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1936 Ford Roadster (Custom)

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  • From: East Templeton Ma
1936 Ford Roadster (Custom)
Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:01 PM

Hi All,

Here are a few pics of the '36 Ford Roadster I built a few years ago. When I first saw a picture of Ken Fenicals (Posies) '36 Ford Cabriolet on the cover of a 1982 Rod Action magazine I new  that someday I would just have to build a model, or close facsimile, of that car. At that time I didn't feel that I had the right parts or skills to pull it off the way I envisioned it. I started gathering parts over the years and before I knew it 20 years had passed. Then when AMT released the '36 5-window kit with the custom front piece and grill I had the parts I had been looking for. I decided that it was the time to build this model and I finished it in 2002. It's not a copy of his because mine is a Roadster and his was a Convertible. I used parts from over a dozen kits in constructing the car as well as some aftermarket and parts box pieces. I was very pleased with the way it turned out and hope you guys like it too. Thanks for looking.

Barry Fadden

 

 

 

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:04 PM

Here are a few more.

Barry fadden


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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:06 PM

 Here are a couple of the interior.

Barry fadden

 

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Posted by Draggon on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:14 PM

That is so smooth. Great job! When I first saw Posies 36 I fell in love with it. Ive always thought it to be one of the best 36's ever done. You captured the look!

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Posted by High octane on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:16 PM

Nice build Barry, and excellent work!

High octane

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:34 PM

very nice build, love the color combination and detail..slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by Murphy32 on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:50 AM

Great build Barry !...what chassis did you use?

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:04 AM

That's a really cool looking '36 Barry! I really like all of the details you added to it. The hood fitment is spot on. The suicide knob on the steering wheel is a nice touch also. Excellent work!Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by streetrod on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:22 PM

 

Thanks guys for all the kind words and positive comments. It is one of my favorite models and I think it turned out much better than I expected.

Murphy 32----- The chassis I used is actually the AMT kit frame. I carefully cut out the molded in kit floorboards and replaced them with a vacu-formed piece from MPB Detail. The front axle is from the AMT '40 Ford and I filed down the spring to get it a little lower to the table. The rear axle and suspension came from an IMC '48 Ford Convertible (most recently Testors) and the exhaust system is built from styrene rod and parts box mufflers (the engine is from the AMT '56 Ford Victoria kit).

Roger---- I made the suicide knob from a shifter knob which I cut in half and added a small drop of epoxy to the bottom half, added a little color (simulating a picture) to the flat part of the knob (before adding the epoxy) and glued it to the wheel rim.

Glad you guys liked it.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by RAT "T" on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 11:14 PM

WOW! VERY VERY NICE

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Posted by Murphy32 on Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:47 AM

Thanks for the response Barry, again,  Well planned,beautiful work.

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Posted by gbk1 on Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:27 AM

Really handsome custom and great execution. No wonder it's one of your favorite models, it should be... That custom top is very nice. From the kit, scratched, kit-bashed? Inquiring minds want to know!Smile

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

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Posted by streetrod on Thursday, April 22, 2010 6:01 PM

Hi Bernard,

Thanks for the kind words. The top is a piece (vacu-formed) I bought from R&R Vacuumcraft many, many "moons" ago (I told you I had been gathering parts for a long time). I don't know if it is available anymore but you sometimes see them on vendor tales at shows. They weren't the most detailed pieces I ever saw but it did "fit the bill" in this case. I bought one for the '33 Willys I converted into a Convertible also. I'll be posting that build soon. There, aren't you "sorry" you asked.

Glad you liked the '36.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by Paul Payne on Friday, April 23, 2010 12:09 PM

I like it! I am currently working on a 36 chopped 3 window coupe with opening doors, and your model is just what I needed to keep going and make it work. Thanks for the great pix, especially the under side shot.

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Posted by streetrod on Friday, April 23, 2010 2:01 PM

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you liked it. I explained a little what I did to the chassis in an above response in case you are interested and didn't notice. I hope you post pictures of your build when you complete it.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by streetrod on Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:45 AM

Hi Bill,

Here are the pictures of my '36. As you can see, after I read the description of yours I thought you might be interested in it. You can see the "spare tire" setup in case you might want to use it on a future build. I figured there was no need for you to have to go searching for it in case you wanted to see it.

Barry

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Posted by ace-garageguy on Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:10 PM

 Barry, thanks...that's a beautiful build all right. Man, I love the color, and the red wheels, lots of subtle details, and I see we have similar taste in bumpers. Cool padded top too.... makes the car even more of a standout.  Really, the '36 Ford is one of my all time favorite designs.

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  • From: Little Rock, AR
Posted by streetrodnut on Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:47 PM

Hey Barry, that Posie's '36 replica is smokin'. I like everything about it. You got a hit on your hands here.Big Smile 

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Posted by streetrodnut on Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:54 PM

Hey Barry, Ilike this '36 that you built. The custom trunk area, interior, everything. What is that shade of yellow called? What brand is it? You've got a hit on your hands.Big Smile

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, September 27, 2010 9:40 AM

Hey Barry - VEEERY NIIICE '36. Love the color, stance, detailing, and the top is PUUURFECT for the style Cool. What color yellow is that ??

Way to go on a great piece to be proud of Smile - dave

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Posted by streetrod on Monday, September 27, 2010 12:15 PM

Hi Bill, Ken and Dave,

Thanks guys very much, you've made an old man feel young and virile and energetic and...er, okay they are much appreciated, all right?

The exotic brand and color you see IS (drum roll) ---- Testors enamel #1214. Yup, just plain 'ol Testors hobby enamel right out the 'ol spray can. The guys in my club tease me a little and say it seems I paint every 3rd model I build Yellow. Hey, what can I say, I like Yellow street rods.

Actually, I built it in 2002 and it was very well recieved and placed well in the shows some of our club members and myself attend (Classic Plastic, MassCar, LIARS, Mid-Alantic NNL, NNL EAst and ocassionally the Birmingham Classic). It even won a "Prestigious Top 15" at the Birmingham Classic in 2004, an award I'm really proud of because Del Paone and I didn't "know anyone" there and it's a "popular" vote type of show, and there were 425 models on the tables!!! Ever since, my fellow club members have called me "Mr. Prestigious".

Well, enough about me, what do you guys think about me!!! No, really, thank you guys so much. It does feel good to have something you've created well received. I'm so glad you guys liked it.

Barry

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Posted by LO51 MERC on Monday, September 27, 2010 9:15 PM

Barry you must have been channeling Ken Fenical when you started ( and finished ) this 36. It sure looks a whole lot like his. One of my favorite 36's too!   Gary

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:10 PM

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you liked it. As I said in my opening of the post I "fell in love" with the Posies '36 first time I saw it and vowed to build one like it (not exact) one day. It took me 20 years but I finally did. It is one of my favorite and most popular models. Thanks for looking.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by streetrod on Thursday, February 01, 2018 11:15 PM

Bumped to the front due to many new members who have not seen it. Hope you new guys enjoy it.

Barry Fadden

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Posted by bourque88 on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:52 AM

It's real Cool Barry!  You captured it perfectly.  Thanks for sharing again.

Bob

Central Mass.

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