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joe porche

Revell 29 Ford Model A Lowboy

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Finished this up back on the 29th of September.  Enjoyed the build.  Didn't care too much for the hokey exhaust so made a little modification by cutting off where the exhaust extentions ran under the cab.  Stripped the chrome and re shot the headers with Tamiya X-1 black and then Alclad II chrome.  Airbrushed a little clear yellow and blue on to give it a heat stained look.   Added a MAD distributor and home made coil.  Carefull with the fit of the radiator hoses too, the lower one dosen't quite fit around the belt drive as advertised.  Next one of these I'm using aftermartket hose. Enjoy.

 

Joe Porche

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Nice build up of the new kit. I like how you reworked the headers to get rid of the under car exhaust.

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Nice work!  I too liked the way you modified the exhaust. I also enjoyed building mine, also a blue one!  I agree that the lower radiator hose is in the way. The tolerances are fairly tight in that region, the way that hose peaks round the belts and you aren't sure if you've got it on right in relation to the radiator. As I was trying to install my radiator it didn't want to go in place and that's when I discovered the conflict with that darn hose. I cut it short, so it wouldn't hold it up, and figured that the view down into that area is obscured so nobody will ever see that my hose doesn't quite touch the radiator. The upper hose is good for hold the radiator in place as the glue dries since mine wanted to fall both forward and backward, never quite just standing in place. 

Down in that same region, the belts to cross member relationship is also tight. My lower belt stuck out just a tiny bit and it hit. So I trimmed the back of it to hug the engine better and it fit nicely.

The only thing I could suggest on your model, is that you still have the holes in your chassis where the mufflers would have been. Since you didn't use the mufflers for anything, you could cut the mount points off the bottom of them, and press them into those holes to fill them. Or if you have resin bolt heads, just cover the holes with those. I've done that before!
 

 

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Nice to see the Lowboy version. Nice job on the details.

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Two Thumbs Up!

I too, like your Exhaust Header Treatment.

That's how I plan to build mine too.

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Nice work.

Interesting mod to the exhaust too.

steve

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Tom, your right I need to fill those holes up ASAP.  Already filled on the next one which I will use the hokey exhaust on but I'm moving the glass packs Inboard parellel to the drive shaft.  I will route the exhaust pipes (using solder) through the gap next to the transmission mount/trailer arm mount.

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Joe

 

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That's a nice looking little model. I like the "unexpected" color a lot, and I love the "eyeball" shifter! :D

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Harry P.  Fingernail polish sprayed with airbrush using reducer for thiner.  80 cents a bottle at Big Lots.

Joe

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Nice, traditional, simple period street rod.  Good job, Joe!

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