AMT '32 Ford

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Are we going to do this? No one has posted in a while, I had a hard time finding this thread, let's keep it going. Anybody? Some inspiration please! AMT '32 Fords, I know you've got 'em. :rolleyes::)

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Nice powerplant Ron! Looks cool B)

I'm still in! Just haven't gotten much done on the Phaeton lately :(

Just follow this topic at the top right, or under 'your content' since you've posted in it. Then you won't lose it again :)

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Thanks Jeff, I'm just getting a little excited, expected things to move a little faster. I was beginning to feel all alone here. I'll just finish it and start another. :lol:

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I'm still in, just haven't had time to do much lately on anything but work and personal crisis management. Annoying how life gets in the way of building.

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Maybe it's time to pull this baby out of the closet again then... :)

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I´ll of course lose the Revell axle. It's mocked up on a chassis belonging to this one.

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Which will have to wait a bit longer. :)

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That's what I'm talking about! YES!!!!!! Thanks guys! :)

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I'm going to slow down and let the paint dry. Here are my brush painted whitewalls drying on the bench and waiting for some Dullcote.DSC03964_zps1a7e05db.jpgDSC03967_zps3804bee2.jpg

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Guys, I can only hope I can get near of what you do.

However, I finally received the ammo:

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Well. Deep subject. S'been a while, but I'm still working on her.....

To get the stance I want with the AMT frame, it's going to have to be zeed. More like a new rear section of kickup actually. Marked the position of the axle centerline on the body, then drew in rails that would give me clearance over them for the axle tubes and spring ends.

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Made a pair of rail ends....

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....glued them on....

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..... and hogged out the center of the old blobular bit. I'm leaving the rear stuff in place for strength while I re-work the sides of the rails.

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Next trick is to widen the frame so it fits the body like it's s'posed to. It's WAY too narrow in order to clear the fender unit when it's used.

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The rails are supposed to look like this relative to the body.

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I like where your's is going Ace-Garage Guy! Nice work on the chassis. I'm trying to get the front end lowered on mine, any suggestions? I started making a brass tube axel but, I don't know if this is allowed. Any help will be appreciated.

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Thank you sir. The chassis is moving again...got the rest of the nasty stuff cut out of the rear and a new crossmember put in.

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Far as the front suspension goes, in the spirit of making something nice from a sow's ear, and keeping with early AMT parts, I've decided to modify the dropped axle from an AMT '40 Ford for more detail and pose-able steering.

The stock blobular end is on the right. On the left are the mods in progress, with the axle beam thinned, the old backing plate removed, the steel axle-hole filled, and a new axle-end that will be drilled for a kingpin.

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Hi Fellas, I just came across this community build & have always liked the old AMT 32's.

I have several of the 3 windows & recently got an old built-up Vicky that I plan to rebuild.

The paint on the vicky is actually pretty decent so i was going to leave it ,but the rest of it is rough.

You guys mind if I join in the build with the Vicky?

Joe

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Hi Fellas, I just came across this community build & have always liked the old AMT 32's.

I have several of the 3 windows & recently got an old built-up Vicky that I plan to rebuild.

The paint on the vicky is actually pretty decent so i was going to leave it ,but the rest of it is rough.

You guys mind if I join in the build with the Vicky?

Joe

Please do!!! Welcome!!!

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Far as the front suspension goes, in the spirit of making something nice from a sow's ear, and keeping with early AMT parts, I've decided to modify the dropped axle from an AMT '40 Ford for more detail and pose-able steering.

Thanks, Ace Garage Guy for the tips on the front axel. I tried to use part of your idea useing the '40 Ford axel. I'm not sure it lowered the front end much. Yours is pretty extreme, and I love it!!! Wish I had your kind of skills. Here's a shot of mine. Also starting a Phaeton.DSC04017.jpgDSC04019-1.jpgDSC04016.jpg

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Please do!!! Welcome!!!

Thanks,

Builds are looking good fellas.

Not much of a start,but i did manage to round up a few parts that might go into the build& was thinking of maybe a 352 for power.

will get better pics as i actually get some work done.

The Vicky as I got it...

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Some bits & pieces...

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May go with this look...undecided

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BTW found this in a box of of junk i bought.....Any idea if it was an issued kit or mebbe just something that was bashed together? AMT, Revell,MPC? no markings on any of the parts.

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Looks like an MPC body to me Joe . It is the keep on truckin body.

This is kitbashed .

What are the wheels that you have on the Vicky ?

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Looks like an MPC body to me Joe . It is the keep on truckin body.

This is kitbashed .

What are the wheels that you have on the Vicky ?

Thanks for the info Andy, The wheels & chassis are from a franklin mint " bonnie & clyde" ford.

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Thanks Joe .

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...made a new floor, subrails to keep enerything aligned, and inner fenders....

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...got a spindle made up and the front ride-height set...

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...and put it all together to measure for the rear axle location....

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Thanks, Ace Garage Guy for the tips on the front axel. I tried to use part of your idea useing the '40 Ford axel. I'm not sure it lowered the front end much.

Glad it helped. Really REALLY like the rake on the green roadster. That is parfect stance for that car. Phaeton's looking fine too.

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Great stuff so far, pplz.

I finally started my first contribution, which I fear is rather subtle in comparison to your gentlemen's efforts.

What I have in mind is a very traditional Roadster. Smooth is the overall theme. I don't want to see hinges, door handles, etc. I want it gold metallic, white interior, and big'n'littles on Babymoons from the '51 Chevy. Stance is everything...

And since tis particular Roadster kit came with a not fully moulded windscreen frame, I'll use the surplus chopped windscreen frame from one of my Phaeton kits.

So here we go.

Cut out the rear wheel wells since 'out of the box' it just doesn't allow for anything wider than the skinny stock wheels, without protruding from the wings.

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This is the stance I want to achieve. -ish:

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For me, it's all the subtle changes that add up to a wholesome something.

Rootliebed the bonnet:

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The headlamps sit too high for my taste, so I had to fill in the openings for the headlamp bar. I'll drill new ones below the original ones.

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I did away with the front cross bar at the same time.

Trying to rework the rear dumb irons and petrol tank:

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Mmmmmmm watermelon........ :lol:

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Mmmmmmm watermelon........ :lol:

Lol Yeah it's kinda funky looking,but I like it :D Think I'm gonna leave it & throw a clear coat on it.

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Glassed inside the chop seams so I can get on with finishing the outside without the possibility of breaking the thin bonds on the pillars.

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Do you guys think this one is too far along to enter?

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