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About Phildaupho

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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 29 Ford channelled over Deuce frame   

    Gary - Thanks for your great reply. I am currently traveling so may not get started on the build for a couple of weeks but really looking forward to it. My plan is to first build it as the Bonneville version with the option of finishing it as the street version.
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1962 Pontiac "El Ponchomino"   

    Very good looking ranchero alternative. With Canadian Pontiacs essentially Chevrolets under the skin I did see an ad for 59 Pontiac bodied El Camino. But of course there were no Chev El Caminos in1962 which makes yours even more unique.
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Revell/Germany BMW i8   

    The BMW i8 is a very intriguing car but I have yet to see one for real. I find it as interesting as the La Ferrari but potentially more accessible. Hopefully the kit will eventually be available in white styrene and more friendly packaging
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic My AMT '36 Ford 3 window chopped coupe hot rod   

    I have always liked the look of a chopped 3W 36. It is really great the latest reissue comes with that option. I also think those chrome wheels and wide whites look pretty awesome. 
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic My First Completed Kitbash of Revell's '29A Hot Rod Roadster Kit...   

    Very nice traditional hot rod. I especially like the black wheels and spiders as well as dual quads. Keep them coming!!
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Return to the hobby warmup, 32 roadster   

    You can never go wrong building a Deuce. Gloss olive drab is going to look very unique. 
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic New Revell 1929 Model A   

    Very nicely done. Each new build is proving this is a great kit. 
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Bugeye Sprite   

    Very nicely done. Really like the stripe and color combination. Wheels are very appropriate to car. I have one in my stash to build someday 
  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1965 Jaguar E-Type S1 4.2 OTS   

    Beautiful E-Type  model that really replicates the real car. Whatever happened to all those great Gunze kits? I think there would be many customers for a number of the old Gunze kits. Same for long out of production Italeri and Fujimi Enthusiast kits. 
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 29 Ford channelled over Deuce frame   

    Agree rear street tires larger but tires used at Bonneville appear to be of similar diameter front and rear
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic NART Corvette 17 years in the making!   

    Hi Brian - Here is a link to my NART Corvette build. I have since corrected the front stripe. I am not happy how the headlights turned out. Should have cut the covers into the body rather mounting on top. The front spoiler was made from floppy disc material.
    Regards - Phil
  12. Phildaupho added a topic in On The Workbench   

    29 Ford channelled over Deuce frame

    I have wanting to build a model of Dan Gurney’s first sanctioned competition ride which was the 29 Ford Roadster in which he recorded a speed of 130.43 at Bonneville in 1950. The car was originally built by Ray Torres who sold it to Dan’s buddy Skip Hudson. Not only was it a fast racecar but it was good enough looking to appear on the first color cover of Hot Rod magazine in April 1951 although there was no article inside. That is the last reference I can find about the car.
    I have read that the car was channeled over Deuce rails and it appears the rear wheel openings were filled, I guess to give clearance for the Deuce chassis. I wonder if the body had to be stretched over the Deuce rails.
    Now that I finally have the new Revell 29 Roadster kit I am thinking of filling in the rear wheel well openings and then adding a bead made from a 32 Ford Highboy wheel well insert. I will likely use the Deuce kit front horns and cross member as suggested by Dennis Lacey regarding his On the Workbench posts on his 29 Highboy on the 29 frame. At the rear I will incorporate a buggy sprung quickchange.
    It looks like tire diameter front to rear was much closer back then so I may use a second set of front tires on the rear.
    I will source the flathead engine from the Revell 48 Ford Coupe with components from other kits as required.
    I am going traveling until middle of October so it is going to be awhile before I can start work on this project however I would appreciate any suggestions.

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  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic NART Corvette 17 years in the making!   

    Brian - You have done a great job capturing some of the unique features of this very special Corvette many of which I missed on my attempt to replicate this car 10 years ago. Looking forward to the Under Glass photos.
  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Very wild concept. Looking forward to seeing it take shape in styrene.
  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    This is a great tutorial on building a traditional Deuce fronted and hooded 29 High Boy. I will be getting my first look at the kit this morning but it will be quite awhile before I get a chance to start working on it but when I do I will be referring back to this thread.