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AMT 40 Ford Sedan Stock Car , first time building


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#21 CrazyGirl

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

oh that would be cool to go to but i work on Sundays , maybe the next one !



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:01 PM

i like the idea of the 34 kit chassic too . the wheels and tires would look right at home there, youi get the qucik change rear, but might have to work on the roll cage. I think your off to the.... races.......that was bad... :rolleyes:  



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Great start. I love your enthusiasm for this!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Looking awesome for a first build - and lots of detailed mods. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

When I tell my buddies that one of the model car geeks is a girl... they won't believe.it!     Nice job so far, going to keep an eye on this one.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

welcome Anne, you are doing a great job! so glad you decided to build the car you remember, this is a great hobby and every one here is very helpful, sounds like you plan to build a few more after this one, my wife is currently building her second model ;)



#27 Foxer

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:47 PM

i am posting pics wrong , so forgive me people , first let me say what a great bunch you all seem to be , very welcoming , so this is my plan , when i bought this 40 Ford i also bought a 34 Ford early modified  and i am going to use that chassis , i just need to make it about 1/2 inch longer , so i bought a bunch of styrene material of different sizes , and while i was at it i bought a few more models :lol:  this is a blast , this sure beats the heck out of my sewing club !!! and if the girls could see me now they would call the guys in the white coats !!!!!! so next will be to set up a cool work station and get all the goodies , CC is empty , so time to fill it up !! Shop till you drop , and that i have no problem with :P

 

You're just putting you photo in a separate post ... Just type what you want to say and add the photo link before you hit post.

 

Your car is looking fantastic .. the cutouts look just right! And, that's some smooth looking paint!

 

Now, about your sewing club ... we sew here too! This is a link to a build here where I sewed a bean bag chair to go in a build of my daughter's van. You'll see it about halfway down the page.  :)

 

I'm happy to have you aboard.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

keep the good work up we the model car hobby needs more girls  in the hobby its all good



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:41 AM

GREAT START!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:05 AM

thanks for the comments !!! ,, it will be a week or so before i can do much more , there are tons of things i bought and am waiting on , and tons more i need to get  ,,,, but one thing is bugging me  ( well a few , that i will bug you on later ) what is bugging me is a master brake cylinder, i think thats what it's called, where do i get one , or has anyone made one , i want to run brake lines and stuff oh and can a master brake cylinder be mounted inside the car ?? and not on the firewall 


Edited by CrazyGirl, 14 March 2013 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:14 AM

You can find them in various kits, but, sorry, I can't give you any specifics. It would be too much anyway to get a kit just for a master cylinder. This is something you could try your hand at scratch building as it's not real complicated to make one from a cylinder and bits and pieces. You seem to remember the car you're building vividly .. you remember how the master cylinder looked?



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

It can be mounted in the frame also I think that is where the stock 40 master cylinder is on the real car.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:09 AM

Someone may even have an extra to send you if you need a master cylinder.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:36 AM

I like the old AMT 40 Fords a lot.... I have many (some built & some still in the box!!)....great job on this one!!!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Quote: and while i was at it i bought a few more models :lol:  this is a blast , this sure beats the heck out of my sewing club !!! and if the girls could see me now they would call the guys in the white coats !!!!!!

 

You have the perfect sense of humor for this place! Welcome!

 

Your car looks great! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more and reading your comments!!! Thank you for the laugh! B)



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:10 AM

Got to looking last night, if you need a master cylinder pm me. I have a few extras and can send a photo of a few and you can have your pick.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

004_zps3d0a2a2b.jpgoh wow Thanks Doc Kerry ,, but i just so happens i had one in this other kit ,but thanks that was nice of you to offer !! ,, anyway i made some progress got the chassis stretched out , 3/8 of an inch ,, it made a huge difference and i have the stance i want that looks good i think ,, but i was so into doing the frame i forgot to take a pic of the stretch ,,, this is a lot more work than i expected , but i am glad actualy , it's a blast !!007_zps8872b16b.jpg


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

looks killer

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Not a problem Anne, just paying it forward from all that help me. Wow, that is looking awesome!!!! Love the cut out for the driver, looks period correct for the era. Gotta love the old dirt cars!!!!



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:15 AM

That looks just right on wheels!