Ford 1942 Business Coupe
Project update 2000-06-24  Made a  slight detour this time. 

A couple of weeks ago i got frustrated with the rust repairing
on the 42 Coupe, It did not go so well. And i became bored :-(
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I had to do something else, so why not do some metal work ;-) 
A couple of years ago I bought a rear light from a 56 Chevy, on a local swapmeet. With a weird idea of building a small Scooter. First I made a Paper silhouette, to get the right Proportions
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After that I built a "frame" of some bicycle parts, and some Water pipes (its good to have a son as plumber). Got four hard Rubber wheels at the local ironmonger.
I started to transfer the paper silhouette to tin, started with the Upper parts, and made the hole of some round steel. After that it was easy to make the sides.
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Since you can open the taillight I made an "boot" with room for a bottle of beer.
The front end was the tricky part, since I'm a Ford freak and hardly know how a 56 Chevy looks up front; I had to rely on some magazine pictures.
The result! 

 Not to bad looking if I say it myself a (and I do ;-))

By the way all the "chrome" parts are made out of tin that is polished and waxed. It keeps its shine surprisingly well.
Chevy Bowtie to stand on of course. ( Please hold the hate mail, its only for fun ;-))
This is the best you can do with Chevy Parts :-) 
Packed and ready for the road, at least i can get home in style in case of a breakdown. It will never happen of course since i'm driving a Ford with a Volvo engine ;-)

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