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What are the custom parts in the '50 Ford convertible?

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I've been reading up on kit reviews and such for the '49/'50 Ford coupe/convertible..... My understanding is that all the good kustom parts are in the '50 kit. I'm wondering.... what all custom parts come in the convertible? I want to build the coupe, but with the kool custom parts...... I've also seen where there are hop-up parts for the engine?

Thanks for any help!

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The '50 convertible includes nearly all of the custom parts from the original issue.  Chopped windshield, two custom front end extensions (both with quad headlamps, one with canted lights), another more basic front pan and grille surround, custom taillight pods, rear pan, rear license plate pod, and multiple sets of grilles and chrome bumpers.  Not included from the original issue are: fender skirts, chopped Victoria roof, chopped Carson top (it was modified into a half top which is in the kit), fender extensions to provide hooded stock headlamps, custom wheel covers, rear fins, and a couple other parts.  Speed equipment consists of finned heads and a dual carb intake, which should drop onto the '49 block (which has no axle hole).  The '50 convertible also has a parallel leaf raised front axle setup.

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Thanks, Mark man.... I cropped this from what I believe is the first issue of the '50 kit, the purple car shows kind of a 'duck-tail' (I guess....?) roll pan for the rear.... Would that roll pan be in the later releases?

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Thank you again....

 

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Those illustrations (and those on some other original issue kit boxes) take considerable liberties compared to what is actually in the box.  There were fins like that in the original kit (they aren't in any other issue) but the kit pieces are canted outwards and not straight up.  The taillight pods are still in the kit.  The rest of the rear styling is pure fiction, nothing like that was ever included.  The Victoria roof was in the original issue, but it is gone from the reissues.  The rear glass for it is still included though.

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heres a pic of the original issue contents (and a few from the 57 chevy kit in white) I believe the recent reissue has the same parts, but the showboat version does not

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The original Showboat issue from 1967 has only the more basic custom parts.  The Carson top was cut down into the half top for that issue.  All of those parts were blocked off to turn what was a $2 kit into a $1.70 kit.  The decontented Showboat kit fit into the narrower box that AMT used for some kits back then.  The handful of drag version parts (plastic slicks, raised front axle, and exhaust dumps) were added for that issue and didn't resurface until the Round 2 reissue.

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I picked up resin copies of the Carson top & Victoria roof  from Maryland replica & miniatures a few years back. Don't know if they're still available. 

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On 9/7/2020 at 6:55 PM, Mark said:

The '50 convertible includes nearly all of the custom parts from the original issue.  Chopped windshield, two custom front end extensions (both with quad headlamps, one with canted lights), another more basic front pan and grille surround, custom taillight pods, rear pan, rear license plate pod, and multiple sets of grilles and chrome bumpers.  Not included from the original issue are: fender skirts, chopped Victoria roof, chopped Carson top (it was modified into a half top which is in the kit), fender extensions to provide hooded stock headlamps, custom wheel covers, rear fins, and a couple other parts.  Speed equipment consists of finned heads and a dual carb intake, which should drop onto the '49 block (which has no axle hole).  The '50 convertible also has a parallel leaf raised front axle setup.

What  kit Are you talking about With parallel leaf raised front axel setup. Mine dont. mine is dated 2006

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32 minutes ago, larry ray said:

What  kit Are you talking about With parallel leaf raised front axel setup. Mine dont. mine is dated 2006

2006 is pre-Round 2.  Only the 1967 issue and the Round 2 reissue (both called Showboat) have the drag parts.

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53 minutes ago, larry ray said:

What  kit Are you talking about With parallel leaf raised front axel setup. Mine dont. mine is dated 2006

I may have the leaf-sprung straight axle as extra parts once I get the kit.... The '49 "Gasman" has it, but I won't be needing it.

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The '49 coupe kit does not have that front axle.

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12 hours ago, JollySipper said:

I may have the leaf-sprung straight axle as extra parts once I get the kit.... The '49 "Gasman" has it, but I won't be needing it.

I may have extra custom parts from the 50 convert. If you need something let me know

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Another quick question, Guys.... The seats in the '49 coupe are heavily patterned. What do the seats in the '50's interior tub look like? I realize that the rear seat is part of the tub, but if the seats are smooth, I could alter the '50's interior to look right in the coupe.....

Thanks.........

Looking at Leslie's pic again, it seems the convertible's seats ARE smooth..... Am I seeing that right?

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18 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

Another quick question, Guys.... The seats in the '49 coupe are heavily patterned. What do the seats in the '50's interior tub look like? I realize that the rear seat is part of the tub, but if the seats are smooth, I could alter the '50's interior to look right in the coupe.....

Thanks.........

Looking at Leslie's pic again, it seems the convertible's seats ARE smooth..... Am I seeing that right?

heres a better pic of the seats, i removed the rear and used the seats from a studebaker in mine. the fronts are smooth but the rears have a button in the centre of each side in a round depression (i highlighted the buttons with pencil)

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The convertible rear seat is narrower than the coupe's, due to the bulges at the back of the interior for (on the 1:1 car) the folded top.

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