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1941 Plymouth Mild Custom - Finished - Outdoor Pics!

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  • From: Spring, Tx
1941 Plymouth Mild Custom - Finished - Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:39 AM

I started this one the other day while working on the 50 Ford Pickup. Its cold and rainy right now so its a good time to do some body work. I previously glued and puttied in the grill mounting in front and it still needs a little work.

I inserted a piece of plastic in the slot for the hood ornament and then puttied it in. I'll give it a coat of primer and see it it needs additional work. I've also added a piece of sheet plastic to the rear splash pan area and puttied it in a bit. After some primer, I'll see where I stand here too.

I'm going to use some touring wheels (painted body color) and tires and drop it in the weeds. I'll also eliminate the front and rear chrome bumpers. The interior bucket is pretty sad so I don't plan to spend a lot of time with it. I might be able to find another V-8 powerplant to put in it as the kit V-8 looks a bit small. Not sure about the color yet - probably something bright! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by chucky on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:14 PM

Have fun with this one, JR! It's been a long time since I built my radical sixties-style custom but if I remember correctly, this kit comes with two sets of front fender inner aprons. I was able to put a first-gen Hemi in mine using the non-factory aprons. Those 1:1 cars looked like they were already chopped considering the tall body sides. In fact, after I took about a 3/16" horizontal section, I decided to make the windshield opening smaller and the rear window opeining larger. I realize that you're going for a mild custom and I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up with. 

chucky

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:31 PM

Looking good so far! I like the plan you've laid out.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:25 PM

These 41's always remind me of my childhood....... Laughhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IzIw-TPDSQ

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:42 PM

Thanks, Chucky, Maniacal and Spencer! I appreciate your comments! Still working on the putttying and sanding. And its still raining! What I am shoiting for is something like this:

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by chucky on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:45 PM

Wow! That just might be the nicest one I've seen! 

chucky

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Posted by scalepeter on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:23 AM

Looking good so far.   Will be following this.  I have one of these and can't decide if do something similar or do some cutting with a roof chop and sectioning.  

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:23 AM

Can't wait to see it. I did a mild custom of the 41

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/m/sca/1028989.aspx

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:02 AM

Nice pick JR.  I'll be following this one. Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:36 AM

Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments!

Still raining so I thought I would play around with the wheels and see if I could paint a wheel in the garage and see what it looks like. Going with a Candy red and these chrome wheels are from the 51 Chevy Fleetline that I painted with Clear red that look like anodized wheels. Probably wouldn't survive the road but they look good for now. I'll see if I can do the same or something close with the body! Thanks for looking! Cool 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:34 PM

The more I looked at the wheels the more toy-like I thought they were - sort of like the matchbox cars. So I change the color and got the body into color- Krylon Pumkin Orange. Three light coats of paint and two coats of Krylon Clear Lacquer. I would prefer to have more of a tangerine color but I don't have that color. So this will become Tangerine! Not sure about the painted wheels in this color either. I may try something else for the wheels but I think the body looks good in this color for a custom! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:54 PM

going with a stock colour eh? Stick out tongue

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:30 PM
I'm loving that colour
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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 16, 2018 6:49 PM

Thanks, All and Spencer! I appreciate your comments!

I rubbed out the body and had a couple of spots of junk or pigment in the top and the trunk. So after rubbing it out gave the top and trunk another coat of paint and then applied another clear coat to the entire body.

Then I assembled the suspensions to see how the body would sit in the lowered position. Looks pretty good to me! I had thoughts of filming the windows and glueing the hood down and just make this a curbside. I've used the stock tires and custom wheels which don't fit very well but you can get the idea. Thanks for looking!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:20 AM

This is some excellent work.  You are adding some class to a somewhat overlooked kit.  That color really sets it off and your subtle mods just add to the overall look.  I have one in my stash of kits, and am getting some ideas from your build.  Thanks for sharing.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:15 PM

Thanks, Rick! I appreciate your comment!

I haven't posted in a couple of days as I have been rubbing this one out again, foiling, assembling the kit engine and, chassis. I tried for several hours to find a suitable engine that would fit in the narrow bay but to no avail. I decided not to bash a kit and just go ahead with the kit engine.

Although I have used the lowered position for the wheel placements, It doesn't really look lowered and I would have to re-construct the frame To lower this one. I went ahead and used the stock wheels on some Goodyear tires and I am simply going to finish this one.

My main objective was to make the body modifications and paint it brightly. So mission accomplished! Maybe I'll come up with a frame and engine that will fit in the future that I can just tranfer the body to.

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:20 PM

Hello JR.  I see what you mean.  There is no wiggle room in there.  That's OK though.  I think the color looks great and appears very smooth.  The foiling looks great and I like the wheels and tires.  I wouldn't lament the stance.  It looks like a stock "driver".  I think it is another great result. YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:59 AM

OOH ! 

 That's purty !

gjgeracci
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Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:00 AM

Now ;

 That's what I call Nice ! Good Paint there .

gjgeracci
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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:40 PM

Thanks, MMthrax and Oldcarguy! I appreciate your comments!

After sleeping on it, I thought I could get this build a little lower so I cut off the ends of the spring shackles in the rear and the bumper brackets in front so I could push the body down a couple of more scale inches. I also added big wheels that would fit better and also give the impression of a lowered stance. Hope it glues together well! Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:12 AM

I like the big wheels as much as the lil' steelies ( if the "triangles" were painted black...) they could be Magnum 500's for late '60's Muscle cars..... Noice !

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Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:27 AM

Hello JR,

I agree with Spencer on this.  The wheels need some kind of wash.  I don't usually go for the monster wheels, but with the stance and the color and the smoothness of the car, it looks super custom.  It has a Ridler award kind of vibe.  Nice work!Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:35 PM

Thanks, Spencer and Mmthrax! I appreciate your comments! Yes, I just finished a blackwash on the wheels to dull them down a bit. I thought about painting the centers orange but thin paint on chrome with a brush is probably a disaster waiting to happen. I don't particularly like the big wheels either but thought they would look good on this one. I didn't get the front of the body down as low as I would like. The interior, firewall, etc. holds it all up and I would have to cut everything down to get it any lower. But the back is lower and its a bit of a tail dragger burt looks good to me! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:31 PM

Turned out great.

I think this particular car looks great with oversized wheels.  

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by MikeFo on Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:50 PM
Nice job! I like the color, reminds me of a bowl of cool orange sherbet ice cream .

Building more muscle Automobile

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 23, 2018 7:56 AM

Thanks, All and Mike! I appreciate your comments! I've gotten lucky with my last two paint jobs. I use a lot of Krylon satins for interiors and other parts but I usually stay away from their Gloss paints like this one as it usually runs. But this one and the 1950 truck turned out great! Sun may shine today so I might get some outdoor pics! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 23, 2018 4:57 PM

The sun was shining today so I took some outdoor pics!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, February 23, 2018 5:03 PM

A few more:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, February 23, 2018 5:12 PM

Ah! Just what I've been waiting for. I knew this color needed natural light to show its best. Another nice one, JR! Thumbs Up

chucky

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:34 PM

Thanks, Chucky! I appreciate the comment! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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