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Idea behind this was to build a '32 with only the bits shown in the "Rod & Custom 1950's" book. Only thing I cheated on was the slicks. I didn't have the correct looking tyres and the slicks looks good anyway. This is the first flat head I've built and it turned out heaps better than I thought it would. Colour is Tamiya Light Metallic Blue. Actually found an add for the same hubcaps and a photo of some Von Dutch artwork that was close to what I had. Fun build

Brian

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Great looking period hot rod. I have always liked the look of a chopped 5-window with a raked channel job plus a perfect combination of other parts - the flathead, the whitewalls, the slicks and hubcaps.

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Great style. Very cool!

All that's needed is to scuff the tread surface of the slicks up a bit.

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Chopped and channeled , a period perfect Hot Rod !  Great job ! :D

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Great job capturing the '50's look. Very nice paint work and with the White trim really stands out. I wouldn't be concerned about the rear slicks. You may have heard of the "Pie Crust" slicks of that era. Most of these street and many of the Drag Strip tires of that period were recapped tires. The recapper  would add spacers with the tread pattern to the center of the mold in the tread area. They would use a wider section of rubber to add to the tread area of tire carcass before putting everything in the mold.  There was a few different sidewall designs at the time but the "Pie Crust" design seemed to be the most popular.     

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Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

I usually do scuff the tyres but I was battling to get the combination of plastic and resin parts I used to stay together and forgot.

Thanks for the explanation on the slicks too. Photos in the mags did show slicks on the competition cars but I couldn't find a street rod with them at that time.

I usually do my own styling on my rods and customs but it was nice to go traditional for a change.

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On 12/4/2019 at 7:36 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

 And suddently, it's... 1950! Bravo!

CT

Oh yeah!

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18 hours ago, Brianl said:

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

I usually do scuff the tyres but I was battling to get the combination of plastic and resin parts I used to stay together and forgot.

Thanks for the explanation on the slicks too. Photos in the mags did show slicks on the competition cars but I couldn't find a street rod with them at that time.

I usually do my own styling on my rods and customs but it was nice to go traditional for a change.

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Hi!

Great gathering of primo rods! What exactly is the body on the orange "phaeton roadster", if I may ask? Is-this AMT's 32 Phaeton? Looks like it...

CT

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Hi CT

The body was "donated" so I'm not sure but I think it did come from the Phaeton kit although its been sliced around a bit. It runs a hemi and artillery wheels.

Thanks for the interest.

Brian

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