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1/25 Revell-Monogram Pro Modeler '48 Ford Convertible 2'n1

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What are the four black and four white partial rings (#24) on the decal sheet?

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What are the four black and four white partial rings (#24) on the decal sheet?

They are stripes for use with the stock wheels, and are to be placed just inboard of the hubcaps, according to the instructions. The ends will meet once applied, thereby closing the circle, even though they look like they wouldn't. The area of the wheel they are applied to is tapered.

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I will likely never build this one, but it is going to make an excellent parts donor, in particular for the upcoming '49 Mercury with the non-stock Cadiilac engine. :huh:

Not really - for a start, the '49-'53 flatheads have different blocks and heads. Separate bellhousing on the later engines, and the water necks moved from the centre to the front of the heads. Transmissions were also completely different from '49 up.

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If you really want a "flattie" for that Woody wagon, get the one out of AMT's '49 Merc kit, that one will work in the Revell kit, & it comes with some speed equipment also. It may not be up to current standards as far as detail goes, but it is a lot closer to stock than the Caddy engine is. The nice thing is the AMT kits are available pretty cheap right now, you just have to shop a little, I think the most I've paid for any in the last few years is $10, & as little as $3, & there is a few usable kitbash parts in it, & if you are of the old school you can even do your own style chop on it.

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Not really - for a start, the '49-'53 flatheads have different blocks and heads. Separate bellhousing on the later engines, and the water necks moved from the centre to the front of the heads. Transmissions were also completely different from '49 up.

Yes, you're correct. If somebody is buidling the '49 Woodie totally stock, the '48 Ford's flattie would not be correct.

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The flat head engine in the later releases of the AMT '49 Ford coupe would work. They don't have the hole in the block for the axle in those issues. Then there's also the flat head in the stock Revell/Monogram '50 Ford F-1.

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1998 is 'retro' now? :lol:

If you can't find this one, the Goodguys reissue from a few years back is more or less the same kit with a different decal sheet... custom 'Revell' script hubcaps and all.

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I like this ProModeler issue.

I have one too. I also have the twin 40.

I was surprised to find the one piece solid tampo/painted tires in this

kit, but 2 piece Styrene insert white wall versions of the Same tire in the 40!!

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I like this ProModeler issue.

I have one too. I also have the twin 40.

I was surprised to find the one piece solid tampo/painted tires in this

kit, but 2 piece Styrene insert white wall versions of the Same tire in the 40!!

The pre-painted(?) whitewalls in the PM '48 kit are super nice. I wonder if they were included in any other kits?

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Would be nice.

I do remember that the tires were not painted in the Woody, I have one I started some time ago.

I need to check to see if they are the Super Cushion,s like in this Convert,

or the Airwheel's like in their 37 Ford Trucks. (That is what I though they were!)

Went to too much trouble on that Woody!. I cut all 4 doors out and trying to hinge them!!

I would actually like a couple more of the Insert sets from the 40.

I could use them for a Galaxie 48 Chevy S-D.

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