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#1 Joker

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:52 AM

Working on a couple of '48 Ford Convertibles for an online contest.

The first one is a 5 dollar gluebomb IMC and the second one is a Testors flatbox.

The Testors is a little further along than the IMC/Union Ford.

Did a little modification (snicker..hee hee) on the IMC/Union

by adding a Revell '48 Caddy grill..grill surround is homemade

also added the side trim because the original came with chrome

tape trim.Cut out the original rear axle and added a modern pumkin

rear end..motor is a 427 Ford. Molding on the fenders was done

with half round facing the body to make the transition easier.

Tail lights were removed ...bumper guard lites are in the works.

yada yada yada....

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narrowed rear spring and "new" pumpkin rear

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windshield glass removal....hahahaha

this styrene is so fraaagiiiiLeee..

broke it in three pieces ...

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one piece again..

peek at Revell '48 Caddy grill and custom grill surround.

Styrene added to the front cowl , fender joints and door openings.

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sanded down the glued upper grill and started the grill surround

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progress...

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buckets were glued in with a small space , left between the body and the rings,

to create a kind of extended frenched in look. this shot includes the added half round

side trim sanded down to flatten it a bit. also shows the chopped convertible top.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

looking good ;)



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

Rear end shot shows rounded trunk lines ..half round styrene on rear fender

removed  tail light housing and chopped top

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tattle tail primer work...hahaahaha you know it's true

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fix on boot cover..

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Early Corvette wheel covers with a little wash and some painted www's

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chromies and www

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

These are some WIP pixs of the Testors Ford.

Full fade aways are from the Revell '48 Ford

(Great kit BTW)

Glue is applied to the doors only and clamped on

with high tech hardware.

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door gap fixed ....front fender reveal extended to center of door.

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half round used to mold in fenders

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sill plate work

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trunk floor raised for chassis clearance...more on that later..

lid popped and sunken plate holder installed

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stepped chassis in rear..glued and pinned for strength

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

Front axle dropped and pinned

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one more crappy pix

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raised floor work..mechanical pencil drive shaft tunnel

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new home for stepped chassis

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

Original issue 1936 Ford full wheel covers (Thanks Bill/ACE)

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trunk show cans from Fujimi kit ...handles added

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paint...Dupli-Color burgundy maroon....ol' school

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rail road rub on letters

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

Two coats of paint and some color sanding

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

Great looking work. The lines on the fade-away fender car are really sweet.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

Thanks Bill...I had to eliminate/terminate the transition "hump".

Big THANKS for the Full Wheel Covers too.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

the Testors 48 looks very nice,,,,,,Barrish <_<



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:48 PM

I'm not in to this era car, but those both are HOT!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

Both are looking good ... and I love your "plastic lead" bodywork!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

James, those are some ambitious and very cool projects you've got going.  I haven't seen anyone working on one of those Testors multi-piece kits in a very long time.  You're doing a great job.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

Thanks y'all...

here's a link to the IMC Ford Convertible instruction page

from Drastic Plastic Fotki site(thanks Bob B.)...http://public.fotki....rd-convertible/


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

Brillant vision and outstanding bodywork James !!

Great stuff.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

James, I best see dese in Norfolk now ! Really nice stuff too.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

Very NICE work James!!  :D 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Very nice !! I got a bunch of them and think they are very worthwhile kits to build. IMHO Revell should have produced a stock height stock body coupe.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

There's nothing like Old School Customs. Very nice work.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:48 AM

Congrats, that is some ambitious projects.  I have started one of these mmmmm maybe 20 years ago.......still not done.   Great job great photo's.