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Customized AMT '36 Ford Roadster
Topic Started: Feb 7 2015, 02:55 PM (933 Views)
Bernard Kron
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AMT ‘36 Ford Customized Roadster
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When I posted my pictures of the 2015 NNL West in the ensuing discussion I referred to a model I built that won the Randy Vandraiss Memorial Award for Best Custom. I thought I’d post that car as I look back at recent models I’ve built. This one is from mid-April of 2014.

Inspired by the early custom cars on either side of WWII by Harry Westergard and Jimmy Summers, this project was originally triggered by the release in the aftermarket of a full set of louvered panels for the AMT 1936 Ford Coupe and Roadster 3-in-1 kit just re-issued by Round2. Mastered by Roger “Plowboy” Hayes and beautifully cast by Ed Fluck at Drag City Casting (lowcab36@epix.net), these pieces dramatically alter the whole look and feel of this classic kit. The rear deck louvers, in particular, initially had me thinking I'd build some sort of competition car, perhaps a salt flats coupe. But once I had installed them the Art-Deco like v-shaped pattern inspired me to go in the completely opposite direction and create a classic early custom. As is generally the case with my models, the basic kit is the key and I tend to limit myself to the parts I am given except where changes are required by the overall look I’m after. In this case I landed up making my own skirts because I was working from older kits which lacked the skirts from the original 1961 issue of this kit (but now included in the Round2 re-issue). The other significant changes include modifying the kit interior, adapting a ’40 Ford DeLuxe grill to the kit’s custom grill shell, and the last minute addition of a DuVall style windshield from the AMT Phantom Vicky kit. All the details are listed below.

Thanx for lookin’,
B.

Chassis and Engine: Kit chassis with dropped front axle, shaved front cross member and front spring and lowered rear crossmember. Kit Ford Flathead V8 with finned heads, twin carbs and manifold from an AMT ’34 Ford 5-window kit.
Body modifications: Main body section from AMT 5-window coupe for accurate representation of shorter ’36 Ford Roadster doors. Louvered hood, hood side panels and rear deck courtesy of Drag City Casting ( lowcab36@epix.net ). Scratch built fender skirts. Sunken license plate with Plexiglas cover. ’37 DeSoto ripple bumpers from AMT ’40 Ford Sedan Delivery kit. AMT ’40 Ford Deluxe grill trimmed to fit kit custom grill shell. DuVall style split windshield from AMT Phantom Vicky kit.
Interior Modifications: Kit interior with raised head and knee bolsters added to the seat and scratch built dashboard featuring photo-etch Auburn instrument panel courtesy of Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Maryland.
Wheels and Tires: Spinner ,hub caps from AMT ’40 Ford Sedan Delivery. Tires of unknown origin from my parts box.
Paint: Duplicolor Naples Gold Metallic over white primer on main body panels. Duplicolor Wimbledon White and clear matte acrylic on main interior surfaces and convertible boot. Testors Acryl Tan contrasting trim.

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:))) Nice fbr :)))
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That's beautiful. I like the minor changes that you did. I have one very similar to this one and really enjoyed building it..

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Very nice!! Classic!! :))) :))) :))) Denny
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Thank you, guys! B)

Those louvered resin panels sure are a cool addition to the old AMT kit.
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