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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 9:27 AM, gotnitro? said:

Nice fab work going on  !

Ditto what Jeff said!!!!!

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here are some new details
I had to face that my mockups were too fragile
If I had to redo this in the future, I would proceed totally differently
We are still learning, right?

In any case, to strengthen everything together, I had to use a metal rod
it's not that great, I would have liked to avoid it
but I could not paint the whole thing and then realise that it fall appart when putting the wheels on it.

You will notice that I reversed the front crossbar so that it will be used to support the engine block
I still have to add small studs and it should go

I like the final height
I think the look is pleasant


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That stance is killer , love what you're doing with this .

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Woah, that's looking wild and so cool, love that stance and all the scratch building, man I just love this kind of project, thank you for sharing and keep posting, most of all...................have fun!!!

 

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Thanks for the kind words so far guys !

I couldn't find enough free times to work on the 40

only small adjustments to make some room to add an electric fan on the radiator and reduce the trans lenght.

After this I tried to match the 40 and 32 dashes
and I think it’s a match !

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last evening I worked on the new exhaust system
used i lighter to smoothly bend the tubes
everything is hand made minus the muffler

I think it's going to be ok

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small updates as I think I'm done with heavy mods.
Now it's time to create a air tank (plastic pen section) + compressors (misc parts from an old 50 ford I think)

The electric fan is wired and so will be the second one I planned to put behind the cab.

 

Stay tuned !

 

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Have been following this build closely and really like the work you have put into it.  I have not seen any mention of which engine you are using.  

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Wow. This is some scratch building. Very nice!

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On 24/07/2019 at 2:20 PM, TarheelRick said:

Have been following this build closely and really like the work you have put into it.  I have not seen any mention of which engine you are using.  

Engine came from the Revell 32 ford 5 window coupe as most of the parts used to complete/replace/upgrade the 40 ford

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4 hours ago, denis speed shop said:

Engine came from the Revell 32 ford 5 window coupe as most of the parts used to complete/replace/upgrade the 40 ford

The Revell '32 is a 1/25 scale kit and the Monogram '40 is 1/24 scale.  Did you have any difficulties in fitting the parts?

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18 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

The Revell '32 is a 1/25 scale kit and the Monogram '40 is 1/24 scale.  Did you have any difficulties in fitting the parts?

Main difficulties were not based on the scale differences
but because I was nearly modifying everything in a "try and error" mode.

It's part of the game.
This is where the fun is.
 

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