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'49 Ford Coupe mild custom

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Finally got the lil shoebox kit. It's the '49 coupe "Gas Man". It looks like a really nice kit, with two complete engines and several build options...... You probably know me well enough to know I'll be doing this as a mild custom. Colors are picked out, it will be Tamiya Pearl Light Red with gray below the trim on the body and a gray and white interior....

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Any cool custom needs a throaty rumble, so I chose to build the what I believe is a Cadillac engine...... Here's the basis of it.

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I hope you guys follow along! Any and all comments are welcome......

Thanks......

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Always enjoy seeing another Shoebox build TJ! I’m about to use TS-59 on my current build, looking forward to yours. Cheers Misha

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Always enjoy seeing what different builders come up with for this kit. 

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Thank you Misha and Dave! Here's today's progress....... Painted the body color on the belly, and started to mask for spraying the frame itself black.

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That’s looking good TJ. Did you also do the bottom of the interior tub? Depending on how ambitious one is, the interior tub is begging for greater detail to the point I sawed off the side and switched them side to side with greater detail scratchbuilt into them. Pleats were added to rear seat and rear shelf with 64 Fairlane buckets.

Following along, Cheers Misha

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Misha, that interior looks really good! I've thought about adding some detail to the interior, just not sure what I'm gonna do yet. Definitely need to find some door handles and window cranks as the ones molded in are very faint.....

Today's progress! Finished the masking and sprayed the frame black....

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Couldn't figure out how to mask the wheel wells cleanly, so I just sprayed them also.....

Thanks!

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Today I'm goofing around with rolling stock.... Think I'll use these! It's the Radir wheels from the Batmobile in the kit tires......... I've got some '61 Impala taillights that should work for center caps.

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Thanks, fellas... I've been saving these wheels for a special project to come along.

Got the engine all done!

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Thanks....

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That’s gonna be a bad @$$ two tone color scheme. But enough of that... we wanna hear her purr and growl with the pedal to the metal. Looking good!

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Got the chassis all done!

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Also mocked up a few pics so I could get you guys' opinion...... With skirts or without? I kinda like it better without....... Still contemplating getting the styline parts from the '50 convertible for the body, if I do that I'll definitely use some skirts then.....

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Thanks for looking, and any comments are welcome.......

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Looking good! Nice looking chassis. I'd say go without the skirts.

Later-

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3 minutes ago, Sledsel said:

Looking cool.. No skirts unless you lower the rear. IMO

 

Ditto. 👍

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Thanks for the responses, fellas! I agree the skirts would look better if the rear was lower, even like a tail-dragger maybe....

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5 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

Thanks for the responses, fellas! I agree the skirts would look better if the rear was lower, even like a tail-dragger maybe....

I've built this one. It is double tough to get low in the back without major surgery, if realism is important to you. Nice work so far. Looking good

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I read about this kit before I got it, and did see where you had said that..... I remember your build, it looked really cool!

On 10/22/2020 at 5:44 PM, Jantrix said:

I've built this one. It is double tough to get low in the back without major surgery, if realism is important to you. Nice work so far. Looking good

 

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