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Next Project IMC 1948 Ford Convertible Finished 11-1-10

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  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Next Project IMC 1948 Ford Convertible Finished 11-1-10
Posted by cedarsales on Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:58 PM

This is my next project. I'm thinking a 50's style rod. I am just doing mods as I go with the car. The car was already started so I am taking it apart and cleaning it up.

  • Member since
    November 2006
  • From: Quebec, Canada
Posted by skumole on Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:35 AM
We want more pics!
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    January 2007
  • From: Canada
Posted by drost582 on Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:05 PM

Have the same kit. Any problems so far? Would like to see completed.

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    July 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, October 23, 2010 11:08 PM

Are you keeping the engine stock or hopping it up? What color combo are you considering? Can't wait to see more.Big Smile

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    January 2010
  • From: Central California
Posted by jcbigpaw on Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:20 AM
48 Fords Rock! This is my favorite vehicle. I have several in the works in hard top and woody form, both stock and hot rodded (traditional stye). Looking forward to more pics.
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    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Posted by cedarsales on Sunday, October 24, 2010 4:46 PM

I got the body primed and the suspension lowered.

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    February 2010
Posted by ace-garageguy on Sunday, October 24, 2010 4:56 PM

 I like the Carson top...does that come with the kit? Did you open the doors as well, or do they come opening? One small thing, (IMHO) I think the rear fenders could be radiused higher a bit to lighten the look of the rear end. The relationship of the tires to the fenders with your lowering job is perfect in front, IMHO, but all that visual mass in the rear is a little too much. Just my very humble opinion. Great subject for a build, and looking good so far.

Plan your work, work your plan.

Measure twice, post once.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Posted by cedarsales on Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:26 PM

The carson top comes with the kit. The kit comes with two windsheild frames and two tops. The carson top windsheild frame is chopped. The doors are hindged from the kit, but they were glued in place from the original builders attempt. This kit really has a lot of detail for it's age. Anyone know when this kit was produced?

I agree on the rear being to low. I was going to raise it a little but your idea to radius the wheel wells might work better.

Thanks

  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:12 PM

These IMC (Industro Motive Corp.) kits were produced in the late 60's, were the brainchild of Bud Anderson (The Kat from AMT) and were "famous" for their great detail and working, in scale features. They were also "infamous" for their finicky, complicated (for kids) assembly and very few as I recall ever got finished, at least by the modelers I knew.

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    May 2007
  • From: In the shadow of Lookout Mt. Phx AZ
Posted by pepperdrumstix on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:11 PM
Nice project. I like those '46-7-8 Fords and I have 2 incomplete kits started years ago. Like Barry said they are finicky and somewhat hard to assemble properly. But I got through the hard part and the body's are assembled and now I just need to assemble the frames. I will probably get one of the new versions of this kit. Nice work so far. Looking forward to seeing this build. Patrick
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    January 2009
  • From: Ithaca, MI
Posted by doktor bondo on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:49 PM

The IMC/Testors/Union kits can be a bit of a nightmare to put together, but that makes the finished model that much cooler, at least IMHO. Can't wait to see how this one comes out!

There are some who know me as... Chuck Most

http://public.fotki.com/ChuckMost

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Posted by cedarsales on Saturday, October 30, 2010 3:11 PM

I painted the body today. It is a light blue satin finish. The interior will be white.

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    July 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:23 AM

Very nice. Any decisions on the engine yet? Can't wait to see more.Big Smile

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    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Posted by cedarsales on Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:35 AM

The engine will be the flathead that came in the kit.

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    July 2009
  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:42 AM

Are you leaving it stock or hopping it up? Can't wait to see more.Big Smile

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    February 2010
Posted by ace-garageguy on Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:43 AM

 Really nice job on the paint. Satins are hard to get even and smooth and yours looks terrific, no orange-peel, just right.

Plan your work, work your plan.

Measure twice, post once.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Jenison, MI
Posted by cedarsales on Monday, November 1, 2010 7:13 PM

I got the car finished up tonite. Parts fit is not that great but I think it looks OK. The best fitting parts were the glass. I had to work with what the original builder started way back in the beginning.

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    February 2010
Posted by ace-garageguy on Monday, November 1, 2010 7:59 PM

 I think it looks great. Nice, understated period mild custom. Very, very nice. Great paint.

Plan your work, work your plan.

Measure twice, post once.

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