'34 Ford Dry Lakes Roadster and matched race team set

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Dry Lakes Style ’34 Ford Roadster – Part of matched race team set

Based on a resin 1934 Ford Roadster body courtesy of Chuck Mier at Altered States Models (http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com/) and the chassis, interior and front clip from an AMT ’34 Ford 5-window coupe, this early postwar style dry lakes racer is part of a race team set along with a ’40 Ford sedan delivery and a scratch built trailer. The modifications and fabrication on this car were extensive. Here’s a breakdown of the parts used for both the roadster and for the trailer.

Thanx for lookin’,
B.

The Roadster:
Body and interior: Main body by Chuck Mier at Altered States Models; hood and grill from from an AMT ’34 Ford 5-window coupe, filled front fender aprons courtesy of Ed Fluck at Drag City Casting (http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/member_dealer_directory/drag-city-casting-/). Bare metal interior modified from an AMT ’34 Ford bucket with strip styrene and a resin bomber seat courtesy of ThePartsBox.com.
Chassis & Suspension: AMT ’34 Ford chassis, Z’d at rear, front and rear crossmembers shaved. Rear suspension: AMT ’34 Ford rear spring, Revell Tony Nancy Double Dragster Halibrand quick change differential, AMT ’25 T axle housings, AMT ’34 Ford stock rear wishbone. Front suspension: Monogram ’37 Ford dropped front axle with spring reversed, AMT ’34 Ford front wishbone.
Motor and Transmission: Ford flathead V8 and transmission from a Revell ’40 Ford Street Rod. Custom resin 4-carb manifold. Stromberg 97 carburetors courtesy of Early Years Resin (http://www.freewebs.com/earlyyearsresin/bodys.htm) .
Wheels and Tires: AMT ’40 Ford front and rear wheels. Moon discs courtesy of Parts By Parks. Tires courtesy of The Modelhaus (http://www.modelhaus.com/).
Paint and Graphics: Duplicolor Wimbledon White and Duplicolor Dark Jade Green Metallic. Testors Aluminum Plate Metalizer interior. Home made decals.

The Trailer:
Scratch built from various shapes of Evergreen and Plastruct plastic. Springs, wheels and tires from an AMT ’37 Chevrolet coupe.


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Fine looking race rig, Bernard. You always do an outstanding job of capturing just the right period feel in all of your builds, and the rake and stance on both of these is spot-on too...as usual.

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Super cool and SHINY :) :) :) too. I love it!

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Thanx! As always, I dig that you all dig it! :) Here's some detail shots I forgot to post:

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Looks perfect , as in period correct ! Great build !

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nice combo

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Nice work Bernard B)

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They both look great, Fabulous setup and detail...

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Thanx again everyone! The set is boxed up and ready for its trip down south. I still can't believe I got this whole thing done in time... I hope to see some MCM-ers at the NNL.

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That's NICE!

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Thats cool, nice job

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Outstanding Mr. B! That idea for the "red heads" is really cool and sets the 34 apart from the norm. Have a great time at the NNL today. Maybe I'll make it there next year.

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A home-run, Bernard!

I love the whole thing. You got the 'feel' just right and the flathead looks great.

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Gorgeous work Bernard.

Stunners !

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Man Bernard, that is totally an outstanding race team!!! Great idea to do the combo, they look so old and traditional... :D

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Just going through my old posts and I discovered that in my haste to scuttle off to the NNL I never gave proper Thanx!! to all the kind comments that followed. So... Thanx again for the appreciation. It means a lot to me. :)B)
B.

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thats really "KQQL".... B)

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Real nice work , it all looks so right for that time.

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Very nice !

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Thanx again! B):)

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I missed this post some how. Very nice job on everything, I love it! Your photos are exceptional. I love the engine shot with the salt on it.

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Thanx Ron!

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WOW....this is neat!!!!!

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nice build ! like the flathead motor detail!

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Great racing set! Very nicely done!

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