After getting the first two all-new chopped '32 Fordor bodies from Ed I couldn't wait to get started on one. Gonna keep the first one fairly simple by not back-dating the chassis or any other major reconstruction.
So far I've cleaned up the frame a bit, filled the front bumper bracket notches, molded in the add-on flathead engine mount cross member, lowered the front and rear suspension using the tried and true Tim Boyd trick, replaced the kit disc brakes with old Ford drum plates from the Revell '40 and '48 Ford's and widened the rear axle. Using the sedan kits optional flathead but did away with the Edelbrock speed parts in favor of the Navarro pieces from Revell's '48 Custom Coupe. Front wheels are also from the '48 with modified Modelhaus T120 tires. Rear wheels are the enlarged steelies from Ed with Monogram '41 Lincoln tires.
Post by mrmetallic on Oct 15, 2019 10:49:14 GMT -5
That's one thing about those Revell kits, is that it's relatively easy to get a decent stance with about 2 minutes of work, and the right wheel/tire combo. You've nailed that already. And those big lincoln rears fill the rear wheel opening perfectly. Tasty engine upgrade choices too. Looking forward to more.
Isn't it fun getting new stuff in the mail, especially when it's a result of your own work on the master after it's well executed by Ed?
My model building time has been fleeting over the last month but today I had a nice afternoon at the workbench. This model is the next one I want to focus on completing and as I've had time to think about, I've decided to make some changes.
Originally I was going to go with a mostly out of the box chassis just with some trimming to get the axles tucked up to the frame but then I got to thinking that I've copped out that way on the last couple of '32 projects and I needed to make a properly back-dated chassis. I started by cleaning up the floor of ejector marks and removing the raised areas that match up with the kits transmission cross member. After that I grafted in a slightly trimmed frame center "X" from the Revell 1940 Ford's.
I was also going to originally use the '32 Sedan kits optional flathead which is rendered with an adapted 60's Ford C4 auto trans. The new engine choice is the ARDUN head equipped flathead from Revell's 1950 Ford Pickup. As you can see, its front mounts are farther back than the previous engine so they will need to be cut off and replaced.
The transmission sets farther back on the frame "X" than the original position so some trimming here and there was necessary.
I'm also replacing the wheels with a set of square window Halibrand's from Ed at Drag City Casting. They're set into a pair of Modelhaus T110 front tires and a pair of the narrow Firestone cheater slicks from AMT. I had also previously gone through the process of setting them up to be a "bolt on" to the Revell '32 kits when I was considering them for another project.
I filled in the rear axle and exhaust mounting holes in the rear floor board then installed a slightly narrowed Revell '40 Ford cross member.
I combined the Revell '40 rear axle (with Columbia 2-speed) with the spring and radius rods from the Revell '48 Ford's. The brake plates are also '40 Ford while the finned drums, wheels and tires come from Revell's /29 Roadster.
And a mock up! I lowered the kit dropped axle by trimming the mounting area on top of the spring then fit another pair of '40 brake plates and, again, the finned drums, wheels and tires from the Revell '29 Roadster. The engine is the ARDUN 8BA flathead from Revell's '50 F-1 Pickup.
I really like this view and the way the back-dated suspension makes the car look in period.
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