I decided to do something a bit different and "go back to my roots." I got the itch when DeWayne reintroduced Zio Prudenzi's '32 Ford roadster hot rod to his sales page. If you haven't added at least one of these little gems to your stash, you are missing something. I recommend hot-footing it over to his site and buy one (and tell him to get on the stick and put something other than "green" up for sale.....I still need "black" to fill in my collection). To start with, the frame....this is a work of art in itself. I almost can't bring myself to hide it under the bodywork. No fit problems whatever. The only thing not clear from the construction diagrams involved the radiator assembly. The back piece of the radiator back has a white line extending across it, which I took to be a location guide for the headlight bracket. Turns out that, after the radiator shell is assembled, the white section needs to be cut away before gluing on the radiator core. Doing it after the fact isn't pretty. I tried installing the grille per the construction diagram, and wound up with a soggy, torn mess. Don't fool around with the tabs on the inside of the the radiator front. Just cut out the opening for the grill (removing the tabs) and glue the grille directly to the back of the front piece. If you buy the model, this will make sense to you when you look at the construction diagram for the radiator assembly. On to the pics: View attachment 2565 View attachment 2566 View attachment 2567 The engine is always the focal point of any hot rod, and this one is no exception. I built it stock, except I cut off all the tabs and replaced them (where really needed) with joining strips. The kit engine looks pretty good as designed, but a few obvious details were missing, and the blower belt is way too thin. Obvious extra details would be an alternator, since this is a street rod and not a dragster, a coil for the ignition system, an oil filler cap, another pully/belt for the alternator, spark plug wires, a solenoid for the starter, and radiator hoses. There appears to be enough room between the radiator core and engine to add these details, and they shouldn't be too hard to design.