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Chopped & Channeled 32 Ford 5-window Lo-Boy


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#1 Bernard Kron

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:52 AM

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Radically lowered chopped '32 Ford 5-window with Nailhead power
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I'm a chronic purchaser of aftermarket parts, often buying bits I have no immediate use for if they look cool. One of my favorite suppliers is ThePartsBox.com in Australia. I live in the USA but they give excellent service and getting stuff from them is quick and easy thanks to an excellent website.

Among my parts stash from them was a very extreme looking chopped AMT Deuce 5-window resin shell which just called out to be slammed as low as possible in the current "Contemporary Traditional" style. Here's the lowdown on the completed build. The WIP can be found here: http://www.modelcars.../span></strong>

Parts used from ThePartsBox.Com:

Body shell
Complete Buick Nailhead motor including limefire headers (Header turnout tips by Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland)
I-beam "wild drop" front axle (p/n 2298)
Hot Rod Big 'n' Little whitewall tires (p/n 1070)
Steering wheel and column (p/n 2169)


Other parts used:
Wheels from Revell/Monogram '37 Ford Panel Delivery (vent holes drilled out) with V8 hubcaps from AMT '34 Ford
Rear suspension, grill shell, dashboard, tie rods & taillights from Revell '32 Ford kits


Scratchbuilt chassis, front spring, steering and interior.

Paint:
Duplicolor Cayenne Red Metallic over Duplicolor Gold cleared with Testors DullCote polished to a satin finish. Motor painted Gold with various Testors Metalizer finishes.

Thanx for lookin',
B.

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Edited by gbk1, 27 May 2011 - 10:59 AM.


#2 sobpinstriping

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:02 AM

I like it, I was just looking at this in the work bench section a few minutes ago.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

As usual, you have this one dead on ... stance, look and build! B)

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

Friggin SWEET, I love it! Nice color choice and wheels!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:39 AM

Very mean, very cool. Killer job.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:33 PM

Very nice, Bernard!!

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:52 PM

Absolutely Awesome Build!! You've done a great job and Thanks for sharing your build!

#8 Bernard Kron

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

Thanx to all of you for the exceedingly kind words. ;) :rolleyes: This turned out to be more work than I thought. I tried to keep it loose and fun but, boy, it sure had a lot of scratch building! When I listed out the parts I was surprised... But for sure I'll be exploring the lo-boy style in the future. I've always had big respect for the modelers who work in this idiom. It puts heavy demands not only on technique but on creativity as well...

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:46 AM

Bernard, that one looks cool! I like the color on it, and paintjob looks good. That body is great too, it's low enough. I like the stance and engine detail. That interior looks good too, and wheels and tires are nice. I like this one, keep these coming. B)