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Post by DeeCee on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 8:53 pm

Here is something different i decided to salvage, and turn it into a Hot Rod.



Not happy with the flow of the roofline, so it's gone to make way for something a little bit more custom looking.

This one came from about a 36/7 Ford, just not wide enough.

So , made a hood lining, to hide the joins, and also support the 2 halves to keep them even.




A long way to go, but it will be interesting i think.
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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 9:04 pm

Wow, right into the next one eh? That 36/7 roof really suits once you see it on there, if you'd asked me beforehand I'd have said no but this is looking smooth already.
What kit is this Dale, I've got a Johan '35 Mercedes in the stash and was thinking of stuffing a Merlin V12 in it? Are you going with the original donk?

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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by DeeCee on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 9:28 pm

70cudatj wrote:Wow, right into the next one eh? That 36/7 roof really suits once you see it on there, if you'd asked me beforehand I'd have said no but this is looking smooth already.
What kit is this Dale, I've got a Johan '35 Mercedes in the stash and was thinking of stuffing a Merlin V12 in it? Are you going with the original donk?

Teej

Cheers TJ, but i have no clue what kit it is, as i got a box off old crap like this of a friend years ago.
As for engine will be a V16 , with a few mods, just to go with the theme.  Was looking at a blown Hemi, but........still actually thinking about it actually .  Twisted Evil
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by allan on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 10:42 pm

Now that's a odd one. Shocked  I would lay the grill back a bit. popcorn and widen the rear fenders.
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by baZOOKa on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 11:22 pm

Your off ya medication aren't ya ???

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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by chromecop on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 2:46 am

Really cool build!!!!
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Post by Carps on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 3:53 pm

Off to a good start, next you need to get rid of the boat anchor and install some Ford  chev or  muscle.
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Post by Deaf as on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7:27 pm

Awesome, love your work!
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by checkmate on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 8:29 pm

I had that kit when I was I kid, was a Xmas present, cant remember what brand it was and it didn't last long. (Even at a young age I hated Euros).

The roofs a massive improvement already, this'll be cool to watch.

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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by DeeCee on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 9:00 pm

baZOOKa wrote:Your off ya medication aren't ya ???


Back on it actually, it's called  Tooheys Extra Dry,  Smile

Thanks for the interest guys, Rob, looking at the box of bits i started with, they look like something some young fella dumped in the trash. Smile
Yes the roof made a huge difference, i have also found some motivation for it, 16 cylinders of Cadillac V !!!
Here is a mock up of it in hi-fill primer.


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Post by allan on Fri 13 Mar 2015, 9:09 pm

Shocked That looks a lot better. popcorn
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Post by chromecop on Sat 14 Mar 2015, 11:28 pm

Yep! A Lot better!
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by 70cudatj on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 7:17 pm

Now I've seen that V16 Caddie donk I'm sure that's a JoHan '32 Merc, 'cause that V16 is from a JoHan Caddie kit, got one of those donks myself thanks to my bro Antwon, so that box of crap has a bit of Johan stuff in it I'm guessing.
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Post by baZOOKa on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 9:04 pm

That looks sweet as. Your gunna need a couple of cans of medication after trying to wire that motor ....16 leads ...naaaaaa
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Post by Jade043 on Mon 16 Mar 2015, 2:17 pm

Ooooh I'm liking where this is going. What's your plans for paint? And the roof mod is a great touch makes it more streamline.
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by DeeCee on Mon 16 Mar 2015, 6:43 pm

Thank's men, Dean, i think i should do the Dizzy, before i get dizzy on medication mate, Smile TJ, i went through every piece in that box, and not a single marking on anythink, so it sounds like you are on the money mate, and Aaron, i have a couple of ideas, leaning towards a gold which i recently did my 41' Willy's in, with some black shading under the gold, but we will see.
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 12:31 pm

Yes!!! This looks great. Really dig what has gone on so far.
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by Antwon on Tue 17 Mar 2015, 8:22 pm

Great WIP mate, love the Caddy V16, used a couple of these myself.
The 32 looks slick as.................looking forward to seeing it under paint.
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by DeeCee on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 8:53 pm

Thanks men, i have made a bit more progress with this,
the underside looks like crap, so i flat floored it under the side boards and front guards.


And got some paint on the chassis too.

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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by allan on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 9:54 pm

coolman popcorn
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 11:54 pm

This is one hellava serious build I reckon....
Yep... ya guessed it! keepin' me eye on this one!
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Post by 70cudatj on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 11:56 pm

Oooo nice colour!!!
Coming along nicely Dale .... bigthumbsup
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Re: 32' Mercedes Hot Rod.

Post by DeeCee on Tue 31 Mar 2015, 9:32 pm

Thanks guys,  well, slow going on this one, but here is a small update.
After opening the doors, the interior was no where near wide enough, so i found something in the scrap box, that will make do.
Plenty of cutting and shutting to do to it yet though.




Started on the engine too.


Now i have to make a full set of headers for a V16, now that will be a job and a half i think.
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Post by allan on Wed 01 Apr 2015, 7:39 am

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Post by Jade043 on Fri 03 Apr 2015, 7:59 am

nice progress on this. Cant wait to see the end result.
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