[MOC] 1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon

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Huge shoutout to w35wvi for helping me throughout the build and rendering these amazing pictures for me! Thank you very much!

The Ford Deluxe

In 1937, Ford introduced the Ford Deluxe to fill the gap between the base model "Standart" and the luxury Lincoln offerings. This marketing approach was in response from the different General Motors brands, (Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevrolet), and the Chrysler brands, (Chrysler, Desoto, Dodge and Plymouth). The Deluxe line was build for three years untill it was discontinued in 1941, after the Mercury Eight sales progressed. The 1941 Ford line included the De Luxe and Super De Luxe trim, but these vehicls were not marketed as a seperate line.

About the '40 Deluxe

In 1940 the Ford Deluxe got it's last facelift, featuring a brand new grille and a sharper hood. The changed front turned out to be one of the most iconic car fronts ever. The fstaest engine that year was the 239 cui (3.9 L) "Y-Head" V8 which produced 95 hp. The '40 Deluxe came in nine different body styles: Coupe, Convertible, Pickup, Tudor Sedan, Fordor Sedan, Sedan Delivery, Ambulance, Convertible Sedan and last but not least Station Wagon or also Woodie Wagon. The 1940 Ford Deluxe is often called the best pre-war Fords of it's kind.

What are Woodies?

Wood-bodied station wagons, affectionaly known a Woodies, may be gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Originally invented to transport train passengers and their luggage, they became a american icon and also a huge part of the surf culture
Around 1920, car manufacturers started to combine the easy-to-work-on metal and good-looking and structual wood. Wood for cars was used for 30 more years, but it was getting a more and more rare. The last real Woodie with structual wood, the Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon, went of the market in 1953. From then on, wood was only used as a trim piece and got replaced by wood foil in the 1960s. This 1940 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon was built in 1940, pretty much in the peak of the Woodie era.

About my MOC

As always, I had lots of fun designing this model because these shapes are something I've never done before. This model is basically the complete opposite of my last model, the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. I'm really happy with the end result, I think the Sand Green goes great together with the Tan and Dark Orange of the wood. w35wvi had a lot of great ideas, for example the rear lights. The interior is mostly made by him. 
This car has an detailed interior and supports two minifigs. The model is about 8 studs wide, 21 studs long and 6 bricks and 2 plates high. You can use this model as a display piece but you can also play with it. The only problem is that the rear wheels rubb a bit on the fenders.
The instructions for this model are easy to follow and for free. If you want to modify this model, no problem, just download the 3D file and start building. If there are any problems with the instructions, please contact me.

I spent a lot of time and effort in this model so I would be happy if you reply to this topic!

I plan on building three more versions of this car, so stay tuned. 

Watch the FORDS go by! -- 1940 Ford Advert

You can find instructions for this model on my Rebrickable page.





Edited by brickhead_07

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That looks so good! Definitely not my type of car, but it sure is a great representation of the real one.

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46 minutes ago, brickhead_07 said:

@Feuer Zug Thanks!

@dimka_ya I'm glad you like it!

What do you mean by that?

most likely the features of using Google translator. 
now I look at the phrase I wrote in my native language and what happened as a result of a double translation and I see something completely different from what I had in mind)))
that's why I rarely write anything here :)


I wanted to say that the model is very interesting (I can control the translation of this phrase :) )

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Very nice. I think the sand green was a perfect choice for that 40’s lacquer paint. 

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On 5/14/2022 at 6:37 PM, Sérgio said:

it looks amazing! Great job!


On 5/15/2022 at 4:36 AM, SirBlake said:

Very nice. I think the sand green was a perfect choice for that 40’s lacquer paint. 

Thank you all!

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