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'40 Ford Street Rod

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
'40 Ford Street Rod
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 11:30 AM

Back on Christmas 2012, I challenged myself to build a model in a day and I choose the Lindberg 1940 Ford Coupe that came with the Dodge L-700 and trailer kit.  I wanted to quickly paint the model and build it off and on during the course of Christmas Day and I did accomplish my goal.  I had stuck the completed model on the shelf and left it there since then.  I had mentioned this model in passing in another thread and my friend Barry, aka Streetrod wanted to see it since he loves '40 Fords.  I pulled the model off the shelf this morning and started cleaning it up and, of course, it started falling apart on me.  Out came the model glue and I started putting it back together...with some changes.  here's what it looked like 5 1/2 years ago.

Here is what the '40 Ford Coupe looks like today with some extra pieces I had from the '39/'40 Ford Tudor kit.  Nothing else underneath was changed.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Dodge Dart GTS; 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

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  • Member since
    September, 2007
  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:38 AM

Never really noticed the thick A-Pillars before. That's the only negative I see. I like tha color.

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 21, 2018 6:48 AM

Thank you Rick!  We had determined that the '40 was designed to be dented and rusted with the thin translucent plastic.  There are parts in this kit for a Fire Chief version and a Street Rod version.  I hate the tri-star wheels in this kit.  Never cared for that design and the chrome plating is thick!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Dodge Dart GTS; 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

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