'32 Ford roadster gluebomb rework. Oct 13, minor adjustment
Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:29 PM
Beautiful work Bill !
Love the prototypical black lacquer finish.
Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:41 PM
one sweet ride can't wait to see more keep the great work
Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:47 PM
Edited by Bernard Kron, 07 September 2013 - 06:50 PM.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 04:57 AM
Thanks for the interest and comments, one and all.
...Any plans for the rear deck other than gloss black? The primered state makes me wonder...
...Switching to the tonneau is an improvement IMHO...
The rear deck will be gloss black but with a little trim surprise. Since this thing is supposed to have been built in SoCal with access to some pretty off-the-wall stuff in junkyards in those days, I'm fiddling with a couple of unusual ideas.
As far as the tonneau, I've been building the car with the intent to show it multiple ways, with the DuVall in street trim, with a fabric half-tonneau that fits behind the street windshield, with the hard tonneau and race rubber, and with a Carson-look shell top, with side curtains. Integrating the top into the rest of the design is taking some time, and the way it fits will determine a couple of other things. Stylistically, I'm not entirely happy with the tonneau in the photos, but it looks like a hand-formed race piece appropriate to the era.
There are still a lot of things to do, including sourcing and finishing better-sized Moon caps that fit the wheels right, completing the steering linkage and headlights, engine wiring, brake and fuel lines, etc.
QUESTION: what front tires did you use on the model in the shot you posted, Bernard. They appear to be more width-correct for the ribbed front Firestone dirt-trackers I want than what I've got so far.
I MAY remove the mechanical fuel pump from the engine. Even though I built the front engine mount with a hooyah in it to clear the pump, as on a real 324 Olds installation, I don't like the necessary fuel line routing. I'd prefer to say there was a rear-mounted electric pusher-pump (they were available during the represented period), which lets me have a nice simple 1-to-3 fuel block on the firewall and no excessive plumbing.
I've about decided to dump the idea of building a full length, under-car street exhaust, instead going with the idea of removable perforated and f'glass wrapped baffles in the megaphones.
Because this is what I'd build in 1:1 if I had the time and money, I'm trying to get it as close to reality-correct as possible. If I ever win the lotto, I can just take measurements off the model and start a-building.
Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:15 AM
...QUESTION: what front tires did you use on the model in the shot you posted, Bernard. They appear to be more width-correct for the ribbed front Firestone dirt-trackers I want than what I've got so far.
These appear to be Modelhaus T-120B's, the blackwall variant. I use these tires a lot on my models, in either whitewall or blackwall form, when they are from the late 40's and early 50's time frame. They are just about ideal for this period, the 110's being just a bit narrow and small and without the ribbed tread pattern. They fit AMT rims perfectly (the ones in the picture are AMT Chevy pickup truck ('56?) rims which had the proper inner detail to run the car without front brakes). Here's a pic of the wheels and tires from the build showing the sidewall. As with most Modelhaus stuff they are currently unbranded, where once they had been Firestones. I believe similar tires can be had from Replicas and Miniatures that have retained their brand markings.
Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:33 AM
Really glad that you're back on this one! Love the look with the Moons and salt flat/dry lake tires.
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:16 AM
Minor changes, but I like it much better. Compare this shot to the similar one in post 159. Hmmm...Thing is, I didn't like the look enough in 159, and I got stuck on the build. Now I like it enough to go the rest of the way. Hmmmm....
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 13 October 2013 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:35 AM
Yeah, I like the new wheels. But, then again, I liked it before. However this ends up it's going to be nice, by virtue of the way you build. It has been very educational following along on this build: Learning more about how the 1:1 cars actually go together and seeing your use of unique materials and techniques.
I'm very happy to see this one back on the bench.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:14 AM
Text book dry lakes profile. Absolutely awesome work going into this roadster, Bill. If I close my eyes I can hear that Olds crackling on alcohol at the starting line!
Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:12 AM
Bill, really really enjoyed reading this entire thread. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:14 AM
Any updates on this Bill? Since you said you liked the way it was coming out, I'm anxious for more.