Another '34 Ford... or How To Section The Sedan Body


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Okay it's sectioned not chopped. When I did the other '34 sedan that I just finished, I took very little out of the body section. I took it out between the two body bands but not the cowl, so the side windows were full but the windshield got a chop. This one is chopped below the two body bands and I took out twice as much plastic... Just to see what it would look like.

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The blue tape shows how much is coming out. I usually do my cutting with my little battery powered drill. You can see the perforations for the first cut here

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OOPS! Buncha parts! The band on the right is the section of about 6" in scale. The section on my other car is about 3" scale

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And here we are glued back together. As I said above, I cut with my small drill, creating tight perforations. Then I score it from the back and it just comes apart like ripping two stamps apart. I clean up the edges, but they actually work well for gluing with Zap-A-Gap and creates a lot of room to bite. Note that I had to cut a small slice out of the door to move it back so the front door line would match. Now we play with putty and shoot some primer to see how we did...

A tutorial on this board showed me a neat way to Z a chassis so that's the next step. While I kept the last one at a standard height but sectioned over the rails, this one may go real low!

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Quite a radical section job. Are you planning to chop the top a little too? Interesting project, nice technique.

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Really nice project! I'll keep an eye on this one!

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Are you planning to chop the top a little too?

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I did remove the soft center of the roof tonight. I don't think I'm going for a chop. I took a lot out of the body and I still want the car to be drivable.. plus, the body section worked and I know I'd screw up the chop :unsure:

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Pretty neat Tom!

Keep it going B)

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This looks like it'll be an interesting project.

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Posted · Report post

hmm very cool indeed i really like the result

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Are you planning to chop the top a little too?

I don't think I'm going for a chop.

Are you sure? :D;)

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eheh .. I like big sections without a top chop! I have a '32 in the works that everyone wants me to chop and I even had to put it up for a vote .. but it's staying!

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I like how this is looking.

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eheh .. I like big sections without a top chop! I have a '32 in the works that everyone wants me to chop and I even had to put it up for a vote .. but it's staying!

Thanks Mike! Casey almost had me with that Photoshop! :) I love the look of your '32!

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Nice Work Tom!

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