New "T" rod project ???
Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:35 PM
I don't think I'll be able to fing an original for the price I'd be willing to pay [if at all] so,,,I have this built-up '25 which is in real need of a major makeover.
I think this will do nicely as it has the same body and fender design. ,,,Some candy green paint,,small block Chevy with 6 carbs in a suitable chassis ,,set of perioud mags and Bob's you'r uncle !!
What say you??
Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:47 PM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:02 AM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:25 AM
Steve, how about a 1930's style hot rod? Don Montgomery's books have lots of photos of 30's style rods, and this would be a great starting point! If your model has the original engine, consider converting it to a Frontenac conversion or some other early performance version. This one has all kinds of potential! :D
Now that you mention it...I like the idea of going old, OLD skool. Skinny wide whites on steelies with hubcaps. A minimum of over the counter speed parts, a non-metallic paint finish, like maybe a cream or pale gray with a red interior...waddayathink, Steve?
Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:36 AM
1. How about mounting those mags on some skinny whitewalls, that adds to the '60s flavor. Big 'n littles would add tho the cool factor.
2. This is more of a beg, but pleeeese don't shove a SBC in there like everyone else does. Why not use a 289 Ford from the AMT 67' Stang? Or, a chomed out flathead with three deuces would look cool. Better yet could be the fuel injected DeSoto Firedome in the AMT '53 F100.
This is just what I'd do, but no matter what stlye you go for, it's a definite improvement from that "dust bucket"
Posted 22 July 2006 - 07:28 AM
chrome reverse big and little tires would look cool also.
As an aside do you have the Lincoln engine that came with
the kit and would be willing to do some horse trading for it?
Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:20 AM
Steve, how about a 1930's style hot rod? Don Montgomery's books have lots of photos of 30's style rods, and this would be a great starting point! If your model has the original engine, consider converting it to a Frontenac conversion or some other early performance version. This one has all kinds of potential!
About like this?
Posted 23 July 2006 - 07:09 AM
I've stripped the paint and found that the previous owner used what looks like Testors copper as a base for the red,,didn't come off completely but it's thin enough to be able to paint over it no problem.
BTW, Tim,,I got this as a builtup so I only have the parts that were on it. I do have a couple of those engines but they'r total glue bombs and unusable,,sorry.
Posted 25 July 2006 - 04:30 PM