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'40 Ford Sedan Delivery WIP (DONE - Apr 18/06)

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This is a project I started recently. I was not happy with the stock chassis, so I modified the chassis from a Polar Lights Torino Taledega. I plan to use the 427 engine and all the running gear from that kit. This shows the chassis modifications and extra bracing, along with the suspension pieces loosly taped in place to check for fit.

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Then I sectioned the body about 1/8" and made a pancake hood. I frenched the headlights and added a recessed license plate to the rear door.

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The engine is the Taledega 427 which I just got together tonight.

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Thanks for looking.

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Here's a quick pic showing the exhaust system mock up. Its basically large diameter solder, hollow styrene tube for the mufflers and hollow aluminum tube for the extensions. I need to make some flanges to connect the pipe to the headers. Thanks for looking;

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Interesting approach to a street rod chassis. Are you going to add the front strut rods to the front suspension? Keep us posted!

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Thanks Brian. You have good eyes!! Yes, there are still the front struts and shocks to add, plus 4 wheel disc brakes.

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The engine has been installed, rad was BMF'd and hooked up, fuel tank in with line to engine, exhaust and headers connected. Its coming along. Lots of little detail and touch up still to do. Thanks for looking.

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Finally got some paint on it today. I used Mac-Tac as a mask and was quite pleased with the results. There is virtually no bleed-through and I only have some minor touch ups to do. Its a great technique that I'll try again. The masking has just come off so there is lots of clean up to do, but I had to share this 'cause I'm so relieved that it worked so well. Bill

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So-Cal Speedshop lives!

What is this "Mac-Tac" you mentioned?

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So-Cal Speedshop lives!

What is this "Mac-Tac" you mentioned?

Yeah, I saw the So-Cal HHR and thought it looked kind of cool. Mac-Tac is one of those pressure sensitive vinyl coatings that you can get for covering shelves or windows. I have a roll of it that sort of looks like stained glass. You peel off the backing and stick it in place. Its very thin, quite flexible, but stong and not affected by the paint. It was an experiment, and it worked.

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That looks awesome. Love the SoCal paint design. Superb job.

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I finally got this one finished. The paint was a real hassle, and its been painted about 3 times now and is fairly satisfactory, but not perfect. The body was sectioned and the hood pancaked, frame is from a Taledega NASCAR car, with 427 engine, all wiring, plumbing and brake lines. I scratchbuilt the custom air cleaner and dual exhaust with aluminum tips. It has 4 wheel disc brakes inside chrome reverse rims on Goodyear rubber. Thanks for looking.

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I like it!

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Looking real good.

Pancaking the hood took care of the hood fit problem the delivery has, I'll have to remember that for the next one I try.

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That is great. Paint is very cool. You built the sedan delivery in a way I have yet to see.

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Looks good Bill I like SoCal look!

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Looks real nice.I like the paint job.I think it is way above "satisfactory"

I have a dumb question..what do you mean by "pancake the hood"

Thanks,

Gary

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Sweet looking ride! If I visit my relatives that live near Tilsonburg

can I come over and take it for a spin? :D LOL

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Looks real nice.I like the paint job.I think it is way above "satisfactory"

I have a dumb question..what do you mean by "pancake the hood"

Thanks,

Gary

Gary....basically it means slicing the hood horizontally and molding the lower part to the body, leaving only the top "pancake" as a hood. Bill

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Thanks for the info Bill.

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