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mr moto

'40 Ford coupe with just a touch of Winfield - more photos

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This is AMT's venerable '40 coupe (first issued 1960) but built from the recent Round 2 release. It's not much changed from the original. I plan to post some more photos and text later but the short story is that this is my first attempt at doing the "Winfield fade" type paint job.

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Thanks for all the great comments, guys! As promised, here are some additional photos. The engine is the 389 Pontiac from the AMT '36 Ford with the Latham blower setup from the '25 T kit. I used the Pontiac engine because I liked the side pipes from the "36 Ford and the headers on that engine were made to tie into them.

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The front fender coves were made by cutting identical pieces out of each front fender and swapping them from one side to the other. Then I used some half round Evergreen plastic to make the beads. The kit came with a nice set of Keystone mags but I decided to use Cragars that were left over from a '40 Ford sedan kit.

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The interior has '62 T-Bird buckets and the dash is updated with round instruments using a gauge cluster that came in the kit. A dash mounted tach was pretty common back in the day.

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Thanks again, everybody!

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Edited by mr moto

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I love this , the fade is great! The tail lights and the green around the antenna are great touches! 

Edited by freshawk

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Whoa, yeah! That's my kinda model car!

I love the fade paint, tunneled taillights and antennae, mags and pinstripe whitewalls. The nerf bars, scoops, and side pipes are killer too.

I'd love to see more of these kinds of builds on the forum :)

//Just noticed you put a cove behind the front wheel arch too. Awesome! Just like Car Model magazine depicted in one of their how-to articles in the 60s.

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Would never thought that it was your first fade.  Can't wait to see what you will do with more experience.

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Great job on the fade paint job. The styling really captures the '50's era look. I never could get those @#*%$* Nurf Bar Bumpers to set straight like you did.    

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Nice! I like all the subtle body mods, paint and tail lights. Well done!

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I'm loving this puppy, especially what you did around the antennas and taillights.  SHINY :D:D:D too!

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Awesome build. Everything looks “right@. 

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It  has already been said but I am going to say it again - beautiful paint and the subtle changes you have made to the body just add to the overall beauty of the build.  IMHO the '40 Coupe was one of the best looking Fords to roll out of Detroit.  Nice custom.

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