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Chopped 1932 5 window coupe WIP frame complete

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  • Member since
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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Chopped 1932 5 window coupe WIP frame complete
Posted by -Jeff- on Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:45 PM

   the other night while waiting for paint on the roadster to dry I was bored and decided to chop a body I had under my desk. Considering there was no planning involved it came out fairly good, and I really like the proportions. After mock up though I was not really digging the look, it needed too much channeling to get the stance I wanted. I guess a modified kit rear end wasn’t going to do it. I ended up using the front and rear from the 36 Ford including the rear cross member.  I add3d a fairly good size Z to the rear to get low. 

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 Monday, June 1, 2020 7:45 AM

I picked up where I left off last night. I am just about done with the frame, I just need to make the front motor mounts and clean everything up.  i usually do not do any frame work past getting the stance, I don’t usually show the underneath as I usually  hack the frames together. I was feeling like challenging myself to build something that can be shown with the body and interior off the frame, and have the chassis present fairly well. Frame rails and front suspension mount are all that is left from Revell, the front and rear suspension are revell 36 ford and the X member and engine are from the Revell 49 merc that I built as a full custom curbside.  Please feel free to Offer feedback either way, first time doing this kind of work with the underside.  

 

 

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 Monday, June 1, 2020 2:19 PM

I like how this is progressing.

The chopped top came out very nice

and the frame is looking very nice also Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:04 PM

I like the simple, clean frame design and I'm drawn to the very deep dish front wheels. Would like to find front wheels like that for a project. Source please?

Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Monday, June 1, 2020 6:29 PM

litespeedsae

I like the simple, clean frame design and I'm drawn to the very deep dish front wheels. Would like to find front wheels like that for a project. Source please?

 

these are the custom wheel option from the 49 ford re issue with the black custom on the box. I am not a kit historisn so I am not sure where else they can be found. 

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams my photobucket
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Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:55 PM

Okay, thanks. I'll check it out.

Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Member since
    September 2007
  • From: Vermont, am I the only one?
Posted by -Jeff- on Friday, June 5, 2020 11:14 AM

Dave I forgot to thank you for your comment. I only hope my bodywork even comes close to how good your chop on that 32 you posted looks, flawless. 

 Small update, I am waiting on a resin firewall and a ”little deuce” roadster grill shell from Ed Fluck at Drag City Casting. The grill shell is 1/24 but I am hoping it can be made to scale out for 1/25 with a little nip/tuck. While waiting I have finished the frame mod out with the other half of the drilled I-beam x member, made the driveshaft length correct and made simple motor mounts. The drive shaft needs to be cleaned up a lot. 

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

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