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PostSubject: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 05 Sep 2016, 11:59 pm

This is the next car intended for the cruise in on the Ruth's Place diorama.



The model will be built as a hot rod, not a police car.  Surprise, surprise.

I'm using the drop axle from the Revell 48 Ford Custom coupe to give the model a very slight rake.





The coupe is meant to be a daily driver so the frame and chassis will show wear and weathering.





That's it for today. More tomorrow. My wife and I are doing much better and accordingly I will be back to modeling on a pretty steady basis. Feels good to be back.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 12:08 am

I'm glad to hear you're both feeling better. The chassis looks top notch John!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 1:53 am

Looking okay! I remember seeing lots of sedans for police. Gotta keep the bad guys in the back seat! A coupe would more likely be for catching speeders. That's a new kit to me.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 2:30 am

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Looking okay!  I remember seeing lots of sedans for police.  Gotta keep the bad guys in the back seat!  A coupe would more likely be for catching speeders.  That's a new kit to me.
That's because it is new. It just came out with in the last month or two. I'm so glad Revell decided to do a stock kit. I never cared for the chopped top on the custom version.

I do wish I'd picked up the custom version just for the parts. Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 3:14 am

Nice weathering on the frame, John. Nice to see you back.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 11:03 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 6:34 pm

Great start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 6:45 pm

Looking good so far. I like the look of the chassis.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Tue 06 Sep 2016, 7:50 pm

Great news all round John, heres to you guys 
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 1:48 am

Got the color coat on the body today.



In spite of what it looks like it is not black.  The color is Scalefinishes Kawassaki Ocean Blue.  It is very dark and in person the blue tint shows.  I think the color is close to a dark blue that Ford used in the late 1940s.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 2:11 am

Looking good John! You know I've never ridden in I mean I've never seen a two door police cruiser myself!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 3:01 am

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Looking good John! You know I've never ridden in I mean I've never seen a two door police cruiser myself!

Ace: In the early days of the CHP cars weren't standardized. For the most part the Traffic Officers rode motorcycles and supervisors drove cars. The cars might be two or four door models. The last two door patrol cars that I'm sure of were the 1950 Oldsmobiles. There may have been others, but I'm not aware of them.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 3:19 am

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Looking good John! You know I've never ridden in I mean I've never seen a two door police cruiser myself!

Ace:  In the early days of the CHP cars weren't standardized.  For the most part the Traffic Officers rode motorcycles and supervisors drove cars.  The cars might be two or four door models.  The last two door patrol cars that I'm sure of were the 1950 Oldsmobiles.  There may have been others, but I'm not aware of them.

You forgot the FOX body Mustangs
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 8:47 am

Chassis detailing is superb and the paint finish beautiful John.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:21 am

Not a CHP car..... you're slacking Bro!!!

Looking good though.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 12:16 pm

John...looks very nice to me. here we have a 2014...? Chevy Camaro SS and a 84 Monte Carlo SS there both DARE cars but fully police units too for my town.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Wed 07 Sep 2016, 3:13 pm

I deliberately left out the Mustang and Camero. I never considered them PATROL UNITS. They were special duty units meant to chase speed. Granted they could do the entire job, but chasing speed was their real job.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 5:14 pm

Got the clear coat on.  I think this brings out the dark blue pretty well.



I decided to keep the steel wheels with the dog dishes.  I think the red rims fit the era better than fancy alloy wheels.  Next is the interior which will be white trimmed in red.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 7:52 pm

The inky blue is shining through now John, looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:54 pm

The weathering on the chassis is superb and that colour is absolutely gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 12 Sep 2016, 1:43 am

You are kicking butt on this John

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 12 Sep 2016, 9:42 am

Looks absolutely brilliant John.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 12 Sep 2016, 10:34 am

Paintwork is lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 12 Sep 2016, 3:04 pm

Many thanks for the kind comments guys.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Coupe   Mon 12 Sep 2016, 6:15 pm

All those colors work together great. Very nice.
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