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1925 dodge - DONE

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Looking good! you have a great eye for using what you have available to make this your own. The front slash apron is bang on.

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Like everyone else i keep waiting for updates with baited breath. This is a really outstanding piece of work...in a good way!

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On 1/15/2018 at 10:32 AM, Eric Macleod said:

Sure...Ford and Dodge were still pretty tight then so he may be willing to get off the Ford path in this one instance!

Actually, by 1925, there were absolutely no ties between Ford and Dodge:  In 1917,  Henry Ford bought out the Dodge Brothers's stock in Ford Motor Company (Ford had quit buying castings and forgings from the Dodge Brothers by about 1913-14 even), and by 1920 or so, both John and Horace Dodge had passed away, with their widows engaging a New York banking institution to manage Dodge Brothers (until 1928, when Walter Chrysler did a leveraged buyout of Dodge, adding that to his newly-organized Chrysler Corporation.

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I stand corrected.  I stand by the notion that both the Dodge Brothers and Henry Ford would have approved of Pats fine model.

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I believe the Dodge Brothers and Henry Ford was still close as he was a pall bearer at least for one of the brothers, if not both. They died pretty close together, but I can't remember who passed  first.

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FYI ,John F.Dodge, born 10/25/1864  died 1/14/1920

Horace E.Dodge,born 5/12/1868 died 12/10/1920

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Some really good craftsmanship going on with this build! 

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The '25 Dodge has a split windshield with both sections opening out from the bottom. I just made the division, using half round.

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Added woodgrain to the dash.

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20 minutes ago, mecklm said:

Cool woodgrain on the dash! Is that a decal?

Mike 

Yes. I trimmed around the dash after.

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Completed the dash.

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12 minutes ago, Foxer said:

Nice dash

Thanks Mike. I noticed the pledge raised the decal a bit. I wonder if decal set would help it?

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Nice day today so I hopped into the Mustang and drove 60 miles to visit the owner of the 1:1 and the shop it is being worked on. Didn't bargain on 25 of those miles being a construction site with 3 stops in 90 degree heat in a black vinyl interior convertible. :( Nevertheless it was an enjoyable ride. Body is ready to paint. Went to his home and checked the upholstery. Should be able to do that while I wait for the paint. He ordered a spray can for touch ups and will lend it to me for the model.

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The owner of the 1:1 came by today with the spray can. Laid down a couple of coats. It looks like it is base coat, will need clear. It is remarkably close to the color of my Chevy.

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Dry fitted the body to the chassis to make sure everything fits before giving it more clear.

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Made a steering column & support. Added the glass & fabric roof.

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My steering column support proved to be too low. Raised the wheel and installed the dash. Now I have to somehow darken the base of the windshield.

Added a molding to the edge of the fabric roof.

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Car is pretty well assembled. Only external accessories left to do.

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I agree. You hace done a really masterful job of removing the Ford from this and making it look like a real Dodge.  I especially like the treatment of the top. Can you tell us about that?

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On 8/28/2018 at 10:40 AM, Eric Macleod said:

I agree. You hace done a really masterful job of removing the Ford from this and making it look like a real Dodge.  I especially like the treatment of the top. Can you tell us about that?

Thank you Eric. The treatment of the top involves a very sophisticated method called black textured duct tape. The only thing wrong with it is I couldn't find the grain I was looking for.

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I FORGOT ABOUT THIS BUILD. EXCELLENT MODEL,  EXCELLENT MODELING SKILLS, EXCELLENT BUILDER. THANK YOU FOR THE

"HOW TO" ALONG THE WAY. THIS SHOULD INSPIRE  ALL MODEL BUILDERS  TO BUILD , GUYS. IF  IT ISN'T MADE, CONVERT IT YOURSELF! SEE HERE IT CAN BE DONE ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU PAT!!!! 

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Worked on the headlights and the spare tire.

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