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landman

1925 dodge - Body mods begin

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OK, I'm back after a few days at my daughter's babysitting the grandchildren while my daughter and son in law were away. The trunk is still a bit high and a bit long but it'll have to do. Skirted the bottom.

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The Model T rear fenders slope to the frame while the Dodge's appear straight down. Renshape to the rescue again.

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We're getting there.

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Was going to use the '27 T's seat but it has narrow pleats. The dodge's are wider. So I cut the sides of the Tall T seat and will use it.

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Now I don't know whether this was a wise move but I shaved off the small half round moldings and started adding some flatter wider ones being careful to leave a slight reveal around the window.

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I think I have it where I want it. Still looks a bit high but close enough.

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Your persistence and attention to detail are surely paying off with this build.Looking good .Please keep taking the extra time to take and post your progress photo and sharing them with us.

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Very Impressive work Pat!! I like old Dodges!! Looking forward to seeing more!!!

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This build just keeps getting better. I'm enjoying my seat here in the audience. 

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Fill, sand, fill, sand. Cutting the trunklid shutline. Starting to grow a lot of respect for the guys who build masters.

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4 hours ago, landman said:

Fill, sand, fill, sand. Cutting the trunklid shutline. Starting to grow a lot of respect for the guys who build masters.

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That's definitely taking on a shape closer to the real deal. Great work!

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Meanwhile, back in Hearst, work continues on the real thing. I'd say he's about where I am. :D

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Reduced a photograph of the dash. Will attempt to duplicate it.

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Did the same thing with the grille shell. Started modifying the Ford's hood and shell to turn then into a facsimile of the Dodge's. Had to widen the front of the hood. Flattened the top of the Ford shell. Wish me luck.

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Looking at the WIP body in comparison with the side profile of the real car behind it there seems to a little arch to the top of the 1:1 car's roof rather than the nearly flat top of the Ford roof.Maybe it's just the angle that your photo was taken at. Just offering a suggestion,great work and a very ambitious project.I am enjoying following this build.

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1 hour ago, misterNNL said:

Looking at the WIP body in comparison with the side profile of the real car behind it there seems to a little arch to the top of the 1:1 car's roof rather than the nearly flat top of the Ford roof.Maybe it's just the angle that your photo was taken at. Just offering a suggestion,great work and a very ambitious project.I am enjoying following this build.

I would have to agree. Also the character lines along the the rear window & edge of the roof need to be removed. I am just assuming these alterations have yet to be addressed.

This is a very fun, interesting &, dare I say, an exciting build to watch!;)

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7 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

I would have to agree. Also the character lines along the the rear window & edge of the roof need to be removed. I am just assuming these alterations have yet to be addressed.

This is a very fun, interesting &, dare I say, an exciting build to watch!;)

That is in the plan. 

 

9 hours ago, misterNNL said:

Looking at the WIP body in comparison with the side profile of the real car behind it there seems to a little arch to the top of the 1:1 car's roof rather than the nearly flat top of the Ford roof.Maybe it's just the angle that your photo was taken at. Just offering a suggestion,great work and a very ambitious project.I am enjoying following this build.

That, I hadn't noticed. I wonder it is is just the padding under the roof covering, I'll check that.

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Please share with us what you used for the detail in the radiator core. It is very realistic. I use brass screen myself but like what you're using much better.

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1 hour ago, misterNNL said:

Please share with us what you used for the detail in the radiator core. It is very realistic. I use brass screen myself but like what you're using much better.

I was planning to use the T's, visible in Friday's posting above. the brownish one is a photo I reduced to get the shape.

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Once the location of the fender assembly both for and aft and side to side has been set, I drilled and pegged them for an easy repeat.

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4 hours ago, misterNNL said:

Thanks....that's a cool (and a little sneaky).

Looking at Pat's use of a photo is a technique I hadn't thought of before.  Was just looking at lithophanes recently and it just occurred to me that if one wanted to reproduce that radiator with the distressed detail it can be relatively easy by 3D printing using the lithophane technique which allows you to go from a photo to a 3D printed object without scanning or computer modelling.  All you need is a 3D filament printer readily available for under $400 and free Cura software.

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I am not familiar with whatever lithoplanes is but for $ 400.00 I will use the photocopy method and save the other $ 399.00 for something else. Just my opinion of course,I tend to be old school...cheap and easy.

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