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  • Member since
    February, 2006
1926 Ford Delivery rebuild
Posted by motorcyclemodeler on Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:33 PM

Hi.
As an attempt to start back into modeling, I will re-build an old built kit that I got from a friend on 1993, along another glue bomb that the group helped me on identifying on other topic.

Kit seems to be either 85-2982 or 7395
26 Ford T sedan26 sedan delivery

The original look of the model is this:Side

Back

Front

I intend to leave it just like it is, without modifications but the color scheme.
I will try to make it look like this:Final Color

I will post my advances as I go along the process of diss-assembling the parts for re-painting them.
BTW most of the model is unpainted.
Best Regards.

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Saturday, September 02, 2017 4:43 PM

Cool. Keep us posted.

  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Sunday, September 03, 2017 4:20 PM

Hi motorcyclemodeler,

Just an FYI, when Revell issued this model back in 1975 it was as a '26 Ford "T" 2-dr Sedan built by a guy named LIL' John Buttera. It was a model of a real car and they did a fantastic job on the model, which was numbered H-1331. It has been susequently re-released a few times but as a Sedan Delivery and has rear window filler panels included and rear door panel details engraved in. Yours is the old Sedan kit. Most of the parts, especially the chassis and engine are the same in all the different releases except of course of the body and "glass". They also released a Phaeton (Touring) version that is the same also, except for body. Just thought you might like to know.

Barry Fadden

 

 

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  • Member since
    February, 2006
Posted by motorcyclemodeler on Sunday, September 03, 2017 9:31 PM

streetrod

Hi motorcyclemodeler,

Just an FYI, when Revell issued this model back in 1975 it was as a '26 Ford "T" 2-dr Sedan built by a guy named LIL' John Buttera. It was a model of a real car and they did a fantastic job on the model, which was numbered H-1331......... Just thought you might like to know.

Barry Fadden

Barry, Thanks a lot for the info. It helped me to find out a scan of the instructions sheet, I needed it to dis-assemble the kit without worries.Yes

For those interested, it is here:

http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/636/revell-1331-john-butteras-street

Cheers

  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Monday, September 04, 2017 6:21 AM

 That makes into a sweet looking hot rod ! I built one years ago with an added severe rake. Woukdn't mind getting my hands on another one.

 Good luck with the rebuild.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, September 04, 2017 2:40 PM

So that's where my parts box Jaguar IRS came from and the fenders ....!! LOL

 

Now wheres the rest ?

Good luck with the Re-Do . Like the green/ black idea

  • Member since
    February, 2006
Posted by motorcyclemodeler on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:03 PM

Hello, here are some updates regarding this model.

I managed to separate the kit into pieces without breaking too many parts Sad
To keep the fast pace, I decided to re-paint only the seats on the interior area, everything else inside, will be left as is.
I masked de sides with thin cardboard templates and the rest with masking tape.Masking 01
Masking 02 

Since my last paint job was about 17 years ago... I had a hard time finding out my airbrush.... but after a panic attack and two searches around the house, I finally found it.

This is the result of my first attempt at using an airbrush again after so many time.
First paint

I forgot to mention that I sanded the union lines on top of the front seats.

Well, those were enough emotions for the day.
Next step will be to glue the front fenders parts that are broken, mask and apply primer to the body. 

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