I think what's needed is a traditional '32 Ford kit (bodystyle?) with a beam front axle, buggy sprung rear suspension, and maybe some narrow Ford steelies, and the tires from the '37 Ford pickup kits? Do I dare suggest a SBC underhood?
From everything I've heard and read, the last Revell Parts Pack engines did not sell well. They are still abundant and cheap on eBay, and while I'm not really sure how Revell actually produces the parts packs vs. an entire kit, I tend to think it's just easier to run and market/sell an entire kit versus a few parts which have limited appeal to the general public.
Maybe once Revell finishes rolling in the profits from the Rat Roaster, a new traditional Deuce will be announced for 2014.
Revell has produced several very nice versions of the '48 Ford, with substantial tooling changes to make each model (woody, coupe, latest version with fadeaways). Revell currently has very fine tooling for every mainstream bodystyle of '32s. It wouldn't take any more additional tooing to make a traditional-chassis '32 than it took to produce the last-issue '48 Ford.
And while the most recent run of engine PartsPacks are still plentiful and cheap, the dragster and roadster chassis kits, the Hemi engine, the Buick nailhead engine, the roadster and dragster accessory kits and bodies, the taillights and bubbletops...all are now rare and selling for stupid money.
PS. I volunteer to create digital files of the necessary parts to produce a traditional-chassis '32 that will fit Revell's existing bodies. 100% correct dimensions, guaranteed, taken from real parts currently in the shop. Cheap, relative to what it would probably cost to do it in-house. Anyone have an inside pipeline to Revell's product development guys? References available on request.
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 26 January 2013 - 08:38 AM.