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Ol'School Rod - 1930 Ford Model A Coupe

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Ol'School Rod - 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Posted by miwi on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:04 PM

Here my newest project. Based on the 1930 Ford Coupe from Mongram (Old Iron Series) I want to build an Old School Rod with 4 banger and speed parts from the 30's and 40's. It should be TROG legal





3D printed exhaust



3D printed Roof 101 head






I know the panels are not 100% correct

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Posted by miwi on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:13 AM

ody primed and exhaust temporaliy fixed. exhaust is also 3D printed



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Posted by Metalbender on Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:15 AM


That's a great barn find!

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Posted by miwi on Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:24 AM

I see an end of the tunnel. Chassis is painted now I'll add brake and fuel lines. There will be a fuel tank in the back instead of the one in front of the windscreen. And I printed a Schroeder sprint car steering box.





3d printed Schroeder steering box. 


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Posted by kitbasher1 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:42 PM

According to the article in SA, the roof on that model A should get a 2-3 inch chop to make it TRoG legal.  I might be wrong, but that is how I took the article.


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Posted by miwi on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:50 AM

According to 2020 T.RO.G. rules top chop is not required. To make it 100% T.R.O.G. leagal I have to add a 5 point hareness, remove the headlights and change the rear tires.  Slicks and headlights are not allowed.

I had read the article an I was wondering about the the required top chop. If you look at the pictures that you could find from the last T.R.O.G's you could see a lot of stock height cars.


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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:58 AM

Great work on this one so far. Nice work on the header. The chassis and engine really look the part. Love the four banger. Very cool!

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:59 AM

MiWi....congrats on a very, very cool project.  

The referenced article was prepared quoting ROG rules in effect at the time, which was about 2 1/2 years ago if I am recalling correctly.   Also IIRC, the "rules" were more "suggestions" or "preferences" in some cases; can't recall if top chopping fit in that category or not. 

Regardless, we are model car builders and we build to our own preferences.  And in my view, this model fully captures the spirit of the Race of Gentlemen. 

Again, congrats!  TIM      

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Posted by miwi on Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:44 PM
Thanks Tim
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Posted by miwi on Friday, January 24, 2020 3:45 PM
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, January 24, 2020 5:05 PM
awesome job. that's some top notch modelling skill there

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Posted by miwi on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:13 AM

My ol 'school '30 Ford Mopdel A Coupe is now finished. iIt was inspired by a Model A that I saw in Hot Rod Deluxe July 2016 issue.


1930 Ford Model A Coupe - Monogram (Old Iron Series)

1934 Ford (amt): wheels

Replicas Miniatures of Maryland: Hailband Quick Change rear axle, Hot Rod Headlights, dropped front axle, hubcaps

Modelhaus tires: Cheater slicks

Model Car Garage: Stromberg 97, ignition key

Detail Master: Distributor

Czech Truck Model: Taillight

3D printed stuff: Roof 101 Cyclone head, carburettor riser, exhaust, Schroeder steering box












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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:33 AM

Looks good, Miwi! Nice use of aftermarket parts. Cool Thumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.


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