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Ken Martin

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Hi friends 

I have a question for you.  I was messing around with the Freaky Ford 32 Sedan, and wanted to cut out the windshield.
The Freaky Ford was cut out of really cheep wood, because I wanted to experiment with the windshield.
I cut the top off the body after the vehicle was cut out on the scroll saw, then scroll sawed out the side windows. then cut out the windshield with a small hand held saw for the side cuts, then cut across the top with an x-acto knife.  Then I painted the top and bottom and then glued the parts back together.

I am wondering about a better way.
One idea:  Udie suggested cutting the front of the roof off and then it would fit on the scroll saw to be cut, then glued back together.

Idea two:  I have bought a very small coping saw for the job, but have not received it yet.

Anybody have another idea?????????????????????????? DSC05056_mini.JPG  DSC05057_mini.JPG 
It looks neat with the windshield cut out, and I can think of lots of other apps for the open windshield, if we can come up with an effective way to do it.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
OH, sorry about the bad photos, the wheels were not waxed yet.


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It does look good with the windshield out and would apply to so many other plans.  I've thought about this often.   Since you cut the top off it is esentially 2 pieces now.  The only way I can think of is making each of the side supports all the way down the top as a single piece on each side and add a top piece.  It adds much time to vehicle but it is a good look.   
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Ken I like it. my thought was a mortise slot both ways without cutting the top off before you shape it but as you did cut it off the top what about drilling some holes for some little people inside then glue the top on.
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Thanks ctowne and Roly for the nice words

I did not think about putting little people in.  That is a good idea.

Sorry to sound dumb Roly, but I do not know what a mortise slot is, let alone one that goes both ways. ????????????????????????? Remember I am just a beginer at this wood working toy making deal.

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I was wondering if the car was made out of three pieces the out side pieces could be of 1/8 inch and the middle out of 1/2 wood then glue up the whole car it would still equal 3/4 if I have figured right. Maybe even add the little people before you do the glue up .... Just my thoughts.
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