32 Ford Twin Hemi Skull Rod "Mr Sinister" Finished!


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Hello everyone, this is a new build I started it's one of my entries for this years Cannonball Run cbp as the title says it's a 32 Ford Sedan Street Rod from Revell. I plan to build it as a custom Hot Rod that will house two 426 Hemi's, chop the top, and do a few other things that I'll keep secret for now. I haven't really decided on a color yet, I'm thinking about a nice candy apple red but it's subject to change.

I just started to build the frame, I thought it would be better to build a frame rather than extend the original. So after some planing, burnt fingers and a few choice words this is what I got. This is also my first attempt at a custom frame so we'll see where it goes.

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That's where it's at right now, I'll start re-building a 67 GTX soon for the same contest, I just want to get this a little further along seeings how this is uncharted water for me.

Thanks for looking!

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Nice thorough planning. That's gonna be a lot of motor.

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Two Hemi's?!? How are you gonna keep it on the ground?!

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Beautiful work on that frame!!

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Nice thorough planning. That's gonna be a lot of motor.

Thanks!

Two Hemi's?!? How are you gonna keep it on the ground?!

I'm still working on that part. :lol:

Beautiful work on that frame!!

Thanks!

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Quick update, There was a slight oversight made when I measured the width of the frame, my measurements were made using the out side of the body not the inside. :rolleyes: The frame also sat higher in the rear than I wanted so after separating it and a little modification the problem was solved and I'm happy with it now.

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The front brace is only taped on for now, I still don't know exactly where the engines will sit. After a little mock up test on the differential I think it's too narrow for what I want so I've been modding a slightly wider differential for a little bit wider stance in the back.

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Sorry for the size difference I was messing around with the settings a little.

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After looking at the picture I just realized that the shock mount on the left is a little crooked so I'll have to fix that.

Thanks for looking!

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Here's another little update, it's going pretty smooth for now the differential is in so now it can stand on it's own.

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And Here it is, the tires are from a 67 Chevelle pro street but I got these by themselves online.

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I must say I'm happy to see it sitting on it's tires like this not looking like a complete tragedy. lol

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Thanks for looking!

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Lookin' really good , Jonathan ! Nice work on the frame , it should be a hairy ride with 2 Hemi motors !

Your camera is a great tool ! Take pictures of everything you do and study the photos . You'll see stuff you never saw while building it !

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This is looking like the HotWheel Way 2 Fast. Is that your inspiration? I'll be watching this one. Keep up the good work!

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Lookin' really good , Jonathan ! Nice work on the frame , it should be a hairy ride with 2 Hemi motors !

Your camera is a great tool ! Take pictures of everything you do and study the photos . You'll see stuff you never saw while building it !

Thanks, it's amazing what can be seen in a picture that was missed in real life.

This is looking like the HotWheel Way 2 Fast. Is that your inspiration? I'll be watching this one. Keep up the good work!

Yeah the Way 2 Fast was a big inspiration but I also wanted to do it because I haven't seen one done before.

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Today with the help of my good friends Knife, File, and Sandpaper the tranny from the front engine was removed and setup to link the engines together. Both engines are from 67 GTX's. I have 2 because when I tried to build one 7 - 8 odd years ago as my second or third build ever I messed it up somehow. I don't really remember but either the paint screwed up or something fell on it. In any case the body was toast. Wal-Mart at the time had all their models clearanced out for like 5 bucks so I just got another and that's how I ended up with 2 identical engines.

Anyway that's the story behind the engines now here are some pictures, starting with engine #1

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Engine #2

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And here they are linked up, I tried my hand at making a flywheel for engine #1 but it didn't turn out to well so I may end up redoing it later on

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Thanks for looking! :)

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Update time, not much done though just the motor mounts, some bracing and mounts for the trailing arms.

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And that's all for now. :)

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GREAT PROJECT!!! Nice Progress..

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this is going to be a sick 32 when your done!! awsome skills!!

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GREAT PROJECT!!! Nice Progress..

Thanks Ira

this is going to be a sick 32 when your done!! awsome skills!!

Thanks Joshua

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This looks like it will be a cool project

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The driver of that wicked machine is going to need a flight suit! Loving the frame work.

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This looks like it will be a cool project

Thanks!

The driver of that wicked machine is going to need a flight suit! Loving the frame work.

Ha ha, yep, thanks!

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The final braces for the frame are done, now onto working on the body.

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Started and finished work on the fuel tank, that's about it. I haven't been able to do much due to my allergies, it's hard to work on something when you can't see it lol. Anyway work on the body has been put on hold for now do to that.

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As seen in this last picture I've also been working on the floor board so if my allergies let up a little I'll see about finishing that up.

Thanks for looking! :)

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Update time after a short break I got back to it and finished up the floor boards.

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I also made a coupler (of sorts) for the engines.

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Now I'm on to doing some body work, thanks for looking!

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floor boards look good, nice job!

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Wow this is a great build to watch.

Doing a very nice job, and can't wait to see the end result.

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Jonathan why are you using two accessory drive systems (i.e. alternator) ?

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Whoa! I thought I read twin Hemi :o

And that fuel-tank is madness! :D

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