is a Revell 1932 Highboy Hot Rod, with a surf board (I don't
know where I the board is from originally, I just pulled
it from the parts box.) The wheels are from the parts box
also. (I think they are Revell 1955 Chevy Pace car hubcaps,
rims and tires).
The paint is True-Match Plum Crazy Purple (an original
Chrysler-Mopar metallic paint color). The aluminum stacks
I made from some aluminum tubing stock. Not every one of
them came out well, it took some practice to get them right
and get the ends flared correctly to suit me. I used an
awl to open them up, and by carefully tapping, you can flare
them. The biggest thing to watch for is the ends splitting
on you. If this happens, just take your time and try to
make another one. I don't remember where I got the intake
dice I added to the rear view mirror, they are an aftermarket
item (Ken's Kustoms?). The interior is a charcoal grey.
picture doesn't do the paint job justice, the metal flakes
in the paint look great in better outside light. Of course,
you have to have the Clay
Smith woody decal on the fender to make it all official.
This is probably the best 1932 Ford kit out there,
with a more modern suspension and Ford 302 engine. The brake
booster underneath is tricky to install, but everything
else fits together well. There is a Coupe version of this
model as well, and it is just as good as this example. (I
built one, but do not have pictures of it).
In 1932, Ford built 8,996 Roadsters. Most of them with the
Flathead V8 221 acid. The average price for a '32 Ford was
around $ 500.00 new. The Tudor Sedan was the most popular
model, production was 90,568 cars.