Post by hearsedriver on Sept 24, 2019 5:19:29 GMT -5
Hello everybody! It's been ages since i have posted anything on this forum. But i have been lurking in the shadows, watching. But now i think it's about time that i also contribute to this place and show what i have on my workingbench. Here goes....
I started with this kit. Its the first edition of the Ford 1950 convertible. And i will try to use as much of the parts that ended up missing in all the releases after this one. (The body that i will use are from a 70's release cause i will use the original body on another build)
This is a test to see if i can get the pictures to show on this forum...
Post by hearsedriver on Sept 24, 2019 6:09:53 GMT -5
I started with sectioning of the body
Then i glued the quanted headlight custom piece more closer to the body
Also i glued the chopped Victoria roof to the body, this is one of the pieces thats been missing in all newer releases of this kit.
Then i replaced the wheel openings to the wheelopenings from a junk 65 Pontiac body from AMT
Also i glued the custom wingextensions and the rear custom parts as the taillight pods etc. On the body and i added the rear licenseplate custom part. The roof scoop i took from a 49 Ford kit and the hood scoop i robbed out of a 58 chevy Impala kit
Post by hearsedriver on Sept 24, 2019 6:12:58 GMT -5
Also i created a driprail to the roof and rear window chrome.
The trunk i cut out so that it will be easier to put bondo to the rearend treatment without loosing the contours of the rear decklid. Latwr on i will glue the decklig back in place. Or maybe i will keep it open.. Havent decided yet.
Looks awesome so far! I'm impressed with how well those wheel arches have been blended in. They give the body some much-needed curvature to balance out the visually heavy taillight pods and fins. I've seen a few of these built with all the early-edition custom parts, but this one's possibly my favorite so far.
Post by hearsedriver on Sept 25, 2019 2:54:54 GMT -5
Thank you guys!
I quick mockup with the body wetsanded and redone interior bucket. I cut the floor and backseat out and replaced it with the floor from a 57 amt ford. Just because so i can have 4 separate bucketseats in the car. Also i sectioned the whole tub so the chassi can fit higher in the body. To do that i also had to section the engine bay.
Wow, that looks very good already! These Shoebox Fords make great looking Sleds and your version is definitely one of the cooler ones that I've seen in a while. Especially that Victoria roof fit perfectly to the body lines. Excellent work so far.