Find the last issue of AMT's '29 Roadster, Classic Series IIRC. It is
discontinued but GM has them listed:
with all the parts to build the '29 stock or hot rod, there are many
parts from the Ala Kart in the box:
body, frame, radiator and grill, interior, bed parts (not all of 'em) and
top. There are enough parts to get you started though.
I just posted on alt.binaries.models.scale a pic of the one I recently did
using the parts I mentioned.
It was fun as my very first parts box build and was a great learning
No wonder I like OOB :-)
wow, that's great. are you going to weather it like a rat
rod? you did channeling and lots of mods, yes? the rails are
cool and the body has a neat stance.
i hope to do motorcycle wheels on the front of mine.
very cool chuck, and thanks for the extra effort.
I had a '36 series going for awhile but they got side-tracked and are
sitting about collecting dust now. I have a roadster, 3-window coupe,
5-window coupe and, yes, a convertible under way.
I think the '36 was maybe #4 in my list of model cars built. I know the
first two were '40 Fords and there was a Monogram Black Widow in the
line somewhere. The '36 was in its original 1961 box.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
Thanks e, I'm glad you like it.
Nope, it is done. Yep, I did channel the body down level with the bottom of
the frame rails then sectioned the radiator and grill to match the cowl
height. I posted a fairly indepth decription on abms.
It took so long to find all the 'right' parts and get everything to fit the
way I wanted, I decided to leave it bare nekked as a building guide for the
next time :-)
I scrounged around for a couple years collecting the last issue (yellow) of
the AMT '36 roadster just to have a couple 3 window coupes. Since I go
mainly to IPMS shows, the most I had to pay was $15 sealed. Now I have 4 of
them, 5 of the 5 window and an American Metal 1/24 cabriolet. I just wish
Monogram's original '36 was 1/25 :-)
I find a rut for myself all too easily. Same 'collecting' thing happened
with Monogram 1/72 P-51Bs, F4B-4s, P6Es, F11Cs and any make of F-84s, 86s,
100s in any scale. I'm *so* glad I never got into WWII German A/C or F-4s
The AMT '34 Ford PU and '36 Ford were the first two 'big kid' kits I had.
Before that I built just about every 1/32 Lindberg car our local party
supply carried............ after all their 1/72 A/C :-)