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1936 Ford Cabriolet Finished!


Tom Geiger
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I’ve had two of this kit forever and I have no idea where I got them!  I just know that a dozen years ago I had a vision of this car with red fenders. So finally I scratched this itch!

This American Metal kit has a metal body and hood, while everything else is plastic, including the fenders. There are tons of tiny parts to fiddle with. Fit wasn’t great and frustrating at times. I abandoned the pegs on a lot of the parts and glued them in place.

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I am quite pleased with the final results!  

The body remains the prepainted black, but the fenders and accents are Duplicolor Cherry 🍒 Red.  The grilles and running boards were then sprayed with Tamiya Semigloss clear. 

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Per the board members advice in my build thread, I detailed out the wheels and narrowed the metal axles to tuck the wheels in the fenders better.

I also tried to modify the stance  by raising the front axle and lowering the rear axle. You can see the front tire sits up into the fender but I don’t think it all raised the rear by much. 

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I got rid of the kit’s license plate holders since they were heavy and toylike.

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The interior is all different tones of Duplicolor reds, then hit with Tamiya semi gloss.

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Not that you can see it, but the floor was done in embossing powder.

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The kit flathead didn’t have a lot of detail but actually came with a wiring loom.

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And a final parting shot with a friend!  Glad to get another one on my shelf!

Now onward to finish my father’s Beetle and then back to the 1960 Plymouth airport limo!

 

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Love this two-tone scheme with the wide whites. The chrome wheels are very nice as well -did they come in the kit? Sounds like a less-than-perfect kit which you managed to beat into submission- nice job!

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