Post by Bernard Kron on Jan 4, 2017 21:35:58 GMT -5
’32 Ford Fordor Jalopy Racer – Larned, KS. 1958
Several years ago a fine modeler named Dave Zinn gave me a Hendrix resin ’32 Ford Fordor body as a bonus gift during a parts exchange. I always intended to do a jalopy build with it and now I’ve finally gotten around to it. The project was inspired by this terrific web site chronicling the JayCee Speedway in Larned, Kansas, a 1/4 mile track that was active in the 1950's: winfield.50megs.com/tripod/Larned/Larned_Speedway.htm .
The body is designed to fit the AMT Deuces so I used an AMT ’32 Ford Phaeton kit as the basis. The hood, chassis and drivetrain are all from that kit with only minor modifications. The frame rails were painted Testors Acryl Gloss Green. The front and rear crash bars were fabricated from styrene rod and sheet, as was the interior roll cage. The interior body structure was also fabricated from styrene strip and sheet. The front wheels and tires are from an AMT ’40 Ford Tudor kit, and the rear tires and wheels are from a Revell ’40 Ford Standard kit with the whitewalls blacked out. The Revell ’40 Ford also provided the radiator.
The paint is Duplicolor Wimbledon White on the upper half, the interior and the crash bars and wheels. The lower half of the body is Testors Daytona Yellow lacquer. The numbers and the green molding stripe are decals colored to match the frame rails. The sponsor names are also home-made decals and are fictitious businesses based on the region around Larned.
This was great fun to do. I especially enjoyed the research involved and working in a subject that is relatively new to me.
RodBurNeR: Thanks Ron! Soon as I am fully back at it I will be more involved here thanks for sticking around everyone
Sept 25, 2018 10:15:20 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: We'll keep a light on for ya!
Oct 12, 2018 10:15:58 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. entry is open. Post 'em up!
Oct 14, 2018 13:04:38 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: nice winner Cliff!
Oct 22, 2018 18:58:52 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. poles are open! Gonna be a tough one!
Oct 25, 2018 10:26:43 GMT -5
jbwelda: Bernard I just noticed what you did with the MOM this month: the "aRt Rod" part I mean, very clever juxtaposition of "Rat Rod" and it fits that hippie eye thing really well. Plus that car just came out kool all over.
Oct 26, 2018 0:57:36 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Thanks jb. Many have sworn the phrase R** **d will never pass their lips.
Oct 27, 2018 16:51:26 GMT -5
jbwelda: Many could have sworn that; I personally think that is very funny that anyone would even care that much. RATROD RATROD RATROD to rahtid! heeheeheehee. Sometimes that "trad" thing just gets hilarious not to mention tedious.
Oct 29, 2018 11:17:15 GMT -5
jbwelda: I am just kidding of course, I love trad stuff too and more and more the neo-trad look. Its good to be vigilant about things like rat rods on that level, they do dilute the gene pool so to speak.
Oct 29, 2018 20:55:10 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Getting an early start on M.O.M. Post 'em up!
Nov 13, 2018 15:52:44 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: December M.O.M. Poll is open!
Nov 24, 2018 14:19:14 GMT -5
jimrichards: Oh WOW - just went to post my December entry and noticed the post closed kind of early. Darn - shouldn't have waited until the last minute. LOL!
Nov 24, 2018 18:20:36 GMT -5
jimrichards: I missed Jan, forgetting I had to post in Dec. So I was going for a rest of the year streak, Oh well I got 10 outta 12. I'll do better next year.
Nov 24, 2018 18:26:09 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Sorry 'bout that Jim! I'll be busy for the next week or so and I decided to do it today. Hope you understand.
Nov 24, 2018 19:13:21 GMT -5
jimrichards: That's cool Ron. My fault for waiting til last minute to post. So I'll post it in completed models, then I still participated this month. But next year I'm shooting for 12 for 12.
Nov 24, 2018 20:33:13 GMT -5