Thank you. Actually Boyd Coddington had few cars with hoods like that maybe a decade ago or more and I have used his idea on some previous models I have made in the past. In this particular case however, I prefer to have the vertical line.
I have been crazy busy the last few months, but I manage to do just a little more work on this. Here is the final look of the body, which would now need a lot of sanding and smoothing, but you get the idea.
The shackles on that I-beam dropped axle and them finned brake drums are just wow. I haven't started building mine, but it will most likely be box stock highboy with more modern wheels swapped in from the '32 roadster. I am in no rush for getting more , but I will definitely be buying multiples of this kit. Just the suspension and brakes are worth the price alone, not to mention the killer engine. To be 100% objective, I am just a touch disappointed in the headlight sprue attachment as it sits right on top of the headlights. This is the only "complaint" I could come up with. LOL The only other thing, which can not be classified as a complaint at all is, when are Revell finally going to give us a quickchange rear end at this level of detail? C'mon it's just one part to remaster, that could be used in all these kits after that.
I went to my hobby shop two days ago and asked for the kit. The owner told me that they are not out yet. I had a conversation with him about it close to a week ago. So two days ago when I was in his shop, he told me that as a matter of fact he just got response from Revell the same morning. They told him that there are only about 15 kits out there that were sent to special people to review them and to magazines. I told him I heard otherwise and he got aggravated and told me I can argue all I want, but these are not out yet. I did not say anything and laughed out loud when I found my copy of the kit in the mail today. I got it from Mark Twain Hobby Center in Saint Charles, MO, for $21. I would classify the kit as simply impressive.
I have a question for the guys who are around street rods all the time. I guess it goes for both this kit and all the '32 Fords. When you have a triangulated rear latter bar suspension like this, do you HAVE TO have a panhard bar or the triangular geometry of the rods is enough? The reason I am asking is not to question the kit, but rather to inform myself for a future build as I have one of these on its way to me. All the pictures I have seen on the net with set up like this have leaf spring and plain shocks. And the ones that have coil overs always have a some sort of pahhard bar. I personally like the plain more modern look of Tim's built. I am just curious, would it be authentic if I leave it like that?
I'll be buying some if htey followed in the steps of the other 32s. What I mean is that every reissue had something new/different in it. I would love to see a new valve covers/intake option or an I-beam axle. And dare we dream of a quick change rear…..