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1936 Ford Street Rod

January 25, 2015 · in Automotive · · 36 · 2.3K

1936 . 1/25th. Kit from the 60's that has recently been rereleased. Latest release version has globs of molded plastic on the bottom side like a resin slush mold that needed clean up before any building could start. a couple days worth of sanding, filling & more sanding. Frame & exhaust was molded to the floor pan so all that was cut loose & a new floor pan created. The frame is pinned to the floor so it is removable. Front & rear suspension, drivetrain & steering was adapted from the Phantom Vicky kit. Small block Ford engine is from the Revell '32 Ford kit. Engine is wired, new pulley & belts scratched, radiator sectioned & radiator hoses scratched. Body has a #scale inch section tapered to the front giving it a built in rake. Running boards removed. The interior is pretty much stock with aftermarket gauges. Door panels had to be cut down because of the body section. Duval windshield is a soft metal with Bare Metal foil. This was salvaged from my parts box.

Paint is Testors One Coat lacquer decanted & shot thru a external feed airbrush. Metalflake was too thick for my internal mix guns.

Thanks for looking. If you want to see more of the build process it's posted at WIP.
Hope you enjoy it.

Steve those are the Douglas packs from the Phantom Vicky kit. The exhaust & tail pipes are scratch built from the old Auto World flexible plastic. Still flexible from the 60's when I got it.

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  1. Sharp lookin' rod there, Al...nice job.

  2. Al! that is Sooooo fine a Hot Rod! I love the way you used the different shades of green from top to bottom. I can sure tell you know about cars from the engineering put into the chassis.
    That is one Smokin Hot Rod.
    California Steve

    • Thanks Steve. I will admit I had to be thinking at least two steps ahead on this one. When I modified one thing it usually affected about three areas down the line.

  3. Great looking roadster Al, although I was hoping you were going to do the coupe. Nice craftsmanship on all the alterations nonetheless.

  4. This is a real gem. The engine detail adds to the WOW factor of this model. Well done!

    • Appreciate your comments Morne. Had to make a front motor mount & seriously modify the firewall to get that engine in there. Just barely clears the bottom of the hood.

  5. I went back and looked again at your WIP post and still couldn't find any mention of the wheels. I can remember those cool-lookin' gray mag wheels (they were my favorite on street rods). Looks like you nailed the "look" of 'em. Were they included in the kit and what did you paint 'em with?

    • Should have mentioned them Craig. I bought them assembled at the Toledo NNL. A vendor makes them & sells them in packs of 4. All different designs. This one was similar to the early Keystone mags. Unfortunately he doesn't put a name or contact info on the packages so I have no way to reach him except the show.

  6. I like two-tone split with the greens on the chassis and the body shell. Nice looking street car, Al.

  7. I've been looking forward to seeing this one finished, Al, and I'm definitely not disappointed. It's one sweet looking car, everything is just right, the detailing, paintwork, and just the way it stands...terrific.

  8. Cool looking motor there Al. Like it.

  9. Wrrrooooommmm
    Great car, Al. Love it 🙂

  10. Looks great Al, love the color as well as the motor work. Nice job

  11. Haven't seen this one in the flesh since Al got it done, but it certainly is beautiful. The pictures don't really do justice to the transition between the greens, some of the best painting I've ever seen.
    Well done my friend.

  12. One cool car there Al, nice indeed.
    Well done sir.

  13. Thats beautiful, Al...!

  14. That's so cool. 🙂

  15. Grateful for the positive comment Paul.

  16. Hello Al...Very nice job on that '36 Ford. Did the license tag come with the kit or was it custom made? I ask because I'm working on my first car model in about 30 years ('58 T-bird) and I'd love to have a custom tag for it.

    • Thanks Jim. The plates are reduced photos of actual plates you can usually buy at the automotive model swap meets. You usually get about 20 to a sheet. I've had mine for a while so don't know a supplier off hand. The surround is PE that I attach with Future. If you are good with are computor you could do the plates yourself.

  17. A sweet model of a sweet ride. The engine compartment looks real fine, what do you use for wiring?

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