I have four good reasons for starting this new project. No. 1, it's always windy it seems so I can't shoot any primer. No. 2, Jared showed his 49 beginning restoration. No 3, Jimmi Wadell's 1:1 chopped 51 Tudor. And no 4, I just love a challenge. To say this chop was easy would be a lot of boloney. It was tough, but I am getting there with it. The pictures aren't up to date. My plan here was to do things to a 49 Ford that I hadn't done before, and not to do things I had done. The first order of business was to chop it, that's new. I removed the door handles and locks, but left the trunk lid hinges. The hood letters are gone but a bullnose strip is in place instead of a full nose job. I removed the bumper guards and hope to get enough parts together to send out for plating. I also left the side trim, but removed the "Ford Custom" nameplate from the front fender trim piece. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2020 10:18:17 GMT -5 by lo51merc
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat
Thanks guys. Ed, that word had me guessing for a minute. I think your dictionary needs to be looked at once in a while.
I guess you never watched 'The Middle'! LOL! Their neighbor, Rita Glossner (a female version of Joe Dirt if you will), butchered the English language this way trying to tell the main character, Frankie Heck, "Don't you manipple-ate' me!" LOL!
Very ambitious; that does NOT look like an easy chop! I've never chopped a '49 before either. Every so often I think, yeah, I should give it a shot, but then the promise of dozens of hours sanding tends to turn me off. Looking forward to seeing more!
Hey now...it would help us AND you! hehe How can you argue with THAT? hmm?
I was just giving you a hard time! LOL! I actually would not want to mold Gary's '49 Ford (or any '49 Ford) because I am at the limitations with what I can cast easily with the characteristics of the resin I use.......coupled with the new way I have been designing my molds. Basically, anything much larger than the small '30's era Ford bodies and my success rate will go down the drain. I simply do not have enough working time to cast larger bodies unless I were able to find a different resin that would meet a number of needs OR I go back to the old way I made body molds years ago; which would not be very agreeable to me! LOL!
Gary, on the door top you added some strip to rebuild and then sanded or filed the window trim step into it to match existing. How did you do this, I have trouble getting a nice clean result where I need to continue an existing step or window line. I hope my question makes sense.