I should finish my Merc, and my 59 Miller Meteor and then begin something new, but I just couldn't resist.
A while ago I found this:
It is a T on Model A frame, hoped up fourbanger, mechanical brakes all around and just dead beautiful. I have a 29 model A here, and T Tube was found aswell, and then I should have sat down and build what I see, but I searched the net further and found this:
Now that's a hot rod!
I don't have a Model A Coupe body, but found a 1925 T, and figured why the hell not? I glued the frame and suspension, figuring, if that what I am planing on doesn't work, I still can pot the Tub on the frame and have a "way out".
The plan is as follows. Stock model A frame, just like these two on the pics, stock front axle, the stance will be defined by the wheelsize, no fenders, chopped 1925 T body, mechanical brakes where I will try to make the wires and fittings (now it's too late for changing mind anyhow, since I already drilled holes in the front brake drums), the engine will be a fourbanger with a Winfield head (if I manage to paint one of the two i have really pretty) but stock ignition (want to try these metalplates instead of wires), and two carbs, one sidepipe and yeah. Here, that is my main inspiration for the engine setup:
Should be quite mad.
The body will be oob. NOT. Unfortunalley the body I have is from a kit that has a Zed frame, and is missing the lower quarter of the boot lid, so I'll have to add that. I will be doing it in Aluminium that I have from a takeaway tray, so I can bend and dent it a bit, see most of these are welded there anyhow. Should add some reality, and I save myself tons of sanding and filling.
Hello out there, I just begann another kit, and now I miss a part.
I ordered three 29 Fords from Revell (The 3 in 1 kit), thru Ebay USA, and became them sealed, build two, now on with the third one, and it is missing the grille shell... Strange thing, because other than that everything is there, it just seems as if was broken out of the sprue. Of course i checked the bags and whatnot, as it is not incommon that some parts break of during transport, but nothing there.
Do you have any experience with what to do in that case? I really don't want to buy another set just for the grille...
I showed you some pics of this one a while ago, but since then it got a major overhaul. Still fond of the stance, I couldn't stand the paintjob, so I washed off all the saltcrust that was supposed to imitate a dry lakes car, and painted it with what I can. Rust.
It is still a 32 Coupe that was built out of the horrible Millners coupe kit, with parts out of the 29 Pickup from Revell, a Pontiac mill, scratch carbs, channeled, lowered alot, scratch interior, scratch headers and intake, wired and so on...
I am speechles. Don't let the word "paper" fool you, what this guy does with that medium is incredible. And except for axles that are made out of wire, he doesn't use anything else than paper... Yes it is in polsh, but pictures always say more than 1000 words.
Hello, Ed Roth is my hero. In every aspect you can imagine, his drawings, pinstripes, cars, personality. Whatever it is, I am interested in, and enjoy looking at his stuff. I was searching for a thread with his stuff around here, but didn't find much. And f I found something, it was really werid keywords, would be nice to have it all in one place. So please, link any of your finished Ed Roth builds here. Maybe you can tell something about those models? Which one is the worst, wich one might be the easiest?