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32 Ford Phaeton Street Rod Is Completed!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
32 Ford Phaeton Street Rod Is Completed!
Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04 PM

I figured that now is a good time to start this project for the upcoming Classic Plastic Model Club Exhibition Club Challenge in October.  This is the AMT '32 Ford Phaeton and I will be building this straight out of the box in honor of the late Barry Fadden.  I will be building this as a hot rod/street rod.

My paints will be Testors One Coat Lacquer Mystic Emerald for the body and Tamiya TS-14 Gloss Black for the fenders.  Barry had built a '27 Ford in a simular color combo and his model is the influence for this build.  

The instructions are calling for the same size tire all around and to me, it has to be big 'n littles.  The engine will be a modern V8.  Thank you AMT for including an engine stand in the kit!

More Phaeton to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:57 AM

G'day, mrmike.  We all love a 32 Phaeton, don't we?  Looking forward to your tribute to Mr Fadden.  Cheers.

Steve

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:17 AM
those wide tires look like mud boggers with that aggressive tread.

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:11 PM

Thanks guys!  This '32 just can't have the same size tire all around.  It's got to have big 'n littles to be a true hot rod, IMHO.  The thread on the rear tires are very aggressive and geared more for a mud tire than anything else.  It is what is in the kit, so I have to use it otherwise I'd replace them.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:08 PM

I had the paintbooth fired up to paint some parts for my '60 Chevy Fleetside, so I dug out the Testors Mystic Emerald and painted the wheels, grille and dashboard.  I would have painted the body as well, but I am still doing bodywork on it.

More '32 Phaeton to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:15 AM

I got the body and fenders painted yesterday afternoon.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:58 AM

I got the wheels, tires and the chassis painted and assembled and I painted the exhaust, gas tank, spare tire carrier and the firewall.

More Phaeton to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:10 AM

I got the '32 up on four wheels and did a mockup with the body.  It is looking good with the lowered front suspension, but I wished I could have lowered it some more.  So far, the rake is good.  The interior and the engine has been painted.  The engine was painted a second time using some Humbrol Dragoon Green and I will clearcoat it with some Semi Gloss Clear later.  The steering wheel and the windshield frame will be painted with Alclad II Gloss Black Base and then with Alclad II Chrome followed by Alclad II Kleer Kote.

More Phaeton to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:40 PM

Nice colors and great progress.

This is coming along very nicely Thumbs Up.

Can't wait to see more.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 5, 2020 3:28 PM

Thank you Dave!  Here's more...

I got my parts cleaned up and mounted to be sprayed with Alclad II Gloss Black Base and Alclad II Chrome. The dash has been inserted into the body and interior and the chassis is mostly completed, just needs the radiator hose. 

More Phaeton to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 5, 2020 7:00 PM

Looking good, MrMike! Hot rods are fun to build from time to time. 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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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:10 AM

Thanks Jr!  I do like building something different from time to time, but this kit is so completely different.  It is old tooling and I seem to gravitate towards newer tooling which is far better to assemble.  This one is really testing me!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 8, 2020 12:46 PM

The windshield frame, steering wheel and the horn have been painted with Alclad II Chrome paint.  I painted the air cleaner top with Model Master Emerald Green Lacquer.  Final assembly has been started by attaching the body to the chassis.

More Phaeton to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:56 PM

I have finished my '32 Ford Phaeton Street Rod.  I truly hated this kit!  Small parts held by thick runners on the parts sprues and poor everything else!  It fought me most of the way!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:57 PM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    February 2004
  • From: The Motor City
Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:45 PM

You may have hated it mr.mike but it looks good. Your interior and top color fit the car perfectly.

Bronco Billy

 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:22 AM

Thank you, Bronco Billy!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:38 PM

Very nice looking model. How did you get that great paint job using rattle cans?

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, August 3, 2020 7:45 AM

Thank you JohnnyK!  You can acheive a great paint job using rattle cans by using primer and misting it on.  Then, misting the paint on for several coats.  You do not have to cover the body with the first coat of primer.  After misting, wait for about 15 minutes and use a heavier coat of paint for a couple of coats and then a couple of wet coats.  Then you can add your clearcoats.  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 3, 2020 8:03 AM

Looks good, MrMike! Those ERTL era kits were truly awful. I know, I am just starting one! Nice work on yours! CoolThumbs 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.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, August 3, 2020 9:25 AM

Thank you Jr!  These are awful kits and I am currently rebuilding an old '57 T-Bird kit, so I also know.  The more I look at this, the more I want to add to it, but I can't since this is a box stock build for next years Club Challenge.  I gotta leave it alone! 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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