1940 Ford Sedan Custom

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Yet another work in progress. Got this from my brother as a build and wanted to do something with it but couldn't think of what, but saw Truscale's post for his 39 Merc sedan w/fade-away fenders and inspiration struck me!

Started by chopping the top about 5 scale inches (5mm).

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Took about 1/8" out of the front of the rear section of roof and filled the gap between the front and middle roofs which also allowed the rear roof section to drop down to meet the rest of the roof.

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Removed rear window as a section and trimmed a wedge out to allow the window to fit flush.

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Top chop completed minus any putty work/sanding.

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Fade-aways started. I used the running boards for the top of them after lengthening them a little and narrowing some. Trimmed out some styrene for the sides.

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Puttied over and smoothed out (first coat).

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Rear end needed some rounding off, so I had some blister pack from a computer mouse I had been saving. Worked like a charm.

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Probably should have dipped it in the purple pond, but got antsy to work on it. Will try to get primer on it once the weather warms up again this weekend.

Thanks for looking.

Tim

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I like the idea and am wondering if I have any at home to chop now hmmm cant wait to get off work

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I am always thrilled and amazed at the customizing some many of you do on this forum. This is a wonderful chop. Can't wait to see more.

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THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE BODY STYLES OF OLD FORDS AND YOU'RE IDEAS ARE AWESOME.CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE!

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This is great, nice to see this happening, tuff chop. Looking forward to see what happens next. Remember by putting it into the purple pond might eat the body filler, it always eats my spot putty.

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That is going to turn out really neat. Look forward to progress photo's.

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That's not an easy roof to chop and come out good .. nice job!

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very nice work so far.

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I'm liking this build and will keep watching.

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Thanks guys, appreciate all the positive feedback! Hoping to actually get this one finished. At least the body. No plans to dip it at this stage. Will just primer and sand as needed.

Tim

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GREAT BODYWORK!!!

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Great work so far on a very tough top to chop.

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Thanks Ira and Bart!

Tim

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nice work so far i like what youve done so far

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Looking really good so far and I like where it's headed. Great work on the body mods so far.

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you make it look easy

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