MONOGRAM PIE WAGON / REVELL '26 T SEDAN KIT
BUILT BY IRA DAHM (7/02)
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The PWF C-Cab was an experiment to see if
I could modify the wildly raked Monogram Pie Wagon body, to fit on a set
of 1920's sedan fenders. The fenders from Revell's '26 Ford T Sedan delivery
looked like the most compatible and the kit included a great chassis with
4 wheel indepedent suspension and a little Cobra engine.
First, I chopped the top, by removing a wedge
shaped section from each side of the Pie Wagon body, resulting in about
a 3/8" chop at the windshield tapering down to a 1/16" chop at
the rear of the cab. I wanted to center the rear window and license plate
mounting slot, so I removed about 1/2" section from the right side
of the window opening. glued the window frame in place over to the right
(centered) and then glued the 1/2" section in (turned over) on the
left side of the window frame. The same technique was used on the license
plate mounting slot. I removed the gastank and pie rack supports from the
Pie Wagon's floor. Then I filled the holes with sheet plastic and putty.
This gave me a flat area behind the seats.
The body halves were glued together. The
front of the body was then cut off right in front of the radiator shell.
Next I cut two wedge shapes from the front of the body and fit in the rectangular
headlights and molded them in. The bottom 1/8" of the body (including
the floorpan) was cut off, to help level off the bottom, and then I cut
out areas on the sides of the body to fit between the rear fenders. The
exhaust pipe slots were filled with sheet plastic.
The rear fenders were then bobbed to follow
the contours of the body. The fender area below the radiator was modified
to fit the lowered radiator shell. The hood's raised area was sectioned
about 1/8" to fit the lowered radiator shell position and the engine
opening was filled with sheet plastic and cut out to clear the dual carburetors.
Most of the chassis and engine parts are
from the '26 Ford T Sedan. The dual carbs are from an old Corvette kit.
Wheels and tires are from Revell's Reynard F1 kit. The taillights are red
rhinestones. The interior is flat white with Metalflake Red seats. The engine
and frame are painted with Testors Metalflake Blue and Red. The PWF C-Cab
body is painted with Testors Metalflake Red and the fenders are gloss black.