I know some of you guys have seen the '29 Roadster up-top that I'm working on mastering for Ed to cast and sell. Well, after getting the top "finished" today I became inspired to work up the roadster I was mocking up for the pictures of the top project.
I haven't built one of these Revell 29's using the channeled option yet so I decided that's what I'm going to with this one. I don't like the way the channeled car looks from the box and one of the reasons are the big ugly wheel wells so I filled them in which was actually done quite a few times back in the old days. In the second picture you can see that the fillers don't interfere with the standard assembly of the kit.
The frame was modified with a Revell '48 Ford rear cross member grafted in which will mount a Revell '48 Ford rear axle. I also filled in all of the various alignment notches in the frame rails and built some custom flywheel housing mounting brackets.
Mocked up on all 4. The dropped front axle and spring are from Revell's '40 Ford's. The front wheels are Revell '37 Ford Pickup with AMT '41 Woody tires. The rear wheels are the new larger diameter '37 Ford wheels from Drag City Casting (that I mastered for Ed to sell) with Monogram '41 Lincoln tires. The engine is a Revell '29/'31 Model A with the supplied speed equipment and some Tweedy Pie carbs with the tough-looking frog mouth scoops.
It's cute! The big wheels and tires give it a puppy-ish look, like it has big feet. The upright shape of the roof combined with the tall rubber gives it a sporty look. I'm liking those rear wheels you mastered for Ed, too.
The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
After a year of this one sitting in a box I randomly got inspired to spend some time on it last weekend. As I left off the car was just barely up on it's wheels.
The front axle and suspension is now fully figured out and mounted. The dropped axle, spring, tie rod, shocks and brake plates are all Revell '40 Ford parts and the stock wishbone is Revell '29 Pickup. I installed a second transmission cross member (with the suspension mounts trimmed away) for the back end of the wishbone to mount to. You can also see in the 3rd picture that I fabbed a front engine mount tab.
I did some more work to the Revell 'banger. The original transmission was pitched for a Revell '48 Ford trans to go with the '48 column shift I'll be using. The trans doesn't actually sit on the cross member for the wishbone but it's really close! I've also decided to go with the Riley 2-port head instead of the Winfield flat head and a Vertex magneto.
Up front I chopped a Revell '32 grill 6 scale inches (1/4") and installed a spreader bar. Also seen here is the '40 Houdaille lever shocks installed.
Here's the car all mocked up with the current improvements. This time around the top is the finished resin version from Ed.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5