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  • 40 Ford Tudor sedan

    Building a 40 Ford Tudor sedan for a friend.

    Started off with one of my slosh casts, the mold created from a vintage AMT All Stars Ford.

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    Not an easy body to slosh with the mix of 90 degree vertical and horizontal surfaces. Usually have to add material (resin or epoxy) at the joints as that's where they end up being the thinnest.

    Put together my usual adjust-o-wheelbase chassis with a slimline motor pod. Using RS Slot Racing RSW 002 15" rims with Paul Gage tall tires (3mm rib width).

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    Tri-post mounted the body, my preferred method these days.

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    Body stance looks good to me, not too low or high.

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    Tires aren't rubbing so we're good.

    Should be running soon.

    Dan

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    Nicely done.

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    • #3
      From the front grill to the rear bumper the '40 Ford has to be one of the prettiest cars ever built. Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        Gotta love the Humpy!

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        • #5
          Trimmed out the window flash with a Hobbico Hot Knife, a new tool to me but old for others.

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          It cuts and slices resin with nice control not leaving a lot of build up. I particularly like how easily it slices thin pieces. Final filing and sanding isn't eliminated but at least there's very little. Priced pretty reasonably up here at $15 CDN.

          Here's the Ford just after the hot knife work leading up to the final filing and sanding.

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          Car's looking good.

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          Very pleased!

          Dan

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          • #6
            Final finish of Tamiya TS-47 Chrome Yellow applied, details painted and covered with Tamiya semi-gloss clear.

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            Wheel inserts are cut down resin copies of the Carrera Nascar rim.

            The first of a fleet of three taxis for a fellow club member's new track featuring a New York City theme.

            Two more to go.

            Dan
            Last edited by vtecfour; April 20, 2020, 07:56 PM. Reason: Added info

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            • #7
              Just a quick question . If they are going to be taxi,s shouldn't they be four doors , not two ? But nice start .

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              • #8
                Yeah, only body I had that met my clubmate's 40's era criteria.

                He's happy so we're good.

                Dan

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                • #9
                  Nice work, Dan.
                  Slush casting some early cars with guards like that is a trick because of the V between the guards and body, the resin likes to run off the peak.(think: inside body)

                  Neat tool, a new one on me.

                  Thanks for the pictures.

                  Is a Tudor so named because it has two doors?

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                  • #10
                    Hi John,

                    Yes, very tricky to get decent coverage at the peaks. Lots of times have to add resin or epoxy afterwards to reinforce the area.

                    Not sure what Tudor indicates.

                    Dan

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                    • #11
                      Now yer talkin..!!

                      Cheers
                      Chris Walker

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                      • #12
                        Very nice!!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for calling out the paint color!!!

                          great looking “street” car there!!!

                          Dundee Denny

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                          • #14
                            The rest of the fleet are done.

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                            What's cool is the track that these cars are intended for. It's called Pandemic and the creation in progress of Marie and Ron, our generous GVSCC club track facility hosts.

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                            The 3 lane track with 3 3/4" lane spacing covers an area of 8' x 15" with the longest lane of 99 feet. That's about the same as our club track's. Now we have the best of both worlds, a technical, twisty track and complementary fast speedway.

                            The impressive component is the eight foot long replica of Queensboro Bridge in New York City. The structure was largely CNC routed with many details intricately hand carved in mdf board and plaster.

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                            Here's Ron working on the bridge before the track was even routed.

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                            There's more New York City landscaping to come but it's already impressive.

                            Great work by Marie on creating the design file and Ron assembling and detailing the components.

                            We are fortunate at GVSCC to have such talented and generous facility hosts.

                            Dan
                            Greater Vancouver Slot Car Club (GVSCC)
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                            • #15
                              Wow, that is one impressive track. And yes, those 40 Fords look fantastic also. I hope to catch a break in my schedule to restart some of my projects again.
                              Chris

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