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Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 7/24/13


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#21 pharr7226

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:17 AM

WOW! Amazing brass work.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:31 AM

I am in total awe of your work!! I bow to your mastery of all things "rat rod"!

Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:21 PM

Loving every moment of this. So much to enjoy, so much to learn from. :lol: ;)

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:00 AM

First, Belated thank yous


Jon, Thanks :) :)

Mike, Appreciate the comment!

Dave, There you go, assuming I'm going to that far :D :D

Thanks Shucky!

High praise indeed, Thanks Virgil :)

GGus, Thank you for commenting!

Pete, What, you want me to give up my high tec state of the art wonder soldering iron after 40 years :D :D :D
Actually drool over them all the time! One of these days.



Update...

Adding some X bracing to the frame....



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Making up some coil overs and four links with some extra bracing for the big a** rearend I'm using..


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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:04 AM

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adding some small brackets for the radiator..



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That is all for now, as always, comments are welcomed!



Randy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:14 AM

Randy, this is just unbelievably cool stuff you're doing! I'm about to try soldering some Aluminum, and I hope I can get my work to look 1/10th as good as yours!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:16 AM

That is all for now, as always, comments are welcomed!



Randy


I think your project is really cool. I love seeing street rods built to a high standard. I think one day we'll see a street rod at GSL that will rival anything Gerald Wingrove has built.

#28 Randy D

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 06:32 AM

I missed thanking some folks who replied a few days ago...

Rick, Thank you!

Tony, Appreciate the comment!

Bernard, Thanks!

and from yesterday..

Custom Mike, Thanks and please keep me posted on your progress. I would love to be able to solder aluminum.

Thanks Lee!

Randy

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:15 AM

WOW! Awesome work and great attention to detail.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:24 PM

too hard not to admire brass work like this. im liking this build and look forward to some more. :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

I am just blown away by the skill work here and I can't wait to see more progress on this project. :angry:

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

I heard a slow whistle emerge from my mouth as I went through the photos. What amazes me most is how clean it all looks. Amazing work!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:30 AM

Hi Folks,

Ed, Glad you like it!

Luis, Thank you, brass is fun to work with.

Walt, Thank you for kind words!

Mike, I just show the good side!


Wanted to try some working steering on this project.....



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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:35 AM

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It works pretty smooth right now. It is a bit oversized compared to the real thing but part of it will tuck up into the firewall so I think it will look o'kay in the end.

That is all for now, comments are welcomed!

Randy

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:51 AM

:) Now just lose of words on this :lol:

#36 Peter Lombardo

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:18 AM

There is nothing I can add to what has already been said about this project.....the idea, the execution and workmanship are all first rate. I don't care much for rats, but this is going to be really cool. Great job, superior metal work. You gotta' be loving this! :)

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

Excellent workmanship!!

Thanks for sharing,

#38 Tony T

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful! Love the functioning steering! WoW!!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:04 PM

Exceptional work. I can't get enough of this project.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:59 AM

Very impressive! For simulating metal, there's nothing better than metal!

David G.