Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Traditional '40 Ford Coupe Custom

Greg Pugh

Recommended Posts

On a weekend getaway to Central Oregon for a little R&R (oh, and my son’s basketball tournament...lol), I brought along the ‘40 Ford to whittle on. In addition to wanting to lower the lid, I also wanted to improve upon the hardtop design a little. I was able to score a chopped 3-window top from the AMT ‘36 Ford Coupe to get the general shape I was after. Far from a slam dunk though. I wanted to retain the ‘40 windshield shape and the ‘36 roof is just a tad too narrow for the ‘40 body. So, much surgery is needed. This is what I had after about 3 hours. The ‘40 windshield frame was chopped about 3 1/2 scale inches and reattached.








Edited by Greg Pugh
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The lines are looking good.

Too many times when these things get sectioned, the builder goes too far and they end up looking squashed.

You amount of sectioning looks just right, and seems to be working well with the hardtop roofline you're creating.

Keep it going like this and she'll be a knockout...nicely modernized, but still a Forty.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...