1933 Speedstar Coupe Retro Dry Lakes Style

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This is a build meant to look like taking a current Speedstar Body and going retro with Muroc Drylakes styling cues. It is going to be Ford Washington Blue and has bomber seats and aluminum trim inside. It has machined trailing arms, brake drums to look like a modern slicked down billet verision of Buick drums, aluminum dropped axle with coil overs on all four corners, and may or may not use the front bumper pictured.

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This looks an interesting build. Mind if I tag along?

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That was in the background of your Vickie, wasn't it? I meant to ask about it. Looks good.

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Oh yeah, another killer model in the works. Keep it going.

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Another great looking creation. Love the stance. Where did you get those cool wheels?

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Got color on this one this week. It isn't polished yet, still needs a little cure time. Its MCW 36 Ford Washington Blue.

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Very nice so far. I agree about the stance and the cool wheels. B):) What is the body you are using as the basis? It doesn't look like the Flintstone Bonneville racer you used on you earlier (and very nice) blue, flamed Alloway style build.

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I'll watch this one also. I'm curious about the chassis build.

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Very nice so far. I agree about the stance and the cool wheels. B):) What is the body you are using as the basis? It doesn't look like the Flintstone Bonneville racer you used on you earlier (and very nice) blue, flamed Alloway style build.

Thanks Bernard. Its a Flintstone body also but its the tracknosed version. Since Alloway's used the Speedstar cabin area for the tracknosed coupe as well as the regular Speedstar, it made it very convenient that FLintstone had a tracknosed verison also. The front wheels are the 32 Roadster wheels in the RM kit and the rear are Pegasus Hellas in a hoop I had machined by MAS to mate them with the tires from the Escalade kit. I wanted a taller skinnier tire to help pull off the lakes look a little better.

I'll watch this one also. I'm curious about the chassis build.

There is no chassis. Its a curbside with full interior detail and alot of aluminum on the exposed suspension parts.

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Nice color, it looks like if you use decals or graphics they are going to really stand out. Nice.

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sweet rod

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Had a little progress this week....I polished out the paint and got started on detailing the interior. Here are some pics....

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Nice. Very nice.

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This is....AWESOME !

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Miles deep shine, it can't get better than that! Nice.

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Blue mirror......... B)

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Looks awesome so far. Nice job on the paint. Wheels are great too!

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Here are some pics of the grille I made for the coupe. It is made of Aluminum mesh. It was tricky getting the horizontal and vertical bows in it without developing a kink.

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Awesome grill but you got to share how you did it. Inquireing minds want to know...

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another killer build from you bryan.awesome work :D

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Here are the tailights for the coupe. Pretty much the same as the Vicky build I am working on. I like these because it leaves the decklid area smooth and I have found some cool lenses that work well with these tailights. In 1:1 everybody shortens the stands on 37 Ford tailights or uses 37 Chevy tailights etc. to make these. I use 1/8 styrene rod and file them to shape and then sand them smooth before paint and primer. I mount them via an .020 styrene "pin" inserted halfway through the housing and located via a hole in the rear pan. They also have a cool look on a turn table as the light catches them.

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I really like this. Great color. Also would like you to share how you formed the grill.

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this is awesome!! stance=A+++!!!

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Got some progress pics from tonight. Got the aluminum radius rods installed, safety wired the knockoffs, front and rear suspension installed and the interior in since last posting....

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Safety wire! Brilliant!

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