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`40 Ford fordor + wood gas generator

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Hi all! First post here, so I apologize for bad English

History:

During WW2 gasoline was rationed and in short supply. In Great Britain, United States, Germany and Finland, large numbers of such generators were constructed or improvised to convert wood and coal into fuel for vehicles. Commercial generators were in production before and after the war for use in special circumstances or in distressed economies.

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This is the story of expropriated car by Finnish Army during Continuation War 1941-44

starting 2door body shell

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generator build basically by scratch

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Edited by JukkaT

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roof rack

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doors wasn`t in the proper position

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painted body with a roof tarp

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gas generator ready to attach

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yellow war time license plate and some sneak peak at front of the car

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that is way to cool! nice job.

But what I really want to know is, whats under the tarp?

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that is way to cool! nice job.

But what I really want to know is, whats under the tarp?

there`s chopped wood for generator and spare tire etc :)

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That is pretty cool Jukka. A very unique subject, and great scratchbuilding.

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awsome !!

actually saw a piece obout these cars believe on top gear uk ???

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Great job..!! well done..

What did you use to make your tarp..?

I'm having a heck of a time finding a material to lay down realistically.

cheers

Ian

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Looks great.

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Julia, that is really neat!

Sorry meant to type Jukka

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nice work!

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this is really neet! Does anyone know how the generator works?

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Very cool.I have seen a few pictures of cars with these on them but didn't know what they were, there is some pretty cool history behind this.

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Long time no see :D

Well my project delayed for quite a while, but 2017 kicked my butt and deadline for this diorama is february 18 at local model show.

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Jimmy Flintstones two figures going to be finnish war-era drivers at cigarette break.

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first coat dry mud painted airbrush.sivu.thumb.jpg.328a7c8105135be3f520935fb

then wet muddy. I use Baking soda mixture and brush.  96% completed. Some minor details still to do.

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So very realistic looking. I'm impressed by the Boiler power plant. The four door conversion and the weathering looks perfect. Just when you think life is hard you can look at this and be thankful for not being there at that time.

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Great project.

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The attached are vids of old trucks and a '37 Chevy with gasifiers.  These might make good subjects for a build.

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I would never have imagined vehicles like this had you not shared your build here. Very well done, Thanks!

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Very interesting build.  The weathering is superb and your scratchbuilding skills are outstanding.  I saw one of these recently on the Discovery Channel's "Mountain Men".  Eustice, who lives in the North Carolina mountains built a similar contraption to power his pick-up.  Amazingly it did work.  Keep those updates coming.

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Cool,and very well done, all over!!

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Simply amazing !!!

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What an unusual subject and simply great weathering job.

Interesting, backing soda and brush for the heavy stuff ... I have one on the bench I'll have to try that on.

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Here's a little more reference on a similar vehicle I found at the Petersen Automotive Museum

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love the dirt ! really brings it to life , you can almost see it driving over dirt roads :)

 

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This is really exceptional.  I like the hobo addition. 

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