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Bernard Kron

1932 Ford Tudor Sedan Resto-Rod

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’32 Ford Tudor Resto-Rod
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A basic, straightforward project based on the Revell ’32 Ford Sedan kit and inspired by a photograph in The Rodders Journal of John Kokoska’s full-fendered black Deuce Tudor. The idea was to do a full-on resto-rod, taking advantage of the many stock details included in the Revell kit and yet including some hot-rod style elements as well. Among the most significant changes is the scale 2 ½” chopped top, mild but effective in giving the car a lower, longer-nosed set of proportions. The kit suspension was lowered an additional 3 scale inches as well. And of course the ’37 Ford truck “artillery” wheels (courtesy of Revellogram) and tires as seen on the Kokoska car, combined with the lowered stance, fill the wheel wells for a classic hot rod look. The kit small-block Ford V8 received a set of Holley triples courtesy of BNL Resins. Paint is Duplicolor Black lacquer on the chassis and fenders and Tamiya TS-11 Maroon. The rest is from the base Revell kit.

Thanx for lookin’,
B.

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The Kokoska Tudor in TRJ:
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Nice job, looks good !

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Very nice car. Looks great with your modifications.

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Very nice ! The changes are subtle enough that it almost appears stock while still being hot rodded , very cool ! :D

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Good looking, subtle hot rod. Perfect proportions from the just-right chop, stance is dead on, wheels and tires complete the look nicely. This is one of those models that reminds me why the '32 Ford is such an icon.

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I agree with everyone else, the "look" is perfect. I like the fit and finish on the engine and interior. Nice to see the often forgotten radiator support rods from the firewall. 

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Very classy looking Deuce Sedan with all your modifications working in harmony. Hopefully I will get to see this and your other 32 Ford builds at Deuce Days in Scale in July.

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Love this! I have a similar project going that stalled out a few months ago. This has served to inspire me to press on. Nice job, and thanks for sharing!

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The wheels set everything off perfectly. The colours work well to. Nice Clean Build.

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  The steel wheels are cool Bernard!!  Are they the 37 Ford

pick up wheels?  Either way, what a great look!!

  And I love the amber driving light too!!

       David S.

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Thanks to you all for the generous reception. I'm glad you all enjoyed the results. Other than the chop this was supposed to be a no-drama near-OOB project. But the final 10%fought me to a standstill. The small detail parts like the tailight brackets, the door handles, cowl lights, even larger parts like the bumpers, just wouldn't ho;d still and took repeated trips to the carpet monster. Fortunately, other than the fog lamp which required my making a second version, somehow I managed to find them all.

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On 12/7/2018 at 4:03 PM, mod3l Lover said:

  The steel wheels are cool Bernard!!  Are they the 37 Ford

pick up wheels?  Either way, what a great look!!

  And I love the amber driving light too!!

       David S.

Yes, the wheels and front tires are from the various Revellogram '37 Ford truck and van kits. The rear tires are Herb Deeks bias ply truck tires, my Old Skool hot rod rear tires of choice. They're slightly larger in diameter than the fronts and resulted in the rubber rake the car has.

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  Thanks for the reply Bernard!!  Does Herb still make those tires?

I think that I thought he was not doing anything like that anymore!?!?

  That look is just perfect for Hot Rods, that's for sure!!

       David S.

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7 minutes ago, mod3l Lover said:

  Thanks for the reply Bernard!!  Does Herb still make those tires?

I think that I thought he was not doing anything like that anymore!?!?

  That look is just perfect for Hot Rods, that's for sure!!

       David S.

Yes he does. I buy my year's supply each year from him at the NNL West but he offers them on eBay as well - with Free Shipping, even. Here's the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-32-1-35-1-24-NEW-Real-Rubber-2-Axle-Dual-vintage-LOOK-6pk/160596179365?hash=item25644739a5:g:NBkAAMXQQANREmQz

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   Thank you - thank you!!!  And it looks like we get to do

3 cars from one little pack of tires!  Very cool!!!

     David S.

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Thanks for the Deeks address....I was just about out of rear tires. :)

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Thanks Oliver!

And yes, those Deeks bias plys make a great finishing touch to any Traditional Hot Rod.

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Cool hot rod.  The wheel/tire combo really works well on this model.

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