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Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:05:40 PM »
While waiting for the paint to dry on Grumpy's Cafe build, I came across this little 1940 Ford. It was in a box of Jim Miller's misc. railroad items. Jim glued it together but never painted it.

I have six of these unbuilt so I know it is a Mountain States model. The vehicle is actually a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. The coupe was two doors and the sedan was four doors.

Since it was never painted, I'll paint it and use it on the A&S RR for Jim. Also, I'll need to "unglue" it and make it a kit once again.





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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 07:07:46 PM »


You can see how it is glued together. The wheels will need to be repaired, realigned and a new axles added.



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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 07:09:37 PM »
Since I have nothing else to do,  :o  I thought I'll take on another project. I hope this one gets finished.  8)



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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 07:52:33 PM »
I'm assuming these were the same kits sold by Williams Brothers. Grabbing a seat and watching this one Tom..

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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 09:38:10 PM »
Ohh, this should be good.  I have a couple of their 1935 Ford 4 doors waiting for action of some type of action. 
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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 03:07:15 AM »
Hey Tom:

Nice looking kit.

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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 08:31:26 AM »
Fun cars Tom.....I'll be looking in also.  :)
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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 05:32:26 PM »
I'm assuming these were the same kits sold by Williams Brothers. Grabbing a seat and watching this one Tom..


Dan,

Happy to have you along on the ride in this rebuilt 1940 ford coupe. Not sure about the WB kit but below is how I got them from an old hobby shop in Tampa.





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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 05:38:13 PM »
I used a new #11 Xacto blade and scored along the glue line between the car body and frame.

After several passes and several minutes, I was able to cut through the glue and remove the body from the frame.







You can see in the photo above that I broke the front fender bracket off the frame. This was unavoidable.

I then broke off, on purpose, the four wheels leaving the plastic axles in place - for now.

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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2021, 05:46:12 PM »
To make the front bumper bracket repair I used Evergreen Polystyrene.



I cut off a short piece and then used a single edge razor blade and split the piece horizontally.

I used Plastruct Bondene and glued the two pieces of polystyrene to the underside of the broken bracket.



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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2021, 05:54:04 PM »
Pretty cool.... Tom

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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2021, 05:55:20 PM »
Next I glued the bumper bracket to the underside of the frame. While the glue was setting, I placed the body back on the frame to make sure the bracket aligned properly so it fit into the slot the front fenders.



You can also see where I cleaned out the axle area. I used a Dremel cut off disc to carefully remove the plastic axles. I used the Dremel on a very low speed so the plastic would be cut and not melted.



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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2021, 05:56:35 PM »
Pretty cool.... Tom

see ya   Tonight

Bob

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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2021, 05:58:47 PM »
I nipped off the extra styrene using a #11 blade.



Front bumper is now repaired.



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Re: Mountain States Model Works 1940 Ford Rebuild
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2021, 03:05:16 AM »
Hey Tom:

Looking just great so far.

Karl

 

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