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1932 Ford Roadster Pickup (RPU) conversion

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This conversion is available from Drag City Casting. It differs from any previously available body because it features the extended body similar to the 1:1 available from Brookville (extended behind the doors). It is not a replica of that body because this resin conversion has the stock "vertical" rear sheetmetal as opposed to the slightly laid back and upward curvature of the Brookville. 

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The body is a drop on for the Revell 32 ford roadster kits available for the last 20 years. (It should fit the Rat Roaster, but I haven't tried fitting the RR interior into this body) The rear mounting tab just needs to be trimmed of the rear interior bulkhead.

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Please don't mind the gap between the hood side and body here, it's a poorly sanded hood piece creating the gap.

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They also offer a stock style firewall and chopped up-top if you're interested. The uptop also fits the regular Revell roadster body and even the old Monogram body (former Lil Deuce). The top is sitting on my in-progress build up of this RPU conversion

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Look's great! That up top is really nice!

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Here's the first example of a finished build since this conversion became available. It's mine ;)

By the way, it also features Drag City Casting items such as the Pontiac engine( a repop of the old Little Deuce engine), Olds rearend, stock style firewall, chopped uptop, rear artillery wheels and tall tires, and Ford brake backing plates. Their stuff is really good, buy with confidence.

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6 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

 

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Where did these artillery wheels come from? Curious what diameter they measure out too.

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18 hours ago, my80malibu said:

What bed is a good choice to use for this?

It's up to the builder, depending on what style or look they are going for. On this one I used a shortened bed from the AMT/Lindberg 34 Ford pickup.

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13 hours ago, 68shortfleet said:

Where did these artillery wheels come from? Curious what diameter they measure out too.

The rears wheel/tire is also from Drag City Casting. The tire has a separate whitewall, and is based on the tires from the Monogram 41 Lincoln kit. Drag City offers two different wheel/tire combos with this tire, a steelie, and the artillery wheel pictured here(which is based on the Revell 37 Ford pickup, but made larger to fit this tire. Both wheels were mastered by Dennis Lacy. If you need me to I can get out the caliper and grab a couple measurements, and pics of the steel wheel

The front wheels are from the Revell 37 Ford pickup, mounted into tires from the Revell 40 Ford stock coupe

 

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19 hours ago, Mr. Metallic said:

Here's the first example of a finished build since this conversion became available. It's mine ;)

By the way, it also features Drag City Casting items such as the Pontiac engine( a repop of the old Little Deuce engine), Olds rearend, stock style firewall, chopped uptop, rear artillery wheels and tall tires, and Ford brake backing plates. Their stuff is really good, buy with confidence.

 

 

 

 

Great looking Deuce and very impressive parts from Drag City

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1 minute ago, Phildaupho said:

Great looking Deuce and very impressive parts from Drag City

Thank you Phil. I know you are a fellow Deuce lover and talented builder, so it means a lot

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Looks great. I have two of the bodies  and firewalls and the up top. One will be full fendered with the top and the other one open and fenderless. Plan using the beds from the Revell 29 . 

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On 9/12/2019 at 7:54 AM, Mr. Metallic said:

The rears wheel/tire is also from Drag City Casting. The tire has a separate whitewall, and is based on the tires from the Monogram 41 Lincoln kit. Drag City offers two different wheel/tire combos with this tire, a steelie, and the artillery wheel pictured here(which is based on the Revell 37 Ford pickup, but made larger to fit this tire. Both wheels were mastered by Dennis Lacy. If you need me to I can get out the caliper and grab a couple measurements, and pics of the steel wheel

The front wheels are from the Revell 37 Ford pickup, mounted into tires from the Revell 40 Ford stock coupe

 

I just received my order from Ed, at drag city casting. He let me know that the Lincoln tires,  steelie, and artillery wheels. are no longer available  due to the mold being worn out.

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