Chopped 31 Ford Coupe

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 02-06-2022 02:07 AM 928 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest car, a 1931 Ford Coupe. Unlike the American Graffiti car this one has a chopped body. I did not painted it for the purists among us. It is made out of Brazilian Cherry on a base of maple. The gear shift knob and steering wheel are Cocobolo. The air intake and exhaust system are repurposed brass casings. (264 Mag).

-- Can you skin griz pilgrim? Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 02-06-2022 02:24 AM

Beautifully done. I like the wrapped grain of the cherry.

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#2 posted 02-06-2022 02:30 AM

Well done Ed, beautiful details and wonderful Craftsmanship. Nice detail on the engine and neat repurposing the casings.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 02-06-2022 03:03 AM

Beautiful wood – nice car!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 02-06-2022 03:42 AM

Oh Ed, Now you’re talking my language but it looks like you’ve put a small block Chevy in it.
Gorgeous red timber!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 02-06-2022 04:07 AM

SWEET!!! Let Er Rip!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 02-06-2022 05:32 AM

Nice choice of wood and great details!

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#7 posted 02-06-2022 10:35 AM

I don’t like hot rods, but this is a nice piece.


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#8 posted 02-06-2022 01:45 PM

are we allowed tom say GORGEOUS when talking about a model car ? If so, I just did

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 02-06-2022 02:01 PM

The the unknowing, they have no idea how much time has to be put into something like this…..fantastic job!

-- -Al, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 02-06-2022 02:22 PM

Very nice work. The details in the engine compartment are fantastic. Great job all around!

-- Rich

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#11 posted 02-06-2022 02:37 PM

I like it, nice job!


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#12 posted 02-06-2022 02:52 PM

very nice wood choice and lots of GR8 DETAILS GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 02-06-2022 04:34 PM

Oh Ed, Now you’re talking my language but it looks like you’ve put a small block Chevy in it.
Gorgeous red timber!

- crowie

Hmmm, but non-siamesed exhaust…

Either way, a beautiful rendering of a classic, love that early 30’s body style!

You put a lot of time and care into that body, that wood is tough to work!

Detailed down to the motor bits, radiator supports, rumble seat, plenty of eye candy!

Well done Ed!

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#14 posted 02-06-2022 09:22 PM

Wow, great job Ed! The engine is really cool. Love the exhaust header, nice work. Lots of details all around. I can’t believe you actually use screws to assemble parts, that’s amazing. And for the record, I think your painted models are fabulous also. Thanks for posting another fabulous model.

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#15 posted 02-06-2022 09:36 PM

Thanks for all your comments. Tim, I use screws a lot because that allows me the option of undoing parts. Not as easy to undo a glue up. During final assembly I do add glue.

-- Can you skin griz pilgrim? Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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