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Title: Skeeter/Jalopy/Early Modified body
Description: Shortened '32 Sedan

USMC E5 - June 28, 2015 04:04 PM (GMT)
Ok, so, I have here the '32 Sedan I've been working on.
Initially started a long while back with Ron.
'32 Ford sedan shortened but NOT narrowed.
The door panels are only a scale 24 to 25 inches tall measured from the bottom of the side window opening.
Wheel well lip is stock and can be left is or user can cut a new, higher radius and trim the rear panel as well.
Window openings were left stock size. Use as is or modified to your liking.

Now please note the following information;
I'm not gonna convince you that these are flawless items. They are not.
I seem to have the ability to cast small parts without issue.
Bodies seem to be a problem for me. I can make masters but the casting still eludes me.
Air bubbles are the issue.
I can not spend the money for equipment like pressure pots and such.
So these are hand poured and I'm still working out some issues.
If you are use to seeing and using the sweet and smooth castings that Karl, Fred and others produced then I have to say I'm sorry. But at least I,m going to keep trying.
What counts in this case is the outer surface and I'm happy with that for now. I am still sorting issues with trapped air on the interior side.
I have a 10th one set aside to do my own build ( I accidently cracked the firewall pulling from the mold but at least its in the transmission tunnel area )

Here you can see the 9 bodies I have right now.
You can also see a few with white spots on them.
That is from resin poured from the inside to fill in some voids left by air bubbles. Outside surface is smooth and good to go. Just filled from the inside.
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Side shot. Flashing in window opening is really thin and sands away clean. Air bubble issue in wheel lip. Ughhh!
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I'd like to get $6 each plus shipping for now.
PayPal preferred

USMC E5 - June 28, 2015 04:04 PM (GMT)
Here is a close up shot of the weld bead detail I added to the door gaps.

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USMC E5 - June 29, 2015 12:29 AM (GMT)
Yes, no, maybe, hang it up, throw them away?
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skeeter - June 29, 2015 01:27 AM (GMT)
Guys...I have seen these bodies in person while visiting with Tom back in April and they are very usable to build a Skeeter car. At $6 each, they are a steal!

The work Tom did on the master is outstanding. Tom was able to shorten the body seamlessly, keeping the body trim intact. You cannot see where the body was cut and put back together. The added weld bead on the doors is typical of Tom's attention to small details.

This is a great opportunity for us to support Tom's efforts to keep us supplied with vintage racing model parts and pieces and build a Skeeter for Pop's Memorial for October. I have ordered 2 of the bodies and I encourage others on this board to do your best to support Tom as well.

Tom, don't give up on casting the bodies just yet. I'm confident you will master the process and we all will be the beneficiaries of your efforts.

Thanks for all you do,


resin-daddy - June 29, 2015 02:26 AM (GMT)
Tom i think they look fine,i never seen many that were 100% perfect :)))

Dr Kerry - June 30, 2015 02:40 PM (GMT)
Tom, they look awesome to me. As modelers if we can't fill a few air holes we have an issue. I'd be interested in one or so too.

USMC E5 - July 1, 2015 01:33 AM (GMT)
Anyone interested message me.
This is the only place to get them at this time.
They are not listed anywhere yet.

sentsat71 - July 9, 2015 09:55 PM (GMT)
Wish I could get myself back into building models.......
as these look great....!!

Another Rick - August 9, 2015 10:46 PM (GMT)
I received two of them and they are really nice pieces. If Tom has any left you should grab them.

Dr Kerry - February 9, 2016 06:13 PM (GMT)
These are nice bodies!!!!!! Working on making a Skeeter from one now!!!!

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