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1925 dodge - Body mods begin

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Has the 1925 Dodge ever been kitted or in diecast. I couldn't find any on the internet, which isn't a good sign. (I think I found enough info to attempt to build one, so I asked Michael to move it here as a project)

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Any suggestions as to what I could use to replicate this, other than a total scratchbuild?

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Any suggestions as to what I could use to replicate this, other than a total scratchbuild?

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I'm afraid you are in for a total scratchbuild here, as that Dodge shares nothing more than perhaps tires,  with any model car kit I've ever seen.

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Correct.  That's just about the only pre-1930's Dodge of any style that I can remember!

Art

 

And how many other pre-war Dodge models do you know of?

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Any suggestions as to what I could use to replicate this, other than a total scratchbuild?

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Not sure what your modelling skills are, because this would be a very involved project, but I'd start with a 28-29 Ford A and a '27 Ford T coupe for the body.

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The Fruitwagon kit supposedly has an unchopped coupe body. Can anyone confirm. Like Junkman says above, it would be a good starting point.

 

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Maybe the Beverly Hillbillies truck or the 1928  Lincoln as a starting point for the chassis?for the chassis?

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The Fruitwagon kit supposedly has an unchopped coupe body. Can anyone confirm. Like Junkman says above, it would be a good starting point.

 

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The Fruit Wagon builds as a roadster or pickup...

http://www.modelroundup.com/product-p/amt-r2-869.htm

 

The 'Tall T' kit has the unchopped 2dr roof.

http://www.modelroundup.com/product-p/amt-r2-670.htm

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The MPC/AMT Lincoln chassis.  The engine is different, and the frame will need to be shortened, but the frame and axles look they're about the right shape.

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The MPC/AMT Lincoln chassis.  The engine is different, and the frame will need to be shortened, but the frame and axles look they're about the right shape.

 

You are right, Richard. it seems to be very similar.

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T for Two - '25 Ford coupe hot rod - Lindberg - 1/25 scale might be a basic starting shape for the body since it's un-chopped

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You're on the right track zeroing in on the ANT '25 Ford tall top coupe as a starting point for the the main body's upper rear corners. I have based several kit bashed bodies on those panels. I would also suggest that you have photocopies made of those direct side,rear and front photos and have those printed in 1/25 scale. Having done that everything in those images will be in scale and you can measure and cut panels to the exact size and shape you need.

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This is very interesting.  You might consider the Lincoln Roadster variant as it might also help you with the lower portion of tne body in addition to the chassis. I will be watching your progress with interest. 

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