32 Chevy Coupe #3

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Project by htl posted 08-12-2019 07:58 PM 4956 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building 3 32 Chevys over the years I think I finally made one that has the feel of a real HOT ROD.

Here's the blog.

This is a Toys and Joys plan, one of their older simpler plans, but it has every thing you need to get the shape and size just right.
I lowered the roof 1/2”. [chopped]
Then dropped the sides so they were beside the frame which lowered it another 1/2”. [channeling]
That’s what helps gives Hot Rods their mean lowered looks, of course the fat tires also has something to do with it. LOL
This was made out of wood from the scrap bin, had some nice wide, thick Fir which is not a wood I would normally use to build a model but to my surprise it turned out pretty good and as it needed a lot a shaping the soft fir was easy to sand and get just right.

I guess I’m old school but prefer the fatter rubber to the now more popular thinner rubber tires.

This also was the car this model was based on.

It’s finished with Danish oil in the natural shade so helps hide any super glue smudges as they both cover the same and also hides any wood that would suck up a stain and leave blotches.
This was a really fun build and thanks for checking it out!

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#1 posted 08-12-2019 08:00 PM

Very nicely done!

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#2 posted 08-12-2019 08:20 PM

Yes this one has the feel. Well done four, and thanks for the blogs.


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#3 posted 08-12-2019 08:28 PM

Very nice!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 08-12-2019 09:21 PM

Now that’s one mean looking ride…

Thank you Bruce for the first class blog…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 08-12-2019 09:42 PM

Nice! How cool is that! Very cool!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 08-12-2019 09:57 PM

i love the old chevy and ford coupe hot rods,it’s a beautiful model,well done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 08-12-2019 10:33 PM

Slicks, a blower and an outstanding ’ paint ’ ( grain pattern ) job Very well done

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 08-12-2019 11:47 PM

It looks ready for the local strip.. Beautiful..

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#9 posted 08-12-2019 11:58 PM

Wow that is one mean Machine can almost feel the ground vibrate as it roars to life. Thunder Road here she comes, Great job!

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#10 posted 08-13-2019 12:42 AM

Oh ya!! Nice job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 08-13-2019 01:03 AM

This is a pleasure to look at.Those chubby tires are so cool. Excellent work htl

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 08-13-2019 01:04 AM

overall one beautiful rod i love pics 4,5,6, the best GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 08-13-2019 03:34 AM

Well done, so cute version of old car. I can’t never get enough watching at those wooden vehicles

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 08-13-2019 03:41 AM

Turned out real nice.

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#15 posted 08-13-2019 10:41 PM

Hey got room for me too I want to go for a spin in with you yeee ha !!

-- Regards Rob

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