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Doesn't appear to be an Original Art series reissue, but good box art choice nonetheless. :) I'm guessing the usual pie crust slicks, expanded decal sheet, and an otherwise straight reissue?

 

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Glad to see they are using this box. The hood scoop hasn't been in any of the "recent" reissues of this kit, but think it's largely the same otherwise.

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It would be really nice to have the scoop back. I need a couple of these. I've got plenty of the coupes and SD's but only one sedan. Looking forward to this. Any Idea when it is supposed to hit the shelves?

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Here is hoping that they restore the fender well headers from the first couple of issues. Not likely but I hope so. I have bought a couple of parts kits just to get those headers with the capped off dumps that come out at the front fenders.

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So glad to see this reissued. I know all about the very old style chassis and such, but this had the option of building a '39 or '40 depending on which Hood and Grill you used.

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Needs a bit more than AMT gave you to make a real '39 Deluxe, but it's a start. Wheels for just one example - you need the wide-5 rims from the '36 Ford, hubcaps from the original Monogram '40 Ford pickup (happy hunting) or Revell '40 Standard, and center adapters to mate the caps to the rims. Any resin outfits out there want to take a whack at a '39 detail set?

As far as I know, you also need seats with the correct pattern, the '39 dash, more trim strips on the hood, wipers that mount above the windshield, a banjo steering wheel, and a floor shift - what else?

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23 hours ago, Don Sikora II said:

The hood scoop hasn't been in any of the "recent" reissues of this kit, but think it's largely the same otherwise.

I don't think I've ever seen that scoop in the flesh, but it looks huge on the box art. :blink:

13 hours ago, alexis said:

Any Idea when it is supposed to hit the shelves?

Second quarter of 2018, I think.

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Great box art. If I didn't have one already, I buy that one for the box art alone. 

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On 2/13/2018 at 7:44 PM, ChrisBcritter said:

Needs a bit more than AMT gave you to make a real '39 Deluxe, but it's a start. Wheels for just one example - you need the wide-5 rims from the '36 Ford, hubcaps from the original Monogram '40 Ford pickup (happy hunting) or Revell '40 Standard, and center adapters to mate the caps to the rims. Any resin outfits out there want to take a whack at a '39 detail set?

As far as I know, you also need seats with the correct pattern, the '39 dash, more trim strips on the hood, wipers that mount above the windshield, a banjo steering wheel, and a floor shift - what else?

Bumpers (and guards) are different too. Although you may be able to modify the 40 bumpers to match. This is a 39 with 40 headlamps. Also, the Monogram 40 Ford Pickup uses the 40 Ford Standard hubcaps. Correct for a 40 PU, but not for a 39.

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I'm building my '40 sedan as a '39, using only the parts included in the kit. Yea, I know it's not correct. But, I'm claiming it was a Ford prototype for the '40 disgusted as a '39 to not draw much attention to it as they tested the car on the streets of Detroit back in the summer of 1939. That's my story. And I'm sticking to it. 😛

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15 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

I'm building my '40 sedan as a '39, using only the parts  included in the kit. Yea, I know it's not correct. But, I'm claiming it was Ford prototype for the '40 disgusted as a '39 to not draw much attention to it as they tested the car on the streets of Detroit back in the summer of 1939. That's my story. And I'm sticking to it. 😛

You could always make it a 40 Standard. The '39' hood actually has the correct 40 Standard trim.

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2 hours ago, Dave Darby said:

You could always make it a 40 Standard. The '39' hood actually has the correct 40 Standard trim.

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Nah. I like the overall looks of the '39. Headlamps and tail lamps, etc. But, I like the features of the 40's. Like the column shift lever and the vent windows, etc. So AMT's '39/'40 kit is perfect as far as the features I want. I can build a model that has best features of both years. I'm happy with this. Besides, if I want a Standard '40, I have Revell's '40 coupe kit for that. Even then, I will be including the right taillight on that one. My models do not always need to be exact representations of the real thing. I like them close. But, I'm willing to sometimes look the other way on minor things. 

Nice model above, by the way. 

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31 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

Nah. I like the overall looks of the '39. Headlamps and tail lamps, etc. But, I like the features of the 40's. Like the column shift lever and the vent windows, etc. So AMT's '39/'40 kit is perfect as far as the features I want. I can build a model that has best features of both years. I'm happy with this. Besides, if I want a Standard '40, I have Revell's '40 coupe kit for that. Even then, I will be including the right taillight on that one. My models do not always need to be exact representations of the real thing. I like them close. But, I'm willing to sometimes look the other way on minor things. 

Nice model above, by the way. 

Thanks. I wish the Revell kit would have been around back in 1992 when I built this one. Hood and grille are much nicer. But the AMTs are more fun.

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Either way I think the '39/'40 Fords have always been very good looking cars. With the availability of the parts from this latest reissue and all of the others out there you should be able to build what ever version you want. Isn't that what this Hobby is all about ?  

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On 2/16/2018 at 9:16 AM, espo said:

Either way I think the '39/'40 Fords have always been very good looking cars. With the availability of the parts from this latest reissue and all of the others out there you should be able to build what ever version you want. Isn't that what this Hobby is all about ?  

I'm up for a few more. I just wish they would re-tool the old chrome side exiting headers and Moon discs. 

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1 hour ago, Dave Darby said:

I'm up for a few more. I just wish they would re-tool the old chrome side exiting headers and Moon discs. 

Their side exhaust was kind of nice but not that accurate as I recall. The Moon discs in the kit also left a bit to be desired. To give you an idea about the time I first built this kit, I would go around to the local Auto Salvage and find any "Late Model" '59 - '60 Fords looking for the Dash Knobs. I would remove the shinny metal knob centers from the plastic knob. I think these were Aluminum and I would shine them and they fit perfectly in the AMT wheels of the day and when flipped them over they looked for all the world like the Moon Discs. Most of the Moon Discs I have seen in 1/25th cover the entire wheel and actually stick out to far. The original Moons that we bought at PEP Boys or where ever fit into the wheel and the "fingers" would grip the wheel. This left the "Bead" portion of the wheel exposed much like an OEM Hub Cap of the day. I don't know if that is a good enough description of the Moon Hub Caps, but I think you can get the idea from this.  

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1 hour ago, espo said:

Their side exhaust was kind of nice but not that accurate as I recall. The Moon discs in the kit also left a bit to be desired. To give you an idea about the time I first built this kit, I would go around to the local Auto Salvage and find any "Late Model" '59 - '60 Fords looking for the Dash Knobs. I would remove the shinny metal knob centers from the plastic knob. I think these were Aluminum and I would shine them and they fit perfectly in the AMT wheels of the day and when flipped them over they looked for all the world like the Moon Discs. Most of the Moon Discs I have seen in 1/25th cover the entire wheel and actually stick out to far. The original Moons that we bought at PEP Boys or where ever fit into the wheel and the "fingers" would grip the wheel. This left the "Bead" portion of the wheel exposed much like an OEM Hub Cap of the day. I don't know if that is a good enough description of the Moon Hub Caps, but I think you can get the idea from this.  

Well aware on both counts, but would still like them back. Especially since I have a 40 sedan that's missing one of the headers. As far as the Moon discs go, the ones in the sedan were almost identical to ones in the 25 T. They definitely don't stick out too far.

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Was those headers in the original version only,I have never seen them before and have been building them since the early to mid 70s.

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On 2/17/2018 at 8:21 PM, junkyardjeff said:

Was those headers in the original version only,I have never seen them before and have been building them since the early to mid 70s.

There was a Collectors Series issue that also still had them. 

 

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On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 4:36 PM, Dave Darby said:

Well aware on both counts, but would still like them back. Especially since I have a 40 sedan that's missing one of the headers. As far as the Moon discs go, the ones in the sedan were almost identical to ones in the 25 T. They definitely don't stick out too far.

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Great looking Sedan. Another thought on the Moon Discs. In the  March issue of Hot Rod Deluxe on Page 80 They have a picture in their Scarp Book section showing an early Plymouth and a Model A on the starting line. The Plymouth is wearing a set of Moon Discs. As for the Headers or "Lake Plugs" as sometimes called are also present in the '49 Ford kit.   

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4 hours ago, espo said:

Great looking Sedan. Another thought on the Moon Discs. In the  March issue of Hot Rod Deluxe on Page 80 They have a picture in their Scarp Book section showing an early Plymouth and a Model A on the starting line. The Plymouth is wearing a set of Moon Discs. As for the Headers or "Lake Plugs" as sometimes called are also present in the '49 Ford kit.   

Thank you for the compliment. It would look even better if I could a replacement for the missing header. I have a copy of the March 2018 HRD, but I already know what Moon discs look like. I have Hot Rod Magazines going back to the 40s. And I have photographed plenty of real ones as well. The only Moon discs I can think of that are oversized and completely hide the rim are those on the old Lindberg kits. As you can see by this original issue 40 sedan, the ones that came in the kit are pretty accurate.

And yes the 49 Ford comes with some side exiting exhausts, but they are out of scale and don't hook up to anything. The ones that came in the 39/40 kit have a positive mount to the engine and look cool on top of that.

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