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I want to try channeling one of the ones I have waiting, but I've actually never done a full channel. One thing I noticed on the white coupe was the grill. I actually drilled holes and put thin steel rods into them for the vertical insert. But I doubt I can ever do that again with my failing eyesight and arthritis. I have so many projects I want to get back to, but our move from Vegas to NorCal has put me so far behind. Cramming a 3500' house with a big 3 car garage into one with about 2800 and a 2 car just isn't working. We already added a big garage with a huge deck above to the other end of the house, but it's still full of shop tools and boxes of "stuff". Somehow I will get back to these magnificent cars and all those decisions of "how" and "what" to do next......like what am I going to do for the next '34 grill???

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Another thread back from the dead of 2012. Oh what the heck....

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A '34 pickup / stake bed that was built by Tom Tremantano from the Liars Club. I bought it from him at a show, I never even noticed the NNL East plate until I got it home.

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My '34 Ford sedan. It has a Plymouth flathead six and has been sectioned a few scale inches.

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I built this one from the snap kit. Wanted to create one of those Sears slide in pickup boxes from that era.

If I was to get a 1:1 street rod today, I'd rather find a nice '34 than a '32... they are just too common!

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Not exactly what you requested, but there's a lot of 34s here, so here's my ZZ Top ( Monogram) . Built in 1988.

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Here's a '34 Cabriolet I stuck together last Fall. It started life as the awful looking Thom Taylor kit. I used the body, top and frame then bashed or scratched everything else. I'm still quite pleased with it.

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Here's a '34 Pickup I did a few years back as an early 60's Altered drag racer. I was going for a vintage box-art vibe. It was inspired by an illustration of the original AMT instructions showing building ideas by George Barris.

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wow, don't know how I missed this thread for so long...

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This is a great thread . Have always liked the monogram 33-34 fords.

Here are my newest kids.

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Here's my '34 shop truck.2011-07-04183913.jpg

Really like the "hand formed" aluminum hood look you achieved..

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Great selection so far. The '34 is such a classic design that it makes a tremendous canvas for a wide variety of ,build styles. It's especially impressive what has been done with the lowly Revell Snap Fast kit.This particular build is one of my all-time favorites and I never tire of seeing it:P1010014.jpgThere's also a great Australian ,hot rod and custom modeler named Bryce Michelmore. Bryce doesn't frequent the MCM board but he builds a mean '34. Here are some examples of his work (the first 2 are Revell snap kits) - hopefully he won't mind my presuming to share them with you all:img_2029.jpg343WHiboy04-vi.jpgIMG_7573.jpgIMG_7662.jpg

Love that wine color, and how many noticed the Ford Y block stuffed in there? Excellent job.

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That orange coupe is pretty sharp, exceptional quality, only one point, I really think that it would need more than just the center block motor mounts, the transmission mount didn't get bolted in, because I know you made a nice tubular mount, possibly even chromed it that is why it is still in the shop.

And coil overs and the old Ford buggy spring? Might be a tad hard on the back on a very long ride.

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This is still a w.i.p.. I wrapped the grill from the kit with .10 styrene to make it look finished without the hood and sides.

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Really like the "hand formed" aluminum hood look you achieved..

Thanks very much. It's just BMF over the kit hood, distressed with a little 1000 grit.

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