ACME 1932 FORD 3W DIECAST MODEL KIT 1/18

If you’re struggling with achieving the full size version, this 1932 Ford three window coupe model kit might be more your size, and budget! It’s perfect for those that have long admired the 1/18 ACME diecast models but haven’t yet found the right combination of colour, engine or attitude!

Equally as exciting is the packaging, featuring 50s style artwork. Even if you’re not a modeller, you’ll appreciate this nostalgia item among your collection. The box measures approximately 33cm x 33cm x 12cm.


FROM THE MANUFACTURER:

This kit is designed for the car guy or gal with several options so that it can be built to your specification and not someone else’s. Please note that this kit is intended for those that either have model building experience and a moderate level of car knowledge.

This is not a beginner’s model kit! There is very little in the way of instructions for a reason. The ability to mix and match the options that this kit offers is limited only by your imagination. What you will end up with be a quality die cast model that will be unlike anyone else’s.

The body itself is real cast alloy instead of plastic and comes primed and ready to be painted, modified or assembled as is. For the best results, if you decide to paint the body, choose a quality spray paint that is designed for metal products for the best adhesion and finish. All attaching hardware such as screws, axle and hinges are included, and should either be pre-installed or trial fitted before final painting. Glue such as Super Glue can be utilized to assemble plastic sub-assemblies such as engines and rear suspension item as well as attaching these items to the body.

One recommendation is to utilize a two-part epoxy (JB Weld for example) to attach the door hinges to the body. This will give you a very durable door assembly that can be opened and closed an infinite number of times without worrying about it falling off. This step is not absolutely necessary if the car is to be used only as a static display as there is a hinge plate that is to be installed that will hold the door hinge mechanism adequately for this type of display method.

Unlike other kits you may have assembled previously, you ARE expected to have some left-over parts upon the kits completion as there will be assembly options that you will not choose and can either discard the unused parts or use on other projects.

The basic options that this model kit offers are as follows;

Engine

  1. Blown Ford Flat Head with Ardun Heads
  2. Traditional Flat Head with Two Stromberg’s
  3. Small Block Chevrolet

Body

  1. Full Fender for the Traditional Look
  2. No Fenders for the Hot Rod Look

Hood

  1. Hood without Side Panels
  2. Hood with solid Side Panels
  3. Hood with Louvered Side Panels
  4. Or Run it with No Hood

Rear End

  1. Quick Change with Transverse Leaf Spring
  2. Ford 9″ with Ladder bars

Exhaust

  1. Stock Exhaust with Oval Mufflers
  2. Hot Rod Pipes with Glass Packs

Tires

  1. Skinny Rib Wide White Wall Tires
  2. Skinny Rib Black Wall Tires

Wheels

  1. Chrome Steelies with Hub Caps
  2. Halibrand with Three Bar Center Caps

Shifters

  1. With Piston Shift Knob
  2. With Tiki Head Shift Knob
  3. With Skull Shift Knob
  4. With Chrome Shift Knob

This model kit will also have working steering that moves the steering wheel when the wheels are moved. Included are detailed photographs of the steering box assembly as well as various other photos of completed cars to help with the assembly process.

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