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Drag City Casting Chopped '32 Ford 5-Window Coupe!


Dennis Lacy
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Today I finally wrapped up my '32 Ford 5-Window build featuring Drag City Casting's chopped top body. The objective here was to build a hot rod tough enough to back up the aggressive 4.5" scale chop. 

 - Drag City Casting resin body

 - Revell '32 5-Window complete chassis modified to sit low

 - Disc brakes replaced all around with Revell '40 Ford drum plates

 - Revell '64 Ford Thunderbolt sourced Radir 5-spoke wheels

 - Rear wheels deepened with inner wheel rings from Revell Beatnik Bandit show rod
 

- Revell Pirelli front tires and fat BFG rears

 - Revell '57 Ford Wagon Gasser Y-block engine and trans

 - Detail Master #1 fuel lines & fittings, Parts By Parks pre-wired distributor

 - Extensions made to connect Y-block headers to 5-Window kit exhaust

 - Revell '32 5-Window interior with optional '40 Ford style dashboard

 - AMT '41 Woody steering wheel on homemade column, parts box Hurst shifter

 - Revell '29 Roadster headlights, ZZ-Top '39 tear drop taillights, 5-Window kit nerf bars

 - Rear fenders bobbed 6 scale inches

 - Testors one-coat lacquer "Bronze" with Tamiya clear

 - Tamiya "Pure White" accents

 - Revell Kurtis Midget "Edelbrock" decals

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Hope you guys dig it!

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If Doyle Gammel had built a 5 window instead of a three window ............... this would have been it!

Beautiful work Dennis, everything just flows with no one feature overshadowing any other feature. A great rod.

Cheers

Alan

 

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Beautiful looking Hot Rod. I think using the Ford Y Block and back dating the brakes puts in solid in the 60's era.  You have the right stance, wheels, color, louvers, got it all. 

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16 hours ago, alan barton said:

If Doyle Gammel had built a 5 window instead of a three window ............... this would have been it!

Beautiful work Dennis, everything just flows with no one feature overshadowing any other feature. A great rod.

Cheers

Alan

 

Thank you, Alan, and thanks for saying that! That "flow" is always at the top of my goals list for everything I build. I feel when you view a car you should see the whole thing at once, not be drawn to a single overpowering part or detail. 

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15 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

Nice, nice nice, I like that it has the radiator cap on it (inside joke)....root beer color is sweet, I may try that color one day. The white suspension components was an inspired choice.-RRR

Glad you caught it in the pictures I texted. would have sucked get them posted and catch it then!

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1 hour ago, 68shortfleet said:

Beautiful build. Please tell me that you had Ed mold that louvered hood too.

Thanks! Ed isn't gonna be making this hood but I have one in the works that will be a master for him to duplicate in the near future...

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14 hours ago, Limeyglue said:

That looks brilliant Dennis  I got a couple of the bodies from Ed and they are gorgeous. 

Thanks! Awesome to hear that you grabbed a few of these bodies. I was responsible for creating the master then Ed put his magic molding and casting touch on it. 

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