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32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Is Done

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Is Done
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:19 AM

This is my project for the Classic Plastic Model Club Exposition "Club Challenge" '48 Or Older Street Rods.  I am building a '32 Ford 5-Window Coupe with full fenders and the 392 CI Hemi engine with steel wheels, trim rings, and hubcaps and wide whitewall tires.  I am going to attempt painting the wide whites with an acrylic flat white paint through my Badger Universal 360 Airbrush.  My kit is the Revell '32 Ford 5-Window Coupe #85-4228.

My body paint will be Testors One Coat Lacquer Lime Ice #18350.  The interior will be white with embossing powder for carpets and painted with Polly Scale Burlington North Green.

So far, I got the basic Hemi assembled and ready for some Mopar Street Hemi Orange Engine Enamel and the body has been sanded for mold lines and ready for primer.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by Gluecipher on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 1:25 PM

Are you planning on changing its rear suspension/axle maybe ?

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:20 PM

Gluecipher

Are you planning on changing its rear suspension/axle maybe ?

 

I might remove the airbags and chrome the rear axle and drive shaft.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:16 AM
Phew ! it is lime ice !! to go with the 40 tudor ......
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, May 06, 2018 1:12 PM

I had painted the 392 CI Hemi with Hemi Orange Engine Enamel, but I changed my mind since 392 CI Hemis were painted gold or a similar color.  I went with the gold since it will match with the Lime Ice better and the engine would be more period correct.  

I'll be using a M.A.D. pre-wired distributor.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 7:45 PM

MAD, good choice Mike!

Kevin
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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:28 AM

Thanks Kevin!  I really like the MAD pre-wired distributors and with MAD showing up at NNL East, I can get a few for my builds and not have to worry about shipping charges.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, May 26, 2018 4:47 PM

With the wife and her niece watching movies today, I hunkered down in the model cave to work on my projects for the afternoon.  I got the '32 5-Window into a good coat of Testors Lime Ice One Coat Lacquer.  There's a lot of flake in this paint!  Now to let it dry!

I still haven't finished the engine yet.  I need to install the distributor and run the leads to the heads and make an alternator support so the alternator is not hanging in the air.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 AM

I fired up the paint booth this morning for a clear coat session.  Three coats of Testors Wet Look Clear.

I found an alternative color for the interior.  I masked off the seat and door panels to airbrush a couple coats of Polly Scale Burlington Northern Green.  

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:56 AM

Looking good Mike.  Digging it.Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:45 PM

Thank you mmthrax!  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:21 PM

Good work so far! I really like that Lime Ice!

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:37 PM

Thank you maniacalmodeler!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 03, 2018 4:58 PM

I'm back on the '32 5 Window Coupe for today.  Cranked up the paintbooth and painted the rear axle, drive shaft and steering box and shaft with Alclad II Gloss Black and then with Alclad II Chrome.

I started work on the frame.  I added a fuel line from the tank to the frame where it won't be seen. I also added the transmission cross member and noticed all the spots not covered by paint.  Out came a touchup brush and some Lime Ice Lacquer.

 

I got started on the interior with some assembly.  I need to finish the dash and install that into the interior.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 10:23 AM

I have finished the interior.

Normally, I would have painted these with Alclad II Chrome, but these are the only two items I have to be chromed.  Instead, I used my Molotow 2 mm Liquid Chrome pen on the rear coil over shocks.

I was going to paint the mufflers red and call them Cherry Bomb mufflers, but a Hemi would need a quieter muffler and I painted them the same as the pipes.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 08, 2018 3:01 PM

I thought I would do a couple of mockups to check my work.  I mockup the body, frame, fenders, hood, and grille surround.

I'm still working on the rear axle.  I got the brake line on and the rear coil-overs are set for assembly with the frame.

I pressed the wheels and wheel backs into the tires after I applied the decals.  I was told that I should have applied the decals after pressing the wheels and wheelbacks into the tires.  Hmmm, maybe if I had know about this prior...

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:22 PM

I got the distributor mounted to the block and plug boots on the wires.Now to wire up the engine.  

I started on chassis assembly by installing the suspension.  

A quick mock up.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 18, 2018 4:55 PM

I didn't like the decals I had applied to the tires, so as an experiment I removed the decals and sprayed some Tamiya X-2 Flat White through my Badger Universal 360 Airbrush.  A little cleanup and touchup and I may go with these.  Should I spray some flat or semi gloss clear over the tires to protect the paint?

I attached the fenders to the chassis.

Although I haven't attached the tires, I think the stance should be about where I want it.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:28 AM

Looking good Mike.  I would elect not to put any clear on the tires.

Keep up the good work. Smile

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:05 PM

Thank you mmthrax!  I've decided not to put any clear on the wide whitewalls.

I've been playing around with the '32 5 Window Coupe this afternoon.  I installed the wheel backs into the tires again and did a mock up of the '32.  The wheels are not pressed on since I have painted the calipers on the disc brakes and they are drying.  I still have to paint the letters on the hubcaps.  

I still have to make seat belts for the interior and everything else! SurpriseBig Smile

More to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:18 PM

A group of us had a "Play Date" yesterday and I brought two projects to work on.  I spent the entire time working on the '32.  I worked on getting the Hemi wired and then installed the Hemi into the chassis.

Then, I got out my seat belt hardware and tape and made a set of seat belts for the interior.  

One of the things missing from this kit is an ignition coil.  My friend Barry had some resin coils and he graciously offered me one for the '32.  Thank you streetrod!

I went to install the radiator and grille shell and found some clearance issues with the electric fan and the water pump pulley.  I'm working on those now to get some clearance since this Hemi was originally set up for the racing version.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:18 PM

I spent part of the morning and this afternoon working on the '32.  I noticed this gap on both sides of the fenders and body and I could see through the gaps.  

My solution was to either trim just below the trunk over the gas tank or cover the gap on the inside of the fenders like I did here.  I used the side fillers for the High-Boy version and installed them on opposite sides and then paint the edge by the fender.  As you can see, I ran out of paint and I didn't feel like opening another can just for a dab of paint color.

I asked my friend Barry if he could make me some fuzzy dice for this '32 and he did.  Thank you Barry!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:12 PM

I have finished my '32 Ford 5 Window Coupe.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:13 PM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; Bullitt '68 Mustang GT

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    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:20 PM

Good lookin' paint job and details really make this one pop Mike!!! Very nice work! YesYesYesYes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:51 PM

Simply stunning Mike ! The white with the green is a perfect combo. Those colour matched steels are sweet too .

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Posted by High octane on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:48 PM

That Deuce street rod looks really sweet Mike, excellent job and color choices.

High octane

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Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Friday, June 29, 2018 11:54 AM

Mike love the color choices. This has the east coast look. Awesome build.

Bronco Billy

 

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Posted by bob29579 on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:38 PM

That came out really nice.  Nice job.

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Posted by 1927essex on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:17 PM

my dream car

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