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 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2019 10:58 am
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The donor was an Oxford models "Ford Popular 103E". I'll post step by step pictures but not all in one go as there might be questions on each mod.

For bonnet, door and boot etc removal, a jewellers saw is needed and the finest blades, I work with this with my day job so I'm used to it but care is needed as it's very easy to break blades so you will need a few!  The trick is to hold the job so it doesn't move, then with very little pressure let the blade do the cutting and try not to twist it in the cut as this usually causes it to snap.

So, the original model and the same car modified and added to the picture, the finished result and the car added to the layout.



















Remove casting lugs.



Unscrew base an pop out window unit.



If needed, cut off front bumper, this can be done with a thicker blade.



File to shape and smooth area, also use a scraper on the left and right grill areas, and scribe on the new grill vents.

The lights have also been removed.










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That's brilliant, Phil.

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Yep absolutely brilliant...



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Thanks Jeff and Andy, here's a few more steps :)

Wing removed this time with a fine blade.



Excess metal filed off.



Door removed.



Boot removed and bumper area cut out and refined.



  Headlight lense drilled out.




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Did you plan what bits to remove before you started Phil, or just cut bits off as it went along.


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Things like the open door and the raised bonnet were left until last due to handling situation.



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Brilliant Phil :thumbs:thumbs

That scrap yard must be doing well....I remember when it was just a bit of waste land!


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It only needs one banger dumped there John, as that soon attracts others :)



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I remember the first one seen on RMweb nice work Phil   :)

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a very impressive transformation



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Brilliant! :thumbs


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Excellent!  I love the cracked and broken window at the rear passenger seat - was that just scratched in?  Very realistic.

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Just scratched in.

Bonnet and vent cut out, vinyl roof partially scraped off to leave a glue effect.



Plastic door section side panel removed, gearstick, radiator & pipe, engine block, coil, battery, distributor, regulator  and starter motor added.



Steering wheel spokes drilled.



Tyres cut flat and Araldite added to the bottom to give a bulged effect.



When the door was cut out, the top part had to be removed because of the thickness between it, and the roof, so this was added again.



Inside door panel painted and handles added, also handles to the outsides of the doors and a windscreen wiper.

Paper was glued to the roof with diluted PVA, it was painted torn and folded back.

A photo of the dash was found on the net, but the steering wheel obstructed some of the dials, so it was Photoshopped out and the dials corrected, it was then scaled to size and glued on.

Dents were scraped into the wings etc and rust colour added here and there, after the original paintwork was dulled down.




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Excellent conversion Phil !  I need to squirrel the scrap yard idea away for future use  :thumbs
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Inspirational work Phil and great to see extreme weathering portrayed so elegantly.

I rather like the opening up of apertures, which is so rarely seen, but so effective.

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I forgot to mention the front suspension, its not really shown in the pictures but there's a top and bottom wishbone and a damper strut with spring which is visible.




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You appear to have spent some time with old cars Phil, or maybe just good research, or some of each!

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My fathers first car was a Standard 10, his second was a Ford Anglia, basically the same as the Popular, in fact I don't really know the differences apart from smaller headlights?



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A very nice job, and I love the attention to detail. I also like that Oxford has the decency to use screws instead of freaking rivets.



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Yes, saves drilling them out!



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