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1938 Ford Delivery Funny Car - Tantrum


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What would a highly customized 1938 Custom Ford Delivery Funny Car look like? This project was one of those what-ifs that turned into a reasonably complicated, challenging build, hence the name. I try to include just enough realism to be plausible. In the end, I am happy with the results, which is the point of all this craziness. 

Enjoy, and thanks for looking.

Donor Kits 

  • Lindberg 1:24 Scale 1938 Custom Ford Van - body

o   Body Mods

  • Top chopped addl. 3” chop on already chopped 4” kit
  • Body lengthened approx. 1.25 scale ft, smoothed and sectioned 6”
  • Wheel openings reshaped
  • Side vent cut-outs
  • Hood blower lip
  • Tinted windows - smoke
  • Front Splitter & Rear Wing – styrene sheet
  • Escape Hatch
  • Revell 1:24 Scale McDonald’s Olds Funny Car - chassis
  • Chassis Mods
  • Posable Front Suspension – scratch built
  • Fire Bottles, Black Box and Fuel Tank repositioned
  • Engine Mods
    • Plug Wires & Injector Plumbing
    • Blower Pulleys & Belt – Pro Tech


  • 5 Point Racing Harness
  • Twin Parachutes – scratch built


  • Tamiya Titanium Silver TS-88 (body)
  • Tamiya Light Gun Metal TS-46 (chassis)
  • Tamiya Gun Metal TS-38 (engine block)
  • Tamiya Black TS-14 (wheels)
  • Tamiya Matt Black TS-6 (body underside)
  • Tamiya Clear TS-13
  • Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome (rear wing, tinwork, headers, fuel tank)
  • Testors Gloss Red, Gloss Black, Flat Black, Med Silver, Zinc Chromate 
  • Molotow Chrome pen

Decals – custom inkjet, model kit & carbon fiber














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A stunning piece of model building, engineering and imagination.  Truly impressive.

Thanks for detailing all of the modifications/paints used etc

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I really like this 1938 Custom Ford Delivery Funny Car!  Great imagination and construction.  There is always a good use for those funny car kits.  I am glad you spent the time adding details and finishes.

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