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Art & Inspiration Build Your Own (die cast) Hot Rod!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,969


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Build Your Own (die cast) Hot Rod!


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  2. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 521


    Here is my Acme 32 roadster.

    acme 32 kit (6) (800x600).jpg acme 32 kit (10) (800x600).jpg
  3. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 9,919

    from Tampa, FL

    The box art reminds me of their previous kit. This is a new one, right? Price? Thanx, Gary
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  4. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,675

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Wow, not even that bad of a price for it either.
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  5. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 5,890


    If I am reading their website correctly, the kit was $129 and is out of stock
  6. Normant93
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 83


    Great post JB. When I was a kid I loved building Hubley die-cast models with my Dad.
    Of course he was all about making them accurate in every way, which also translated into the actual cars he bought/restored, he was always saying "they're only original once". Of course for me, as I got a little older and could do them myself, the real fun/creativity was combining parts from different kits to build what I considered 'hot rods' as a 10-12 year old. I think he admired my creativity, but would laugh and shake his head when he saw some of my 'creations'.
    Your post got me thinking about an A coupe, with slicks and a 'Nail-head' I built at the time, I was pretty sure it was still in the Barn somewhere in a box. So after 2 cups of coffee's worth of searching this morning, I was able to dig it out.
    This likely will be the only 'barn find' hot rod A coupe, originally built in the 60's, and in storage for 40+ years I'll ever own!
    Upon closer inspection, I also had to laugh at my 10 year old self's "creativity". the "nail head" turned out to be the original banger on its side with a chunk melted off (hot knife method) and the top of a Buick engine and some other unknown chrome parts glued on. Below are some pictures. I also found the remainders of the donor kit from a '36 roadster model my Dad built... and it had a Chevy Phaeton inside, Bonus!
    I think I might have to order some parts from Acme's website and rebuild the A to it's former glory, I suppose I'll have to leave the patina though, since it is a Hot Rod Survivor!

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  7. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,362

    from wareham,ma

    leave that A alone, they are only original once ya know lol
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  8. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,089


    I've got some A Roadster Hubley kits in the box,maybe this is the catalyst to start on one of them.
  9. I just need someone to offer a die cast '29 RPU kit!

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