The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.
work in progress, 63 Impala
Good stuff so far this week, keep it coming!
Really good stuff ,Thanks guys!
Can't take credit away from Frank. I traded him a Uncertain "T" model for this 52 Pro Mod Willys. Thanx, Frank
I remember Bob Wingate, who also dealt in 55-56-57 chevies,, advertised in Hemmings a lot,
IF its same guy, wonder if he is still alive?
.............................Would be interesting to find out for sure.
so here is the first mock up of the willys gasser build. i had built a straight axle with the original stock axle...it didnt end up working. couldnt get the wheels to attach to the front end, so i scraped it and started over on the front axle. also went with a different set of wheels than the box set wheels...but i also changed those aswell.
so here it is. pretty much complete. just need to throw on paint, decals and clear it. right now its in primer...or at least thats what i thought at first. i didnt research painting models very well, but i used Testors "grey semi-gloss primer" Enamal. i then started to dry sand also going to build a rollcage, possibly make some other small details; racing harness, plug wires, radiator hose, etc. for paint, im going with Testors "gloss bright lime" Enamel. for anyone with some advice, what is the best paint to use for models? ive only ever used testors enamal paint for everything. i am open to new suggestions.
hood on. different wheels. back wheels are box stock and front wheels are from parts box.
front view. added the moon tank. going to add moon eyes to tank. need to add head lights.
the straight axle. i built it out of a broken axle. found two leafs and an axle piece and stuck them together.
interior view. painted testors enamel flat steel with gloss sublime green stripe and flat black floors
was a fun build. made a pro-street willys into a gasser. not much modification. my first build in a long time. first of many to come.
I'm looking for a Riley two port head in 1/25 scale. Does anybody know of a source for resin ones? If not I would be interested in buying one, if some one has a left over from a kit.
Thanks and take care, Tool Roomer
Revell 29roadster pu has a riley to port in it!
I'm not sure if this link will work, but the Blacktop Barons are hosting a hot rod model car show on 2/10 just south of Chicago, near Joliet, in New Lenox, IL.
VFW Post 9545
323 Old Hickory Rd, New Lenox, Illinois 60451
"Well Here we are again, weather is getting colder and everyone is gonna start "hibernating"
Well we say while you're inside why not build a model and show it off at a "Car Show"
So Save the Date February 20th 2015 at the VFW Post in New Lenox IL. We your Friendly Blacktop Barons Car Club will be hosting our second model car show.
The show is gonna be a lot like the previous two.
All Cars entered for voting have to be 1/25th scale and 1964 and older ( like a "normal" car show, just in model form)
The Categories are..
monsters/ sci fi
Kids under under 13 will be put in the Kids class
Anything "newer" than 1964 and you still want to show it off anyways we will have "Spectator Parking" for any of those classes and any "Gimmick" or "Stock" models will be parked there also.
There will be a Cash bar for drinks
and music to boot
There will be a $5 cover charge.
Dont wait till it is too late, Start Building now, and you can Enter as many models as you care to Build
We may even have a section for SOME dioramas
So Come one, Come All this is a Family Friendly event For all to enjoy
See you There"
Getting all the parts to build a 40 ford standard coupe using AMT parts,have the 39/40 sedan fenders,hood and grille along with a couple complete chassis and just waiting on a coupe body and interior I got from ebay today.
I already have two of the kits you pictured, they both have the Winfield flathead. I guess it's time to start scratch building one. Thanks.
The Riley two port is in the 31 sedan kit from Revell. It has been issued many times over the years and was reissued fairly recently. Should not be very difficult to find at all.
'29 Ford closed cab on modified '34 Ford chassis.
'Lil Coffin modified seats.
Bed is the Boomer Bucket trailer.
Revell parts pack 427 Ford.
These are called FORD dogs and were given out by GALPIN FORD IN L.A. when the new 49 FORDS came out when a customer would try out a new FORD his kid would recirve a coin bank and if he bought a car he would recieve the cookie jar in the center.
Here are a coupe 40 fords I built a few years ago
I have one from the Revel 31 kit that I am not using right now,I do have a 29 roadster that it would look good in but that one I was planning on a flathead V8 but could be talked out of it with a Y block or Studebaker V8.
Been working on 1/8 scale stuff and creating new 3D printed parts. One of my recent parts is this Man A Fre intake and American Graffiti headers. In the process of creating a parts pack for the Milner five window coupe for the 1/8 scale. Have a dozen or so new wheel designs from 3D print.
sorry the 31 sedan thanks toner283 too many kits opened at one time
Parts arrived for the 40 standard today but I will finish the 36 coupe first,the fenders,hood and grille are from the original early 60s kit and the rest is new except for the Y block that loos to be from a old kit too.
My inspiration image.
Saved from the interweb.
Wished/hoped I could find more info on it.
This is where I'm at.
'29 Ford closed cab
'34 Ford chassis
'Lil Coffin seat (modified)
'Lil Coffin rears
Revell parts pack 427 with parts stash scoop and carbs
Parts stash front rollers
AMT '32 Ford dash with a slight tilt
Sprint style steering
Yada yada yada
NOT a rat rod...
The bed is a modified Boomer bucket T-bucket trailer.
AMT 29 Ford rpu
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