traditional Posted January 1 Share Posted January 1 (edited) I thought I'd have this model completed by New Years eve, but It took an extra day.....instead of my last build of 2022, it's now my first build of 2023. Almost all of this build is from modifying parts languishing in my parts bin , with lots of scratchbuilding thrown into the mix. The starting material was a couple of Revell '32 Ford street rod roadster bodies modified to be a roadster pickup, as well as a now shortened pickup box from a Revell '29 Ford pickup kit. The chrome wheels are also from the Revell 32 Ford kit mounted with mystery tires from my parts bin. The doors have been cut open and hinged with the interior mostly scratchbuilt. All the suspension is done from aluminum strips (semi-eliptic springs) as well as various sizes of tubing and jewelry wire. The front axle (fabricated brass and aluminum) now has poseable steering and the rear axle is a Halibrand quick-change from an AMT Willys gasser kit (parts bin). The gasser kit also supplied the basic Oldsmobile engine which was modified and detailed to be a more 'streetable' carbureted motor. The headlight/shock-mount bracket was formed in aluminum, as was the bed mounted fuel tank. The radiator was formed in polished brass and the paint is custom-mixed automotive basecoat/clearcoat. The photo-etched grille and instrument panel is from Model Car Garage. Edited January 1 by traditional 15 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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