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In Topic: First Restoration - 1931 Cadillac

Yesterday, 03:04 PM

Great subject, Pat!  I have the full set of Cabriolet, Phaeton, and Madame X from Jo han of the '31 Caddys.  All need to be rebuilt as well, as I first did them when I was about 12.  The wire wheels are going to be hard to come by for me as well!  Best of luck on them...

In Topic: 1934 Chevrolet Master 5-Window coupe.

30 December 2014 - 03:22 PM

Pat!  You've completed so much since I checked in here last!  It's looking really good as you tackle each problem one at a time.  For the whitewalls, I hand paint them, but make sure that you use a water based acrylic paint.  The oil based stuff goes gunky on the rubber and never dries.  My comment with looking at the 1936 Ford kit was to check out how they changed a roadster to a coupe.  The body is built so that the roof of the coupe incorporates the top of the cowl area as well, that way the entire windshield frame/cowl shape can be switched between roadster and coupe.  It's too late for how you've cut it now, but I was referring to cutting the Ford roof off with the cowl top intact, and fitting the whole section to the Chevy body.  You didn't show us how the cut through the roof insert went.  If it is ruined, I would smooth it, then cut a piece of masking tape the right shape and paint it for the insert.  The tape has the texture you're looking for.  Excellent job so far.  I like the Knee-Action that you built!


For you 1934 Chevrolet lovers out there, here's I shot I took in Flint 2011 at the VCCA's 50th Anniversary meet.  The yellow car is Mark Fullmer's Grandpa's car.  There were 6 Master Cabriolet's at this meet.  Likely never see six of them all together again!



In Topic: 1934 Chevrolet Master 5-Window coupe.

06 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

Hey Mark… Burt is a great guy!  Tell him Bruce from the VCCA says hi!  We have a picture of the hood ornament from his car that my wife took a couple of years ago in Flint hanging in our front hall...

In Topic: 1934 Chevrolet Master 5-Window coupe.

05 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hey Pat, Great to see you on the model cars forum as well!  (Pat and I are both regulars over at vcca.org)  


If I were you, and was going to cut that roof, the place to shorten the length  would be to cut at about the middle of the roof insert.  You don't want to mess up any of the corners on the roof insert, or the corners of the windows.  You're also going to have to put vent windows in too.  An idea for getting the top to fit would be to look at how the 3 in 1 AMT '36 Ford is put together.  It has an inter-changeable coupe roof/ roadster cowl that is cut along the same lines as what you are looking to do.  The only problem is that you'll have to file down the metal doors.  You only get one shot at getting that right!  Another thing… measure the door and the gap behind the rear of the door and the rear fender.  I think you'll find that the front edge of the door is in the right spot, and the rear edge has to be moved back.  That may screw up your rear side window. That frame is different, not only because it is a standard, but also because it has the X member for an open car.  Great job on getting the correct dimensions for your frame.  That Danbury Mint model has extremely good details too.  It may be easier to paint your real coupe to match it!