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Phildaupho

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Deuce Days in Scale Victoria BC Canada July 24, 2016

15 May 2015 - 10:12 AM

Yes it is a long-time in the future but the full-scale Deuce days is an extremely popular event so if you think you might attend you might want to make a cancellable reservation soon. Check out the website given on the poster.
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Deuce Hiboy Roadster- running gear &suspension update -May20

12 May 2015 - 06:25 AM

I am building nothing but Deuce models for the next 14 months in preparation for Deuce Days in Scale July 24, 2016 in Victoria BC Canada. This one will be a tribute to the orange Dennis Kyle Hiboy Roadster which was photographed in profile for a Rodders Journal poster that hangs on the wall of my model room. It was also chosen as one of the 75 most significant Deuces. I am aiming for a close resemblance rather than an exact replica.
Some of the special features of this car that will need to be added to the Revell Hiboy are the louvered hood, trunk and gas tank; a buggy sprung quick-change rearend, a 283 Chevy with tubular headers; the wheel/tire combination and molded front spreader bar. I quickly found parts to complete all of these features but knew the biggest challenge would be up-top so that is where I started.
Not being aware of any after market source of a Deuce roadster contemporary up-top meant I had to fabricate one. I searched my parts box for all the up-tops I could find and chose the top from a Monogram 56 Corvette as a starting point. I also used sections from three other tops, some Ever-Green styrene and a bunch of putty. The bottom lip is from the AMT Phantom Vickie and the rear window started with the one from the AMT 50 Ford but was still too big so I grafted in the window slot from a 1/32 36 Ford. The stock windshield frame was chopped about 2 ½ scale inches when I discovered the one from the Rat Roaster did not directly fit the older Roadster cowl. The top will be painted with Testors Custom Lacquer System Fabric Tan.
I used the louvered trunk lid from the Revell 5-Window Coupe. Once the roadster trunk lid was cut out some sanding was required to fit the louvered trunk lid. Another 5-W trunk lid was used for the louvers on the gas tank. The louvered hood from Monogram 1/24 Deuce is about 2.5mm longer than the 1/25 hood so material was trimmed from both ends.

The wheels and front tires come from the Revell Willys Gasser with rear tires from the Willys Street Rod.

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Deuce 5-Coupe - Edelbrock Chopped 5-Window Hiboy tribute

05 May 2015 - 11:14 AM

 This model was inspired by Vic Edelbrock’s Chopped 5-Window Deuce Coupe as one of two Deuces that will appear on the poster for the Deuce Days in Scale Model Car Show that will take place in Victoria BC Canada next year - Sunday July 24, 2016 in conjunction Northwest Deuce Days which happens every three years and has become one of the premier hot rod events. It attracts over 800 pre-1952 cars. Of those over half are Deuces. Once the Deuce Days in Scale poster is ready I will post more information on the model car show.

Construction was chronicled in On the Workbench posts

http://www.modelcars...opic=100984&hl=

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Deuce 3-W - chopped - full fendered - photos added April 29

28 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

This model was inspired by Bill Peratt’s Pinkee built Chopped 3-Window Deuce Coupe. It will be one of two Deuces that will appear on the poster for the Deuce Days in Scale Model Car Show that will take place in Victoria BC Canada Sunday July 24, 2016 in conjunction Northwest Deuce Days that happens every three years and has become one of the premier hot rod events. It attracts over 800 pre-1952 cars. Of those over half are Deuces. Once the Deuce Days in Scale poster is ready I will post more information on the model car show.

There are On the Workbench posts at

http://www.modelcars...topic=100985=

More photos at

http://public.fotki....chopped-3-wind/

Final assembly of body, fenders and exterior fittings took me all day. At first the hood did not properly align with the cowl. This was as a result of me attaching the grill shell to the frame before painting. I will never do that again. I was fortunate I was able to remove and refit it without wrecking anything. Once the body was securely attached the grill shell was aligned with the hood before re-gluing. I may have lost a millimetre or two where the dash meets the bottom of the cut down windshield frame and the thickness of the epoxy I used to attach the body assembly to the chassis.

I have to retake photos of engine and interior as I noticed a couple things missing.

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Deuce 3-W Chopped Full Fendered-Final Update-April 25

11 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

I am building a model inspired by Bill Peratt’s Pinkee built Chopped 3-Window Deuce Coupe as one of two Deuces that will appear on the poster for the Deuce Days in Scale Model Car Show that will take place in Victoria BC Canada Sunday July 24, 2016 in conjunction Northwest Deuce Days which happens every three years and has become one of the premier hot rod events. It attracts over 800 pre-1952 cars. Of those over half are Deuces. Once the Deuce Days in Scale poster is ready I will post more information on the model car show but first I have to build the models.

There are great portfolios of the real car at

http://pinkeesrodsho...e-window-coupe/

http://www.hotrod.co...932-ford-coupe/

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My model will hopefully resemble and be similar in many ways but I am not attempting to build an exact replica of the Peratt/Pnkee Coupe.

-         Top chopped about a scale 3 ½ inches

-         Louvered trunk lid from 5-Window kit, which was not a drop in fit. Had to adjust the curvature and fill the 3-W side seams

-         Buick style brakes from Custom Styling Studio

-         Grill shell and grill from Rat Roaster. Shell altered for chrome strip

-         Replicas & Miniatures door hinges

-         Firewall from Rat Roaster

-         Steering wheel from 5-W

-         Engine block from Rat Roaster, transmission and headers from an old Corvette kit, carbs from 49 Ford

-         Quick Change and carb trumpets from Double-T

-         Added pleats to door panels and seat 

-         I made a departure from the real car in that I did not incorporate a beam front axle as I am saving those for highboys where they are more visible

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