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'29 Ford Dry Lakes/TROG roadster...complete.

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  • Member since
    August, 2009
'29 Ford Dry Lakes/TROG roadster...complete.
Posted by Spex84 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:49 AM

I'm not sure if I ever posted a build thread for this model on this forum--if so, I can't find it! Anyway, after several years of sitting on the backburner , it is now complete (minus some potential future weathering).

Some notes:
-AMT 29 roadster, AMT '34 Ford flathead with aluminum intake stacks and scratchbuilt wire looms. Headers modified from Revell '32 Tudor kit, AMT '34 Ford wire wheels on Johan Mercedes 500k tires out back, and Revell '31 Woody wire wheels/tires in front. Firewall was modified with extra flanges to look more like the 1:1, and it has a flattened front crossmember and AMT '34 Ford coupe front axle to get the front end down.  Cut-down steering wheel, '31 Woody door handles, and the windshield frame was chopped and removed from the stanchions then attached to the chopped-down roadster roof--so they can be removed as a unit for that stripped-down racer appearance. The headlights and taillight/license plate are held on with wire clips and are also removeable.


Thanks for looking!

 

29 roadster

 

Tags: 1929 , AMT , Hot Rod , roadster
  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:16 AM

Very cool roadster.  It has that early 50's look down.  The removable top/windshield is a really neat feature.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by southpier on Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:57 AM
very tastefully done; kudos
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:21 AM

A gow job! This is one of the coolest builds I have seen this year. All it needs is a good amount of thoughtful weathering to give it that gritty period look. I love the way the model is pieced together from different kits just as the real thing would have been pieced together from a variety of cars. A very well thought out build. Very nice!

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:00 AM

Yes x a bazillion ! Geeked.......

The photography alone is excellently done . Period perfect , just needs a flat cap & aviator goggles waiting on the passengers side LOL

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:02 AM

Wow. I love it. Feel free to post some more pics. 

 

TnT
  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:09 PM

Really great looking build. Looks so real.

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by GerN on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:32 PM

Strength through simplicity.  The other Gentlemen would be envious.

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