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1930 Ford Model A Vicky

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This is my first WIP here so don't be too harsh,lol

I picked this up years ago in my Flea Pickin days. It's a 1/20 scale die-cast Hubley kit built and customized with some 1/25 scale wheels and tires.

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Doing some test fitting of a 1/18 32 Ford rear axle and a 1/20 428 Ford engine from the AMT Popcorn wagon. I'm leaving the fenders off and setting the frame up inside the body.

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More testing.

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Paint removed and templates made for the floor pan.

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Wow... you're not afraid to "mix it up" scale-wise, are you? B)

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Hey nice to see you have something on the bench Tom!

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Thanks for looking,

Harry, 1/20 scale parts are quite limited so using 1/18 wheels and tires off of compact 60's cars works pretty good.

Here's the last Model A I did, it even has a 1/18 engine. Some 1/18 cars run small in scale as well so you just have to find what looks good and go with it.

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AzTom

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I'm gonna have to follow along with this one! I have a Hubley '32 Chevy I've been wondering what to do with it. I also have lots of the 18th scalers sitting around, many from garage sales with missing wheels and broken parts. I wonder how that Viper V10 would look in that Chevy....

Looking good so far! Keep it up and I'll keep watching...

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MPC did several 1/20 scale Corvettes back in the day. I once used one to fix up a Hubley woody when the kit wheels were crushed. Looked kinda cool.

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Filled in the rear slash panel and cut the spare tire mount off.

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Added a visor above the windshield, I just think Model A Fords should have those.

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Made steering rods out of wire to replace the large flat bar type rods that come with the kit. I also made a dummy steering box, the arm moves with the wheels but does not turn with the steering wheel. I shaved the back of the rims and mounted then with a rivet so I didn't have a screw through the wheel as Hubley did.

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The Popcorn wagon had a twin blowers so I had to cut out the center pulley of the belt. Wired the Magneto and made floor pans and door panels. Also made panels to cover the backs of the seats.

AzTom

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Very cool Tom!

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Thanks Jeff,

Made Headers and windows.

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Looking good, Tom!

(See you Saturday at the swap meet.)

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Looking good, Tom!

(See you Saturday at the swap meet.)

Thanks Dan,

What swap meet, I didn't get anything in the mail????

I plan on going to Andy's Hobby for the Tuesday night get together.

AzTom

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Thanks Dan,

What swap meet, I didn't get anything in the mail????

I plan on going to Andy's Hobby for the Tuesday night get together.

AzTom

Tomorrow (Sat 10-09-10) is Cholewa's swap meet at the Postal Worker's Hall, 3720 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix; Vendor set up at 7am, open to public at 8:30am until 1:30pm.

I don't know why you didn't get one of his mailers or one of the flyers at the last one.

Hope to see you there. Dan

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Amazing! I really like how this is turning out, I can't wait to see more :lol: .

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Thanks Guys, Dan, Sorry I wasn't able to make it Saturday.

I made some brass traction bars and added the license plate. See Under Glass.

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Thanks to all that checked in on this project.

AzTom

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We missed you, Tom. It was a good turn-out!

This project is looking good, Tom!! Keep it going. :lol:

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