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Built this one a while back. I had left the grille all chrome, and the headlight bezels also in chrome. 

The other day I decided to give those parts the "stock" treatment, and paint them body color, even tough the body color was not available by the book on a '40 Ford V8 (non Deluxe). 

Guess I ended with a sleeper. 

 

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love it. such a beautiful color - and your paintjob is always soooooo shiny.

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Gorgeous little sleeper hot rod, Tulio!!!  Nicely done!!!😃👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😎🏁

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When it comes to '40 Coupes I'd definitely take a Standard over a Deluxe. This is absolutely beautiful! 

I'm pretty sure that even though Maroon wasn't available on Standard models the dealers would let you special order a Deluxe color if you insisted or had a business that required a specific color.

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Looks like a 2-speed Columbia rear axle on that model.... I always wondered how the real ones worked..... 🤔😁

 

 

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Thanks guys!!

10 hours ago, Dennis Lacy said:

When it comes to '40 Coupes I'd definitely take a Standard over a Deluxe. This is absolutely beautiful! 

I'm pretty sure that even though Maroon wasn't available on Standard models the dealers would let you special order a Deluxe color if you insisted or had a business that required a specific color.

i'm with you on the V8 being nicer looking than the Deluxe V8. 

Ford, at least here, was notorious for being flexible on paint colors. 

Guy I know has a '49 Coupe that came from the factory painted Miami Cream, a convertible only color. The color code reads E for special order. 

Last car I built is a '53 Sunliner painted in Majestic Maroon, a Lincoln color. 

You just had to have the patience to order the car, pay the fee, and to wait the delivery. 

10 hours ago, Deuces said:

Looks like a 2-speed Columbia rear axle on that model.... I always wondered how the real ones worked..... 🤔😁

 

 

Yes, all Revell '40 Ford kits come with the Columbia. 

Working was simple. There was a vacuum operated solenoid, that would engage a secondary set of gears (planetary gear set) that would add ratio to the original Ford ring and pinion relation. 

It was basically a overdrive, and that's why it faded when Ford started offering their own overdrive. 

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As usual, your attention to detail is first class Tulio, and I like all 1940's and 1950's motor cars, including American, British, French and Italian too.

David

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