"Deuce of Spades" '29 Ford A-V8 Highboy Feb 25, 2011 9:14:54 GMT -5
Post by Bernard Kron on Feb 25, 2011 9:14:54 GMT -5
The Challenger ’29 Ford A-V8 Highboy from the movie “Deuce of Spades”
(More photos below)
While watching the new hot rod movie Deuce of Spades my eye was drawn to the car driven by the antagonist in the movie, "Fresno", a striking bright red ’29 Ford highboy ’32 Ford rails with a bare aluminum grill. Once I saw it, I knew I had to build it. But I also realized this build would be no walk in the park since no kit exists that comes close. I would have to reach deep in my stash to get this one done. And as luck would have it the current owner of the car, Jerry Mull, got wind of my project (there are no secrets on the Internet) and provided me with extensive detail photos, the back story the filmmaker imagined for the car (Jerry worked on the picture) and constant encouragement. Thanks Jerry!
So here are the details and lots of pictures. For the w.i.p. go here: trakinscale.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=trakinp&action=display&thread=10160
Thanx for lookin’,
AMT ’29 Ford Roadster with Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland resin hood and Revell ’32 Ford grill shell. Louvers are Archer Fine Transfers resin 3D Surface Details AR88037 “O” scale 6 inch louvers. They are resin decals (http://www.archertransfers.com/AR88037.html). Photo-etch grill from Model Car Garage.
Scratch built tuck ‘n’ roll based on AMT ’29 Ford Roadster bucket. AMT ’29 Ford Roadster dashboard, steering wheel and brake lever. Scratch built 8-ball shifter and accessory gauge panel.
Revell ’32 Ford rails, front crossmember and floor pan, Early Years Resin rear crossmember, scratch built k-member and details. Scratch built driveshaft with Revell ’32 Ford u-joints.
ThePartsBox.com front axle, spring and front brakes. Scratch built steering system. Radius rods cut from AMT Ala-Kart front radius rods.
Halibrand quick change rear axle from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland. Rear spring from Revell ’30 Ford Sedan. Rear brakes from ThePartsBox.com. Radius rods cut from AMT Ala-Kart front radius rods.
Wheels & Tires:
Front wheels are AMT ‘40 Ford Sedan with baby moons from the same kit and Modelhaus 120C tires. Rear wheels are from ThePartsBox.com with AMT ‘40 Ford Sedan baby moons and tires from a Revell ’58 Corvette kit.
Motor & Transmission:
Ford flathead V8 and transmission from a Revell ’40 Ford standard kit. Evans heads from Model Car Garage. 3-pot manifold by Early Years Resin. Mallory “crab style” magneto, Stromberg carbs and air cleaners from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland.