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Santa's New Ride: '32 Ford Hi-Boy
Made by Isaac. It's the beginning of the Holiday Season, and Santa's looking for something to replace the traditional Sleigh pulled by reindeer. He's come up with this: A customized 1932 Ford Model B, made into a sweet Hi-Boy (or Highboy) model, complete with red tinted windows, chrome red wheels, white and red color scheme, raked stance(with raised rear axle), giant exhausts, and a big-block Chevy V8 Engine, powered by magic of course. Happy Holidays! More to come !
About this creation
The Model B is a Ford automobile produced between 1932 and 1934. It is a much updated version of the Model A and was replaced by the Model 48. The B has an improved four-cylinder Model A engine of 201 cu in (3.29 L) displacement producing 50 horsepower (37 kW; 51 PS). Ford also produced a similar car with its new flathead V‑8 engine, marketed as the Model 18, and commonly simply called the Ford V‑8; other than the engine, it was virtually indistinguishable from the B.
Although sharing a common platform, Model Bs and Model 18s came in a large variety of body styles: two-door roadster, two-door cabriolet, four-door phaeton, two-door and four-door sedans, four-door 'woodie" station wagon, two-door Victoria, two-door convertible sedan, panel and sedan deliveries, five-window coupe, a sport coupe (stationary softtop), the three-window Deluxe Coupé, and pickup.
Prices ranged from US$495[1] for the roadster, $490 for the coupés, and $650 for the convertible sedan. Production totals numbered from 12,597 for the roadster to 124,101 for the two-door sedan. Ford sold 298,647 V8-powered 18s in 1932,[2] and except for the fact Ford could not keep up with demand, the essentially identical four-cylinder B would have been a sales disaster: dealers switched customers to them from the V8, and even then sold only 133,539,[3] in part because the V8 cost just US$10 more.[4]
The Model 18 was the first low-priced, mass-marketed car to have a V8 engine, an important milestone in American automotive history. The 221 cu in (3.6 l) V8 was rated at 65 hp (48 kW) when introduced, but power increased significantly with improvements to the carburetor and ignition in later years. This engine choice was more popular than the four-cylinder, which was essentially a variant of the Model A engine with improvements to balancing and lubrication. In both models the fuel tank was located in the lower rear of the car, as is typical in modern cars, rather than in the cowl as in the Model A and late Model T, requiring Ford to include an engine-driven fuel pump rather than rely on gravity feed.
The Ford V8 was also made by Ford in Britain in the 1930s. It was mildly re-styled and relaunched as the post-war Ford Pilot.
Today, the 1932 Model B is highly collectible car and people will pay thousands of dollars to restore one to original specification. During the period after WWII, Model Bs and 18s were frequently altered into hot rods. This continued into the 1960s on a large scale, as noted in the hit song. Today, the roadster and coupé are the most sought after body styles, as these were popular for street rods and hot rods; unmodified examples have become rare. Since the 1970s, 1932 bodies and frames have been reproduced either in fiberglass or lately in steel, which has helped resolve sheetmetal shortages, and increased the number of rods being created or restored. These are often very expensive, and a typical show-quality car may sell for $60,000 or more. -Wikipedia





























Comments

 I made it 
  December 6, 2012
Quoting Scott Bertaut Now that is one epic car! I'm normally more of a massive coup with fins type of guy, but I'd take this hot rod any day. How well do the wheels turn? They way you have them attached looks really good but it doesn't look like they'd roll very well. Epic!
The wheels actually don't roll at all :-) I still need to work out a way for them to move without taking the looks of the car away. -I.W.
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  December 6, 2012
Now that is one epic car! I'm normally more of a massive coup with fins type of guy, but I'd take this hot rod any day. How well do the wheels turn? They way you have them attached looks really good but it doesn't look like they'd roll very well. Epic!
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  December 2, 2012
Why have sleds? I mean,I'm pretty sure that owning a magic hot rod would be a billion times cooler than owning magic sleds. Even Rudolf wouldn't be tired :D AWESOME ROD!
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  November 26, 2012
Wow, that's a cool little rod with a great "Santa" colour scheme! Great shaping, great job! :-))
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  November 25, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  November 23, 2012
Haha, that's great!
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  November 23, 2012
Nice ride!
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  November 22, 2012
Great work, especially with the wheels and the grille!
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  November 20, 2012
Kick arse!
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  November 20, 2012
Looks really nice! I especially like the wheels.
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  November 20, 2012
Cool!
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  November 20, 2012
Very nice! Lots of shiny translucent bricks and plenty of chrome.
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  November 20, 2012
Wonderful detailing on the front!
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  November 20, 2012
Santa is early this year ! Not surprisingly with such a hot rod... Wicked build ! Very creative.
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  November 20, 2012
Cute little rod! I especially love the offsets and the colour design. But where is Santa? ;-) Btw. this is clearly a rod and no vintage car in the sense of the group.
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  November 20, 2012
Spiffy!This Rod's beautiful and cleverly build! (And I know what i'm talkin' about! ; ) lol ) It's just perfect! the colors are great, shape is really good and that engine is just... Wow!!! I love it because, in fact, I've a close looking Rod at 1/24 scale! I've modified it a little... here's the original: http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/13567/7582867311p?src=http://www.downloadedimages.com/ImagesOctober2/31f9LGK96yL.SL500AA300.jpg&d=a8967b286737d57db1a2ec8aa1a1374d6f6b88b3 and mine: http://club.caradisiac.com/hot-rod-vince/voitures-12328/photo/vincent-063-a9a-2683175.html
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  November 20, 2012
Very clever build, I really like the wheels, and the overall shape.
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  November 20, 2012
Wow! Santa is really cool now! I love the wheels, the red makes the chorme look really effective :) Santa can now deliver presents much quicker now, and he won't be embarrassed for children to see him now! I have never seen santa, but now he has a new ride, he is more lightly to show up ;) great model, great techniques, easpecially the raked stance :) 5/5
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  November 20, 2012
Very nice, and very original! 5/5
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  November 20, 2012
Stylin'!!
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  November 20, 2012
What a beast! I love everything about this rod, it's awesome and is one of the best LEGO rods I've ever seen! Fantastic work!
 I made it 
  November 20, 2012
Quoting theDeano Rama Very nice! I especially like the way you managed the hint of a fender at the rear and the front grill. This adds a more to scale feel than what I just attempted this weekend on the same model year. I like how the parabolics look as wheels, great part usage here. I would be interested in seeing how you pulled that off as I can't quite make out what your using for the back of the wheel.
Parabolics? -I.W.
 I like it 
  November 20, 2012
Very nice! I especially like the way you managed the hint of a fender at the rear and the front grill. This adds a more to scale feel than what I just attempted this weekend on the same model year. I like how the parabolics look as wheels, great part usage here. I would be interested in seeing how you pulled that off as I can't quite make out what your using for the back of the wheel.
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  November 20, 2012
Wow, this thing rocks! Fantastic design and nice parts usage at the wheels :)
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  November 20, 2012
Sweet!
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  November 20, 2012
Cool little Rod. Some clever ideas in the design too. 4 stars : )
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  November 20, 2012
Great techniques on this - ready for Santa! :) That wheels, geez, I understand nothing about 'em... Great little rod though.
 
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