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1949 Ford Shoebox

1,766 DunDooey  2.9 years ago

well its been nearly 30 days since i started work on this car (November 30th 2016) and i think its safe to say its a bit of a labour of love. I started the whole thing from scratch after getting the idea from a model car of mine so big thanks to Maisto models for their 1:18 scale 1949 Ford convertible. ive been a bit meticulous with the whole thing its about as accurate as i could get it so i hope you enjoy it.
also thank you to @ElGatoVolador for the modded steering wheel that was re-shaped to create most of the chrome trim and door fixtures.

heres a spiel of info on the real car if you wanted to know more

The 1949 Ford also know as the shoebox for its body incorperated slab sided fenders was the first all new car design from Ford since the outbreak of WW2 where all cars sold from 1941-1948 were simply reproductions of the 1941 Ford. The new 1949 design was very radical inside and out in comparison to previous models bringing a whole new chassis with ladder framing and X-frame chassis on the convertible supported by new modern coil spring suspension and driven by a new drive shaft. Interior changes included the lowering of roofline, wider and more forward seat placement & lower steering wheel for ergonomics. The cars striking exterior style has been the source of debate where atleast 4 employees from the Ford design department of the day have claimed to be behind the design or atleast part of it namely the iconic bullet grille & rear windsplitter with connected horizontal taillight. designers even experimented with a windsheild projecting heads up display for the speedometer. In all the design became a huge comercial success receiving over 100000 orders on its first day of sale and seeing 1,118,308 units produced from 1949-1951.

Controls / Operational info
-throttle = pitch (push = forward | pull = reverse)
-steering = roll
-apply brake = B or Ctrl
-toggle headlight = 1
-toggle taillight = 2
-toggle license plate illuminator = 3

Statistical operational info
-Highest recorded speed = 172mph
-recomended maximum sharp turn speed up to 70mph
-fuel capacity = 41gal
-Engine power = 100HP
-rear wheel drive

anyway thanks for trying out my car feel free to leave a comment i want to hear your opinion whatever it may be and consider leaving an upvote if you enjoyed it.

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General Characteristics

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  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 10.2ft (3.1m)
  • Length 26.2ft (8.0m)
  • Height 8.6ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 16,319lbs (7,402kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,596lbs (7,527kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 120.0lbs/ft2 (586.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 138.3ft2 (12.8m2)
  • Drag Points 7789

Parts

  • Number of Parts 441
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    120 Squidge

    Do I have permission to make a hot rod version and upload it?

    26 days ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @CeeToTheZee specifically what "other" one?

    1.2 years ago
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    11.0k CeeToTheZee

    I like this one more than the other one that got more upvotes. This looks way better.

    1.6 years ago
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    One word

    Hot rod!

    2.5 years ago
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    @DunDooey yes!

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @CaspianMonster thank you!

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @simpleman4dawin is it the 1959 model year you're talking about?

    2.9 years ago
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    please Make a maisto Cadillac elarado biarritz ( pink is what I have - Please don't judge, it was the only available color)

    2.9 years ago
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    Great!

    2.9 years ago
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    29.7k Cadin

    @DunDooey De Nada! ;D

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @Cadin thanks. Hahaha ;D

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @PlanePerson765 thank's for the support

    2.9 years ago
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    Uhhhhhh... yeah. Totally Upvoting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2.9 years ago
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    2,449 Smasher

    @DunDooey it is modified its got a rally conversion but the engine I picked out my self

    2.9 years ago
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    29.7k Cadin

    Wonderful Labour of Love! Here's another! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8vpJyXxk3g

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @Smasher coincidentally I'd been thinking about building a lada because there's a car in Just Cause 3 based off the lada 2101

    2.9 years ago
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    2,449 Smasher

    @DunDooey or a 1970's lada

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @Smasher thank you. thats an interesting idea that id certainly consider

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @omkarp thank you very much. I'm glad you like the look :)

    2.9 years ago
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    2,449 Smasher

    @DunDooey nice job how about a ford model A ?

    2.9 years ago
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    4,292 omkarp

    Its a very good looking replica, good job man....

    2.9 years ago
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    82.0k MrSilverWolf

    @DunDooey no problem! And thank you!

    2.9 years ago
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    11.4k GontarMotors

    @DunDooey C'est incroyable la chance que tu as! Moi je n'ai même pas plus de 10 votes pfffff😂😂

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @SkullsAndCrossbones thank you!

    2.9 years ago
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    1,766 DunDooey

    @MrSilverWolf Thank you very much. I have to tell you before I started on this car i had seen your 1957 Belair and thought what an excellent car the detail is superb. It was certainly an example of detail I wanted to strive towards.

    2.9 years ago
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