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Rocking Rodney Rat

K&R Kustoms+Rods 33/36 Coupe -update Halloween

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Time to start (or drag out a started) new project. This is a build KK and I started about 3 years ago when I was up at his place. We took the AMT 1936 five window coupe, hacked off the greenhouse and grafted on the chopped 3 window greenhouse from the AMT 1936 coupe. So, now I am attempting to get this going again. I made some relief cuts in the rear trunk area and tucked the trunk in a bit to give it a more '32 look (done in 1:1 scale by Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop). I have been mocking up a blown Y-Block engine for it. The plan is to make the front end somewhat '36ish by using '36 hood sides (from the Revell kit) and the AMT custom grille piece which will be heavily modified to look somewhat like a track nose...stay tuned...   -RRR (& KK)

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Great job grafting the 36 roof onto the 33. It looks really good. I also like the rest of what you planned.

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That's how the louvers come right out of the Revell '36 kit. -RRR

I think I knew that, but had forgotten! I couldn't tell they were open, in the photos with the hood sides taped in place, so I thought you'd cut them open, yourself!

 

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Great project tripleR.I am anxious to see the front end design develop.

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This idea has a lot of potential. And knowing your knack for execution, it should turn out pretty rad. I'll be following

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I keep looking at this, thinking "swoopy front-hinged door..." Thankfully pixels are easier to fill and scribe than plastic!

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Cool idea using the 36 body with a 33 type top, I would love to see you use a 33/4 front end and grill to try to fool people to think it's a 33/4 coupe. Either way it will look awesome when all done. 

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I keep looking at this, thinking "swoopy front-hinged door..." Thankfully pixels are easier to fill and scribe than plastic!

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Hmmmm....got me thinking here... -RRR

 

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Looking good. Where did the wide 5 wheels come from? Are they parts from a kit?

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Those wide-5s are from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, resin items. The rear rim was widened to fit the Monogram 1941 Lincoln tire by gluing a strip of Evergreen plastic around the circumference. They have since been used on another build....

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If you are planning to maintain that super low stance you must be planning a deeply channeled interior floor plan.That will probably will also include a radical frame kick up right behind the seats.I am not suggesting that you do any of these things but thinking out loud about what I would do.I love the precision of your slices and dices on the panel fits.Great inspiration for those of us that prefer to build these iconic cars from the 1920's and '30's.

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Looking forward to this one, great work as always. 

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I haven't posted up progress pix on this one for a long time. Progress has been slow, motivation has been slight. I decided to use the AMT '33 five window coupe frame. I cut out all of the floorboards, cleaned it up, bobbed the rear rails and kicked them up. I added a tranny/driveshaft tunnel to the interior tub. Rear axle housing has been fabbed up, will be using a QC rear end with a Model T spring and a Model A spring perch. Last night I started '36ing the '33 hood... -RRR

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Most excellent! As usual you’ve given me more ideas to ‘borrow ‘. 😎

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Looking really good. I've noticed you doing this on other models, I like how you blend the corners of the floor into the firewall to eliminate the void. I also see what you did with the bottom of the cowl. Very clever!

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