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Custom '41 Ford Coupe Finished 12-15

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  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Custom '41 Ford Coupe Finished 12-15
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:03 AM

So this is the project I started and then was "sidetracked" with the Woody Mercury. This one combines the grille of the AMT '41 Ford Woody with the body of the Revell '48 Ford Coupe. Other than changing the grille and swiping the rear bumper brackets from the '48 Ford Police Coupe kit this is going to be a box stock build. Of course I'll probably modify the suspension to lower the model a little bit. The exterior color is going to be gloss black. Here's the photo's and thanks for looking!

  • Member since
    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:15 PM
Looking mighty fine.
  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:43 PM

Thank you, hachirokami! 

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    August, 2008
  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:39 PM

That sure beats fighting with the whole front end trying to get it lined up straight .

Good work .

Robert Lightsey

Lost in Paradise

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    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:37 PM

I built a '41 around four years ago. I swapped the whole front clip because of the differences in the fenders and hood. IIRC, I had to narrow the '41 hood slightly to fit it to the cowl.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:21 AM

Looks good, Maniacal! Cool Thumbs Up

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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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:38 PM
nice start. looks like it'll make an interesting custom
  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, October 21, 2018 10:40 AM

Thank you, oldnslow, Plowboy, modelcarjr, and aussiemuscle308! 

I needed to lengthen the nose of the hood a little. I glued some plastic strip to the nose of the hood and filed it down a little and then added some bondo and sanded it to shape. The body is in primer now and all the body work is finished. I glued the bumper brackets in place to be sure everything would line up. Thanks for looking!

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, October 21, 2018 5:58 PM

That's looking KOOL! 

chucky

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    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Monday, October 22, 2018 4:43 PM

Nice work here.  I like how you extended the hood.   Fun project.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:15 AM

Thanks, scalepeter and chucky! I am having some fun with this one, and it's moving along much faster than my Mercury project. I'll have an update later today. 

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:38 AM

I'm on the home stretch. The body is done, painted, cleared, and I'm in the process of polishing it now. The interior is painted Testors cream and I just need to detail paint and assemble it. The chassis is about done. The engine needs a black wash. I painted the rims Testors copper. So just some details here and there to finish and then assembly and this one is about done! Thanks for looking!

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:21 PM

I was going to have another update before completion of this build but photobucket wasn't working for some reason. But it's working now and this is done. So no update, but here are the finished photos. Besides changing the front grille, using the rear bumper brackets from the Revell stock '48 Ford kit, and some parts box tail lights this is a box stock build. The color is Jet Black from HOK. This makes 2 builds this year! This was a pretty easy build. My next project will be a little more complex. Thanks for looking! 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:27 PM

Turned out a real beauty! Thanks for the update. It was worth the wait!  Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: Melbourne,Florida
Posted by 63SplitWindow on Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:35 AM

Outstanding job, nice build!

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    October, 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, December 16, 2018 7:41 AM

Awesome! Your efforts turned out a honey! Thanks for sharing!

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:30 AM

Thank you, chucky, 63SplitWindow, and 60Buick! 

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    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:14 AM

Nice end result.   Looks good.

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:26 AM

That is one nice looking hot rod.  Has that 50's look all over it  I like it.

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

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