Flaming pink '32 roadster

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This isn't really finished-finished, as it's missing engine wiring and some other detail parts, but it DOES live in a clear plastic box on the shelf, and is probably as "finished" as it's going to get in this lifetime, so I hope it qualifies for Under Glass.

It's something I threw together from an early issue AMT '32 Ford gluebomb and some other stuff lying around. I started to strip the chipped, pink-painted and flamed body, and then decided it could make a passable patinaed survivor barn-find, getting a new lease on life. Blown Chrysler Hemi.

It was just a quick, fun build to have something else "done" on the shelf, but it was a lot of fun. I hope it makes you smile.

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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I have to say I like it, but personally I would love to see it finished. It's got just the right look.

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Cool, very cool!

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Finish it already. What a cool looking hot rod.

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The oil pan is a dead man..I love it

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me likes it...u should finish it thou... B)

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Ya, finish it.

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The paint job is perfect. Add a few details and you got yourself a hot rod

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I will join the finish club. It has a great look and the right stance already. I really kind of like the finish on the body as is. Go for it!!! Oh, and the oil pan would not stand a chance on a 1:1 but, you could raise the engine a little with taller motor mounts, just an idea I thought I would throw in.

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At least throw some headers on it to make it appear complete. I love the patina'd look.

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Now that's a rat rod. Very cool.

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Okay, finish it all the way I will.

A 1:1 mod on these old Hemis is to raise the deep part of the sump (and the pickup) and lower the ends....split the difference, so to speak. It raises the oil level closer to the crank, but a windage tray pretty well sorts the whole thing out. Better than raising a 700+ pound engine higher in the chassis. Still gotta be careful, but it's not immediate disaster like the deal here would be.

Other than polishing the metalizer on the hood and putting glass in the windshield, headlights, and adding rear lights, the body will stay as-is.

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Sounds like a winner with all the mods! Hope to see some more pictures. ;)

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I really like it. I love the stances and styles that you come up with on the 32's. You make me want to build one!

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Other than polishing the metalizer on the hood and putting glass in the windshield, headlights, and adding rear lights, the body will stay as-is.

Good idea idea. It just looks too good.

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Now this i like.

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I personaly like the survivor look.

It exudes class without having a "rat" look.

thanks for posting

James aka Joker

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I dig it as-is. Nothing wrong with a sketch...

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I like it !

If you put a scale for sale on it could be finished .LOL

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nice one, I love it.

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I agree very nice looking rod,it does at least need the plug wires imho.

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I cant wait to see the finished model.....great job!!!

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Definitely needs the headers and plug wires along with the glass parts; then it's good enough done!!

Nice.

B)

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Another cool roadster, I like it just how it sits now. To me it kinda looks like a nice barn find or something along those lines.

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nice rat rod 32 ford.

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