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1940 Ford Convertible - Valley Custom Style

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BODY

- 1940 Standard front fenders and hood

- Hood nosed and sectioned a scale 4 inches Model Car Garage ’39 Grill with ’40 Ford vertical center trim

- ’37 Ford headlights

- Body channelled a scale 4 inches then a 4 inch strip sectioned from bottom of body sides

- Cowl sides sectioned a scale 4 inches below the belt-line

- Rear fenders molded higher on the body

- Body decked and shaved

- Windshield frame and roof chopped a scale 4 inches

- Wheelwells radiused

INTERIOR

- Sectioned scale 4 inches

- Real white leather on seats

- Model Car Garage photo-etch dashboard details

RUNNING GEAR

- Dropped front axle

- Flattened rear cross-member

- Stock rear end

- Drum brakes

- Tube shocks

- C’d frame at rear

- Wheels, white wall tires and Cadillac hubcaps from Revell ’49 Merc

ENGINE

- Flathead with kit chrome hop up parts

- Dual exhausts with aluminum tips

PAINT

- Model Master Burgundy Red Metallic Enamel

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Edited by Phildaupho

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Nice looking '40 Phil! You don't see the the convertibles done very often. It's cool to see one done as a custom. Nice work!

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I just love this and thanks for giving full details.

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Nice work Phil! Really like the look of the body mods with the 37 headlights. The P/E grill is perfect, especially on the shot with the hood up. Congrats on a fine build!

Cheers Misha

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Your list of modifications and extra parts used really helps understand what all went into this build. This is beautifully done as seen at first glance, but without the information provided it would be hard to fully appreciate what all you have done.  

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14 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Nice looking '40 Phil! You don't see the the convertibles done very often. It's cool to see one done as a custom. Nice work!

Thanks Roger

14 hours ago, mr moto said:

I just love this and thanks for giving full details.

Thanks Manuel. Because I almost always make modifications to models I keep a list as I go

14 hours ago, stitchdup said:

sweet

Thanks Leslie

13 hours ago, Misha said:

Nice work Phil! Really like the look of the body mods with the 37 headlights. The P/E grill is perfect, especially on the shot with the hood up. Congrats on a fine build!

Cheers Misha

Thanks Misha. Originally I was going to use the '39 headlights from the AMT Sedan but the '37's are so much nicer. I have always been impressed with the photo-etch details from Model Car Garage. They can add so much realism to a model.

12 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

That sounds like a lot of work, it's come out really well.

Thanks Nigel. I thought it was going to more work than it actually was and I am pleased how it turned out.

7 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thanks Chris

5 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Extremely nice, well done!

Thanks Larry

1 hour ago, Dave Darby said:

That's tasty! I'd say you nailed it.

Thanks Dave

1 hour ago, espo said:

Your list of modifications and extra parts used really helps understand what all went into this build. This is beautifully done as seen at first glance, but without the information provided it would be hard to fully appreciate what all you have done.  

Thanks David - I really like this format of listing the details which was used by the Rodder's Journal for a number of years.

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Lots of work went into this one!  Looks super!

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4 hours ago, hedotwo said:

Lots of work went into this one!  Looks super!

Thanks Rich - Here is the 40 with another early style custom - this one a channeled 41 with a chopped hardtop

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Sweet '41!

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nice old schooler, where did you get the "Carson" uptop???

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33 minutes ago, thatz4u said:

nice old schooler, where did you get the "Carson" uptop???

Thanks Al - The "Carson" uptop  is actually the kit convertible soft-top that I chopped below the rear window and smoothed out a bit.

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Oh Yea Phil! I think I'll end my night with this one.

You can't beat a '40 with a chop, a Carson top, wide whites, and Sombrero's. No sir...you can't beat it! Good Night!

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Beautiful build Phil. Your body work is always tasteful and very well executed. Love the colour choice too, and I agree with Misha, that grill is awesome. 

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Another awesome job! That top looks great! Has that early California look!

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Beautiful Ford!  Love the look and details!

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A beautiful period correct custom, Phil, and oh boy, how good do those sombreros look?  This is a magnificent model.

Cheers

Alan

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Somehow I missed this model last month so I’m really glad it got bumped back to the first page. Excellent work on this, Phil! The sectioned body and chopped, padded top scream Valley Custom. Love the color and standard grill conversion with ‘39 headlights. 

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It's a nice tribute to Valley Customs, that shop had a unique style and you did a nice job on the model, it looks great, it represents a lot of work on your part.

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