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1932 Ford CBP?
Posted by Mercury Flathead on Friday, January 23, 2009 8:19 PM

Is anyone interested in doing a 1932 Ford CBP?  Any '32 will qualify, any body style. No diecast models.

I was thinking of around June 2009 for the deadline.
Mercury Flathead
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Posted by plastoidX11 on Sunday, January 25, 2009 5:44 PM

I'd be up for that!

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Sunday, January 25, 2009 7:32 PM

plastoidX11

I'd be up for that!

Great. You can start whenever you are ready.  Post progress.  Kits don't have to be unstarted.

I will be doing a Deuce roadster, my brother (Merc Flatheads Brother) will be doing Starbird's 1932 roadster, and my dad may be building a '32 Sedan or a tub later.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:12 PM

This is what I will be modeling my '32 after.  It is a picture in the March 2004 issue of Hot Rod magazine on page 12.

The model...

 

 

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Merc Flatheads Brother on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:52 PM

This is what my Deuce will look like... 

It is Starbird's Deuce that I am replicating.  The picture is from the June 2004 issue of Rod and Custom on pages 44-46.  Does anyone else have anymore info. or pictures of this car?

The model:

 

Merc Flatheads Brother
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Posted by Merc Flatheads Brother on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:09 PM

Here's some more pics...

It is primered,  I didn't notice earlier that there isn't any door handles so I'll have to get rid of them. 

Tell me what ya'll think.

Merc Flatheads Brother
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  • From: England
Posted by sk8erdave on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:36 AM

i was invited over here my mercury flathead.

heres where i'm at. i'm building it for a build of onthe uk's nsra forum/ gotta get it done by the first week in  march!

My inspiration

mine:)

The engine will be an injected Y-Block from a 57 ford, and the axel is also ford, which is mounted solid on the chassis (who needs rear supension!)

so far ive modified the chassis suit the body sitting further back on it, and sectioned the door panels to suit the channel, and to make them look like aluminium panels.

More info over in the race cars section.

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  • From: Bellevue, Washington
Posted by pitrow2 on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:05 PM

Some great looking projects you guy's got going on. I have a 32 project that was started awhile back. Got building something else and never got back to it. Thinking if i join in here, maybe i can get it out and finish it (if nobody mind's!).

sk8erdave, I hate to tell you this, but i think those headers are suppose to have 4 tubes. I took that first pic and blew it up and if you look through the grill shell you can see 4 tubes on the right hand side. It also look's to have a small block chevy V-8 motor in it too, not a V-6. Gotta tell ya, that first set looks good. Maybe put a V-6 in it?

Pitrow

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Posted by plastoidX11 on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:29 PM

I am going to build a roadster like this, maybe a different color as I already have two  that are painted in this shade of blue, but other than that this is pretty much what I am going to shoot fer, will be using a 32 highboy kit and the engine from an old gasser kit with a new intake added.. will post progress soon.

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:15 PM

pitrow2,

You can join whenever you are ready.

plastoidX11,

That should be a great looking late 1950's early 1960's hot rod.

Mercury Flathead
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  • From: Sayreville, NJ
Posted by mini musclecar man on Saturday, January 31, 2009 5:54 PM

Hey guys, I'm on board for this.  I will be building a 3 window coupe with full fenders and a tripower Chevy 409.  The body and upper side of the fenders will be dark blue. The frame, firewall and the bottom of the fenders will be off along with the interior.  The engine and wheels will be red.

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  • From: Indiana
Posted by chopped n channeled on Thursday, February 5, 2009 9:56 PM
I have a 32 Vicky, 32 Pickup, Roadster all in very very minor starting points. I think I will focus on one and join you guys. I havent done any cbps before. Sounds fun.
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  • From: ANDERSON IN
Posted by ryckeeracr on Saturday, February 7, 2009 6:05 PM

Hello,

I want to join the build. I am working on a 32 now and it will be done soon. I wanted to post a pic but am not sure how. It is the one on my profile if you wanna check it out.

Richard  Eight Ball

Richard E. Fulkrod Jr.
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Posted by Jantrix on Monday, February 9, 2009 9:26 PM

This is a great idea. I mean who doesn't have a duece kit floating around the stash? I'd get in on this but I've too much else on the workbench. I'll be keeping an eye on the thread though.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:45 PM

That's a cool looking Deuce Richard.  I'm not really sure how to get  the pic. from this site onto the forum, but I know how to get a pic. from photobucket onto the forums.  First you have to load the pics on to photobucket, then go down to the pic(s) you want to load on Scale Auto and put the mouse arrow on the pic, a box will come down, go down to the IMG code, left click on the mouse and a yellow box will apear that says Copied. Then go back to this site (scale auto), right click where you want the pic. in your post, another box will appear then go to where it says Paste and left click on it.  When you are composing a post and you insert a pic. it will have a code where the picture will be until you preview the post or until you actually post the picture.    I hope this helps.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by STUNNABOI on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:05 PM

i Think i may join in this cbp. I just got the revelle good guys 32ford sedan 2dr im thinkin about stickin a svt lighnint motor in it

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Posted by bwmyers18 on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:53 PM

SWEET !!!!!!!!!!!  I just started a Duece last week - it's gonna be an All American Hot Rod ... you'll see what I mean when I post pics ... if it's not too late to get in?

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:07 PM

bwmyers18, you can join whenever you are ready.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, March 22, 2009 12:22 PM

Hey Merc! I'd like to join in on this CBP. I'll post pix of the kit this afternoon. Thanks!

Kevin
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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, March 22, 2009 5:30 PM

AMT 32 Ford "Switchers" kit.My girlfriend gave me this model for my birthday. It's got alot of potential, extra body & parts for bashing later on. The plan is to do a 4dr. convertible- metallic.blue/white top and interior.

Kevin
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Sunday, March 22, 2009 6:59 PM

It's been a great winter/spring for painting in Denver (60-70 degrees). I sprayed some silver down to back the met. blue. It's looking good so far. I want to add some white pin stripes. Looking through my decal selection. Working on the engine this week. I picked up this kit at Hobby Lobby @ $24.99 and a 40% coupon it's a good buy. Progress photos today 3-22-09.

Kevin
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:46 PM

ZZZZZZZ! UH Oh Yeah, this kit is kind of a snoooozer. As posted, this AMT "Switchers" kit does have some potential. I'm not impressed with the chassis,engine or interior. Maybe I'll build something interesting from the leftover parts. Guess we will see if someone comes up with a better build on a 32 Ford. It's got some nice rims at least. Umm, anyone got progress photos? So here's some tires and rims (black wash adds some depth). Got Blue Metallic paint on the body and working on the engine. IMO...Buy it only for the extra body and wheels.

Kevin
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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:43 PM

Welcome Classic Plastic Your tub is looking nice.  The blue looks good on there.

I should have pics of mine up later tonight.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Merc Flatheads Brother on Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:06 PM

I got my Starbird deuce painted but I still need to touch up a couple spots. Heres the pics.

I tuck and rolled the firewall and put the 3 guages on. Got the grill done w/center bar.

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:25 PM

I've made some progress on mine.  I kitbashed a rear axle together and painted the chassis.  The quick change rear end was from a trashed Green Hornet T kit that was narrowed. The backing plates are also from the same kit.  The spring is scratchbuilt and the wish bone is from the 1948 Ford woody.  I also got my ride height set up the way I want it.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Monday, March 30, 2009 6:43 PM

This is a '32 pickup that I started a few years ago, I finished it a week or so ago.  It is an original issue by Lindberg.  The plastic was yellowed, it was not painted,  part of the front fender was broken, and the windows were glued to the outside of the body. I fixed it up to look like it could have been built in the early sixties when the kit came out. The original carbs were missing so I substituted them for the ones in the recent reissue of the AMT deuce 5-window, which are nearly identical to the originals.  The exhaust stacks are from the'34 Ford truck.  I bare metal foiled the wheel covers.  The vintage decals are from the box of old decals that my dad saved.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Monday, March 30, 2009 6:57 PM

How is everyone else's builds coming along?

 

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:31 PM

Merc & Merc Bro-Nice work so far, looking good....awesome 32 pickup! Here's some progress on my 32 4dr.

Note: I was mistaken, the "Switchers" kit is not from AMT it is produced by MPC.

Kevin
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:42 PM

Here's what I have so far on my 4dr, rag top. I lowered the chassis about 6 scale inches in the front and 4 inches in the rear. I still need to add headers to the engine.

Kevin
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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:13 AM

Here's my finished '32 4dr. ragtop. This kit is made by MPC. It's box stock and it took me a little under a month to build. That's about normal speed for me to build a kit. It started out kind of boring, but I'm happy with how it turned out. There were some fit issues with the interior, body tub and fenders. I solved that problem by trimming off the locator pins on the bottom of the interior. This allowed the body to fit down snug over the fenders. There are about half dozen motor configurations to choose from and almost as many body combination choices. The original suspension made the car sit too high... IMO. I lowered the front spindles and cut the rear coil springs down to get as low as possible without hitting the fenders. I also narrowed the rear end about 3-4 scale inches on both sides. Overall it's been a fun project. There's an extra body and rims included in the kit, so I've got another build planned for those parts. Good luck to all with your '32 projects!

Kevin

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