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1950 Ford Shoebox (Finished)


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#1 V-LOW

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:09 AM

This is my latest project. It's a AMT 1950 Ford Convertible kit. I want to convert it in to a hard top 2 door sedan and try to make it original or mild custom. Here are some pics of the roof:

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Edited by V-LOW, 25 January 2012 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:30 AM

Looking good. Where are you getting the roof from?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:37 AM

It's the soft top from the kit.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

Wow, sanded smooth. I get it, it would have never dawned on me to do that. No wonder it's a perfect fit. Very cool.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

At one time this kit had a hardtop in stock and chopped top. Looks nice, I looking to see how this turns out.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

looking good.
nice work.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:56 AM

I like the idea of doing a Tudor sedan- you never see that body style in scale.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

Neat idea!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:47 AM

The roof is finished and the silver base coat is already applied. The color for this model is going to be a dark metallic blue (Tamiya TS-51). This is almost the same as the factory color Sheridan Blue. Here are some pictures of the roof:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

In this update you see the first color layer (clear coat is coming soon). The interior and engine are finished. I've messed up the front seat a bit, but I've fixed it with some scale brochures of Ford. Here are some pictures:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

Beautiful color, details, it's all coming together super nice. Thanks for the TGIF eye candy!

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

WOW is Right......Beautiful Color...and EXCELLENT Workmanship

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

Today, I'm working on the last pieces,like the chrome trim lines with bare metal foil and the rear windows of the car. Here are some pics of the installed engine and the wheels:

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

I'm loving every step on this one. Great job.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:25 AM

WOW!
I really like it and the color!
Awesome detail on the engine!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:51 AM

Yes!! the Ford Shoebox is finished. All the trims covered in bare metal foil, lights and chrome installed. So now it's the time for the result:

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:25 AM

WOW!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

wow indeed! you did an amazing job on this one sir

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

Beautiful and excellent photo skills!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

EXCELLENT!!!