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#1 slownlow

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

Guess it's time to post this WIP in full. It's a 41 Plymouth I started last winter and with all the hype with the 48 Ford fade I thought I'de try something a little different. I started out with a 3"+ chop.
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Then on to the fade. I built the base up with styrene square rods then over coated with bondo then recreated the fender side flares with .010" styrene. What i learned is don't mix your medias so much as the different products sand differently. I'll recreate those iconic speed lines coming off the back of the wheel radiuses once I'm happy with the final sanding and panel lines.
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As i worked on it I began to dislike the bulky feel of the rear fenders and trunk so I did a pie section to help ease the look.
This shows the darkened areas to be removed with a "hinge" scribe up and across the top of the trunk.
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and the result
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I also learned don't add the rain gutter till your happy with the panel lines, large pain in the tuckus.
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Here's the engine. I had to make the exhaust headers as the kit had something more appropriate for a gasser.
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This is the interior. Next time I'll do the door tuck and roll in a smaller profile than the seats. I haven't shot the body but the color is Model Master's "Deep Pearlescent Purple" with black added. The dash is that color but in the pic it just looks dark.
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Here's hoping I get er done before turkey day.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:25 AM

this is wayyyyyy cool.

#3 Rob Z

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I'm diggin' this... Completely changes the look and feel of the original Plymouth... Awesome!!!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:42 AM

Those Plymouth's make a really nice alternative Hot Rod to the more common '40 Ford. This one is owned by a guy I deer hunt with. It's a '40 Plymouth with a Dodge 318 ci and a late model Chrysler LHS seats.Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:52 AM

Cool Plymouth! Pretty much body modifications, but you did awesome job! It looks great to me, the front fenders continue very smoothly all the way back. B) Very cool one, I will keep watching.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

Very nice work on the body. Going to be a cool model when done.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Very cool! Love the work you put into this!

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

I really like the new lines you made and will continue watching your progress.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

That pie section on the rear fenders really pulled it together. You've got a great eye!

#10 slownlow

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

Andy, back in the day I had a 4 door sedan. Ya suicide doors, One enhanced evening I almost lost a buddy but for the quick reaction of another friend. That was one of the most comfortable cars I ever had. You felt like you were sitting in a couch plus a throttle knob so it was sort of cruise control.

#11 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:21 PM

That is looking so good. Can't wait to see it with paint on it.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

DANG that's gunna be KOOL!!!! Looking great so far :D :D :D

#13 Albie D

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Wow, you really got my attention. Great mods that look totally natural and flow perfectly. Subscribed.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

Got my attention, too. Love old mopars and you're headed in a good direction here.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

I like the way this one is going, plenty of attitude! B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

I'm enjoying this build. Can you give us a brief explanation of the chop? Maybe show us where you cut?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

Great body work Bob.
Subtle pie slice and body lines.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

You've got some really sweet lines going there.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

i really like the body mods you did, they look great.

nice work!
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Rob, there are several techniques for chopping tops. The type of chop that works for me on late 30's to late 40's kind of looks like this.Posted Image


The A and B pillars are cut removing the amount of chop desired the C pillar is removed till the slope of the rear window section is determined. You can see that when the A pillar is cut the roof must move forward to reattach the pillars. This determines how much gap needs to be filled in the roof if you wish to keep the roof level. A "gentleman's chop" lowers the roof more in front than in back so more would be added across the back. As with all things there are a bunch of ways to accomplish the same result. Some guys will notch the back bottom of the A pillar allowing the windshield to slope back too. Different roof styles also require different techniques. I learned this style from Mark Gustavson"s book "Custom Car Modeling". Hope this wasn't too confusing. The main thing is just to go for it. If you keep your vision clear the roof will tell you what it wants.