48 Ford Woody

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I haven't posted anything in a while. I can't stay focused on any builds, I get them pretty much mocked into shape, then get bored and move on. This isn't fair to anyone following any of the builds, so that is why I've been absent.

This build is for an all ford contest, so I have a goal to finish it and will!

On to the build. A Revell Monogram 48 Ford Woody.

If you know me or are familiar with my work, nothing stays stock, so let the cutting begin. Two doors too many.

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Throw some wheels and tires on it for a look see. Even though it has a bit of a cartoony look, I like it. Note the body is just taped together at this point.

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As much as I did like the catoon look, I felt it needed to come back to "scale", so out came the razorsaw again.

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Now it's proportions are somewhat back to balanced, it takes a quick second to realize how short is is,

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its going to look good.

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It sort of looks like a Morris wagon with that section removed. Whatever, I think it will be very cool.

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I like it already!

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Good start! Keep it going . . .

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Very nice! PM sent.

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thats cool! what a great idea! the second mock up looks more in scale and not "cartoony"...... nice work. cant wait to see more

cheers

bryan

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Time to start cementing the pieces back together. The first obstacle was lining the front of the newly extended door to the back. There are 3 rows of wood trim that no longer line up. I wound up lining up the bottom of the top "rail" as a starting point. The grooves lined up but the top didn't, a simply bit a sanding cured that. Next was the middle and bottom rails. I cut the back of the middle one out completely (it's under the tape). and cut through the top of the bottom rail the almost the entire length. I tapered a piece of .030 to uses as a filler on the bottom rail.

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With just a little filing, the back of the center rail is lined up and cemented in place. Everything lines up now.

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The body cemented back together.

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Shortening up the interior and headliner.

The notch in the floor is to allow the seats to move back and match the longer doors.

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very cool woody cant wait to see more.

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that is lookin cool! nice work

cheers

bryan

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NICE SLICING DAVID!!!

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Thanks for the comments everyone.

With the body back in one piece, it just seemed too sturdy. So lets weaken up by cutting the doors and tailgate/window out.

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As the stock frame was too long, and shortening it to fit would destroy that beautiful X support it has, I decided to make my own frame.

I traced the profile of the stock frame onto some .040 sheet, then redrew it with the appropriate amount missing.

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Checking it against the body.

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I then cemented the rail to more .040 and cut it out, the process was repeated for the other rail.

Some 1/16" rod was used to space the frame out .

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nice work on that frame!! very cool

cheers

bryan

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I love a good slice and dice.

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Yeah, I'm digging this.

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Great project. Drew a shortened 2 door 48 woodie in Jr. High!

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The frame sitting in the body, I just need to cut the front of the body a bit and I'll have a perfect fit.

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nice work! the frame looks great, and looks like it fits perfect.....

cheers

bryan

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This is looking real good. Looking forward to more progress.

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"Two doors too many."

I like the way you think!!!

That's a really super job on the bodywork and frame.

Anxiously waiting for more...

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Time for suspension, let's start with the front crossmember.

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And some suspension arms.

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Mocking it together.

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Springs and shocks,

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Wow That is a nice Set up !!

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what you just did, is what I want to be able to do.

amazing work. well done

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Nice Work Dave!

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I'm using the rear from a Mongram 94 Mustang.

Before cementing the rear together I hollowed out the axle tubes enough for a 1/16" rod to go through the inside ends, then after the cement dried, I cut out the center housing. This needed to be done to get the pinion angle correct.

The pieces ready for assembly along with a new crossmember for the rear to mount to..

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You can see in this pic that I'm starting to narrow the rear just enough to tuck the tires. Again cut, drill and pin. The left side is done.

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The rear in place. You can also see the additions to the frame for the notches along with new beefier rear crossmembers..

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It's starting to look like something!

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