Customizing and TuningBuilding my CCC Hot Rod...

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Hey Guys!

It's been a while since I've done a build-up, so, I thought I'd do a thread on the '32 Ford that I am putting together for the Crew Chief  Challenge race....

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160823_090124_zpslzujqnvh.jpg

I'm starting off with your basic '32 Ford

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160823_093903_zpsz1ltp7h7.jpg

I like to drill the rivets in a drill press, so I can hold the car in a vice

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160825_085614_zpsq54nep1d.jpg

This is,what it should look like with the rivets drilled...just drill deeply enough to pop the car apart

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160823_094432_zpsblv8qdpf.jpg

These are all the components of the car, but since this all weights about 38 grams, the windowsing and the interior won'y be used

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160825_085702_zps7yfhqdjg.jpg

To get the axles out, I generally just cut the tabs off, but you can gently pry them up if you want to retain them

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160825_085758_zpshxw6ud21.jpg

If I were going to do a simple wheel awap, these are the parts I'd be using. But, I think I'll be doing something a little different for this one

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160901_085551_zpsrjtewiof.jpg

I first glass-beaded the body to remove the paint...so, I can better see what I'm doing

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_195946_zpskym5rvp7.jpg

These '32 castings are too wide, if you look at a real car, so, I'm going to remove a little material, right down the middle. I'm using a fibre glass dremel cut-off wheel. A word to the wise, this is not a job for a first-time customizer...this casting is really thick in spots and not the easiest to cut in half

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_200922_zpsv19yzama.jpg

But, with a little patience,  you can make a nice cut down the middle. You can also do this with a hacksaw if you prefer...personally. I like the cut-off wheel. I should say here...Please where eye protection when doing this!

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_201029_zpsah53lqus.jpg

The two halves, being head together...it's looking better already

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_202416_zpsmdkxin62.jpg

It wasn't really possible for me to take a pic while I was JB Welding the two halves back together. I was carefully holding the two halves together, looking at the windshield and rear window openings while the JB Quick Weld sets up

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_202439_zpshinfoejg.jpg

Two years ago, I made up resin '32 Fords as prizes for the first CCC race. I still had a chassis laying around, so I thought I'd use that (it's kinda the opposite of what most hot ridder do in real life...this is putting a '32 body on Model A rails...I hope to put a Model A body on '32 rails some day! ). I'm not sure what the engine is from...a donar from Traction Event, molded and cast in resin.

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160916_202553_zpsoffyz57b.jpg

As you can see, this combo is easily light enough to make the 35 gram weight limit (those are just stand-in wheels...the real wheels to come later in the week)

I'll do some clean-up on the body and install the wheels next weekend


Maybe a side by side picture, or before & after, of that body modification just so we can see the difference of the narrowed body?

Thanks buddy!

Nice step by step process.

Here ya go...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160917_193134_zpskjvfuapw.jpg

The car on the left is the same casting, so you can see that I took over 1/16" out of it.

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/20160917_193119_zpsozmvhuzs.jpg

I also removed the tab that the stock engine sits down over, to get the new engine in there

delta6
Perfect, thank you sir! What does this modification allow you to achieve?
72_Chevy_C10
If you look at a real '32, the HW casting is too wide...I'm just trying to make it look correct!
Voxxer01
Great work !!

Here's a pic of a real '32...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/32-Ford-Hiboy-3W-Coupe-04_zps2kag5gu4.jpg

You can see, they are pretty small/narrow

delta6
Understood. Nice work!

That is AWESOME work!  You should instagram this too. #therightwaytobuildcoolcars

(A # i have never used personally.  LOL)

72_Chevy_C10
Thanks Boone! It's coming along :)

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