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AMT '39 Wagon Rod

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It looks as if this one is coming out again.:)  I for me am happy, although others might be more indifferent to the news.

http://round2corp.com/product/1939-wagon-rod/

I find it funny though, that Round2 lists one of the selling points as; "Great engine and drivetrain parts for kit bashing ".

As if they think the kit is not attractive enough in it's own right.

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I would love to see this re issued with different wheels, to fit the kit tires. Maybe Torgue Thrusts ? Also would love to see these tires, with other wheels, issued in separate sets, like the tampo printed Goodyear  L/60 - F / 60  Poyglas GT sets. IMHO, one of the best market offerings they've given us...'Z'

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Underneath that hideous body is a great frame and suspension that works good with AMT's 37 Chevy or other similar vintage rods.

 

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I must grab another of these. Under the body it is a very good platform for other projects.

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Years ago I tried to make the body a little less hideous...'37 Ford headlights....-RRR

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Wagon Rod needs a pie cut out of the middle, above the fender. Lower the front.

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Wagon Rod needs a pie cut out of the middle, above the fender. Lower the front.

Yeah, I could see that. It kinda has a Jimmy Durante thing going on...   Image result for Jimmy Durante

 

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What car is this supposed to be? I like the body, was trying to think of some decent fenders/hood to go with it. Maybe 39/40 Ford? I imagine you would have to shorten the frame some though, or use maybe the AMT 40 Ford stuff underneath.

Looks like there could be an Allison engine under that huge hood.

Thanks,

Russ

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What car is this supposed to be?

It's derived from a '39 Chevy sedan delivery...

Image result for 39 chevy sedan delivery

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I would love to see this re issued with different wheels, to fit the kit tires. Maybe Torgue Thrusts ? Also would love to see these tires, with other wheels, issued in separate sets, like the tampo printed Goodyear  L/60 - F / 60  Poyglas GT sets. IMHO, one of the best market offerings they've given us...'Z'

Tires in this, and the Phantom Vickie kit, are Plymouth Prowler tires.  Next time you see a glue bomb/partially built Prowler in a junk box at a show, grab it.

Some 1/20 scale wheels can be reworked to fit the rear tires.  For the fronts, look for either Jo-Han funny car rear wheels, or Monogram 1/24 scale wheels.  The Monogram stuff is hit-and-miss, not every wheel will work.

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It's derived from a '39 Chevy sedan delivery...

Image result for 39 chevy sedan delivery

Thanks, Bill.

I'm not very good at that era Chevy stuff.

Russ

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I think it would look pretty cool with stock headlights.

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I've owned this kit at least three times. It sits on my shelf and I stare at it, trying to come up with a cool idea, and ........................................................nothing. And then I trade it away.

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I think it would look pretty cool with stock headlights.

Yes, that's always been my idea, too. I've never test-fitted it, but my thought is to combine it with the front end from the Monogram '39 coupe.

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What I had always planned to do with one of mine is slam that sweet Art Morrison chassis under an AMT '37 Chevy coupe. Best part of the kit. 

Yes, it's a legit Art Morrison aftermarket fat fender hot rod chassis, not something they made up. There were even Art Morrison decals 

Image result for art morrison catalog

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This is how mine turned out.

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But yes it is a great donor chassis.

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I like what you did with the headlights, I was going to try that with mine, and since its a woody, make it a station wagon instead of a panel.

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Years ago I tried to make the body a little less hideous...'37 Ford headlights....-RRR

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Very nice looking ride..Looks very clean and well done..

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Has anybody tried to build up the front suspension on this kit?  I have and I gave up!  Easier to reproduce in metal, I think.  

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Has anybody tried to build up the front suspension on this kit?  I have and I gave up!  Easier to reproduce in metal, I think.  

I have assembled this frame 5 or 6 times and had no problems.

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Hi Steve Z.  About the Wagon Rod's front suspension:  did you construct some kind of 'jig'?  You've got me thinking, maybe I'll try the kit again.  Thanks

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Does anybody have a photo of the new customizing decal sheet that AMT have been advertising as being included in the new issue of this kit ?

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Hi Steve Z.  About the Wagon Rod's front suspension:  did you construct some kind of 'jig'?  You've got me thinking, maybe I'll try the kit again.  Thanks

No, no jigs. Just very careful to get the A arms, glued to the frame at the same angle, left vs. right. I use superglue.   Actually thought it went together much more easily then others - The R/M series of 37 Ford Street Rods with the IFS.....I HATE those !  A arm mounting points are too fragile !  My favorite is the R/M '41 Willys Street rod front suspension, with the upper A arms cast integral with the frame...'Z'

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The original idea for this kit was a Jairus Watson design for Scale Auto Sketch Pad some years before the kit came out, but it looked a lot nicer, he had original style headlamps and Pontiac Banshee three spoke wheels, even the Dodge Copperhead Concept car wheels looks better on this kit.

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Here's a pic of the new decals. I liked the wheels, just not the center caps, here a pic of how I change them. I'm making mine a station wagon, got to do something with those headlights, and get the kahonis up to attempt doing the wood right.

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