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Hi everyone!

This is my conversion (so far) of the 1/32nd scale Lindberg 1949 Ford Tudor Coupe model. It uses Monogram Slot Car Parts on a home built Evergreen Styrene frame and body pan.



The 1949 Ford with the body removed. All I need to do to finish the car is to enlarge the hole ahead of the front axel and add the front pick-ups. Once this is done, I can then paint it. It will be orange with black and white racing stripes and numbers.


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Glad you like it!

Here's a few more pictures. Next up, I'm going to paint it.



After many hours (And many pains), I finally got the chassis finished!

It uses the Monogram 9 tooth pinion gear and the 26 tooth crown gear. I broke the outer crown gear spacer trying to force the plastic gear on the knurled axel.

All plastic pieces are Evergreen Styrene and the screws / metal parts are from an old stereo.



The underside of the car showing the magnet bar, gears and pickups.



The 1949 Ford after all the componients have been added. Now it's time for a paint job!:wave:
 

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Thanx! I was also working on Lindberg's 1936 Ford Convertable as well, but decided to swap the parts over and build the '49 instead. Too many headaches on the '36 for now.
 

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ThanX!

I sprayed on the Tremclad Orange paint last night. Experimented with some old Testor's race car decals from 40 years ago (They still worked!) on another painted model. Now I'm just waiting for paint to dry...and with the colder weather, it will take longer.

I feel like buying another kit from Lindberg and trying it out. The 1930 Ford comes to mind. Would be awesome to run it with original tires.
 

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Time for an update!



Here's the body, wearing it's second coat of Tremclad Orange paint. Yup! It's rust paint!



The car after my hand painted black and white stripe. The hardest part of this was finding center and then keepint the stripe width even on both sides.



The rear view.



And from the roof. The paint is Artist's One shot Enamel.



Some very old Testor's decals. These must be from the 1960's, although none of the manufacturers ever put dates on anything.



Floating the decal in warm water.



Hood decal. Note the transpercancy on the white decal film. There's two ways to fix that. #1 is to paint a white circle under the decal and #2 is to use an identical decal over the top. I went with #2 using a second decal sheet.



All three number decals on the car.
 

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A test run of parts fit before final glueing.

The next step will be glueing in the windows and painting the backs black and then adding the final chrome touches.
 

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Not quite finished yet, but I thought I'd post a picture of the car with the chrome details painted on. I will use some Bare Metal Foil for the long side spear on the side of the car.



Here's a "Trackside Photo" of the Ford as it makes it's laps around the spectators. The Red Ferrari tries to catch up.

After all this work, I'm not looking forward to racing this car. I can imagine that the guard rails and a few roll-overs will scratch all my paint job.
 

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My hours? They're getting an update.

This is what they're like now :

Monday 9am - 11 pm (Rapid-Fire Game night)
Tuesday 11 am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 11 pm (Magic : The Gathering Game night)
Thursday 11 am - 11 pm (dungeons and Dragons Game night)
Friday 9am - 11 pm (Warhammer / Warhammer 40K Game night)
Saturday 9am (Sometimes 10 am) - 6 pm
Sunday - Closed.
 

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Well....Time to wrap this project up!



The car with a set of headlights and the glass installed.



Because the glass is clear, you can see the engine, wires and pick-ups through the windows. This doesn't look realistic so...



...I painted the back of the glass with flat black paint.



Now you can't see the internal working of the car.



The car with side marker lights added. Note that there is no chrome on the side trim.



After a bit of time, I finished applying Bare Metal Foil to the side trim. Now the car is compleat and ready to race!
 

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Although the porportions are off in some places compaired to a real 1949 Ford, IMHO the little Lindberg kit captures the look and feel of the Ford quite well.



A shot from the rear. I had to break off the "Wrap Around" bumper guards from the rear bumper because on the test runs of the model, the rear bumper hit the guard rails and broke off. Removing the curve fixed the problem.



The spectators come out to take pictures of the racing Ford.

Model Kit Fun Facts :

The original kit was made by a company called Palmer back in the 1960's. Unlike the current Lindberg release, the Palmer kit included chrome parts. Also included was a decal sheet with sponsor logos and a set of black number 3's on white circles. I did not know this when I built my version of this kit. Somehow the number seemed "Natural" to me, like it SHOULD be there.

"Now me and Pops, we got this Flat Head Ford,
And you'd better pray before you climb aboard.
Eat my dust, I'm a drag strip wild man!" - Hellbound Hayride
 

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Great work!

Beautiful car man, that turned out GREAT!!

FWIW those tremclad type enamels get rock hard, at which point it'll be difficult to scratch.......... but the process takes 1-3 years. If you can race gently til it's gathered a bit of dust that beautiful paint job will last a loooong time.

good luck!
 
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