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About Phildaupho

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 & 1/25

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    Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name
    Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Gurney Tribute Build

    Dan would have got a kick out of this. Very good looking model.
  2. Little Deuce Coupe inspired by the song

    Thanks everyone. Hopefully by this time next year I will have completed a model of the Silver Sapphire
  3. Little Deuce Coupe inspired by the song

    I actually built it with the Hemi a few years ago and converted to flathead last month.
  4. Let's build a " Little Duece Coupe"

    You mean hot rodders have been known to brag and exaggerate ??!! I'm not sure I can believe that. LOL
  5. Woods Racing Javelin of George Follmer

    WOW You are well on your way to building an impressive model. If you do not find out here what you need to know I am sure it is only a google away.
  6. '67 Triumph TR4A 4-17-18 Mirror update

    Good luck with replicating the mirror. It is definitely hard to find one on another kit that looks right. One of the nicest I have seen is on the Italeri and Tamiya Mercedes 300SL kits but you might not want to rob them from those kits but you could possibly take a resin cast.

    WOW - You did an incredible job on this build. It looks absolutely fabulous.
  8. Little Deuce Coupe inspired by the song

    Thanks everyone. It was a fun project.
  9. Let's build a " Little Duece Coupe"

    Here is my take on a Little Deuce Coupe build inspired by the song with a very potent flathead engine, four speed and lakes pipes. I bet something like stripped down and lightened could have run 140mph or at least kph at Bonneville.
  10. Note - Some of this story was made up for April Fools Days - This is a model of the real Little Deuce Coupe that inspired the Beach Boys’ song of the same name. Although it was meant to be on the record album cover it obviously was not and it eventually disappeared. The record company guys thought it looked too plan [as in - You don’t know what I got] so it was sent to Barris Kustoms for enhancement. As it turned out it was not finished in time when record advanced the release date so [ this next part is true] Hot Rod magazine was asked to provide some photos. The picture of the Chili Catallo Silver Sapphire was cropped from a 1961 photo session by Eric Rickman. Another interesting fact is that the red jacket to add color to the photo and worn by Chili whose head was cropped off in the photo belonged to Big Daddy Ed Roth!! [ This is fiction ] Because the real Little Deuce Coupe missed its moment of fame, to make it a full on show car the flathead was replaced with an eight carb Hemi. Shortly afterwards the car was crashed and completely destroyed by fire so totally disappeared. The car was originally built for Bonneville where it ran 140 mph on alcohol. Picture if you will how this car looked at Bonneville. It was chopped and channelled over a Z’d frame. It was very light having a louvered roof panel and trunk and a stripped interior with aircraft seats. It ran with magnesium wheels, no headlights and a fairing over the front frame horns. TRUE - Notice how the car has all the features mentioned in the song such as the flathead, 4-speed and lakes pipes. It also has a full hood, which hid the potential of the engine.
  11. The Little Rod - A Monogram "Never Was"

    A totally fantastic project resulting in an incredibly cool looking model. Would have been a great April Fools post !!??
  12. All 15 Varieties of 1932 Ford - Cabriolet - March 30

    I mocked up this Cabriolet from a 5-Window using windshield frame and widened folded top cover from AMT 29 Ford Roadster. Relocated door handle holes and will add additional door hinges. Both this and the panel will be completed by other local modellers for the all varieties of Deuce display. All varieties are now either already built or under construction.
  13. The Figoni & Falaschi bug has bitten again

    I have always been awestruck when I have seen F&F cars in museums. This is a very ambitious project but look to be well on your way.
  14. All 15 Varieties of 1932 Ford - Cabriolet - March 30

    I removed about 8 scale inches in length behind the rear fenders and I like the resulting proportions much better. I also filled in the recessed side panels in preparation for the change in trim.