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'41 Ford Coupe


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1 hour ago, TarheelRick said:

Agree with everyone else, this is one beautiful build.  Looks like it should be parked at Big Ed's Burgers.  A quick question, where exactly did you cut the '48 and the '41 to make the match?

Thanx! I cut right where the rear of the fenders meets the body like a full scale would be done. I had to also narrow the hood slightly to match the cowl. I cut down the middle 3/4 of the length and glued it back together. It's really simple. 

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Wow, I love what you did here, not just because it is a beautiful model with a unique character like everyone else has said, but also because I have already severed the front off a woodie to tackle the same conversion.  In contrast to yours, mine will be a taildragger custom but your execution and your tips will be a great help when I start mine.  Thanks for that!

 

Cheers

Alan

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10 hours ago, alan barton said:

Wow, I love what you did here, not just because it is a beautiful model with a unique character like everyone else has said, but also because I have already severed the front off a woodie to tackle the same conversion.  In contrast to yours, mine will be a taildragger custom but your execution and your tips will be a great help when I start mine.  Thanks for that!

 

Cheers

Alan

Thanx! I'm wanting to do a convertible as a tail dragger sometime soon with a chopped windshield and Carson top. I had both kits bought. But, I used the convertible for my '48 F-1 conversion. So, I gotta get another convertible kit.

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On 4/28/2020 at 7:07 PM, Plowboy said:

I built this five or six years ago. It's a kitbash of the Revell '48 coupe and the AMT '41 woody. Basically, I just grafted the '41 front clip to the '48 body. I also narrowed the front track 4 mms to tuck the tires in a little better. Inside the interior, I just added the '41 dash and steering wheel to the custom interior and painted it flat white and Krylon Pistachio Green. The engine is from the '48 and was my first flathead. The body was painted with Model Masters Diamond Green with a coat of Testors dull cote. 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

Roger...I've thought about doing just such a conversion (mine was to have been with the convertible body).  Yours came out great; and I really like how you got rid of the "going uphill" look of the front end of the AMT/Ertl '41 kit.  Great color choice, too!   TIM 

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On 8/20/2020 at 9:38 PM, tim boyd said:

Roger...I've thought about doing just such a conversion (mine was to have been with the convertible body).  Yours came out great; and I really like how you got rid of the "going uphill" look of the front end of the AMT/Ertl '41 kit.  Great color choice, too!   TIM 

Thanx Tim! For me, the body work was the easy part. It was narrowing the front track 4 mms that was a pain. The axle and every related part had to be narrowed. Plus, I glued the X member together, cut it loose from the frame, drilled the holes so they were round and glued it back to the frame. I did more work on the chassis than I did on the body! 

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1 hour ago, Greg Myers said:

Interested in your cut line.

 

On May 3, 2020 at 2:26 PM, Plowboy said:

Thanx! I cut right where the rear of the fenders meets the body like a full scale would be done. I had to also narrow the hood slightly to match the cowl. I cut down the middle 3/4 of the length and glued it back together. It's really simple. 

 

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