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Chopped and Channeled "Little Deuce Coupe"
Topic Started: Dec 29 2014, 02:50 PM (1,704 Views)
Bernard Kron
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Chopped and Channeled 3-Window Deuce Coupe[/font]

Built for the annual contest on the Modeler’s Haven forum, this year’s competition required you to build a car based on elements from the classic Revell ’32 Ford series of models. The basis for my entry was the Deuce 3-window coupe. I tried to include as much from the basic kit, or from other Revell Deuce kit, as I could and still present a relatively ambitious build that would showcase my conception of an early 60’s show car, the proverbial chopped and channeled “Little Deuce Coupe”.

Other than the basic parts from the donor kit here are the modifications and additions I made:

Bodywork: Top chopped 4 ½ scale inches with rear window chopped 2 ½ scale inches. Body channeled approx.. 4 scale inches over frame. Model Car Garage resin 4 inch chopped grill shell with horizontal photo-etch grill.
Chassis Modifications: Rear end z’d 4 scale inches. Front end lowered an additional approximately 2 ½ scale inches by removing 3 spring leaves and notching the front crossmember. Custom exhaust system based on kit parts.
Interior: Kit interior sectioned 4 scale inches and modified with custom diamond-tuft inserts, bucket seats from the Revell Stacey David “Rat Roaster” ’32 Ford roadster kit and dashboard from an AMT Phantom Vicky.
Motor and Transmission: Revell Parts Pack Chevy 283 small block V8 and automatic transmission. 6 carb manifold and Stromberg 97 carburetors from a Revell ’57 Chevrolet Nomad kit. Custom chromed air scoops fabricated from AMT ’53 Ford Pickup custom taillights. Lakes-style headers from a Revell Tweedy Pie kit.
Wheels and Tires: Modelhaus “Rader” chrome wheels, zero-offset fronts and standard offset rears. Original NOS Modelhaus Firestone-branded TS-110 whitewall front tires and rear whitewall slicks.
Paint and Finishes: Basic body and chassis color is Tamiya TS-73 Clear Orange over Testors Pure Gold lacquer and Duplicolor white primer with 3 coats of Tamiya Clear sealer. Accent color is Duplicolor Wimbledon white. Gold tones in the interior are from Duplicolor Naples Gold.

Thanx for lookin’,
B.

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Bernard Kron
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henryc43
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Nice build! Great color! rrr
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krwasson
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Throback
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LOVE IT, can I take it for a spin?

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:))) fbr :)))
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harron6
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Superior attention to detail. Classy with the formal whitewalls and another champ to add to what must be a fantastic collection!
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Bernard, I have seen this one before and It always makes me think of Bud Crayne doing his famous speed run to Trenton. Yours has some "Later" equipment than what would have been used in that story but this build has that "Feel". Great! I love it. brvo
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Looks great.
Awesome color choice.
A++++ build!!
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Great build!! fant fant
PIERRE MICHAUD

check out my other builds
http://s1053.photobucket.com/user/jpmracin.../?sort=2&page=1
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Bernard Kron
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Thanx to everyone for all the very kind words! :))) fbr
Keep on buildin'
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Broken Photobucket links repaired. For now I'm only updating completed model pics. Updating w.i.p. links is just too huge a task! I'll update them on request...
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