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1925 Model T Chopped Coupe
Posted by mvadrag on Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:39 AM

The release of the classic AMT 1925 Model "T" Ford kit with the chopped coupe body parts, I have seen several posts of the built kit.  I have been fooling around with these bodies for many years because I had a stash of old used (misused) bodies and parts.  The only one I finished was an altered version on a Monogram funny car chassis.

Here are two examples of as yet incomplete builds from old used parts.  One uses the AMT roadster parts pack chrome chassis.  By the way, no motor fits between the torsion bar attachments on the frame.  The other is a stock restored chassis build with a parts box chrome Chrysler hemi (unknown origin).  The old metallic purple paint has gone through the stripper with no success, but makes a nice mock up.

Enjoy.

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by mvadrag on Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:37 PM

Here is the other shorty model.  Engine selection is an issue with hardly any room under the hood and no space between the torsion bar mounts.

You can see the floor pan was modified to fit the kick up of the chrome chassis.  It was also shortened to the rear shock mounts to fit right.  The front Buick style brakes are display brakes included in many sixties AMT kits.

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by Draggon on Saturday, January 01, 2011 7:21 AM

I'm diggin' that T with the hood!

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Posted by RAT "T" on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 6:08 PM

 LOOKS GOOD

JUST BOUGHT A 1/8 SCALE VERSION OF THIS

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Posted by gasser59 on Friday, January 07, 2011 10:25 AM
I know you probably want some muscle so what about a turbo charged four cylinder? I'm really liking both builds.

gasser59

On the bench - '59 Chevy Scout Truck & '41 Willys pickup gasser.

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Posted by Jantrix on Friday, January 07, 2011 10:50 AM

Couple of ideas. On the black one with the parts pack chassis and the hood. I agrree no engine will fit there. So my thought is to get the corvair engine from the Barris T-Buggy and make a wheel stander out of it.

 Stripping the purple one. Sand through to the primer coat on a few spots and then back in the purple pond. The lye will attack the primer and the paint should shough off like a snake skin. In theory.

 Great projects in any case. Looking forward to seeing your finished product. I love this old kit. Here's my build up of a vintage kit and I have a new one waiting in the wings.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by RAT "T" on Friday, January 07, 2011 11:55 AM

 I'VE SEEN AN ARDUN HEAD SET UP FOR A FOUR BANGER, LOOKED PRETTY COOL.

I'VE HAD GREAT LUCK STRIPPING PAINT WITH OVEN CLEANER, I ALSO SCUFF THE PAINT, LAY ON A HEAVY COAT OF EASY-OFF, THEN WRAP IN SARAN WRAP TO KEEP IT FROM DRYING, LEAVE FOR A DAY OR TWO, THEN USE A PIECE OF SCOTHBRIGHT TO SCRUB

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Posted by Lil Rebel on Friday, January 07, 2011 2:42 PM

have you tried the Ford V8 60 in the new Revell midget racer? If it fits it would be way coooool!

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Posted by streetrodnut on Saturday, January 08, 2011 12:01 AM

I'm diggin' the black T with the hood. I agree, the V8-60 would look cool in it. Also, you might consider the Offenhauser engine as well.

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Posted by mvadrag on Saturday, January 08, 2011 10:36 AM

Thanks for all the comments.  The AMT chrome chassis is very narrow between the torsion bar mounts.  I have filed to the edges of the torsion bar tee without breaking through, but still not enough room.  I intend to cut some more on it.  I got the midget kit for Christmas, so I need to break out the motor and see if it is narrow enough.

I have the 4 banger from the Revell '29 Ford pickup glued together, but the oil pan rail is too wide to fit.  That's why I have to file some more.  I will include pictures when I get something to fit. 

 

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by ace-garageguy on Saturday, January 08, 2011 4:34 PM

 Not trying to steal your thread, but I love this kit. Here's a gluebomb-rescue I've been doing on and off for a few months...


Plan your work, work your plan.

Measure twice, post once.

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Posted by mvadrag on Monday, December 26, 2011 11:46 PM

I did some finishing up on the purple Tee.  Added a radiator and lights, plus the interior (that you can't see). 

 

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by mvadrag on Monday, December 26, 2011 11:51 PM

The black Tee got a coat of semi gloss black for a better look.  These are old model salvage kits that I modified to work on design rather than detail.

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by Ragnar on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:44 AM

The Riley Head Four Banger from the Revell A Model Sedan would be a great engine for youe coupe. BTW Nice Work on the T Coupe!

CHEERS!

Tom

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

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Posted by ragtop63 on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:27 AM

Nice set of projects. I also have a 25 chopped "T" waiting in the wings to be built. The four banger from the revell kits builds up into a nice engine. I did one for a 32 I built a few years ago.

Ragtop is now in Charlotte! Check out my builds!

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Posted by High octane on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:36 AM

I liked seeing your "T's" and it makes me want to start one of several of mine. I also have a bunch of parts from the T kits laying around too.

High octane

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Posted by weasel on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:06 PM

for the 4cyl, try the '29 Rat Rod Pickup, has hotrod parts...

 

i did a chopped T using an AccuCast resin body and used the wheels from the '32 Ford Roadster...

 

http://photobucket.com/albums/v470/weasel221/
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Posted by mvadrag on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:06 PM

 

Need to add a lot of details to this model.  I have the Revell four banger and it does not fit between the torsion bar mounts on the AMT parts pack chassis I am using.  I have even sanded the mount to gain clearance.  AMT must not have intended anyone to install an engine in the "hot rod" frame!

Drag racing and model building/collecting are my hobbies.

http://public.fotki.com/mvadrag/model-cars/

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Posted by del austin on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 5:55 PM

Have you tried the "SMALL" block ford from the Revell Lil John Buttera kits? It is very narrow and may fit.

 

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Posted by Draggon on Thursday, December 29, 2011 1:42 PM

I think that chassis was meant only for drag racers, so the engine could be mounted quite high in the frame.That being said, I really love that T with a hood!

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Posted by del austin on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:04 PM

Anything progress on this one? I know it is a very old thread, but still interested. I am doing a full fendered version to match my 1:1 and using a 4.3 V6.

 

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