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Post by dv8v8 on Sat 24 May 2014, 7:38 pm

wanted to build a 3 window 34 but there isnt any kits that im aware of (having started this please dont send me links of where to find them ! ) so i am combining parts from the Revell snaptite and the AMT street rod (im pretty sure that someone else did one of these) so far i have almost finished the engine, its the Chev 350 from the AMT kit with a blower added, the wheels have been done, and the body has been cut and a firewall added, have begun narrowing the rear of the chassis to fit those tyres under the rear gaurds.



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Post by allan on Sat 24 May 2014, 7:39 pm

popcorn 
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Post by DeeCee on Sat 24 May 2014, 11:05 pm

Thats a nice looking engine John, great start mate.
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Post by micsmav on Mon 26 May 2014, 8:22 am

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Post by mgy125 on Mon 26 May 2014, 8:40 am

Looks interesting.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 26 May 2014, 10:13 am

Good start, I'll be watching this.
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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 28 May 2014, 11:17 pm

chassis has been narrowed to fit the large rear tyres

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Post by allan on Thu 29 May 2014, 9:38 am

popcorn bigthumbsup 
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Post by blatdriver on Thu 29 May 2014, 10:11 am

Looking good so far  bigthumbsup 
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Re: 3 window 34 ford

Post by Bernard Kron on Thu 29 May 2014, 10:37 am

Nice job! I did a Snap-Tite, but as a curbside, not full detail. I have an old Revell Lil' John Buttera Chopped '34 Coupe kit which is more like 1/27th scale than 1/25th, has a bizarre tubular semi-space frame with 4-wheel independent suspension and a throughly uninspiring small-block Ford V8. I'm thinking of adapting the body to a lakes care with my own scratch built frame. Your idea of adapting an AMT frame to a Snap-Tite is a good one. I'll be following along to see where it takes you. I'm more Old School than Street Rod so I would use the stock variant  but the basic approach is not that different.

This is the Revell kit I have (except in blue plastic in my version...):

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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 03 Jun 2014, 11:14 pm

got some color on this one, unfortunately its got a few spots and blotches so im gunna give it a light rub back and a few more coats

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Post by zenrat on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 7:18 pm

I like that colour.  Reminds me of Ribena and milk.

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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 04 Jun 2014, 10:05 pm

its GMH Morphieus
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Post by silverfox on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 8:40 am

Looking very nice , great colour , another top build on the way .
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Post by allan on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 8:52 am

That's a cool purple. bigthumbsup 
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Post by Jade043 on Thu 05 Jun 2014, 11:38 pm

That looks so cool. Love the engine dude.
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 5:49 pm

interior is finished

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Post by dv8v8 on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 3:20 pm

almost finished

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Post by allan on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 3:45 pm

Looking great, different colour on it goes well on it. bigthumbsup 
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Re: 3 window 34 ford

Post by Carps on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 10:45 am

Great job, you've made it all fit really well, I'm digging it.

That Buterra '34 is an oddball in that the man never built such a car for real, the closest he came was the work he did with Coddington on the Vern Luce coupe which now lives in Australia, not far from my place.
An intersting side note on that car was a comment from Boyd Coddingtom when he saw it here on a visit. He exclaimed somewhat surprised, "You don't really drive that thing do you, it was never built to be driven!"

The kit uses the chassis from the Butterra T Tudor under that oddly scaled body.  I think Revellogram also used it as the base for the ZZ Top coupe and a few others.

The real odd part is that Revel did one of the best scaled and detailed '34 three window coupes you'll ever find, although nowadays 'find' is the operative word as they are rare as rocking horse poop.  Although one may appear on evilbay every now and then.


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Post by Bernard Kron on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 10:57 am

Carps wrote:...The real odd part of that is that Revel did one of the best scaled and detailed '34 three window coupes you'll ever find, although now adays find is the operative word as they are rare as rocking horse poop.  Although one may appear on evilbay every now and then.

Wow! This brings up two questions:

1) Does anyone have a picture of the kit box. I'm dying to see what it was. Then maybe I'll get foolish on e-bay...

2) With so many other re-pops floating around why isn't there a resin copy of this one?
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Post by DeeCee on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 9:38 pm

Right hand drive too, nice work mate.  ( Man i love that color.)
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Post by Carps on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 11:19 pm

Bernard Kron wrote:
Carps wrote:...The real odd part of that is that Revel did one of the best scaled and detailed '34 three window coupes you'll ever find, although now adays find is the operative word as they are rare as rocking horse poop.  Although one may appear on evilbay every now and then.

Wow! This brings up two questions:

1) Does anyone have a picture of the kit box. I'm dying to see what it was. Then maybe I'll get foolish on e-bay…
Here ya go…..  If you can find more than one grab 'em all as there's so many building options, one will never be enough.



Revellogram did another Cabriolet later on which is OK but moulded in that brittle plastic they used.  I'm pretty sure the same tool was modified to become the zeverely chopped Thom Taylor Cabriolet, which at least is moulded in decent plain white plastic.

Here's an AMT effort, which was also totally wrong like the later Revellogram numbers. Yup, the model actually looks like the box art.  Shocked 



Bernard K wrote:2) With so many other re-pops floating around why isn't there a resin copy of this one?
That's a good question, for which I don't have an answer
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Post by Bernard Kron on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 11:26 pm

Thanks! I've always felt that Monogram did the best job of documenting contemporary hot rodding at the time these kits were produced. I had forgotten about this one. It's too bad I'm such a bug about 1/25th because I tend to turn a blind eye to this series. However I have built 1/24th ex-Monogram T-buckets and Model A coupes. If I ever get one of these it will be with an eye to getting it reproduced in resin in various forms. A properly proportioned '34 3-window is sorely needed!
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Re: 3 window 34 ford

Post by cdansie on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 6:57 am

Monogram started with the excellent kit in the "flat box" as Carps has already pointed out
Later Monogram split the coupe and cabriolet out into separate kits and then later re-released them in the "Early Iron" series in the 70's.
Then along came ZZTop and the 3W was converted to cash in on the "Legs" video. Several different box arts were used while in this format
After that licensing ran out it was again released as a 33 coupe.
The cabriolet was , as Carps said, converted to the Thom Taylor kit




The other 2 3W in 1/25th or 1/24th were the Monogram snap kits and the Revell kit used in this thread along with the very forgettable AMT offering that Carps showed above



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