1934 Ford 3 Window Street Rod
Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:17 PM
(after posting the pictures, I noticed some rubber spec's from sanding the bottom of the tires on the car...oops!)
This began life as an AMT ’34 standard roof height 5 window coupe. I chopped the top, sanded off the simulated vinyl opening and converted it into a 3 window coupe, and then I removed all of the body “lines” in order to smooth the overall shape.
I opened the doors and hinged them in “suicide style”. I opened up the engine cover louvers by very carefully grinding the inside (backside) plastic away with a sanding drum on my Dremel tool. Once it was ground down to a paper thin thickness I used a knife with a #11 blade to slowly open the slits. Once open, I used brass mini dollhouse hinges to allow the four pieces to move and fold up.
I modified the front suspension so that the front wheels are pose-able. The tires came from the kit and the mag wheels came from my parts box. The Chassis and engine were painted Mopar Patriot Blue (Dark Blue) and the body was done in Jacquard Blue/Green Pearl topped with clear gloss and then rubbed out. The flames were computer cut graphics painted with HOK paints with an airbrush and then a few spots were brushed by hand for some highlights. This is the first ’34 Ford I have done, so I thought I would include the bumpers…the next few will have this detail omitted, I think.
That’s it, a fairly simple and pleasing build for me. I have un-built resin chopped 3 and 5 window and chopped sedan bodies waiting and the intention of doing one more a s a roadster, so in between some of the more complex builds I will get to them. Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas (a little late) and a very Happy and Healthy and most of all Prosperous New Year to you all.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 03:16 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 06:48 PM
I especially like the way you modified the hood to open. I have one of these kits on the bench now and have been toying around with different ideas for the hood. Your build has given me some new things to check out.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:04 PM
Posted 30 December 2008 - 02:30 PM
This is very nice.
'50 Merc's and '34 Fords of any style are both my fav's. Got several 34's in the works. Lot's a color and spare tires. Love spare's and "Connie Kits".
Thanks for posting this little jewel - dave