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#1 Lyle Willits

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:29 AM

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2 month build time. Channeled Revell roadster body over resin frame from Reps & Mins. Resin V-12 Lincoln engine from Rich Wilson, modified to dual ignition thanks to DAVE LINDSAY's excellent reference photos.
Early Halibrand wheels from Historic Racing Miniatures.
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Revell '40 Ford dash. Modified seats from parts box. All photoetch from The Model Car Garage.
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Opened trunk with scratchbuilt fuel tank.
More pics and details, if you're interested, at the link:
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#2 Kustomchry

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:48 AM

Wow!!!! I love this one :lol: Great work!!

#3 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:16 AM

WOW!! That is awesome Lyle! Can't wait to see this one in person!

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:09 AM

Oh man, that is wicked!! Love the V-12!!

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:44 AM

This may be my favorite Lyle Willits model of all time. Love it 8)

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:57 AM

Thats a sweet lookin roadster...tonneau 1/2 cover and snaps look great , what did you use for that Lyle , it looks real....

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:44 AM

Very nice Lyle. How and where did you modify the frame to lenghten it? I've got a build coming up with the same configuration. Yours is so well done I was just hoping to get a couple tips.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 10:14 AM

SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!

#9 Lyle Willits

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:53 AM

Very nice Lyle. How and where did you modify the frame to lenghten it? I've got a build coming up with the same configuration. Yours is so well done I was just hoping to get a couple tips.

THANKS to all for the very nice comments. Here are some details:
The frame was lengthened 1/8th inch just behind the front crossmember/grille support, to make enough room for the engine. The gas tank was removed so the body would channel down over the frame. The half-tarp is simply painted masking tape. The "snaps" are just dots of silver acrylic paint applied with the end of a toothpick. When the paint "dots" dry, I apply it again and again on each dot to make a raised surface. Pretty low-tech, but they look like snaps. Aluminum spreader bar in the front. Rear bumper/nerf bar is silver wire, shaped and attached to frame rails underneath. (No, I don't know what gauge wire it is,,,,it just looks right.) Same wire used on the headlight support bar. The grille was hand painted using acrylic paints. Tailights are '54 Pontiac from the AMT '34 Ford kit. Sidepipes are shortened and came from the old, strangely proportioned Monogram '69 Camaro kit. Scratchbuilt fuel block with red anodized beading wire for fuel lines. Stombergs from a Galaxy '48 Chevy kit. Hairpin radius rods from an original Revell parts pack. Yep, the chrome was still perfect. Brakes from a Revell '40 Ford kit were covered in Bare Metal Foil with the centers painted semi-gloss black.
THANKS ONCE AGAIN for the great feedback.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:13 PM

That resin V-12 looks NICE! Does it have the exhaust manifolds cast in like the Monogram block?

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 02:16 PM

That looks great! Everything "works". The stance, paint, level of detail... and that engine...yikes! :shock:

#12 Lyle Willits

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:09 AM

That resin V-12 looks NICE! Does it have the exhaust manifolds cast in like the Monogram block?


The resin Lincoln V-12 comes with the block/transmission, a 3-carb intake mainfold, front cover, separate finned heads and separate Fenton headers (modified, with permission, from the V-8 Fenton headers made by Replicas & Miniatures)
YOU ADD - carbs, radiator hoses and just about any flathead pully/belt/generator assembly.
The resin engine sells for $7.00 from Richard Wilson. Email him at:
wilsoncobraguy@comcast.net

Put "V-12" or "Lincoln engine" in the email title, so it won't go to spam.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:06 PM

Lyle, this one has to be my most favorite '32 you've built yet....very nice build, I like everything about it, and it just fits together well. I especially like the halibrands...


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:45 AM

Way cool! :shock: Nothing like a channeled lakes rod with tonneau cover. That engine is on my shopping list now too.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 09:03 AM

2 months?

jeez. i cant get an engine built in 2 months.

thats a massive piece of work there.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 04:25 AM

thats prolly the same v-12 engine thats in the -48 lincoln club coupé me an
me dad might buy this month!

if anyone cares, wich i quess no one does.....