While working on my RB32 project (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/143939-formula1-hot-rod/) i was thinking:
"What to make with the remainings of the Revell 32 Ford 3window coupe hot rod kit from which i only used the body shell?"
I decided to make a simple t-bucket hot rod, like this one built by Speedway Motors:
Once the target was defined i started immediately to work on it.
Frame was scratch built from 3.2 x 2 mm styrene bars. Engine and transmission mounts were used from the kit frame, front axle was moved ahead of the frame.
Body shell is the interior tube of the 32, sectioned and channelled over the frame with a 1/8 honda motorcycle exhaust used for the new transmission tunnel. Bomber seats were scratch built from 0.5 mm sheet styrene.
Engine is a 302 ford with - both scratch built - air scoop and lake style headers, radiator is also chopped and heavily modified. Fuel tank was molded into the frame, i cut it out and sanded into shape.
Plenty of scratch building fun. Here is simple a masking tape mock, which is almost ready for paint.