1932 Lakes racer.

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This is a 32 Revell roadster with a little flat head motor. Ready for the dry lakes. thanks for looking. Comments welcome. Steve Prideauxpost-1285-0-71177100-1374630545_thumb.jppost-1285-0-61748000-1374630573_thumb.jppost-1285-0-92977100-1374630623_thumb.jp

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Looks jus fine to me !

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Is that R2D2 in the passenger seat??? :lol:

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Looks cool to me .

Harry that is the fuel tank , the hand pump is next to it . It is a former airplane part .

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Looks good Steve.

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Nice job capturing the look and feel of the stripped down early lakes cars.

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Cool!

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Spot on!

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Looks great!

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You nailed it! Looks ready to set some land speed records. - Bill

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hmm love it , the color is perfect also :)

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Right on!! That's awesome.

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Nice job capturing the look and feel of the stripped down early lakes cars.

Agreed. It looks completely authentic.

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GREAT BUILD STEVE!

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Nice and simple. I like it :)

Did you hinge the hood or is it just glued in place?

Edited by PowerPlant

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Very cool and looks authentic

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Harry that is the fuel tank , the hand pump is next to it . It is a former airplane part .

I still say it looks like R2D2! :lol:

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R2Diesel?

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Very cool lakes car, very nicely done!

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:wub: ........Great interior!

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Nicely done! It's got the right look, alright. B):) And there's a lot more to this model than your pictures show. It looks like you went to some lengths to provide the car with period-correct suspension, judging from the bits of the front end peaking through. I'd also love to see more of the interior.

But most interestingly, the car is inspired by a real car from back in the day, the Williams Bros. #159 A-bone which started out with a Flattie around 1948 and then in '54 ran a small block Dodge and ran... 159 MPH at Bonneville. It has been recently restored. You went with the same color, but where on earth did you come up with the decals?

Anyway, sweet build. Thanx!

Here's are a couple of pics of the inspiration car:

WBR_a.jpg

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Edited by Bernard Kron

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I still say it looks like R2D2! :lol:

You are right Harry it does look like an early R2D2.

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very nice!

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Thank you all for the comments. I really appreciate them. Harry, I think it was way before R2D2, he was just called R. !!!.

Bernard, you are correct, I saw the Williams roadster at the Pebble Beach several years ago. The front suspension consists of a brass I-beam axle with working steering back to the steering box, brass springs and shackles. bolted together. The decals were made for by Joe Curtis, on his Alps. ( which just died) Does anybody know of any place that works on Alps printers ? thanks for the interest. Steve Prideaux

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... The front suspension consists of a brass I-beam axle with working steering back to the steering box, brass springs and shackles. bolted together. The decals were made for by Joe Curtis, on his Alps. ( which just died) Does anybody know of any place that works on Alps printers ? ...

I guess I was right. There's a whole lot more to your model than your initial pictures let on! Any chance of seeing some detail pics of the chassis and interior?

Regarding the Alps. here's a link you might find useful" http://www.alps-supplies.com/

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