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Monogram 1932 Ford sport coupe

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I bought this one on line a while back. The front axle was broken and it was missing one hairpin radius rod. The build was clean original, and the builder must have used every decal on the sheet. The seller also included a very good repro box- love the old style Monogram artwork.

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a few more pix:

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Very Kool !!

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Really Nice ! Now if only Monogram kept the ball rolling and reissued the kit !

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Was that originally molded in red? Looks like it. I just have to say that it's important to at least add color or primer to the insides of a body to give it more weight and depth, and at least to polish bare plastic. It just looks like a toy without a lot of effort put into it.

I now await my crucifixion for not giving an attaboy.

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sjordan2, no crucifixion required! If the model had not been a decent build and had not had all the original decals applied, I probably would have disassembled it and painted it. However, I liked the idea of preserving a period build and only doing the repair work. Back in the day (and I go back that far), it was pretty common to not paint kits that were molded in color- often you could barely afford the kit, never mind paint as well!

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Wonderful preservation of a fine period build. I imagine finding a replacement hairpin must have been a challenge. The model has tremendous atmosphere and character, a real evocation of the first Golden Age. :D:)

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Well done preservation!

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This is a terrific looking oldie! Nice job indeed!

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I actually had to fabricate a new hairpin radius rod from bits and pieces from the parts box- definitely the most challenging part of the rebuild.

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Very cool build. :(

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Does anybody know what the status is on this kit? When was it last release? Any chance it could be reissued in the future? Etc? I've got a thing about '32 "Deuse" kits.

Scott

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Good looking model. It's nice to see clean older builds restored, and I certainly understand your reluctance to disassemble a nicely-done one.

I don't have a complete one of these, but the parts I have seem to be in an odd scale, somewhat larger than 1/24. Do you have any insight on that particular quirk?

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That model was issued in 1959 and never reissued. It was molded in red and is not a 1/25 or 1/24 scale. I do have this kit still in the box along with one that's

built and on display that I picked up on e-bay 10 plus years ago.

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Great work on the rebuild. You're lucky to find one that was as complete as it was. More often than not the front axles are broken and can be a tough repair. Good job fabricating the hairpin.

Good call leaving it bare plastic!

This kit, in both motorized form and static version, appears in the Monogram catalog leaflet in an early 1964 1/48th Hawker Hurricane kit in my collection. However, from what I recall, this kit was a rare sight on store shelves by that time. I don't remember any of my model-building buddies having one back then in spite of the relatively long time it was available. At $1.98 for the non-motorized version and $2.98 for one with the electric motor this was a rather pricey kit. It's gone from the catalog leaflet in an early '65 kit on my shelf.

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I remember this from my younger years !!! Super save !!!!!

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Excellent save, one of my favorite kits!

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That brings back memories. I built one about 40 years ago and (brush) painted in in bright blue with a white interior. Wish it would be re-issued!

steve

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I believe its close to the Sizzler dragster, another Monogram release, in scale. larger than 1/24 scale. in fact now that I think about it, the blown hemi from the Sizzler would make a nice transplant.

Very nice restore/save of that one and I like all the decals.

jb

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