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1939 ford wip
Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, September 03, 2017 5:10 PM
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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, September 03, 2017 7:19 PM
Great Idea ! I like the front ends on all the '36-40's . " Good luck ! "
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Posted by chucky on Sunday, September 03, 2017 7:20 PM

You got this! Cool

chucky

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:22 AM
Thanks guys. I said it is a 38 Ford but it might be a 39 ford with a 38 hood. parts of the car look like a 39 and other parts look like a 38. Kinda weird.
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:20 PM

Worked on the grille. I used .025 rod to make the grille bars. There were 26 of them. I just need to add a strip down the middle and some border strips. I also added some putty to fill in the old headlight locations.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:07 PM

Hi texwardfan,

I don't know if you know this or not, pardon me if you do, but Ford back in those days used the sheeymetal for the previous years Deluxe cars for the following years Standard cars. So, the '39 Standard model looked very much like a '38 Deluxe model. There were differences but they were very minor. The picture of the car you show in your thread does in fact look to me like a 1938 ford Deluxe. 

Barry Fadden

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 8:00 AM

streetrod

Hi texwardfan,

I don't know if you know this or not, pardon me if you do, but Ford back in those days used the sheeymetal for the previous years Deluxe cars for the following years Standard cars. So, the '39 Standard model looked very much like a '38 Deluxe model. There were differences but they were very minor. The picture of the car you show in your thread does in fact look to me like a 1938 ford Deluxe. 

Barry Fadden

 

 

Thanks, Barry. yes the green car i'm using as reference is a 38 deluxe coupe. The only difference I have been able to see is the roofline at the back below the rear window is a little different. there is a feature line that runs horizontally below the window on the 38 and the 39 does not have it. also the trunk opening is a little bigger on the 39. The picture of the car I'm doing that I dont want to reveal at this time looks like a 39 at hte back with a 38 front end.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:21 PM

Got carried away with the hood and had to end up reassembling it. The putty should hide the mess up. I also installed the grille. I still need to add the side borders to it and also the strip down the middle.

 

 

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:27 PM
The front end of the '38 reminds me of the beak on the eagle from the Muppets show . I'm a bit odd like that !
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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 6:23 PM

I wont be making the top part of the grille. This car will have open sides of the hood and the top part of the grille ommited. Thats the way the cars were raced back in the day.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:58 PM

Started on the headlight pods. Hood is almost done. I need to configure the front hood latch/mount. When the hood sides are removed its like a bar is holding up the front of the hood. I changed the name of this thread to 1939 Ford because what we have here is a 39 ford standard coupe with a 38 ford deluxe coupe hood and hood ornament.

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, September 08, 2017 4:24 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, September 09, 2017 4:16 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:03 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:34 PM

The front fenders on the 38/39 fords are shaped a little different then the 40 so I'm trying to achieve that different shape the best I can. After this modification I just need to add the tailights and the trunk handle and the painting process can begin. Its going to be a two tone paint job so that's not going to be a lot of fun. The rear fenders, trunk, roof and hood are one color and the rest of the car is another color.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:54 AM
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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, September 18, 2017 3:20 PM

Great work on the filler so far , & good luck with the masking off for the paint ! 

I'm going to be doing a 2 colour Buick wagon in 1:64 , 

Can't do anything the easy way me ! LOL 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 18, 2017 5:15 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Great work on the filler so far , & good luck with the masking off for the paint ! 

I'm going to be doing a 2 colour Buick wagon in 1:64 , 

Can't do anything the easy way me ! LOL 

 

 

Good luck with that.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:46 AM

I primed with gray and then white primer on top. When you sand it helps you find the low spots scratches and pin holes. I used a dog bowl to wetsand in. It beats standing at the sink. Its now ready for the final primer coat.

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:27 AM

Impressive work, Tex. The method for your modifications is very well thought out.  The results are looking great.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:36 AM

Bainford

Impressive work, Tex. The method for your modifications is very well thought out.  The results are looking great.

 

 

Thanks, Trevor. I appreciate the feedback.

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Posted by GerN on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:16 PM

Good body work - it is starting to look like it came this way.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:41 PM

GerN

Good body work - it is starting to look like it came this way.

 

 

Thanks, Gern. I really appreciate the reply

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:49 PM

Good looking work.

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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:19 PM
Thanks, TNT. I really appreciate it.
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Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:18 AM

Truly great work on this build.  The modifications you have made are excellently incorporated.  I have always had a soft spot for the '38 Ford.

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

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:01 AM

TarheelRick

Truly great work on this build.  The modifications you have made are excellently incorporated.  I have always had a soft spot for the '38 Ford.

 

 

Thanks, Rick. Like I said before , I wish revell or amt had made a 38/39 ford as a kit. It was used a lot more by racers back in the day than the 40 was.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:54 AM

Got what I hope is the last primer coat on the body. Also primed the engine and got the frame assembled.

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Posted by nottheband on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:17 PM

Good stuff, Mark, I'm always impressed with the modifications you carry out, and appreciate you showing us the steps and explaining your thoughts on the way.  As usual, I'm looking forward to seeing how this Ford turns out, and how you come up with the old racing parts.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by chucky on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:53 PM

nottheband

Good stuff, Mark, I'm always impressed with the modifications you carry out, and appreciate you showing us the steps and explaining your thoughts on the way.  As usual, I'm looking forward to seeing how this Ford turns out, and how you come up with the old racing parts.  Cheers.

Steve

Hey, Steve! I was gonna say that! Cool

 

chucky

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