I'd be happy if they were to release all of the main body and interior parts (minus the fender/frame unit) as a parts pack. Just make those parts available and I'll do the rest. I'd buy at least a case of them.
The kit supplied chrome reverse rims fit very nicely into the tires from any of the Revell Deuce kits. Those tires are much nicer than the kit supplied ones. In addition the modelhaus also has those Revell deuce tires recast with whitewall inserts. They look great with the chrome reverse wheels supplied in the deuce roadster kit you are working on.
The camper from the vintage box art reissue of the 65 elcamino is the same camper that was in the "Elcamino Camper" issue of the 59. AFAIK that was the only boxing of the 59 to have the camper shell included. The vintage box art reissue of the 65 elcamino has both the camper shell and the bed cap included in it.
I have worked on this one. The owner (and editor of Canadian Hot Rods Magazine) is friends with the owner of one of the shops I worked for. It came in for some work to be done for an article in the magazine. The front clip is a one piece fiberglass lift off unit. Cool car.
I just went out into the garage and measured my real all henry steel 1929 tudor. On the body just below the fuel tank in the cowl just as it transitions from the flat hood sides to the rounded hood top it is 32 3/4 inches wide. Same place on the rad shell where it transitions from the flat hood sides to the rounded hood top it is 22 inches wide.
Those measurements should be the same for coupe/roadster or tudor in 1928 and 1929. 4-door bodies were custom built by two different manufacturers and the measurements will be different at the cowl. The rad shell should be the same. 1930 & 1931 measurements are different than 1928/29. The cars got slightly wider in the 1930/31's
That one isn't the same kit. The one in question is a 53. The one with the Roth artwork is a 56. It is one of the old Revell "opening everything" kits that give a lot of people (myself included) fits of frustration trying to build a decent model out of it.
That is the Deathtrap. it looks like it may fall apart driving down the road but it is a very well engineered car. Built by a guy named Dave Lohr. AKA Littleman. Do a Google image search for Deathtrap Model A and construction photos will pop up. just be aware when you are looking there is a clone that was built a few years after the original and you have to look close to tell them apart.
Littleman also built this truck. Link is to a Hot Rod Magazine online article. http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/hrdp-1001-1931-ford-model-a-pickup/ and yes he is the guy that was on the TV show Hard Shine, won, and turned down the job at So Cal speed shop.
The Model A coupe that was pictured first in the original post, I would have to look up the article in Rod and Kulture magazine but IIRC it is a driver as well. Driven hard and often if the article is correct.
I absolutely detest rat rods. I would hate for someone to look at a car like that and think "Oh thats the best car he can build" and have my name connected with a car like that. Stuff like crappy welds random junk bolted onto the car and crappy build quality intentionally overall is something I find idiotic. The guys who build them and say "this is how it was built back in the day". That is BS. show me one picture that was taken back in the forties or early fifties that shows me a hot rod with any of the tractor seat, car dropped way down so its a half an inch off the ground, chain links welded together for a steering wheel, rusty barbed wire wrapped around things, etc. I guarantee you will not find one.
What I do not have an issue with is to hot rods that show some use. Stone chips and road rash are a badge of honor as far as I'm concerned. Drive 'em hard, drive 'em far. And if they break, fix 'em and drive on. I would bet that a lot of these rat rods in real world road conditions wouldnt last 50 miles without a major breakdown or mechanical failure.