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  • Member since
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  • From: Southern Indiana
1940 Ford Coupe
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, July 9, 2022 4:40 PM

Finished this one the other day.  Other than the intake, carbs, air cleaners, and the wired distributor, it's box stock.  Paint is Tamiya acrylic clear orange over Bronze.  There is no clear coat.  

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:33 PM

Very nice build! Great paint job and photos too! Yes Yes Yes

Jim Captain

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, July 10, 2022 12:37 AM

The Ford turned out great!  I really like the color that you chose.

tjs

TJS

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Posted by lurch on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:02 AM

Great detailingand I realy like the color. Great job/

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:26 PM

Thanks

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:31 PM

[quote user="fox"]

Very nice build! Great paint job and photos too! Yes Yes Yes

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

Thanks Jim.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:34 PM

[quote user="MR TOM SCHRY"]

The Ford turned out great!  I really like the color that you chose.

tjs

 

Thanks.  I thought the color turned out pretty good as well.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:35 PM

[quote user="lurch"]

Great detailingand I realy like the color. Great job/

 

I appreciate it.  Thanks.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Sunday, July 10, 2022 4:51 PM

Cool method of photographing it.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, July 10, 2022 7:44 PM

[quote user="GlennH"]

Cool method of photographing it.

 

Thank you sir.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, July 11, 2022 6:16 AM

I like using those Tamiya clear colors over a base coat as well. I've even done them up over solid colors. You can further buff them up as you would clear. If the clear color went down smooth enough I often use the old fashion Colgate tooth paste, then follow that up with two applications of Formular One Scratch out. Takes the haze out of the tooth paste application and clears the finish all the more in general ( worth a few spoon test shoots to try that out).The best way I've found to paint in those side chrome strips is to mask then off and brush it in . I have a Folk Art acrylic that does a nice job for that or Molotow.

Nice job here though ! Back in the day I can't say how many of these and the sedan even more so that I built ( the 39 and 40 rendition both, turn some into circle track racers, custom , street and strip and bone stock). I like the stance of your build, over all look. And engine bay, the engine bay looks awesome.

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, July 11, 2022 7:29 AM

Thanks for all the info and your comments.  Much appreciated.  

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 11, 2022 7:37 AM

Hey!

    How about that! A bottle of Root Beer shaped like a car, And its a great looking car too. Nice job!

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  • From: texas
Posted by DESooner on Monday, July 11, 2022 12:23 PM

Great paint job, and love the 'street level' photos, very cool. 

 

Did you experience many fit issues with this AMT?

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, July 11, 2022 8:19 PM

[quote user="Tanker-Builder"]

Hey!

    How about that! A bottle of Root Beer shaped like a car, And its a great looking car too. Nice job!

 

Thanks.  I appreciate it.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, July 11, 2022 8:22 PM

[quote user="DESooner"]

Great paint job, and love the 'street level' photos, very cool. 

 

Did you experience many fit issues with this AMT?

 

Thanks man.  I did have an issue fitting the interior tube to the body and chassis.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:57 AM

[quote user="Olezippi"]

DESooner
 

Was there any alignment issue of the hood to cowl with that coupe ? On the 40 Ford sedan there is but not so much if you built the 39 version which I was. The 39 and 40 Ford hoods are slightly different. Both included in the kit.

I don't recall way back when ( last time I built the coupe, especially near stock and not gutted as a race care) doing much to massage the interior tub. What was the nature of that issue ?

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 2:54 PM

Hi Oldermodelguy!

    I think I can give you the answer there. When I did my 49 Chevy coupe right after the Forty Ford they both had the same problem. I don't know for sure, But I think the molds were getting a little old in the tooth on the backside making the dashboard area a wee bit wider than it was supposed to be. Remember they have a Male and Female side to those molds! The Female side being the exteriors.

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:26 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Oldermodelguy!

    I think I can give you the answer there. When I did my 49 Chevy coupe right after the Forty Ford they both had the same problem. I don't know for sure, But I think the molds were getting a little old in the tooth on the backside making the dashboard area a wee bit wider than it was supposed to be. Remember they have a Male and Female side to those molds! The Female side being the exteriors.

 

Could be TB. I probably trimmed a bit on the sedan as well but it was a couple of years ago now.

 

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:01 AM

[quote user="oldermodelguy"]

Olezippi

 

 
DESooner  

 

Was there any alignment issue of the hood to cowl with that coupe ? On the 40 Ford sedan there is but not so much if you built the 39 version which I was. The 39 and 40 Ford hoods are slightly different. Both included in the kit.

I don't recall way back when ( last time I built the coupe, especially near stock and not gutted as a race care) doing much to massage the interior tub. What was the nature of that issue ?

 

The hood did seem a little wide towards the windshield but a little massaging seem to do the trick. 

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:41 AM

That's a good color choice and the overall look is just "all that".  Paint finish turned out great and it's hard to believe there's no clear to this. Nice n' shiny.

                   

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:05 AM

Great work and I love the color. One of the oldies that you can sneak a tunnel ram under the hood, cuz no one gotta know.

BK

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  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, July 18, 2022 6:58 PM

[quote user="mustang1989"]

That's a good color choice and the overall look is just "all that".  Paint finish turned out great and it's hard to believe there's no clear to this. Nice n' shiny.

 

Thanks.  Much appreciated.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Monday, July 18, 2022 6:59 PM

[quote user="BrandonK"]

Great work and I love the color. One of the oldies that you can sneak a tunnel ram under the hood, cuz no one gotta know.

BK

 

Thanks man.  Yeah, I like a sleeper.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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