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Another couple of 32's
Topic Started: Jan 4 2016, 08:46 PM (405 Views)
Lefturns75
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After eyeballing Bernard Kron's Highboy, I realized I have only 2 32's in my entire built collection. Well, 3 if you count the sedan I have entered in the SFDT. Unlike Bernard, who always cranks out cool looking rods of all kinds, I usually build stuff nobody is interested in. I did build the Monogram 32 three window kit from around 1989 and then the Revell three window when it first came out. They were both out of the box with only engine wiring detail. I posted both on another forum a couple of years ago and now here so this is only the second time they have been seen since I built them. First up is the Monogram version straight out of the box with wired engine.
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Next up is the Revell version which was released sometime in the mid to late 90's I think. As we all know, the later Revell version is a much better looking kit than the Monogram offering dating from the 1960's.
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These are not new builds as they have been in the display case collecting dust for a while. Maybe they will be of some inspiration for someone. I have a few other of these kits in the stash but have too many other projects in pieces laying everywhere to start one just yet. Thanks fer looking and laughing!!!!!!!!!!
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Bernard Kron
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Both are super sanitary and real nice.

I had forgotten that Monogram made a 3-window Deuce. The only version I can recall was the Rockin' Rods Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe but I suspect there must have been an earlier "Little Deuce" era version in the '60's. The greenhouse is a little awkward but the motor is outasight and the stance is very nice, too - both far superior to the later Revell car, IMHO. Also the tires and wheels are so much nicer than the later Revell issue, at least to those of us who like to build Old School. Revell may have gotten the overall car more right, but Monogram beat them when it came to that 60's vibe. The Revell car is definitely a 90's machine.

Now, or course, the Revell 3-window has been re-issued under the Monogram brand ('though thankfully at a discounted price)so things are really confusing.

I assume the Monogram car has the frame integrated into the fender assembly like the old Monogram roadster. Some sort of ideal version is out their using parts from both models.

Anyway, black is an unforgiving color for paint and both your models sparkle. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Keep on buildin'
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:))) :))) :)))
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You are right, Bernard. The black bomb is the "Rockin' Rods" Monogram issue. It does lack chassis detail but the wheels and engine was pretty good. The body always looked awkward to me. The green gloo-bomb is a better kit but it had no old-skool parts at all. I don't build rods much but I do have the later release 5 window and sedan kits in the stash. I have always wanted to build a Bud Crayne 32 from the Henry Gregor Felsen novel "Hot Rod". I would do a cover car as trying to do one from Henry's ever-changing description in the story would be impossible.
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ANY problem race car can be cured with a pound of C 4, Detonator and a 12 volt battery.
Your drivers attitude will improve if you have the correct load in your Mossberg.
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B) fbr :)))

Love the foiled firewall and you don't see many deuces painted green! I love it! Nice to get the old builds out into the sun every once in awhile!
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Nice looking duo!!!!!
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:))) B) :)))
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WOW very sharp 32s!!!
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2 very cool builds! :))) :)))
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