
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Thanks for checking it out
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:58 AM

Here are some pictures of the almost finished interior.
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Only problem is after all this work you cann't see much of it when the body and the interior are put together
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:55 AM

awesome color. always liked the chameleon colors.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 03:50 PM

Great build, super paint! I love it. But where did the skull shift knob come from? I'd like to get ahold of a few of those...they'd match the 1:1 shifter and brodie knob I have in my 64 C10:

http://www.chevyasyl...0/64c10_03.html

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 03:24 PM

the skull shift knob came from the hot wheels car in the picture

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 12:37 AM

I worked on my sedan's interior and thought I was going to tell you it was done, but after talking with a friend of mine I'm going to make a simple change.
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I'm going to make the shifter longer and turn the skull around so that it can be seen through the windshield. On the body I've done final polishing and put a coat of wax on it. The finish came out so good I'm almost affraid to do the BMF around the windsheild
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I've been trying to find something other than the kit suspension to use on this build but everything I've tried leaves it setting higher, which I don't want. At this point I'm going to work with the kit's part to make them better, I was able to get the ride to set a bit lower. More in the back than the front
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I've still have a good bit of work to do on the suspension I'm going to add shocks front and rear and put a tie rod on the front plus I'll be adding some brake detail
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 12:43 AM

On the last post I messed up the two pictures that shows the differences in the ride. The first picture is actually the after picture. Sorry about that
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:23 AM

After talking with a friend I took and changed the shifter around so that the skull could look out the windsheild and smile at all the cars going by. I also took and blackwashed it to bring out the detail
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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:48 AM

Nice custom work, Beautiful paint. If you're going to raise the skull shift, give it a tan/brown wash to bring out the detail.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:52 AM

I pulled this model off the WIP shelf to get "r" done. I was able to cut the kits glass to fit the chopped roof. Next I'm working on finishing the trunk and then I'll do the chassis

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:45 PM

I can hardly see the skull..do you have bigger pics ? :P :lol: :lol:

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:17 AM

Lookin Good