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Traditional '33 Ford Hot Rod with 'Nailhead' Buick Power


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#1 traditional

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

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I've just completed (last evening) this Hot Rod from a stock diecast '33 Ford. I find that diecast models often have better proportions that their plastic kit counterparts, so I have no reservations about using them as the basis for some of my models This particular starting material was missing just about every trim piece...door handles, marker lights, wiper, etc. and was therefore super inexpensive at a toy show. 
The model was first of all completely stripped of parts and paint, before any unused holes were filled with bondo. 
I've lowered the suspension front and rear and added a Buick engine from the AMT '40 Ford kit with tri-carb manifold and added linkages, fuel lines, plug wires, water pump and cooling plumbing etc. The air filter is handmade using mesh as well as photo-etched wing-nuts etc. 
Wheels are chrome steelies from a Revell '32 Ford kit with '55 Buick caps from a cheap diecast police car. 
The dual exhaust is bent up from polished aluminum tubing, the body paint is basecoat/clearcoat, and the interior and trunk carpeting are done in light brown felt.

 

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#2 Ford guy

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Good looking rod Clifford. I really love the Buick engine. Very nice re-build.

 

Roy



#3 peekay

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

Great conversion!



#4 vintagercr

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Looks nice!

#5 slusher

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

VERY NICE...



#6 TooOld

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Very nicely done .  Beautiful red paint !



#7 Draggon

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Another one hit out of the bapark.  I love it!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Very nice

#9 Jantrix

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Whoa.  :o



#10 Tom Geiger

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Nice build. I have no quarrel with diecast. It's just more choices to build from. And once you've worked your magic on it, nobody can dispute that it is indeed a model!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

very nice! I love it



#12 bondo bill

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

very smooth



#13 vekasiini

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

Cool, I like it.



#14 misternemo

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

very,very nice!! love it!!

#15 rmvw guy

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Very cool, I like it a lot.  B) 



#16 atenzapower

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

That is realy awesome



#17 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Looks great!



#18 Bernard Kron

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

I just have to join the chorus. Exquisite! :) It makes me want to teach myself to work in metal in order to expand my horizons.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

:o Its absolutely beautiful... I'm speechless....



#20 The Styrene Chemist

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

cool

 

I like it a lot!!