Revell used to do a Henry J hot rod kit that was available as late as the middle
1980s, IIRC. They may still have the molds for it.
Stephen "FPilot" Bierce/IPMS #35922
"How much comfort would you think I'd expect to get from a God that others
in using as a weapon against me?"--Tepid 9:26
I'm not a car modeler, but if I were making the dragster Hanry J into something
resembling stock, I would start with the old 1/25 MPC WWII Jeep for the chassis
and engine. It's not an exact match of course, but both used small 4cyl
engines and from my childhood memories of a neighbor's J, the interior was
austere even by the standards of the day. Kim M
Um, Kim, the Henry J ran a six-cylinder Continental engine. I was going
to try using the Jeep engine but Art Anderson reminded me that they
didn't use those. On the plus side, it'll do nicely for the stock '41
Willys I'm also working on.
The chassis from a '57 Thunderbird might work under the HJ. That should
provide for the front end which was coils and A-arms. Maybe the new '56
T-bird would be better.
The interior is indeed spartan - no glove box provided and the rest of
the dash is very blank. The kit-supplied part is fairly adequate.
Bill Banaszak, MFE