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Chopped '29 Ford Pickup on '32 Chassis with Hemi!


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#1 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

This project had been started in the late Summer of last year, worked on periodically then stalled out in February. In the last week and a half I challenged myself to finish it. Not only because I wanted to see it finished, but also because at the end of this week I will be moving and it's unknown what kind of down-time I will have as a result.

I started this because it's very rare, practically never in fact, to see a '29 closed cab pickup mounted to a '32 frame. It has been done 100's of times with '29 roadster pickups but for some reason just gets over looked with a closed cab. I also wanted the truck to look useable so it was decided early on to leave the body in primer. I guess one could say that this would be perfect for a "shop truck".

Chassis: Revell '32 5-Window, front and rear suspension modified to sit considerably lower.

Wheels & Tires: Steel disc wheels / caps / rings from Revell '32 5-Window. Modelhaus T110 & T180 tires.

Engine: Chrysler style Hemi from Revell '32 5-Window. Intake modified to use 3 Rochester 2 bbl carbs, flame arrestor air scoops from 70's AMT '34 3-Window, pieced together over the frame headers, Parts By Parks pre-wired distributor, scratch-built coil and fuel log, leftover ignition wire for fuel hoses and fittings from Detail Master.

Body: Revell '29 Pickup radiator/shell, cab & bed. Cab chopped 3/16", bed shortened, scratch built bed filler panels with custom rolled pan from '29 pickup kit molded in. Revell '32 series headlights, Monogram '40 Pickup taillights.

Interior: Revell '29 Pickup dashboard, gauge panel & stock seat, AMT '41 Woody steering wheel on home made column, front floor panel & shifter from Revell '32 5-Window.

Paint: Duplicolor Red-Oxide primer, Duplicolor Semi-Gloss and Gloss Black, Tamiya Racing White.

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#2 TooOld

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

That's really cool ! I like the Primered look . Nice work .

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:28 AM

Now that's a really cool looking Hot Rod... Love it!!!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:40 AM

Congratulations on a great looking hot rod!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:33 AM

It's a beauty.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:38 AM

I like it too. Looks likes it's on the way to the shop for SHINY :) :) :) paint job.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

That is one cool old hot rod pickup Dennis! You've definitely got an eye for hot rod builds! I'm always impressed by them. You might want to paint those tail light lenses. ;)

#8 Dennis Lacy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:32 AM

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

That is one cool old hot rod pickup Dennis! You've definitely got an eye for hot rod builds! I'm always impressed by them. You might want to paint those tail light lenses. ;)


Thanks and yes, I do need to paint the taillights. I would have but when I went to dip my brush in the red I use for this it didn't seem to want to submerge into the paint. I'll grab a fresh bottle one of these days and touch them up.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:22 AM

WOW! That looks very cool! I like it a lot.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

Love the body work on the bed/chassis filler panels.
And the rear roll pan with the sunken licence plate holder.
The HEMI is scary kool! !Primer is a COLOR..ha ha
Thanks for sharing Dennis

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

Very cool model a Nice Job.