Anthony's Model Cars
1927 Ford Model T Roadster
|This car started as a resin model from Hendrix Mfg.
Co. The fenders of that kit are customized and as a strictly stock
builder I decided to use a 1927 Model T Touring fender assembly from
the AMT Model T Touring kit #6582. This kit was also used as the
donor kit for the wheels, tires, chassis and other parts. The rear
fenders were cut off and replaced by the rear resin fenders from the
Hendrix kit. The interior parts and front seat are again from the
The body was a bit too low for a correct fit to the stock AMT assembly, so I had to raise it by adding about 1.5mm to the underside.
The wire wheels were a bit modified. I didn’t like the thick spokes, so I decided to trim them and removed as much material as possible. It does look very nice, the spokes are less than 1mm thick now, but the wheels are now very fragile due to the lack of material. In the picture you can see the difference between the modified (upper part) and unmodified (lower part) spokes.
The windscreen from the AMT kit was a little bit too wide for the roadster body, so I removed a small section in the middle. The folded hood is from a ’25 AMT kit. It was also a bit too wide and about 2mm were removed in the middle.
The body and wheels were painted in Tamiya bright red.