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1927 Model T Ford Tudor Sedan, anyone?

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1927 Model T Ford Tudor Sedan, anyone?
Posted by Arthur Anderson on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:49 PM

I did this one between New Years and July 4, 2001.  It's the Revell Li'John Buttera T sedan body, adapted to the AMT '27 T Touring Car underpinnings.  I had to considerably reshape the cowling to mate up with the AMT hood, as the Revell street rod has no "hood shelves" (the narrow sheet metal panels on top of the inside edges of the front fenders, very standard on most all cars of the era, in order to have a mounting point for the hood latches).  With the Revell body having the roof as a separate part, it was fairly easy to replicate all the interior upholstery panels, then paint the interior after the exterior color was done.  In addition, I was able to not onlly mount a cast metal windshield wiper arm (actually an HO scale diesel locomotive windshield wiper!), and add the small hand crank to the inside, and then slip pieces of .020" clear plastic into the side and back window openings, while leaving the driver's side door glass partially open.  The windshield was perhaps the toughest part, as it's made of the same clear plastic as the side and back windows--but I had to use .015" x .020" Evergreen styrene strip, on which I had to round off the exposed edges for scale realism, then paint the framing (windshield is framed both inside and out) without getting any paint on the "glass" itself.  The handbrake/high gear lockout lever was done from two pieces of aluminum rod, with the "paddle blade" of the lockout control being whittled, filed and polished to the correct shape at the top, that lever going through the floorboard where it is mounted to a scratchbuilt cross-shaft.  The rear brake clevis arms are actually HO scale model railroad truss rod posts (old time wooden railroad car detail parts), with thin brass rod for the pull rods.  All three foot pedals (left to right: brake, reverse pedal, low gear pedal) were made from aluminum stock, filed, sanded to shape and attached to their appropriate transmission control shafts.  All in all, it was a fun project, even if it did take 6 full months to build.'27 T Tudor Sedan

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:50 PM

'27 T chassis

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:51 PM

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:32 PM

Looks extremely nice Art.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:14 PM
Simple & lovely Arthur ( Just like moi !) . Who needs EFI ABS etc etc ..........
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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:35 PM

Good idea and beautiful execution, I really like this.  Your leather strap holding the crank handle is a nice touch.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, February 26, 2018 6:43 AM
Beautiful job, that looks great!
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Posted by Bainford on Monday, February 26, 2018 9:04 AM

Excellent work, Art. It's hard to believe this started as the Revell L'il John T. The transformation is stunning. Very well done.

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Monday, February 26, 2018 7:52 PM

Bainford

Excellent work, Art. It's hard to believe this started as the Revell L'il John T. The transformation is stunning. Very well done.

Trevor, save for the slightly inaccurate cowling height, the Buttera T Sedan body is pretty much right on the money for making a stock version--I had no other fit issues whatsoever.  In short, Revell did a great job on it.

 

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Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:22 AM

Very nice Art .

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Posted by smitty on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:40 AM

That's just tremendous Arthur. I really love seeing models that I haven't seen done before. Great work! 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:01 AM

Hmm;

 My grandpa now : He would say sumpin lyke this .Thatsa Nicea auto , Wheresa da Key ? 

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Posted by Arthur Anderson on Thursday, March 01, 2018 9:45 AM

oldcarguy

Hmm;

 My grandpa now : He would say sumpin lyke this .Thatsa Nicea auto , Wheresa da Key ? 

 

 

Uh, the ignition key is firmly ensconced in the pocket of my 1/25 scale assistant's (AKA my shop manager!) hip pocket--and Norbie does not answer requests to borrow it. ;)

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:58 PM

Wow. What a work of art! No pun intended!

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Posted by dimaxion on Friday, March 02, 2018 3:42 PM

As I did a duplicate of this , I'll admit you did a better job . My wheel color is waaay off . Yours is correct . Your detail about the Windshield Wiper is perfect . Mine is totally lacking . Alas , neither one Spits Oil to mark it's spot as the 1:1 . Perfect Art , I admire it . Look .. over there .. see that ? Meanwhile I've hotwired Lizzy and I am ambling down the road , made you look Whistling.. Thanx .. 

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