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Chopped 1940 Ford


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I don't know the manufacturer of the body, but it is a nice casting.  I bought it from a friend with a Revell Coupe donor kit.  I added the rear fender skirts from plasticard and applied Testor's Dark Bronze Metallic from a rattlecan, covered in Tamiya clear, which darkened the paint somewhat.  The interior and firewall had to be sectioned to match the body, but otherwise the kit was built stock apart from plug wires and parts box wheels/tyres.


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Excellent paint color and finish. The chassis looks very realistic. I noticed the rear suspension changes. You mentioned the unknown caster of the body, they got the proportions perfectly on the chopped top. I remember reading years ago an article about some of the difficulties of getting the proportions to look right when shopping the top on a 1:1 car. The reason I mention this is that the article stated that the '39 & '40 Fords were the most difficult to do. The problem had to do with the side windows and the rear side window was the hardest to get right.   

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