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1940 Ford Coupe


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#1 patrol52

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 12:53 PM

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You may recognize the design of this car from a hotwheels car released a few years ago. I built this from at least 3 models for one of my 4-H fair projects. I ended up cutting the doors and trunk out of this one, and cutting around the doors and trunk on another with a dremel tool. I bought a third 40 Ford for the rear suspension and graphics. I grafted the front suspension from a 34 Ford streetrod kit. I hate to say it, but the engine is a SBC, but it isn't a 350, it's a 327 from an Impala. I used welding wire for the hinges and plastic sheet to hold both ends of the hinge. I also had to fabricate all the inside parts, since the door panels did not match the profile of the door, and the trunk didn't have anything inside. It is painted Viper Red enamel with a HVLP gravity fed spray gun. I painted all the gold-ish colored parts with lacquer touch up paint, again with the spray gun.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

Very nice clean build ! Great job opening the doors and trunk. I've been building for years and have yet to open up panels like that ! Beautiful Ford !