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1933 Speedstar Coupe Retro Dry Lakes Style


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#1 BHarrison

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

This is a build meant to look like taking a current Speedstar Body and going retro with Muroc Drylakes styling cues. It is going to be Ford Washington Blue and has bomber seats and aluminum trim inside. It has machined trailing arms, brake drums to look like a modern slicked down billet verision of Buick drums, aluminum dropped axle with coil overs on all four corners, and may or may not use the front bumper pictured.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:22 AM

This looks an interesting build. Mind if I tag along?

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:34 AM

That was in the background of your Vickie, wasn't it? I meant to ask about it. Looks good.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:59 AM

Oh yeah, another killer model in the works. Keep it going.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:23 PM

Another great looking creation. Love the stance. Where did you get those cool wheels?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:53 AM

Got color on this one this week. It isn't polished yet, still needs a little cure time. Its MCW 36 Ford Washington Blue.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:36 AM

Very nice so far. I agree about the stance and the cool wheels. B) :) What is the body you are using as the basis? It doesn't look like the Flintstone Bonneville racer you used on you earlier (and very nice) blue, flamed Alloway style build.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

I'll watch this one also. I'm curious about the chassis build.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:59 AM

Very nice so far. I agree about the stance and the cool wheels. B) :) What is the body you are using as the basis? It doesn't look like the Flintstone Bonneville racer you used on you earlier (and very nice) blue, flamed Alloway style build.


Thanks Bernard. Its a Flintstone body also but its the tracknosed version. Since Alloway's used the Speedstar cabin area for the tracknosed coupe as well as the regular Speedstar, it made it very convenient that FLintstone had a tracknosed verison also. The front wheels are the 32 Roadster wheels in the RM kit and the rear are Pegasus Hellas in a hoop I had machined by MAS to mate them with the tires from the Escalade kit. I wanted a taller skinnier tire to help pull off the lakes look a little better.

I'll watch this one also. I'm curious about the chassis build.


There is no chassis. Its a curbside with full interior detail and alot of aluminum on the exposed suspension parts.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

Nice color, it looks like if you use decals or graphics they are going to really stand out. Nice.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:39 PM

sweet rod

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

Had a little progress this week....I polished out the paint and got started on detailing the interior. Here are some pics....
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

Nice. Very nice.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:46 AM

This is....AWESOME !

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:53 AM

Miles deep shine, it can't get better than that! Nice.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:32 AM

Blue mirror......... B)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:31 AM

Looks awesome so far. Nice job on the paint. Wheels are great too!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

Here are some pics of the grille I made for the coupe. It is made of Aluminum mesh. It was tricky getting the horizontal and vertical bows in it without developing a kink.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:55 AM

Awesome grill but you got to share how you did it. Inquireing minds want to know...

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:44 PM

another killer build from you bryan.awesome work :D