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Street Rod Zero, a '30 Ford Model A Coupe

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    November, 2003
Street Rod Zero, a '30 Ford Model A Coupe
Posted by Par429 on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:01 AM


This is the Revell 1930 Ford Model A Coupe, built up into what I'm calling Street Rod Zero.  I liked the military themed build on the box top, but decided to go with a Japanese Zero themed build.  In keeping with that idea I added a Nissan S20 Inline 6 engine from a Tamiya Skyline kit and a set of Watanabe wheels.  I used the standard late war Japanese Zero dark green paint with a black cowl.  Similarly the interior was painted in a medium green Japanese interior paint.  Decals are from the pile of airplane kits I have on the shelf.  I tried to give it a slightly beat up look, kind of like a late war Zero. 





Definitely a very nice kit with great detail and fit, it was a lot of fun to build.  Comments and questions welcome, and thanks for looking.



  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:46 AM

That's a good looking rod, and nicely built. I love the inline 6.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury


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    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:33 PM

This is definately different.  I was surprised to see the hinomaru (red circle) on the door, but it fits with the theme of the car. 

It is also great to see a rod built with something other than the ubiquitous Chevy, Hemi, flathead, etc. engine.

Army Zeros were green, Navy Zeros were gray.

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    February, 2017
Posted by JohnDB on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:41 PM

Nice-looking model Phil, I did one close to the box art. You can see it in the photo gallery section probably around page 12 or 13. Maybe we could have a dog fight lol. I am hoping that they get the mold fixed or a brand new one soon. I also thought this was a pretty good model, if they do come out with it again I plan on putting a 6 cylinder from the Hudson Hornet in it, make me a rat rod out of one.

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:45 PM
A fantastic looking model . I have this motor in a Nissan Fairlady 432 ( Tamia or Fujimi ?? 240 z "special" ) let alone its an Inline six , its a twincam !
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    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:14 AM

I really like it, because i like that specific engine, just like i dig the old Skylines made decades ago...but the best thing in your concept is that you did not take the import-tuner hot rod style at all. No low profile rubber on biih shiney billet rims, but instead yours is still more honest and brutal. I love the Zero style in motorcycles, but yours capture the Z words origins way nice too.

I have inline 6 with triple dual throats, waiting for the time i can stuff it under the hood of 70's jap pickup...maybe it will have fighter plane paint on it after seeing this.


Great concept you did Yes


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