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Monogram 32 Ford Roadster complete
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 21, 2018 10:23 PM

I like to build cars on occasion, so I bought myself an old Monogram 32 Ford because I thought it looked cool.

Now I apologize to you knowledgeable car guys for my ignorance while building this, but I thought I would submit this little build anyway.

I'm not going with yellow though. Probably more like a Champagne Gold Metallic or Silver Blue Metallic. I'm not sure if the decals will go with either of those colors, we'll see.

I started with the engine first. The instructions said it is a blueprinted small block Chevy....OK, I guess, I don't know the difference. So it's Chevy engine red then.

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:15 PM

hey its going to look great in metalic blue but thats me.I been busy with other stuff I need to get back in to cars.

  

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:15 PM

Cool!  I like to do cars along with everything else lol. Should have a nice view of that motor when its complete.  The red will pop.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:30 AM

Thanks Nick and John, glad to have you along. I  hope I  can do it some justice. I need to pick up some wire for plug wires. I have shrink tube for radiator hoses and 0.015" dia solder that works well for fuel lines and such.

I also received a 37 Ford and thought it was cool as well with it's little blue trailer. I got the car bug the last week and just searched 1/24 Hot Rods on eBay. They seemed like decent prices so I pulled the triger.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:45 PM

I'm going to paint the body MM Silver Blue Metallic. I'm pretty sure it will be more difficult to cover than yellow so I laid down a gray base first. I also picked up some 28 ga wire for the plug wires.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:47 AM

 very good so far  What shade of blue ? 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:53 PM

Nick, it's a light almost clear metallic blue.

Steve

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Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:17 PM
That is a pretty color, gotta love those 32s!
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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:03 PM

I applied the first of many coats of the Silver Blue Metallic. I really don't care for the plug wires so I'm going to look for something else. The wire I got will work great for something else though.

Steve

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:55 PM

Steve, I completely understand the need to toss in a car once in a while, I needed to do the same thing. Your kit is looking good. As far as ignition wire go you can get hobby wire from Radio shack or somewhere that sells small gauge wire for electronics in various colors and I've found that those work very nicely.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:38 PM

Thanks BK, I have the perfect stuff in Boise but I need to look around here. I ordered some wire off eBay but I think it may be too small as well. I'll keep looking but in the mean time Istillhave a lot to complete.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 28, 2018 7:38 PM

I applied the second coat. Maybe one more wet sand and a final color coat then the gloss coat.

I need to get some purple for the interior.

Steve

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Posted by fox on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:31 PM

Wow, the blue looks great. With a purple interior fantastic.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 28, 2018 9:43 PM

Thanks Jim, I got the idea of the purple from this picture.

I guess it's more of a burgandy but you get the idea. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 28, 2018 10:05 PM

I really dig that steal blue. Very nice choice and the interior, wowzers.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:02 PM

Thanks BK,

I applied the third coat and I think it's looking good. I'll apply a gloss coat tomorrow maybe Saturday. I also bought some burgandy for the interior.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:56 PM

Well everything was going so well. I started applying the gloss coat and added the decals. Good news, they look great on this color, bad news, they are wrinkling. Oh well, I was afraid of that. I'll have to remove them and go from there. something was bound to go wrong LOL, it was going too well.

When I was at Scalefest I bought an AMT 1955 Chevy Nomad. Looking though it I found that it had a drag option. I'm stealing the engine to put in the 32. It has headers.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 04, 2018 9:13 AM

OOF, that sucks. Did you try to see if MicroSol would lay them down? I don't think it will, but you never know. And a velocity stack intake on a V8 in a Highboy, OH YEAH!!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 04, 2018 9:49 AM

BrandonK
Did you try to see if MicroSol would lay them down?

Yes, a couple coats. No good. That's alright, I was able to wet sand one off without too much trouble. After the other one, I'll need to hit the base color just a tad and I'll be back where I was. There are other smaller decals on the sheet that I may try but not sure I trust them now. This gives me some time to assemble the new engine. The old engine will go into the Nomad.
I also picked up a $62 Bel Air for $5 that I wanted to rust up in a junk yard, waiting for someone to grab it to restore. That'll be a while yet. I may leave the engine out of it so I'll have an extra Chevy engine.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 11, 2018 10:18 PM

I'm back on the 32 after completing the push on the Scharnhorst.
I removed the decals, too bad to, they looked nice, wrinkles notwithstanding. I stole the engine from the Nomad, painted and modified it to fit and added spark plug wires. I have some cleaning up to do to it still, but this is what it will look like.

No magic floating generator. I'll add a bracket.  I think I'm going to cut it down to make it and alternator instead.

Steve

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:14 AM

Nice work, Steve. That motor certainly goes well in that kit. It looks great.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:16 PM

Nice  very nice my Friend

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:15 PM

Thanks BK and Nick,

I cut the generator down to make it an alternator and added the bracket. I also finally attached the wires to the distributor. The plug wires I have is 1 gauge too large, so I had a hard time getting them on it. I had to drill out the entire distributor cap and epoxy them in the hole. The one in the center is for the coil. I'm not supper happy with it, but it'll do.

It doesn't look like much has been done but it was time consuming. I still need to put one more coat on the body because of the decals I had to remove then gloss it. while that dries, I'll start on the suspension on the frame. 

Steve

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:33 PM

Very nice!  Wiring looks clean.

And using lightening as an ignition coil is pure genius Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:11 AM

VERY nice job on the ignition wires and the looms Steve. Engine choice is also very cool.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:40 PM

Thanks John and Mustang. I think highly of ya'll's work so I take that as high praise.

I'm still working on the final coat for body but also added the suspension and glued the engine in. Here's where it sits now.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 25, 2018 8:57 PM

I'm still here, I just have been working on the body over and over. I'm not going to put anymore coats on it although It's not as glossy as I would like. The interior is drying right now so I don't have any pictures yet.

Well I say that but you need to see what won peoples choice and the big eagle at EagleQuest this year.

So since I don't have pictures of my poor attempt, I'll let you feast on this instead.

1/18 Revell Mustang GT

I could have sworn I took more pictures of this. I'm sure it will be in FineScale soon.

Steve

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:04 PM

Gee Willikers !

 You better have large fender pads if you are going to finish that engine in place !

 Whatta Color .That is awesome . T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:06 PM

MMMMMmmm, Model Crazy;

 How Come ya took a pichire of a car with the hood gone and a wheel fallin off ? LOL.LOL. nice car !

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:16 PM

Tanker - Builder

MMMMMmmm, Model Crazy;

 How Come ya took a pichire of a car with the hood gone and a wheel fallin off ? LOL.LOL. nice car !

 

It's a Ford LOL. Wink

Just kidding, I like Ford's.

Steve

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