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32 roadster-Done pics added to top

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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
32 roadster-Done pics added to top
Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:25 AM

Here are are the finished pics, I had a lot of paint problems and almost just put this to the back of the bench, but this week decided to just finish as is and enjoy it from a few feet away, lol.  

 After almost 10 years away from the hobby, COVID-19 has given me some time to get back into it. This is only my second build since I put the hobby down so long ago. This build started when I found a 1932 roadster body in a box of Rodder's Journal magazines.  Not being one to waste an opportunity I began to scrounge around for some parts to make it happen. I am lucky that I have a pretty good stash of spare parts. The body and frame are Revell deuce parts, the flat head is from the 37 panel truck, with the intake modified to accept the 3carb setup from the 49 Ford kit. Most other parts are straight from the parts bin.  The frame has a mild bleed sweep up front to lower without a Z, for the rear I just removed the kit airbags to bring the axle all the way up to the floor. 

 

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:29 AM

The interior door panels were from the incorrect 32 kit, so they needed some work to match the roadster body. Below is one fixed and one yet to be fixed.

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:33 AM

Lastly, the all important stance check. All major suspension work figured out, it should sit like this when done.

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:20 PM

Yep, that stance is spot on, she's looking good.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:35 AM

Digging it, Jeff. Nice stance. Love the Flattie with tripple carbs. Cool.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by -Jeff- on Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:59 AM

Thank you both, I have moved a bit farther on this. Attempt #4 on paint is working out so far. Humidity has been messing with me and I stripped it twice. I took a pic after the first color coat before sanding, it has a ways to go I think it should work out. Also detail painted the mystery tail lights that fit the holes I put in this body years back for who knows what reason. The wheels are only primed,but the spyders are painted with a krylon chrome.  Pretty good result!

 

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:47 PM

Small update as I begin to assemble these parts. Everything is painted except engine accessories and I actually still need to find a steering column and wheel. I added a little gold on the flathead to contrast the blue and white and add a little pop to an otherwise conservative color scheme.

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:59 PM

This is coming along very nicely. I love the stance.

Great job Thumbs Up. I'm waiting for more like the others here.

(I can tell your a hot rod guy by the look of your bench - VERY COOL!!)

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:13 PM
Thanks Dave, yeah lots of hot rods, some customs too. I will build anything that puts a smile on my face. Some of my long term builds (think years) are a sectioned 42 Chevy p/u, an Audi ur Quattro with Audi R8 engine mid mounted, and a Nomad p/u conversion.
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
  • Member since
    September 2007
  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Friday, June 12, 2020 7:47 AM

-Jeff-

Here are are the finished pics, I had a lot of paint problems and almost just put this to the back of the bench, but this week decided to just finish as is and enjoy it from a few feet away, lol.  

 

 

 

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket

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