|Project by bruce317||posted 05-27-2016 09:00 PM||608 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I like T&J’s plans, the but is, I like things different. Most of their plans can be converted to a different model. What I call “The Look”. We’ll use the 35 Ford 2 door sedan. By looking at images , side views, of 3 & 5 window coupes, pick ups & panels. The body is basic for 35 thru 38. Also wheelbase appears to be the same, with body types. I like panels, vicky’s & 5 window coupes.
I use a home made light box. Which is better, or you can use sun light in window. Tape first photo copy to window, Then add pieces as needed.
Photo copy front & rear of sedan, tape to light box. I use my computer printer, which only does 8.5×11 paper. Get whole side view on light box. Check the windshield / door post. In this case it looks right. Decided door was to large, so cut it down. Used door, running board, & rear fender to get “The Look”. I used a cut out photo copy of window / door post, to get the spacing I liked. Then I taped that to body photo copy. If I try gluing the paper together, they wrinkle. Then draw door lines.
Next body length. Body sticks out pass rear fender. I got lazy, didn’t want to change rear of frame. That is why I stopped on body length. I like the look. After a few days to think about it. I don’t like The Look. Stopped the back of side panel, inline with the end of T&J’s frame. Added 5/8” to rear of T&J’s car frame. Draw a line straight up this is now the end of body. Just need to shape body for panel rear doors.
The side panel. Used sedan rear window by door post photo copy. Cut in half. Bottom part is in place, from first photo copy add on. Top half goes , in this case, 1 1/2” above sedan window bottom line.
Side panel back. From photos figure out where you want to stop side panel. Draw line. I used end of T&J’s car frame, before the added 5/8”. Again photo copy of new front rear window / side panel. Cut new photo copy for back side panel. Flip over, tape in place.
Roof line. I put 1/8” above side panel.
Roof, I changed sedan roof to fit panel.
Remember to add 5/8” to T&J’s frame.
The rest of build should be straight T&J.
Mainly your drawing line, based off a side view photo of real car or truck. Putting what you see on paper.
Now you should have lines going every were. White Out, lines you don’t need. Photo copy. Use this photo copy for your build. I don’t cut my plans. I use photo copies & light box for builds.
I believe “The Look” is a way to get more out of your plans. For the cost of one set of plans you can get 3 to 5 different model. Extra cost is time & paper. Time, to search out information. Paper, used for photo copies. [I have used this way to get 30 Ford panel, “T” coupe, drawing for 1918 Cadillac Vicky. 18 Cad on top of my build list. One for my doctor & one for me. Have 24 year old son who wants to learn.] Plus you have something no one else has. Unless they went to all the extra work that you did to get the different body.
-- Bruce - Indiana