32 3-window coupe ,flathead v8 , " scalp't " , painted metallic copper

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hey all ,

my next build , the 3-window coupe from revell

the boxart >

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so first i markes a smaller piece just to look what happened

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then tried to get a idea for the next step with these wheels

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maybe i can make some roof support beams of real wood ?

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The reason the T was done that way is that Ts had a fabfic-coverd, built-up roof with a lot of wood. The '32 Ford 3-window had a soft roof insert like this...

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...and when opened up looks like this (a '34)

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Hot-rodders have been filling the soft-insert with steel for a smoother look for a very long time. Removing so much OEM steel would quite thoroughly destroy the structural integrity of the body shell, though you could restore some of it with wood. Probably not a mod that would ever occur in 1:1, as good 3-window shells are worth their weight in gold. Still, a car with a badly damaged roof could be turned into something cool by what you're doing, and a lot of hot-rods came to be that way. Interesting. The Model A had a lot of wood in the roof and might give you some ideas. This is the wood for a '28-'29.

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i knew that , also knew people would never cut that cab up irl .. but its like i wanted to do something unique and a bit out of the box .. i hope it turns out right started work on the chassis , 408513_247357698730481_1556133970_n.jpg321071_247357658730485_441865736_n.jpg66399_247357668730484_2088793247_n.jpg19004_247357718730479_1981218113_n.jpg i will run the driveshaft true the cab with a nice tunnel

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Looking good. She's gonna be LOW !!!

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LOOKS GREAT SO FAR

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thnx , well alls till rough work and tbh i only had a tiny bit of styrene and only these angled ones ..

but after the chassis is done i will add more and clean up everything..

and yes low it will be , i'm doing it like this with the modified chassis and the cab on the rails because i never did that

only channeled with a modified chassis

i was curious on the outcome

it will be really low but in a way wont look that extreme because the roof isnt chopped and the cab is on the chassis..

sometimes i just want to try new stuff , otherwise it becomes boring :) and i canb dream up these revell kist now , the manual hasnt been opened ounce lol

here is a dryfit with the drivetrain , the transmission and drive axle really dont come up in the cab , just a hair

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on the chassis

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this is what was left , just a tad inside , i made a tunnel from a old airplain bomb / rocket

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i tried some bucket seats but i liked the bench more so i'm keeping that in

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this is just a rough idea , just to check how wood looked

so this isnt the width or how i want to use it

i will make a real frame following the outerlines of the gap and make some pillars in between

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tunnel of the old airplane rocket

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now i need to close the front gaps up with some styrene

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and tested the inner flare behind the wheel to cover the gap up (included in the kit)

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That Deuce is gonna be one sweeet lookin' rod.

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Very nice man!

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do you happen to have to original wheels and tires? I'm interested in them if you do and are willing to let them go... Nice build by the way!

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Never seen a 32 with the roof cut out that way but I'm liking it!!!! Got a kool look to it. Can't wait to see more!!!!!!

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Now that's a different take on the '32! B)

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youre a madman i love it. i framed out the roof of this 29 ford i like that look post-7950-0-66821200-1359176436_thumb.jp

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Looks like an awesome build.

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thnx all !!

do you happen to have to original wheels and tires? I'm interested in them if you do and are willing to let them go... Nice build by the way!

well yes but to start with i live in holland / the netherlands :) also i could use them in the future myself..

the rear peices already got used in a nother build ..

i often pick parts from stash kits because i never intend to build a kit how it "should" be build :)

and @ ryanm , yes that sort of the idea i had ..

since the cab has got round edges i need to make a frame that really follows the lines and i also would like to try to get a slight buldge shape in them so its not flat on top..

but not sure yet it could easely become some steel reinforcement ... we will see

today i want to try and give the edge some more shape with a small strip maybe so it does not look so cut of

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Nice work Richard. Love it.

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This is looking great!

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double posted again (forum issue ??) and cant delete this post , so see the one below this pleay :)

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thnx both :) !!!!

well today i started on the engine i will use :)

a flathead v8 ......i'm going to supercharge it

the flathead >

i drilled out the sparkplug openings , weird enough they where not in line , i wanted to drill the circles , otherwise i would have to drill into the edges ,, just a kit flaw .. i think after everything is in its not that obvious

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the front of the engine is flattened so i can make new pulley's

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dryfit , i like the fact the body is still high and the rear axle shows

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fitted the inner wells

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this is the ride hight , i wanted to do something i didnt do before , i love chopped and channeled but this time i did more to the chassis and kept the body on the chassis tbh its lightly over the chassis but not much)

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rear wheels will sit wider i have to make something to get them further out

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just fits , the steering rod clears the radiator , the flathead hoses fit nciely against the radiator , i will make a nice thicker piece where they fit in

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now i'm starting the supercharger :)

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The title should say 32 Ford "SCALP'T"

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Lookin good!!!!!

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The title should say 32 Ford "SCALP'T"

thats a good one yes :) hahahaha love that !!

the chrome left on the pics is stuff that would not come of after de-chroming i had this before and i know that after primer you wont see it ..

got the partsboxes out and started to look for usable parts to get the engine blown :)

started with ....

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then added the red plate ...

and the top pulley is actually one that was part of the system that belngs to this engine

i cut away the rest and used that on top

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then took ablower belt and drilled a hole in the center of the top pulley

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wich then slided over the top one i already fitted

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then made a top plate and added a offenhauser dueal carb system , the valve covers on the engine are offenhauser as well , after paint i hope the offenhauser text is better visible

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back plate

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found these brass stacks , they where on a iron string , dont know what they where

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bended some copper line

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now i want to make the distributer

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very cool, great idea and awesome work ,looking forward to your next update...

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Love what you did with cutting out the roof!!

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thnx guys :)

now that the flathead is pretty build , i can really dryfit and check dimensions started wotk on the undercarridge / chassis

and used the axle supports of the kit , dechromed them cut them up in pieces and placed them like this , bit fantasy-ish

never did this much chassis work , but i'm also still growing and inspired by loads of awsome build here i just keep getting more and more idea's

next time i really want to buy styrene and get what i really need to really be able to build it even better

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so to hide the uglyness due to the angle styreen i closed the cross member behind the cab and made round openings for the axle supports

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then made a plate op styrene on the back side of the chassis , behind the axle

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cut up the gastank so the axle and springs would clear and kind of used that to finish it of looking decent

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dryfit and the stance , this is the final ridehight

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the creations all parked together

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Interesting build. I like it.

It's easy to follow along with all the progress pictures you post.

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