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#1 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:59 AM

This isn't really finished-finished, as it's missing engine wiring and some other detail parts, but it DOES live in a clear plastic box on the shelf, and is probably as "finished" as it's going to get in this lifetime, so I hope it qualifies for Under Glass.

It's something I threw together from an early issue AMT '32 Ford gluebomb and some other stuff lying around. I started to strip the chipped, pink-painted and flamed body, and then decided it could make a passable patinaed survivor barn-find, getting a new lease on life. Blown Chrysler Hemi.

It was just a quick, fun build to have something else "done" on the shelf, but it was a lot of fun. I hope it makes you smile.

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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:05 AM

I have to say I like it, but personally I would love to see it finished. It's got just the right look.

#3 Matt P

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

Cool, very cool!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

Finish it already. What a cool looking hot rod.

#5 Albie D

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

The oil pan is a dead man..I love it

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

me likes it...u should finish it thou... B)

#7 cobraman

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

Ya, finish it.

#8 JunkPile

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

The paint job is perfect. Add a few details and you got yourself a hot rod

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

I will join the finish club. It has a great look and the right stance already. I really kind of like the finish on the body as is. Go for it!!! Oh, and the oil pan would not stand a chance on a 1:1 but, you could raise the engine a little with taller motor mounts, just an idea I thought I would throw in.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

At least throw some headers on it to make it appear complete. I love the patina'd look.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:32 PM

Now that's a rat rod. Very cool.

#12 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

Okay, finish it all the way I will.

A 1:1 mod on these old Hemis is to raise the deep part of the sump (and the pickup) and lower the ends....split the difference, so to speak. It raises the oil level closer to the crank, but a windage tray pretty well sorts the whole thing out. Better than raising a 700+ pound engine higher in the chassis. Still gotta be careful, but it's not immediate disaster like the deal here would be.

Other than polishing the metalizer on the hood and putting glass in the windshield, headlights, and adding rear lights, the body will stay as-is.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

Sounds like a winner with all the mods! Hope to see some more pictures. ;)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:44 PM

I really like it. I love the stances and styles that you come up with on the 32's. You make me want to build one!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

Other than polishing the metalizer on the hood and putting glass in the windshield, headlights, and adding rear lights, the body will stay as-is.


Good idea idea. It just looks too good.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

Now this i like.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

I personaly like the survivor look.
It exudes class without having a "rat" look.
thanks for posting

James aka Joker

#18 Bernard Kron

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:49 PM

I dig it as-is. Nothing wrong with a sketch...

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:13 PM

I like it !
If you put a scale for sale on it could be finished .LOL

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:54 AM

nice one, I love it.