48 ford coupe update 04/12/2012

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hi yall. this is my latest kit... i really like the look of this one and i think it will go nice with my 49 merc i just finished.

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i have started opening it up

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and i started to get the engine sorted to take the distibutor made by "fatkidd". i must say that he does make some amazing distributors and i would urge anyone to contact him and get one made...

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few more

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hope you all enjoy the build and follow along... as always any hints, tips or comments are more then welcome.

thanks stu :)

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Been thinking about picking up this kit so I will be watching with interest.

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This is a fantastic kit!!! You'll have a blast building it

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hi all not alot of progress but i have been ploding along with it.

i have had a few issues with getting the doors hinged properly but now it just a matter of minour tweeks.

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i also got the trunk floor done all i need to do is sand it and then its ready for paint.

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last one...

i am toying with the idea of putting a amp in the boot just so it isn't to plain.

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hope yall like this so far and will continue to follow along.

thanks for looking in...

stu :)

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I'll be watching.

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hi all thanks for the kind comments. i have been ploding along with this one nicely. and i got the chassis started and the engine nearly done...

as you can see i have run the fuel line... its probably run wrong but for my first try it'll do lol.

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and please excuse the paint work on the chassis... i dont own a airbrush kit yet so its all done by hand brushing..

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and now for the engine... i think i have done quite good one this being a its my first flathead and the distributor is completly different to what i am use to lol... this distributor kit was made by "fatkidd". and it is outstanding in quality...

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i dont know how i was ment to do the coil but i will be putting it somewhere in the engine bay lol.

and this is the start of the interior.

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hope you all like the progress and continue to follow along..

thanks stu :)

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This is a great kit: lots of options, and everything fits well. I put suicide doors on mine also, which required piecing the door panel together with part of the interior tub. The door sills were a little tricky; I'll be interested to see how you handle them. Judging from what you've done so far, this should be a treat to watch!

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I'm liking it. That Fatkidd gets around, doesn't he?

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This is a great kit: lots of options, and everything fits well. I put suicide doors on mine also, which required piecing the door panel together with part of the interior tub. The door sills were a little tricky; I'll be interested to see how you handle them. Judging from what you've done so far,

this should be a treat to watch!

Thanks buddy... if you got any pointers on how to do the sills and bits. Plz post them so i can learn how to do them lol

I'm liking it. That Fatkidd gets around, doesn't he?

Thanks buddy.. yeah he does get about but i am glad he does tho lol :)

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hi all got a fair bit done on this today

chassis done

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engine now with 2 coats of black wash and the fuel line in

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few more

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the interior

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not sure on wheels yet tho

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thanks for looking in

stu :)

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Thats looking really good B) I think I would use the top hub cap tons cooler

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its looking good so far, stu.

I'm glad that the distributor worked out for you.

I really like the gold/silver contrast that you have going on with the frame and running gear.

The engine looks good, too. Nice amount of grunge on it.

And if were up to me, I'd go with the hubcaps on the lower right.

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that dizzy is nice!

keep it goin

bryan

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Nice Nice work. I second the lower right hub caps...

I'll keep watching !

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pretty cool engine stand you made

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hi all.... thanks for the brill comments they mean alot... got the chassis all done now but i have a little problem... once i finished the chassis i noticed that it doesnt sit on all for wheels. i took it apart and started over as i thought it was builder error. but nope stil the same so i think the chassis is warped... is there away of fixing this without taking it all apart again ????????

as you can see fuel line is hooked up.

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chassis all black washed

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close up of the colour

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and finally the body in colour and 3 coats of clear

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thanks for looking in

update again soon

stu :)

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Looking great ! I am watching with great interest as I am working on the same car.

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OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH now that looks yummy what green is that?

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Thanks guys i to am following your build to cobraman..... and as for the colour i dont have a clue if im honest. I went into the automotive store and it caught my eye so i had to get it lol. All i know is it says "pearl" on the lid... sorry..... thanks stu :)

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