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1929 Ford Roadster 50's Hot Rod

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  • Member since
    April 2011
1929 Ford Roadster 50's Hot Rod
Posted by Dennis Lacy on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:38 AM

My intention with this project was for it to reflect a hot rod that was originally built in the 40's then sold in the early 50's. The new owner gives it a complete makeover with current trends of metallic paint and whitewalls while not changing any of its now dated components such as the hopped up 4-cylinder motor and late 30's artillery style wheels. 


 - Revell '29 Roadster body and channeled option frame.


 - Frame center cross member reworked with 2nd installed further forward for wishbone mount and Revell '48 Ford rear cross member.


 - Revell '48 Ford rear axle and '40 Ford shocks.


 - Revell '40 Ford dropped front axle, spring, tie rod, shocks and brakes with Revell '29 Pickup stock wishbone.


 - Revell '29 Pickup steering gear and pitman arm with scratch built drag link and upper steering arm.


 - Revell '37 Pickup front wheels with AMT '41 Woody tires, Drag City Casting modified '37 rear wheels to fit Monogram '41 Lincoln tires, '37 Pickup spare wheel "FORD" emblem caps.


 - Revell '31 Sedan 4-cylinder engine with optional Riley 2-port head, dual intake and finned side cover. Head modified with bolt head detail and correct slopes where spark plugs install. Parts box magneto. Revell Tweady Pie carburetors. Revell '32 Sedan beehive oil filter. Detail Master #1 plumbing lines, hoses and fittings. Parts by Parks ignition wire. Big tube exhaust made from '29 Pickup rear axle torque tube. Revell '40 Ford transmission.


 - Body wheel wells filled flush with detail bead added. Original license plate and taillight holes filled. Revell '37 Pickup taillight and license plate mount. AMT '25 T headlights. Revell '32 Ford grill and shell chopped 6 scale inches


 - Drag City Casting resin stylized roadster top. 


 - Revell '29 roadster kit floor, interior side panels and seat. Revell '30 Coupe dashboard. Revell '40 Ford steering wheel and column shift.


 - Tamiya TS59 Pearl Light Red with their light gray primer and gloss coat. 




















  • Member since
    September 2007
  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:10 AM

WHat a cool idea! Well done!

'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, September 18, 2020 1:11 AM

What a fun machine that would be!  Very nice job.  Cheers.


  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, September 18, 2020 3:53 AM
lovely little roadster

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