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AMT 1932 Ford Victoria (My WWTBD build)


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This build started out a little different than most of my other’s. I had a kit of the AMT 32 5 window coupe and when the Li’l Viky kit was reissued, I bought one to bash together with the 5 window coupe. I switched the chassis and engine and all the cool drag parts out of the Li’l Viky into the 5 window. After all that, I was looking at all the remaining parts from the two kits and thought there were enough left over to build something with. The 5 window had a fairly neat looking small block Chevy and a promo style chassis and the Viky had the stock front axle to go along with the body, hood, and grill shell. So after evaluating the situation, I thought what would Tim Boyd do? Therefore, that’s where the WWTBD came from. 😁 I didn’t have to think long and decided he would build a killer drag car with it, so that’s what I set out to do. I began by taking the promo chassis and removing the floor boards and molded in exhaust. I cleaned up the frame and rear axle and used sheet plastic to create new floor pans. In my eyes that was the biggest bang for the buck, as it made the rear axle appear to be a separate piece. I also built up the rocker panels to help close up some of the gaps with the rockers and the frame. I dug through my parts boxes for the wheels and tires and some other parts as well. Most of what I used came in the two kits though. This is my first Tamiya paint job and it won’t be my last, that stuff laid on like a dream. The decals were some from the kit and an aftermarket sheet from AMT. I hadn’t built a drag car in a long time and I doubt it would pass tech inspection,but it was a fun one for sure.

Way back in the 80’s I had discovered the model car magazines on the market at that time. There wasn’t anything remotely close to the internet at that time, so if a person wanted information or images related to model cars, the magazines and some books were the only game in town at my house. So I got every one I could find and I studied them just as hard as I studied for my masters degree. I had a great desire to learn all I could about building and painting models. My favorite contributors were Bill Coulter, Juha Airio, and of course Tim Boyd. There were quite a few others who contributed as well. I learned quite a bit from those fellas and they saved me from heading down the wrong road many times with their willingness to share their knowledge and the great how to articles they created. I would like to thank them for all they have done for the hobby. I’m forever grateful and I’m still modelcarcrazy to this day.🤪

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Old school Hot Rods are so kewl and yours is no exception.  Great looking color and nicely built.  Nice job.  

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Whoa! Clean build, Terrific stance, and I especially like how the rear fenders were bobbed.

Wonderful work.

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On 6/7/2022 at 3:01 AM, rrb124@sbcglobal.net said:

Every angle kills it !

May I ask the source for the large size headlights?

Thank you

Thank you for the compliment. The headlights were in the Li’l Viky kit, but I believe the headlights are all the same in all the old AMT 32 Ford kits. 

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On 5/20/2022 at 10:14 PM, modelcarcrazy said:

This build started out a little different than most of my other’s. I had a kit of the AMT 32 5 window coupe and when the Li’l Viky kit was reissued, I bought one to bash together with the 5 window coupe. I switched the chassis and engine and all the cool drag parts out of the Li’l Viky into the 5 window. After all that, I was looking at all the remaining parts from the two kits and thought there were enough left over to build something with. The 5 window had a fairly neat looking small block Chevy and a promo style chassis and the Viky had the stock front axle to go along with the body, hood, and grill shell. So after evaluating the situation, I thought what would Tim Boyd do? Therefore, that’s where the WWTBD came from. 😁 I didn’t have to think long and decided he would build a killer drag car with it, so that’s what I set out to do. I began by taking the promo chassis and removing the floor boards and molded in exhaust. I cleaned up the frame and rear axle and used sheet plastic to create new floor pans. In my eyes that was the biggest bang for the buck, as it made the rear axle appear to be a separate piece. I also built up the rocker panels to help close up some of the gaps with the rockers and the frame. I dug through my parts boxes for the wheels and tires and some other parts as well. Most of what I used came in the two kits though. This is my first Tamiya paint job and it won’t be my last, that stuff laid on like a dream. The decals were some from the kit and an aftermarket sheet from AMT. I hadn’t built a drag car in a long time and I doubt it would pass tech inspection,but it was a fun one for sure.

Way back in the 80’s I had discovered the model car magazines on the market at that time. There wasn’t anything remotely close to the internet at that time, so if a person wanted information or images related to model cars, the magazines and some books were the only game in town at my house. So I got every one I could find and I studied them just as hard as I studied for my masters degree. I had a great desire to learn all I could about building and painting models. My favorite contributors were Bill Coulter, Juha Airio, and of course Tim Boyd. There were quite a few others who contributed as well. I learned quite a bit from those fellas and they saved me from heading down the wrong road many times with their willingness to share their knowledge and the great how to articles they created. I would like to thank them for all they have done for the hobby. I’m forever grateful and I’m still modelcarcrazy to this day.🤪

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For real, man!

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