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40 Ford Coupe Street Rod Tribute Build

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Built this for a good friend in Arkansas I visited last summer, first time seeing his 90's built 40 Ford Coupe named Raspberry Ice after the color and pin-stripping.

I duplicated every detail he did building his in the 90's, including the 59' Cadillac taillights, smoothed running boards, dual frenched antenna's, and his license plate in scale. Added PE wipers and scratch made side mirrors. To make this as close as I could to the actual car I had to extensively modify a set of 6-spoke Pegasus wheels to match his 1-of-200 custom made set of Shelby Wheels from the late 90's. I resprayed Molotow chrome on the wheels and clear coated with Pledge, they turned out really good for the first time I tried spraying it. 

The paint was the tough part since it was a custom mix and no paint code or samples from the original paint work, so I used some Folklore and Creatix craft paints blended to make the Raspberry Ice paint all from pictures, then several polished Wet Look Clear coats. I base coated with Pearl Ice Blue and laid out a .04 pinstripe before spraying the custom mix. I added some detail hand-painted pin-stripping around the nose, headlights, taillights, hard to see though. The interior I duplicated as well with custom gauge panel, steering wheel and door panels with flocked bucket seats. 

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You did a great job Jim.  I'm sure your friend was thrilled to receive this model.

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Love ‘40 Fords! Yours is beautiful!

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Holy Stromboli  Stunning

 

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Very well done replica. I especially like the Cady taillights which were also a feature of a fabulous Vancouver BC custom Fordor 40 Ford called The Treasure back in the early 1960's

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Sweet Forty!  I really like the taillight treatment as well.

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