Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Bob McGee 32 Roadster


Recommended Posts

This is a tribute to the McGee/Scritchfield/Meyer 32 Roadster. It’s not an exact replica, but close. 
 

Many thanks to Ed at Drag City castings for the top. It’s his piece that inspired the entire build.

Built from a Revell 32 roadster mostly box stock with the dash, windshield and grille insert from the 32 Rat Roadster kit. Flathead from the 32 sedan kit, and complete front suspension from the Revell Model A roadster, as well as wheels and tires from the same kit. 50 Pontiac tail lights from the 32 5w kit.
 

The hood was the most challenging, I grafted in louvers for the hood top, and filed down original hood sides to the correct configuration. Tamiya red with wet look clear for paint. 
 

The main modifications to resemble the real one is the shortened and peaked frame horns, filled cowl vent and the extended trunk lid. 

BD68D5F7-1595-42EE-ABA9-622C4941419E.jpeg

678A33CC-A7C1-4386-BB22-AFD34D9F15E8.jpeg

5FDC1A65-DC71-42F9-8BAA-0922614FB5DB.jpeg

78E70775-C377-48F5-B1A8-F2854BB21F04.jpeg

6332B2EA-F036-4246-9055-8902DDCBFD2C.jpeg

3D8188CA-C7E4-4CBF-9AA2-3AD5E3DF5489.jpeg

ED66BD2A-9634-4957-A731-E30F466C0481.jpeg

BB19D7E4-0DE5-41E4-B5F7-219B2443EEAC.jpeg

35E09EF2-84D1-4806-9B6A-5D4B028915F0.jpeg

D4E636EF-9363-43DC-B1B0-9BE8C84F0242.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/9/2021 at 5:45 PM, tim boyd said:

Dan....excellent use of kitbashing and a very convincing result, too.   Big Congrats!   TIM 

Thank you Tim, I've been drooling over your builds in SAE since I was a kid. 

13 hours ago, vr1000 said:

Dan - I just saw the real 1:1 car at the Petersen Museum this morning and I have to say that you nailed it!

 

Thanks! That's high praise!

 

Thank you to everyone else who shared kind words.  Maybe one day I'll build a 1:1 32 Roadster.

Link to post
Share on other sites

My hat is off to you for identifying all the pieces necessary to build such a convincing replica.  Isn't it wonderful that Revell over the last 25 years has given us such a diverse range of important hot rod model parts?  Almost like the 21st century version of AMT trophy kits.

A lot of people would not have noticed the full length trunk lid. And Ed's rooves are a great addition to any traditional rod. 

Congratulations on a beautiful model.

Cheers

Alan

Link to post
Share on other sites

While it may not be an exact replica the McGee roadster inspiration is immediately identifiable. Great stance, proportions and clean red paint job!

It also makes me smile every time I see one of the parts I mastered (top) for Drag City Casting get used! 😁

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...