41 Plymouth Coupe

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Although I do have a few ongoing projects already, I decided to start the AMT Plymouth I recently got in a trade here, and post it as my first WIP on the forum...

I haven't got much for now as I'm now in the process of cleaning up parts, but here's a quick mock-up with some wide whitewall Firestones I also got in the same deal:

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Not sure exactly what I'll do with it yet, but I think I might bash it with some wheels and other custom bits from the 49 Merc.

More to come soon.

Thanks for looking,

MATIJA

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Idea: think "Holy Water"!...

Nice work so far!

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I love the '41 Plymouth coupes. Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours!

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What ever you do with the Plymouth...keep posting up those sharp clear pics..just awesome.

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That is a Sharp picture.

Looks good with Wide whites.

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Matija.... thanks for sharing this build...

It is a good kit and and I will be interested to see what you do with it...

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

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Very interested in this build. I have one in waiting myself!

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I'll be watching this with interest, since I too have one in the que. Let us know if there are any issues with this kit.

P.S.: what kind of camera / lens are you using? That is a sharp picture!

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:huh: Uh... How, exactly were you able to determine that, Derick? I couldn't get any exif data from the photo.

If your crystal ball is still tuned in, what kind of lens was he using?

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Thanks for all the great comments :)

Yes, the camera is indeed a Nikon D40 DSLR with a regular 18-55 mm lens.

The trick to a good photo, however, is "post-production"... For lack of a better program, such as PhotoShop, I simply use Photoscape - a free online photo editor which delivers quite amazing results in literally 4-5 clicks. Check it out ;)

Edited by PowerPlant

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I'll be watching this with interest, since I too have one in the que.

In the queue.

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Thanks for the info, Matija. I'm still trying to figure out how Derick knew that :huh: .

In the queue.

I'll turn in my Spelling Police badge tomorrow :( .

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AH HA! I just didn't take that extra step. Thanks, Derick. Now I can sleep tonight :D .

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Progress on the Plymouth is slow...

I've been working on blending the front clip with the body...

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Although my original plan was to build a mild custom with a straight six engine and whitewall wheels, I changed my mind and decided to build a V8 powered street rod instead...

With wheels and tires from a Revell 3-window deuce:

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And a dilemma...

I found some resin-cast old-school bucket seats, and thought about replacing the bench seat with them...

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What do you guys think?

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That's an interesting story indeed :)

But it certainly would be a challenge converting the AMT coupe into the sedan pictured in the article...

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I like the bucket seat idea.

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One of the best kits I built as a teenager, everything just fit perfect. I'm curious to see what you decided to make.

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Watching also!

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I have one waiting on my shelf. I'll be watching. Looks good so far.

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I like the bucket seat idea.

Thanks, Jim! Input much appreciated :) Anyone else? Would it be strange to see these on such a car?

One of the best kits I built as a teenager, everything just fit perfect. I'm curious to see what you decided to make.

It does seem nice so far... I'm finding the rear suspension a bit fiddly to put together, but it is nice there are two ride height options straight from the box :)

Thanks for all other comments, also :D

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Bucket seats look Great in it.

Nice idea of blending the front end together..

Mmmm, I May have to do that too.. ;)

Looking Good..

Build on..

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Thanks, Rodney :)

Keep in mind, however, those vertical panel lines do exist on the real car, and I'll be re-scribing them, but for those unfamiliar with this kit - this is what it looked like after gluing the front clip to the body:

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Only the Grand Canyon is more impressive than these gaping gorges :P

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I don't mean to bore you guys, but there's a lot of work to be done on that front end, in order to make it look right...

I re-did the vertical seams... This is what it looks like now, still quite a bit to get done:

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Great job on the front end.

I built one of these a few years ago as a re-entry to building and couldn't believe how poor that all fit together. I built mine with the gasser look so I just smoothed it all out and frenched the headlights.

Thanks for posting this

Tom

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