This is a replica of the car that appeared on the cover of the Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe record album. It was also known as Chili Cataloo’s Silver Sapphire
The resin body and custom nose came from Hendrix Mfg. Co. I had to make up lower side wings from sheet styrene, make a firewall and create the rear tube “grill” and taillights. Paint is Tamiya TS-19 Metallic Blue. Barris photoetched crest from Replicas & Miniatures
Interior tub is from the Revell 3-W Coupe and was sectioned.
Foot boxes were recessed between the frame rails. [2nd owner made this medications]
Made up the square button stuff pattern by scribing and filing styrene sheet. Buttons are pinheads.
Dash was modified for extra gauges.
Steering wheel came from AMT 32 Victoria
Shifter sourced from AMT 25 T
Frame from Revell Deuce with floor, front horns and fuel tank removed.
Z’d in back frame height
37 Ford tub axle from AMT 25 T using spring in front of axle so shocks needed to be reversed and swapped side to side
Steering used pieces front Revell 29/30 Ford, AMT 25 T and Replicas & Miniatures
Rearend from Revell Deuce with input housing and back cap from the Revell Beatnik Bandit kit to make it look Oldsmobile
Transverse leaf spring, shocks and radius rods added
[Only photo of rear suspension I could find was of Danbury Mint Diecast !!]
Kinmont front brakes from Replicas & Miniatures
AMT Ala Kart
FRONT AND REAR WHEELS AND TIRES
White wall front tires and chrome wheels from AMT Ala Kart. Slicks from Revell Tire Set
Oldsmobile engine from the Revell Beatnik Bandit kit
6-71 Blower assembly from Revell Willys Street Rod [Beatnik Bandit had a 4-71]
Carburetors Revell 29 Ford
Headers are aluminum tube
La Salle transmission from Replicas & Miniatures
This is my final Deuce build leading up to Deuce Days in Scale July 21 in Victoria BC. Over the past year and half or so I have completed 8 new Deuce builds, redone 3 previous models and did the initial body modifications on two other Deuces for other modellers to complete.