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Scale Hot Rods and Street Rod model kits. From AMT, Revell, Lindberg, Monogram, all your favorite plastic rods. From 32's to rat rods.

Any car or truck up to about the mid 1940s, foreign or domestic, can be used and modified to make a hot rod version.

The Hot Rod craze really took off after the late 1940's. Previous cars built before WWII were cheap and plentiful, and not many people wanted them with the new cars starting to come out after the war.

Hot Rod cars used an assortment of parts from different brands cars, though the early Fords, with the later Ford Flathead V8s, were the standard by which most Hot Rods were judged. Into the 1950's and 1960's, any engine would be used, from the Chrysler 352 HEMIs to the powerful Cadillac V8s.

Hot Rod model cars are a lot like that. The kits have various parts to modify and build your own version of a Hot Rod you like. The kits include extra wheels, tires, even more than one engine. Allowing you to combine the parts and custom build your own fast street rod machine.

Hot Rod kits are here to stay, from the 1950's to 2022, the model manufacturers continue to issue new ones and reissue older kits of Hot Rods. And don't be fooled - they sell like crazy.

From old school stripped down versions, to the billet style Hot Rod / Street Rod versions of today with tubular frames. The Hot Rod model kits continue to spark the imagination of modellers everywhere.

AMT, Revell, Lindberg, and MPC, even Testors, there's no shortage of Hot Rod kits to get you building and collecting.

Unlike most model cars, building a Hot Rod is not like builiding, say, a 1962 Impala. First off, there's no such thing as "stock". Hot Rods are cars that have been modified, from the engine, to the body, to any number of different go fast parts and accessories.

If you aren't swapping engines and parts on your Hot Rod kits, you're probably missing the whole idea behind what a Hot Rod is all about.

Luckily, most Hot Rod kits, especially the older ones, come a box full of extra parts. Which you can use on your current car build, or save for the next Hot Rod project. It's rare two Hot Rods look alike, so you should build them the way YOU want to. There is no right or wrong way.






amt coke cola plymouth model

Coca Cola Plymouth Coupe


amt 1940 ford model

Ford Coupe


Ford Coupe


monogram 1940 ford model

Ford Standard Coupe


Ford Street Rod


AMT AMT1088 1:25 1940 Ford Sedan Gasser,

Ford Sedan Gasser


Lindberg 1:25 '40 Ford Coupe Stock  Custom Parts Plastic Model Kit 72159

Ford Coupe


amt coke willys gasser pickup model

Willys Pickup Truck with Optional Parts


amt wagon rod model

Wagon Rod Woody


Chevy Coupe


Custom Ford Van


revell ford coupe 1937 model

Ford Coupe Street Rod


Ford Street Rod


Ford Custom Convertible


Custom Ford Convertible


Revell - '37 Ford Convertible with Trailer Model Kit

Ford Convertible with Trailer


Boyds Smoothster


Ford Convertible


Ford Cabrio


Dick Tracy Coupe Plastic Model Kit

Dick Tracy Ford Coupe


36 Wild One


amt ford pickup model

Ford Pickup Truck with Custom Parts


lindberg 34 ford model

Ford Pickup Truck with Optional Parts


Ford Cabriolet


34 Slammer


Lindberg Rat Rod


Ford Roadster Pickup


Willys Van


=AMT 1:25 Scale 1933 Willys Panel Van

Willys Van


Keeler's Kustoms Yellow Fever Competition Coupe 1/25

Yellow Fever Coupe


revell ford 5 window model

Ford 5 Window Coupe Street Rod


AMT 1932 Ford Phantom Vicky Hot Wheels 1:25 Scale Model Kit

Ford Phantom Vicky Hot Wheels


Revell 85-4524 1/25 32 Ford Roadster Model Kit

Ford Model A Roadster


Ford Sedan Delivery


Ford Phaeton


1932 Highboy Roadster 1/24 Ultra Metal Model Kit

Ford Highboy Roadster


Beach Boys Ford Coupe


AMT/Ertl Classic 1932 Ford Coupe Model Kit

Ford Coupe


AMT 38016 1932 Ford Sedan/Phaeton 1:25 Scale Plastic Model Kit

Ford Sedan


Ford Roadster Hot Rod


Ford Pickup Custom


revell dan fink speedwagon model

Dan Fink Metalworks Woody Speedwagon


Ala Kart


Revell 85-4464 1:25 1930 Ford Model A Coupe 2N1 Model Kit

Model A Ford Roadster Hot Rod


Ford Woody


Ford Woody Street Rod


revell model a roadster hot rod

Model A Ford Roadster Hot Rod


Hot Rod


Ford Roadster Hot Rot / Woody with Bicycle


AMT AMT1000 1:25 Scale 1929 Ford A Roadster Mod Rod Original Art Series Model Kit

Ford Mod Rod


lindberg t rod model

Ford Hot Rod


Ford Hot Rod Pickup


amt chopped 25 model

Ford Chopped Top Hot Rod


Tweedy Pie


lindberg t rod model

Ford Roadster Hot Rod


Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod with Trailer


Revell Monogram Ford T Street Rod 1/24 Scale Plastic Model Kit

Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod with Trailer


Black Widow Hot Rod


figures for car models


Super Coupe


amt plymouth prowler model

Plymouth Prowler


Plymouth Prowler with Trailer


Boyd Aluma Coupe


Infini-T Coupe


Red Dirt Car


These 30's European cars below can make
some interesting custom street rods.


opel admiral saloon model kit icm


icm admiral saloon model

Admiral Saloon


icm admiral saloon model

Admiral Cabriolet


Citroen Torpedo


Citroen Normande


Citroen Trefle


1930s GAZ (Ford) Pickup


amt roadster body model

Ford Roadster Racing Custom Body & Parts


Rat Fink Custom International Transtar


AMT Fruehauf Beaded Van Trailer Hauler - Rat Fink Model Trailer Kit 1:25 Scale Model Kit

Rat Fink Fruehauf Beaded Van Trailer


Rumba Tub


Beach Reacher


Custom Peterbilt Hot Rod


Ford T Bucket


Ford Hot Rod


Rat Fink Decals


Rat Fink Stickers


Rat Rod


Building Hot Rods


Hot Rod Model Kits


Scale Model Life


Rat Fink Coloring Book:

Rat Fink Coloring Book


BIG Scale Models


Drag Racing Models




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