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Well folks, I figure I will let you in on this build as well. I am a member of a hot rodding forum, as I am building a 1:1 1927 Ford Roadster from the ground up (have been at that project for 3 years). Well that site is having a group build based on the 1932 Ford. I have had a 1/8 Revell 32 Roadster kit for probably 5 years in the spare room, and figured I would dig it out and try my luck at throwing the thing together for the GB. So here is what I started with, and where I am now. The build is a style of hot rod that was popular in Hawaii in the 50s.

 

The kit...

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The rear differential taking shape...

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This car is meant to represent a hot rod thats a driver, so metalized over the chrome, to give the cylinder heads a cast finish...

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The engine taking shape...

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Scratch built the spark plug wire looms, and custom mixed the paint for the carbs...

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Front view of the completed Ford flathead engine

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Some of the body and chassis modifications in progress and the first mock-up showing its stance

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& this is just me bragging on my newly acquired desk turned model work station...

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Thanks for looking in, I have never detailed a model car so much as this, but you folks that build these airplanes the way you do have inspired me to take my building to a whole 'nuther level....thanks for that

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xmh52wrench

HELLO and :post1: :beer4:

 

well I am all tingly reading this as I find this SO excititng to see and to see the Roadster is quite a unique looking vehicle in MY opinion..

 

Great start...keep it coming..

 

would love to see your 1:1 build as well.. :wicked:

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Maru, here ya go, hope this isnt too off topic....but im thinking its about as off topic as one could get....lol, but ya asked.

 

Here is how the car looks now, I hope to have it registered and driving late this summer. The car is a tribute to my wifes uncle, as he built a car in the 50s that looked exactly like this, and won the "Americas Most Beautiful Roadster" award in 1955. We started with nothing but a rusted shell of a body, and I have done all the work myself with some help from my family. Hope to have it completely done within 2 years (paint, chrome, upholstery, ect) Thanks for asking about our car.

 

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Photo of the car we are duplicating in 1957 with both of my wifes uncles, from a feature article in Hot Rod Magazine June 1957.

 

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Maru, here ya go, hope this isnt too off topic....but im thinking its about as off topic as one could get....lol, but ya asked.

 

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Photo of the car we are duplicating in 1957 with both of my wifes uncles, from a feature article in Hot Rod Magazine June 1957.

 

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Thank you..Yep I did ask and I think it looks awesome and the 1:1 scale is just stupendous..You are skillful and very

good and talented building this on your own most of the time...Hard work I see... :goodjob:

 

The photos showing the original is impressive and way before MY time but it is interesting to see ones history in vehicles.They took 4 years and so you doing it in half that time will be incredible tribute to them.

 

 

I applaud you Sir for your BRILLIANT work.. :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

 

KUDOS :bow: :bow:

 

THANK you

 

MARU...5137

 

Edit: the other classic cars in the back ground are pretty superb too !

Edited by MARU5137

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One of my favorite car models as a kid was a 32 Ford Phaeton I built when I was about 14. I've been meaning to chase one down and redo it as a tribute for myself. Perhaps one of these days.

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Well a bit on the back burner for now, although I do tinker with it now and again. I am prepping the body for primer and paint. I want it to be smooth and shiny black, so lots of sanding of flaws, and the modifications I have made. I also have filled in a bunch of holes in the body that I wont be using, so prepping those as well. But it has taken a bit of a back seat to my P-51 Mustang and Spitfire builds. Thanks for looking in.

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Woah ... How'd I miss this one? This is fun!!

 

Grant

 

PS: Am almost finished building a 1/8th (yes, 1/8th!) scale Aston Martin DB5 .. it's a magazine part work model in die-cast and plastic of James Bond 007's car from the film Goldfinger. Everything works .... lights, brake lights, ejection seat, rear bullet proof screen, horn ... everything.

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Woah ... How'd I miss this one? This is fun!!

 

Grant

 

PS: Am almost finished building a 1/8th (yes, 1/8th!) scale Aston Martin DB5 .. it's a magazine part work model in die-cast and plastic of James Bond 007's car from the film Goldfinger. Everything works .... lights, brake lights, ejection seat, rear bullet proof screen, horn ... everything.

 

Great stuff. I always wanted a car with machine guns and an ejection seat. :)

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Am resting up from yet another hospital visit / minor op but the moment I'm more mobile (Monday'ish) I'll whip out the camera and post a few pictures.

 

Cheers

 

Grant

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