32 ford donor kit?
Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:39 PM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:25 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:50 AM
Perhaps contact the caster and, ask what i the proper donor for the body?
Yep, that's the right thing to do. If the body was rendered off another '32 kit you might be disappointed.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:52 AM
All the Revell '32 frames are identical, but a couple have alternative hairpin-style front radius rods to replace the later style 4-link that's in all the kits. Rear suspensions on all are air-bag, long-link ford 9" with disc brakes, and the front axles are all dropped tube-type, again with disc brakes. No way to build a traditional rod from them without considerable work.
The AMT '32 Victoria and Phaeton have acceptable frames with buggy-spring rear ends, stock-style K-members, etc. but the rails have no reveal detail and are too narrow (too close together and require wider crossmembers if you're doing a fenderless, NON-channeled car). They can work OK for a channeled car. As these are all pretty well 'scale-models', the AMT frames WILL work under Revell bodies, or resin bodies derived from Revell parts without too much rework. I say this from first-hand experience and experimentation.
The AMT Phantom Vickie has a higher-tech street-rod style frame that will also work, and it has a good tubular center member instead of the simple crossmember of the Revell frame or the stock K-member in the other AMT frames. It has pretty nice independent front suspension and a Mustang rear axle and trailing arms, again with disc brakes all around.
The frames from the AMT '32 roadster and 5-W coupe kits have blobular rear suspension all molded-in-one-piece, and are useless unless you want to do a LOT of work.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:55 PM
I think ill look into the kit fat brian mentioned as well as the 5 window devil face kit because ive read that it has a few sets of wheels and tires and a couple engines all in the kit. I will probably end up buying 3 kits just to build one car lol, cant put a price on a dream i guess.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:55 PM