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1948 Ford Convertible Club Coupe

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
1948 Ford Convertible Club Coupe
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Monday, April 03, 2017 1:09 AM

Just finished. 

Took some indoor pictures as the sun is not going to shine around here for a while... Forecast is rain.

Anyway, this little car is somewhat of a Frankenstein. 

Started with a incomplete kit, whose body was already painted green. The plastic was crazed a good bit, and the trim on the fenders had being sanded off. 

The incomplete kit was missing the tires, all the chrome, and the tops (up top, and boot) 

Started restoring the body, and came across a second kit, a complete built up. Kind of a glue bomb, but still looked OK. Along with it came the up top. The boot was glued to the car with white glue. 

My first idea was to take all the chrome from the built up, but didn't have courage to take it apart. So, I bought a '48 Sedan Coupe kit to source the chrome. 

I took the original 1998 tires from the built up (with the Good Year name) and replaced them by the no name tires that came with the Police Coupe kit. 

Combining parts from three kits, I finally built the last '48 Ford missing from my collection. She now sits with the Sedan Coupe Super deluxe, and Station Wagon on my shelf. 

Many of you may remember a Custom Coupe I built last month. Well, that kit is not mine, I built it for my cousin, and is no longer with me. 

Well, enough talking. Here are some indoor pictures. I hope to take some outdoor pictures when possible. 

Hope you guys like her!!!

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1948 Ford Ragtop. by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovefordgalaxie/

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, April 03, 2017 5:19 AM

Wow, that is beautiful. Now I gotta wipe the drool off my keyboard!

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  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:21 AM

Wonderful build and the quality I expect from you sir . So , did you Post the Wagon ? Factory Stock , quite a great collection you have .. "Where's the keys ?"    Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Monday, April 03, 2017 11:59 AM

    Very, very nice build. that black paint is just gorgeous.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, April 03, 2017 12:37 PM

A fatty with a flattie. Very nice work on the 48 Ford, especially given the struggles dealing with an incomplete kit and a glue bomb. The car is gorgeous and the build is very smooth and well done. Nice work!

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Metro Detroit
Posted by MarkW on Monday, April 03, 2017 4:41 PM

Perfect work. You certainly set the standard. I did this model a couple of years ago, too. Phoenix yellow (pale) it is. I didn't get the depth of gloss that you got out of this, though. Do you still use Sherwin Williams paints on these? I recall from an old post you once did. Whatever, it looks marvelous. Keep on building those old Fords!Wink

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, April 03, 2017 5:21 PM

Your persistence really paid off on this one. Another beautiful build for your collection. Will look for your outdoor photos. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 03, 2017 6:39 PM
Absolutely beautiful. 'Nuff said.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:01 PM

That interior is beautifully done. The dash is the hilight for me, it is so eyecatching

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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Saturday, April 08, 2017 3:02 AM

MarkW

Perfect work. You certainly set the standard. I did this model a couple of years ago, too. Phoenix yellow (pale) it is. I didn't get the depth of gloss that you got out of this, though. Do you still use Sherwin Williams paints on these? I recall from an old post you once did. Whatever, it looks marvelous. Keep on building those old Fords!Wink

 

Thanks. 

Yes I use S&W automotive synthetic enamel. It gives a more authentic finish, as there is no clear coat. On metallic finished I use Acrylic enamel, or Polyurethane basecoat clearcoat. All automotive. 

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