1938 Ford Van build...

For All Scales Of Drag Racing!
Vintage to Modern

Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:30 am

Wow, look at those "training" wheels out the back... :lol:

Chassis looks good...nice and simple! :D
User avatar
SCC Mechanic
Posts: 1403
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:00 am

Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:28 am

Thank you sir!
From the motor bracket back, things are pretty stiff to allow it to contend with the 1.2 second blasts to 40+ mph - but forward of that, with only needing to go fast in a straight line, I tried to keep things as light and simple as possible. :)

Here is a shot with the body mounted before pulling things apart to add decals and start fitting the accessories, etc.
Still have to cut axles, add the guide/wiring and fit the wheel inserts, but those are items to address while the clear dries tonight. ;)
If all goes well, she should be up for a maiden run this Wednesday evening!

User avatar
HRW Bouncer
Posts: 6296
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:25 am
Location: Rural Ohio

Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby dge467 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 pm

Looking good Todd!
User avatar
The King of Foil
Posts: 3287
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:07 pm
Location: N.E. Massachusetts

Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby ourwayband » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:43 am

Great looking ride!!
User avatar
HRW SlotCar Veteran!
Posts: 2111
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: West Tennessee

Re: 1938 Ford Van build...

Postby burad » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:47 am

For BARC, here's a list of what i know of that was produced in 1/32 for 1930-1940 cars.
I've been able to find most of these on ebay from time to time, but Vickys, 4 doors and panel vans can be real hard to find.
I did not include cars that typically didn't turn into hot rods, like Cords, Packards, etc.
Some of the kits from some manufacturers are the same as other manufacturers, as some of these manufacturers sold their molds to the others when they went under.

1930 Ford Pickup Lindberg
1932 Ford Coupe Pyro
1932 Ford Roadster Palmer
1932 Ford Roadster Life Like
1932 Ford Roadster Lindberg
1932 Chevy Pickup Lindberg
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Life Like
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Palmer
1932 Chevy Cabriolet Pyro
1932 Plymouth Roadster Life Like
1932 Plymouth Convertible Lindberg
1932 Plymouth 4 door Sedan Pyro
1934 Ford Coupe Revell
1934 Ford Coupe Lindberg
1934 Ford Coupe Life Like
1934 Ford Panel van MPC
1934 Ford Victoria Pyro
1934 Plymouth Convertible Lindberg
1934 Plymouth Convertible Pyro
1934 Plymouth 4dr sedan Pyro
1936 Ford Roadster Lindberg
1936 Ford Roadster Life Like
1936 Ford Coupe Palmer
1936 Ford Coupe Pyro
1937 Chevy Roadster Life Like
1937 Chevy Roadster Lindberg
1937 Chevy Coupe Pyro
1940 Ford Convertible Lindberg
1940 Ford Convertible Palmer
1940 Ford Convertible Pyro
1940 Ford Tudor sedan Palmer
1940 Ford Tudor sedan AMT
1940 Ford Coupe Pyro

I've had success in putting D3D chassis under the ones i have built, with a slimline chassis and FF-050 motor.
For the budget conscious hot rodder, one can use some of the various Carrera or Monogram, etc wheel & axle sets; you just have to look for the ones with the 'look' you want.
User avatar
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:27 pm
Location: Harford County, MD


Return to Holeshot Alley!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest