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PostSubject: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 3:58 am

I decided that I need a break from GAZ trucks for a few days.  Three in a row becomes a bit redundant.

To break it up I dug through my stash today and came up with this.



It will be a fairly quick build, but there is no way I'd get it done over the weekend and I want to get started on it right away so I will be skipping Al's weekend build.

My plan  is to build the car as a hot rod.  It will be a Midnight Blue fingernail polish with a high gloss.  I'll be starting it tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 11:20 am

Good luck on one of the homeliest cars ever kitted. (IMHO)
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 11:50 am

Homeliest?! Well, it was like a lot of others. To me, the GM '40s cars were overdone and U-G-L-Y. I'll be interested in this one.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 12:03 pm

Good luck mate!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 2:04 pm

Everybody has their own opinion about these 1940s cars. That's what makes them fun. I've always liked the early Chrysler products. I think their lines in many ways are as nice as the early Fords. We'll see how this one turns out. Got to say right at the start though, this old AMT kit has some issues. I should have some progress in the next day or so.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 2:53 pm

One of my favorite kits John. I'll be watching for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 4:01 pm

I have seen this kit built quite a bit. Some outstanding Street Rods and Customs come form this kit. Can't wait to see your take on it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 4:43 pm

One of the first kits I ever built John, looking forward to it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Wed 28 Jan 2015, 5:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Thu 29 Jan 2015, 2:03 am

Here in the Midwest, at car shows I remember seeing a late '40s Plymouth coupe hot rodded, and painted with textured orange paint, and called "Orange Roughy!" It was righteously cool!
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Thu 29 Jan 2015, 1:55 pm

I've made some progress over the last couple of days.  

I did the prep on the body of the car and have it undercoated and ready for the nail polish which will go on today.


The grill shell was typical of an old AMT kit with a gap completely around it.  I filled the gaps and removed the hood ornament locating slot on the hood by filling it.



The chassis has been prepped.


The tires and wheels have been completed.  I bought this kit at a thrift store sometime ago and the wide white walls had been removed.  For that reason I am using the stock rims and have added the white walls from the AMT Custom/Competition parts pack.


I remembered a kit I have that has been stalled and sitting in my stash for quite some time.  Just happens it contains a nearly  completed 6.1 L Hemi.




More later today.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Thu 29 Jan 2015, 2:34 pm

Great start, John. Cool to have a modern hemi in it. Nice to see it doesn't have a molded in single exhaust like many old AMT's do. Tires and hubcaps are perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Thu 29 Jan 2015, 4:51 pm

You did a nice job on the front panlel John and the new wing trim pieces look good too. It's going to look good in midnight blue too.

Unlike Mike, I'm not so keen on the modern Hemi!.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Thu 29 Jan 2015, 5:45 pm

I love them Retro Rods, I hope the new Hemi fits it would do a lot for the build. Everything looks great so far.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:22 am

I love what you're doing with it John. Can't wait to see the engine in the bay.

Now what's this about a weekend build?
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:26 pm

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I love what you're doing with it John. Can't wait to see the engine in the bay.

Now what's this about a weekend build?

Denis:  Afraid the Hemi is not going to be part of the build after all.  I started this out to be a quick build, but as usual things just seem to be growing.  After much study, measuring and thought I've decided that fitting the modern Hemi in is just more work than I want to do on this one.  Consequently I have decided to use the kit OVH engine.



I have got the color coat on the body.  







I used Sinful Colors, Midnight Blue, #105 nail polish from the local Dollar Store.  The paint still needs to be cleared and polished.  I'm going to be tied up today and tomorrow so more progress has to wait until probably Sunday.   Questions, comments, suggestions, criticism and friendly ridicule always welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 4:01 pm

Beautiful build! I love that color. Keep
up the good work!---John
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 4:27 pm

Lovely colour. It's dark, but the highlights on curved surfaces make it great. The engine, we've been there! Thanx for the updated fotos.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 5:10 pm

Nice color. Are those the kit headers?
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 8:06 pm

Really nice colour Mr J
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 8:58 pm

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Nice color. Are those the kit headers?

They are Buck. The come in two pieces each. I understand other versions of the kit don't have the OHV though.

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Fri 30 Jan 2015, 11:42 pm

Beautiful color, John. The side view shows a classic old profile - I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Sat 31 Jan 2015, 1:50 am

Geezerman wrote:
Good luck on one of the homeliest cars ever kitted. (IMHO)  

Mike,

Even the HOMELY GIRLS need LOVE!! Just kidding!!
I will be watching this thread to see how she comes out!!   MODEL ON!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Sat 31 Jan 2015, 2:05 am

WHOA....
You are putting the DESIGNER GOWN on this girl!!! Looking GREAT!!!!
Keep us posted as you progress!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1941 Plymouth Coupe   Sat 31 Jan 2015, 3:32 am

Thanks for the kind comments guys. I got the clear on it today. I'll let it cured for awhile then polish it an get a coat of wax on. In the meantime I'll get on the chassis and running gear. Also I think I'm going to go with simulated leather for the interior.

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