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Old 12-14-2005, 12:38 AM
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32 roadster blueprints

Hi all. Would anyone now if there is such a thing as 1932 ford roadster blueprints/plans for the body shell dimensions. I want to build a 32 roadster but chop it up a bit to style it the way I want it. Not wanting to buy a new glass body then chop it up I would like to build it from scratch. Yes I could find one and measure it up I thought if the info was already out there ,it would save time.Any help is much appreciated.
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See if you can look up Cboy's journal..He built a 32 style body from scratch..As far as any prints or drawings of a 32 body I have never run across any in all these years..Since you are starting from scratch and are going to chop the car then just make the body to fit what ever you are doing for frame rails..

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First, welcome to HR.Com. Always good to have new folks from New Zealand.

As OneMoreTime suggested you might want to take a look at my journal (just click on the yellow 'journal" link at the top of this post) to see at least one way of scratch building a '32 roadster. Here is the specific starting point for building the body if you don't want to browse the entire journal:
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...age=5&reverse=

Regarding a "blueprint", I used two basic aides. First I bought a couple of plastic models (Revelle etc.) and then drew up a basic body blueprint by taking measurements off the model and multiplying times the scale. Works pretty good...as long as you are not trying to build an exact replica. Second, I found a full on side shot of '32 roadster that I liked in a magazine. I scanned that into my computer and used a bit of photoshop to make an outline drawing (you can see the drawing in in my journal). Using the dimensions I got from my model, I was then able to scale up the hand drawing I had to get just about the correct length, height etc.

Here is the final result. (BTW, the red pickup has a scratch build body as well.)



Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions or just post them on this thread.

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Hi I do 3d computer modeling and have been looking for 32 coupe prints for 6 months. I now have top secret prints for soviet nuke subs and everything else in the known universe but no 32 model Bs. I think buying a 1:24 scale model may be the most expedient fix. It could be cut up and scanned. Let me know if 3d models could help. Good Luck Scott
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Scott,

This question comes up from time to time on the forum so I'm sure a 3-D type model would be helpful. We also get requests for similar "blueprints" for other popular cars as well, like the 23-T, 27-T, etc. so you might get some special requests as time goes on. If it's not too much trouble, it would be great if you did a test run with a '32 and then post the results. That would give people a better idea if future scans of other cars would be helpful.

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That is still an amazing job you did cboy. In 2001 while laid off I tried to do something like you did and make a body from scratch, cept I was planning on using fiberglass. I bought a model 34 ford, and tried building something. I should have better planned out the shapes to build a buck. I also never planned anything for supports. I just made a square and tried adding a few contours to the sides and going from there with foam. If I were to try again, I would spend time better planning the building of a buck, or probably an outline for the whole project, and start with the frame and use that to build the body upon. I did get to the point of it starting to sort of resemble a 34 ford body, only firewall back, but it was taking me so long and runs to the hardware store that I abandoned it, I also had other things to work on and I only have a 1 1/2 stall garage. People after awhile would ask what the heck I was trying to build, but an uncle asked if I was making an old ford body at a wedding. Ohh well messing up and abandoning is all part of learning. I have a free 3d program called rhino 3d that I've messed around with a few times. Its in my price range, free and fully functioning, but you only get 25 saves. I would think there has to be a 32 ford already done in 3d somewhere with a bit of searching.
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I have a new plan. I have brought a model and I am going to a friends work who has a CMM machine. This has a probe that runs around and measures things. Once I have done that I will draw it up on a 3d program called solid works. It will take time but I will keep everyone posted.
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I don't have anything for you on your Duece but I have something kinda cool concerning blueprints before the computer age.

I saw one of the most amazing examples of automobile coolness ever at a little museum on Route 66 in Santa Rosa New Mexico. Surprisingly it is called the "Route 66 auto museum"

Anyway among about fifty semi interesting cars and other memorabilia was a full size fiftyish Chevy passenger car fender blue print! This is an original GM design studio or machine department blue print on every single little detail and shape. It was wild what they would do to show an irregular shaped piece of metal on a sheet of paper.

It showed it like I said, in full size, side, top and front view. This paper was unrolled out on the wall about 12 ft long or so. It had a datum line across the bottom and then lines going up to reference points all over the fender. Each one of these reference points had a measurement to that point from the datum line. There were hundreds of these points.

I wonder where all the thousands of other blueprints from over the years are?

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I scanned a model on a flatbed scanner. The problem is this puts perspective in the print so there is no accurate refrence point. The project looks Ok but isn't much use in the real world. If any one is building a project I can do paint schemes and stuff in 3d.
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