48 Ford Woody

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Other than the tailgate, the interior is done. I won't be making the tailgate piece until the body is mounted, I need to know clearances.

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GREAT INTERIOR DAVID!!!

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Two birds, one stone. The idea of a car laid out on airbags sitting this high is ridiculous. So I decided to add some skirts to lower the body. The rounder rear fender bottoms will give it more shape and modern feel. The plus side of this, I get to brace the weakest link in the body. Lower and stronger, I like it.

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I Bet that SIDE PIPES Would LOOK GREAT on the New Skirts!!!

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The exhaust from his Offy exits the passenger side fender Ira. Other than that, I'd agree with ya.

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Very cool so far. I just think the shifter is grossly oversized. But all the sound equip in the rear is really cool and I love how the interior flows around. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Those of you who are following this have not seen a lot of shots of the body. I have been looking at this body for so long that it looks perfectly in proportion. I can no longer imagine it longer and taller. The original body looks like a Greyhound bus now.

I know what you mean. I have gotten so used to the ill proportioned AMT 32 Ford that the accurate Revell versions look funny to me!

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David, I always love the creativity you bring to your builds, and this one is no exception. The scratchbuilding is incredible, as always, and I love the engine choice!

-Art

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I just think the shifter is grossly oversized.

HEY!!!! You leave my big ball out of this. :D:lol::rolleyes::blink:

Yes, it is ridiculously large, but for some reason I like that grapefruit sized monstrosity. I think it's the fact that it's the perfect color.

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Thanks again everyone for the positive comments. I do appreciate them.

I'm still wracking my brain trying to figure out how this thing wound up sitting so high, it was laid out in mock up.

How she sits tonight.

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The above mentioned exhaust.

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I think it sits pretty darn near perfect.

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It's finally hit what I consider the "Sweet Spot" of the build. It's when the major components snap into place when your fitting them. With that, I felt confident in making some final pieces. First was the filler panel above the radiator.

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The interior tailgate panel.

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I also made my first round with the filler on the main body.

I only broke one joint tonight !

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Nice! go dave go!

cheers

bryan

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How did you get the bends to stay in the headers? I have never been able to master that in styrene. I don't see flame marks.

Scott

Sorry to be late with the answer Scott.

I try to cold bend the rod using just my fingers. I bend a little, let it rest a second, bend some more and repeat that process until I have a little more band than I need. The rod will want to spring back some, so that's why I go a little "over". If, like in the case of this header, it will hold it's shape when assembled, I leave it alone.If it is not part of an assembly and won't hold it's shape, I'll cold bend it, then hit it with a lighter just long enough to hold it's shape. It takes way less heat to get it to set after it's bent, than to use heat to make the bend.

Hope that made sense.

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the header stickin out of the fender bottom looks great man, and i really like the way those wheels look on it too......very nice work.

cheers

bryan

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A slow night, some nerve wracking sanding followed up by making a master cylinder, battery, battery tray and starter solenoid (the piece hanging on the wire).

Getting close to paint.

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Engine compartment details.

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the header stickin out of the fender bottom looks great man, and i really like the way those wheels look on it too......very nice work.

cheers

bryan

The wheels are from a Monogram 39 Chevy Sedan Delivery, the tires are from a Monogram 94 Mustang.

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sweet stuff :)

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nice work david! love the optima battery! i havent made one of those for a long time.......

cheers

bryan

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GREAT PROGRESS DAVID!!!

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Hopefully I only have one more pass with the filler and the body will be ready for paint.

While I'm waiting for the primer to dry thoroughly on the Woody, I figured I'd try to see what I could do with a recent find. I don't find this car particularly attractive, but I did see a lot potential. After a little thought and a couple of hours of cutting and fitting, this is what I came up with.

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Great build so for. Can't wait to see it painted

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Way different! I like it also!

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Both, the the primer/thinner and the filler are pretty hot for the styrene, so both needed time to cure. Tonight was hopefully going to be the last coat of primer before the final paint, but of course I found a couple of small spots that need to be addressed.

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This build will be my first venture with BMF, I guess I should start practicing! Luckily it's only the four straight spears on the fenders.

I dropped it and only broke one joint!

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Looking great !! I can't wait for the paint.

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