is a Revell 1932 Highboy Hot
Rod, with a surf board (I don't know where I got it
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
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 manifold from.
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.