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Chopped '38 Ford pickup: More cab mods, April 20, '13


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#41 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

After raising the roofline to match the '38 cab, the windshield gets opened up...

 

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then the rear window gets chopped to look right with the new roofline and the opening is modified to fit it...

 

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...and the chopped window is installed in the cab rear.

 

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

Really cool project!

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

Looking good. Are you going to correct the mold lines down the side of the cab for the 38 look? 

 

I too need to make a true 38 and was thinking of sanding off the 37 rib lines and adding 1/2 round styrene to make the three ribs.  Not sure is the cab is thick enough.

 

Yes, it will be corrected but I'm sneaking up on it. The stepped reveal around the side windows will get filled first, and then I'll see just where the ribs have to go. I was thinking of the same thing you mentioned, but probably filling the cab sides before adding the 1/2 round. It's some fiddly work.

 

I really think the guy who built this 1:1 got it about perfect, proportion-wise. Not having the real one to measure has put me in the position of having to build what I think is right, photograph it and look a the results, and then modify things as necessary to dial it in. I've adjusted the top-chop 3 times so far. If I were to do this build again, I'd probably start with a '37 car cowl, firewall, doors, forward roof and windshield.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 21 April 2013 - 03:31 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

Nice Work Bill!

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

nice indeed !!!!!!!



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

Very nice work!



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks Bill, I'll keep an eye on it.  I may have some detailed photos of the 38 ribs if you need them.