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Dennis Lacy

1932 Ford Four Door Sedan 50's Hot Rod!

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Just finished up my '32 Fordor Sedan using the conversion body for Revell's '32 Sedan kit by Drag City Casting. This project started a while back when I created the master body for Drag City to mold, cast and sell. (Not only did I convert a 2-door body into a 4-door, at the same time I chopped the top 3 scale inches.) Once I had a production resin body in hand I set out to build a 50's traditionally styled hot rod with it. Hope ya'll like it!

- Drag City Casting 3” Chopped '32 Ford Fordor Sedan resin body
- Revell '32 Sedan donor kit
- Frame back-dated with center "X" and rear cross member from Revell 1940 Ford's
- Revell 1940 Ford's Columbia 2-speed rear axle with Revell 1948 Ford's radius rods and spring
- '32 Sedan front axle and suspension with Revell '32 5-Window "hairpin" radius rods
- Revell 1940 Ford's brake plates with Revell 1929 Roadster finned drums
- Revell 1929 Roadster wheels and tires with '48 Ford hubcaps
- ArDun flathead engine from Revell 1950 Ford Pickup kit-bashed with a Vertex magneto, modified Chevy finned aluminum style oil pan, Revell Tweedy Pie carbureters and AMT '32 Phantom Vicky lakes style headers
- Full exhaust system bashed together with sections from Revell's '29 Roadster and '48 Custom Coupe
- Interion from '32 Sedan kit with door lines reworked to match Fordor body
- Revell '48 Ford steering wheel
- Tamiya "Pearl Light Blue" over their light gray primer and sealed with their clear.

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Beautiful work! Great stance, color and as always, attention to detail!  

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Probably one of the best looking builds I’ve seen I a while, Beautiful!

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That looks wonderful! The colour looks great on it, I've used it myself on a 1980s car and I wouldn't immediately associate it with something from this era but it works really well.

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SLICK clean work!!!!!! Now...you did such a great job on that body....how about a stock version!!!!

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Beautiful to look at, but the best part for me anyway was studying all the different finishes you used thru out. The close up pictures really show the clean assembly of your model. 

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Wow! I looked at every photo for a good long time! There is just so much to see! I love the more door body.  Many years ago I was in love with a 34 four door sedan that was for sale but missed out on it! Regretted it!  The sedan is just different and cool. Thanks for mastering it so others can have the pleasure of building one too!

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Absolutely fabulous, ADL!  When you first shared the final color, I hesitated and wasn't sure you were in your right mind, Brother... but, au contraire.  And, the Ardun puts the real Hot Rod back in front of the Mordor body! -KK 

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Simply Stunning! Great attention to detail and clean building style. All the right parts make this stand out even more. The ArDun motor is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

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Such a well done little hot rod! The color really suits it and has a great shine! The Ardun looks really cool nestled between the frame rails. As always, it has all of the right parts and perfect stance! Excellent work Dennis! You nailed it!

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Very cleanly built, looks good, great combination of parts, like the color - way cool!

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On 6/28/2020 at 11:29 PM, Spottedlaurel said:

That looks wonderful! The colour looks great on it, I've used it myself on a 1980s car and I wouldn't immediately associate it with something from this era but it works really well.

Thanks! I couldn’t be happier with the color. Glad I took the chance with it. 

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On 6/29/2020 at 5:12 AM, Dave Van said:

SLICK clean work!!!!!! Now...you did such a great job on that body....how about a stock version!!!!

Thanks, Dave! I appreciate the enthusiasm but I don’t see myself making any more moor-door bodies. Deuce’s are the only ones I really like and I like them chopped! There is another Revell based 32 Fordor body out there, perhaps by Hendrix? It’s got a stock height roof. 

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On 6/29/2020 at 12:08 PM, Kit Karson said:

Absolutely fabulous, ADL!  When you first shared the final color, I hesitated and wasn't sure you were in your right mind, Brother... but, au contraire.  And, the Ardun puts the real Hot Rod back in front of the Mordor body! -KK 

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Thank you Brother KK! But hey, you never told me you weren’t sure about the color during the build!!! 

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On 6/29/2020 at 10:07 PM, beeRS said:

Simply Stunning! Great attention to detail and clean building style. All the right parts make this stand out even more. The ArDun motor is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you so much. All very kind of you to say!

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