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AMT '40 Ford Woodie Delivery-Rides Magazine

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  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
AMT '40 Ford Woodie Delivery-Rides Magazine
Posted by PatW on Friday, March 03, 2017 6:10 AM

An interesting subject as it doesn't show any 'Woodie' on the box art or in the plans or in the box! So I thought I'd add it! The front wheels were heavily fluted, which weren't very nice at all. Looking through the chrome parts there are a number of extra bits from a standard kit, so I cut the fluted area of the wheels out, replaced that with a piece of plasticard with a hole in the centre to give the correct offset on the axle ends. Using the separate chromed rear halves of the rims, opening out the hole and adding spare domed hubcaps for the smooth look.

 

The paint is Plasti-Kote Metallic Blue.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 03, 2017 2:44 PM

Hello Pat!

Now this is as usual a very interesting build, one of a kind, too! I don't like the wheel that much, though - they could usesome kind of spokes or holes!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, March 03, 2017 4:20 PM

This is the box front Pawel............

That's what the front of the wheels where like! To me not nice! At least I cleaned them up, and added the 'woodie' touch. Thanks for your comments.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 03, 2017 9:01 PM

Very clever way to fabricate the wheels. That smooth look is starting to be a bona fide style here in the US. A really good looking build, I also enjoyed seeing your T with the trailer. Thanks for posting the photos!

Mike

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, March 04, 2017 1:39 AM

Thanks Mike for your comments, yes I've seen a few 1:1 cars on hot rod sites with this style of wheel so when I saw the backs I had to try this out! I've now got to look on the shelves for the next build, and it might be another woodie!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, March 04, 2017 2:13 PM

Pat;

   I like what you did . One reservation I have is personal though .I do not care at all for oversize wheels on anything but off-road trucks ! The " Donk" type wheel does nothing for me and in my eye otherwise detracts from an absolutely gorgeous model .. T.B.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, March 04, 2017 2:37 PM

Thanks for your comments T-B but they are the only wheels in the kit and I did improve the look from the chromed fluted wheels that were on offer. I may well have changed them for smaller diameter white walls if the choice was there, but unfortunately it wasn't.

There were though a lot of extra plastic and chromed parts from perhaps the standard kit

I also don't like the raised 'Donk' look either.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 05, 2017 10:37 AM

Ah !

 That's a situation I am quite familiar with . Now that you,ve made that clear I do like the smoother wheels though . I get quite frustrated when I cannot do a change to something I like better . I have a 64 Impala " Low Rider "- Teensy wheels . Can't stand them , But nothing else would work in that configuration , So built it as is .

   Still looks kind of neat , Guess they grow on you ! Still a nice build though and I am a pushover for any shade of blue anyway . T.B.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, March 05, 2017 4:04 PM

Cheers T.B.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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