AMT '40 Ford Sedan Delivery - Gene Winfield

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Separate diff from the chassis.

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Did this kit have separate pieces for it's rear suspension, (separate rear axle, spring & shocks), or is the complete rear suspension molded directly into the main chassis piece?

See above posts for info on the suspension, but be advised that the exhaust system is partially molded in place.

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Don't know about you guys but I'd like to see this issue of the sedan back with the gasser parts..

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Don't know about you guys but I'd like to see this issue of the sedan back with the gasser parts..

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I sold my Millennium issue sedan kit, but I an 99 percent sure that it had the grille filler piece that was tooled for the Gasser issue. That would leave only the hood scoop, which may or may not be needed because the hood is not marked with a cut line to make the scoop functional. All of the other parts needed (wheels, headers, roll bar) were never changed out of the kit, or were put back in eventually.

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Oh, I am going to enjoy this release, and that Gasser looks killer.

Moe, Larry and Cheese!

Moe, Larry and Cheese!

knwuck, knwuck, knwuck!

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Oh, I am going to enjoy this release, and that Gasser looks killer.

Moe, Larry and Cheese!

Moe, Larry and Cheese!

knwuck, knwuck, knwuck!

Same here

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Will this kit come with Crags and steelies or just one set of rims? I'd like an option to build it as a 39 or a 40 like the tudor sedan.

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Oh so those aren't Cragars. I guess we will now wait and see until more details are released.

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Thanx for the review Casey! I never have owned this kit or any of the other sedan deliveries, but that retro box art makes me want to buy one!

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I built this version years ago. I sectioned it about 4 scale inches. I was happy with the outcome but it wasn't as good as I'd like (or could do now). I've been itching for another shot at one. This will be a must have for me. Thanks for all the info guys.

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i want / need the stooges version

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Is there any historical connection between Gene Winfield and a '40 Ford panel (or the 3 Stooges)..or is this just a marketing ploy...

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In the Three Stooges episode where they had a job selling fish, "Hook, Line and Sinker" the vehicle was actually a '30s Model A panel truck. Its a long planned project and now I think I could use the decals. I was planning on using the Minicraft '31 model A for it.

I wonder if Revell would reissue the '37 Ford panel truck with the "Elite Tree Surgeons", another stalled project...

I dont think there are any screen shots on that box art showing the model A on the '40 Ford box.

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Oh dear. I hope the new box art Tower Hobbies has posted isn't a done deal (see post #1). :o

I caught that as well. Let's hope they fixed the spelling of Gene's last name.

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Long as I can build rep-stock, I'm happy.

Separate question- the sedan deliveries would have used car or truck colors, as they were different?

I can see a fleet of those for a nice big grocery store in Boston or Worcester; I think I just gave myself an idea for a build.

Charlie Larkin

Ford marketed sedan deliveries always in their commercial vehicle lineup. Most all of them were produced to the lowest trim level of their passenger car bigger brothers, but the '40 was the exception--bodywork was all from the Deluxe series of Ford, and built on the same production lines as 1940-41 Ford passenger cars, so virtally the entire color palette was available.

Having said that, the AMT '40 Ford sedan delivery is seriously inaccurate! The body shell is way too slab-sided, where the actual body is as porky and roley-poley as roley-poley gets. This was due to AMT Corporation's making the sedel body to fit the fender/running board tree as the '40 coupe and sedan, meaning that the model uses coupe/sedan rear fenders, which are markedly different in how they mate to the body shell than the sedan delivery (they look the same from the side, however).

Art

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Stopped at the LHS on my way home for some paint. This was part of today's FedEx delivery. I don't know the history of this kit, but it has to be a repop.

Still it seems like it has some newer parts. Take a look, if you have any questions I'll try to answer them.

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Looking at the chrome trees, are the mags the original Keystones? Overall remembering this kit, its on of a few that look fantastic built out of the box.

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I buy other variations of this kit (non-Winfield types) whenever I can as oarts donors for old skool custom builds. Unfortunately some of the key parts I'm looking for are missing from this kit. I've indicated the differences vs. what I buy them for:

Tri-carb Nailhead manifold

Nailhead front accessory drive and fan belt assembly to adapt to Revell nailheads

Nailhead "bunch of bananas" block-hugger manifold

Stock 40 Ford hubcaps and trim rings to fit standard AMT wheels as well as many Modelhaus steelies as well

Flipper hubcaps (missing from the Winfield kit - they appear to have substituted the Keystones)

Baby Moons (missing from the Winfield kit - they are in the position to right of the chrome rings in the photo above)

Desoto style ribbed bumpers (missing from the Winfield kit - they have substituted tubular style nerf bars)

Round 2 is due to release a 3 Stooges version early in 2013. I can only assume it will have the same parts as the Winfield version. I guess I'll still be hoarding the Ertl-era variants...

Edited by Bernard Kron

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mix this with a Revell 40 coupe frame w/ hot rod suspension, nyuck, nyuck :D

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Here are some full size pix...

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The mani is below the fan blade. The chrome is pretty good, not much flash but some of the attachment points are big and in bad locations.
That body will require some filing! Any way just thought I would share...

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Quote: Here's an original box. What does the "SC," which wraps around the AMT logo, stand for?

Probably Speed and Custom... The third pic you posted with the writing say's: "Gene recently moved from his Modesto, California shop to head AMT's Speed and Custom Division in Phoenix, Arizona..."

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Probably Speed and Custom... The third pic you posted with the writing say's: "Gene recently moved from his Modesto, California shop to head AMT's Speed and Custom Division in Phoenix, Arizona..."

You're right. The Piranha also features the "SC/AMT" logo, and it was built at that shop, too. Thanks.

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Good to hear this one is coming back...I wondered if they had ruined the tooling a few years ago w/ that strange custom version.

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quote: Good to hear this one is coming back...I wondered if they had ruined the tooling a few years ago w/ that strange custom version.

That was the kit I used to build my Santa truck...

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If you change the wheels and lower it a bit, I think it makes a decent kit...

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