Jump to content


32 Ford Ratrod/Hotrod? (updated w/ pics 6-3-12)


  • You cannot reply to this topic
31 replies to this topic

#1 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:43 AM

Hey everyone, im new here. im not big on forums but i recently got back into doing model cars and i came across this website and i cant seem to get off of here. ive looked on a lot of different forums and projects but the ones that i have seen on this site are ridiculous. the attention to detail and quality is something im looking to learn from. needless to say i thought i would try this forum out and see how everything goes. i used to build model cars as a kid and haven't touched any in over 10yrs. i started back up with one of my favorites, a 57 chevy and now i am starting this 32 ford Revell 2in1 kit. i have a build off with a friend to build a rat rod so i want to channel the body, slam it down and chop the roof, flathead, rear fenders, and maybe a tiki theme interior for some of the plans.
[img]http://http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/af128/JBrackneyFL/32%20Ford/?action=view&current=32fordbox.jpg[/img]

i mocked everything up and marked out some spots but i wasnt sure how to go about chopping the top so the roof slants downwards? i also wasnt sure how to go about slamming the front down, do i just cut all the springs off? if anyone has any suggestions i would appreciate it. thanks for looking
[img]http://http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/af128/JBrackneyFL/32%20Ford/?action=view&current=32ford.jpg[/img]

Edited by JasonFL, 03 June 2012 - 12:41 PM.


#2 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:46 AM

i always seem to have trouble posting photos. i loaded them all up to photobucket, read the forum topic on it and still got it wrong. if anyone could help me out with that would be great, thanks

#3 Foxer

Foxer

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,980 posts
  • Location:The Berkshires, Massachusetts
  • Full Name:Mike DeRagon

Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

Welcome to the forum. It looks like you're getting an extra "http://" in your link. Try editing one out. Not sure how it's getting there. On Photobucket you just put the cursor over the drop down list on the IMG code link.. click on it to copy. Then just paste (ctrl V) here.


edit: I tried just copy/pasting your link and editing it here. It said I'm not allowed to use that here. I'm not sure the problem ... could be your Photobucket permissions but never seen that to happen by default.

Edited by Foxer, 12 July 2011 - 09:58 AM.


#4 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

Thanks for your help mike. I messed with it for a while but I keep getting the same message as you. Is there any other way to load pics on the forum?

#5 Rick Schmidt

Rick Schmidt

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 797 posts
  • Location:Lawton Okla
  • Full Name:Rick

Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

Posted Image
Posted Image


I think the whole issue is the extra HTTP in your links. I think ya was on the right path with it just somehow that extra letters jumped in

Edited by Rick Schmidt, 12 July 2011 - 01:20 PM.


#6 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

Thanks for the help Rick.

#7 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

I put this build on hold for a while because I was to scared to cut into it. After a lot of brainstorming and driving myself crazy I decided to just start chopping. 

My main object is just to make everything flow but give it attitude. I decided to make this build my "first for everything build" so we're better to start then the rear fenders. I've seen this done a lot, in different ways, shapes and sizes but I wanted to make mine just a little different. 

I didn't want the whole running board so I cut the back halves off. 
Posted Image
Then drew some lines and cut the fender to look like a chopper/bobber fender. I left the spike extra long until I can figure out how I want it exactly but this gave me rough idea. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
I marked the body up where where the fenders are going to sit as far as I could go without messing up the body line
Posted Image
The way I mounted the fenders was I took the fender from the opposite side then flipped it so the the back part of the fender was facing forward. So if your looking at it from the side it would look like the air would flow right over the back wheel. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#8 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

After pulling the band-aid off, I realized it wasn't so bad. So I thought I would try chopping the frame up. I found a simple way to Z the frame, I decided to just Z the rear frame for now so I can figure out the fender clearance. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#9 Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,418 posts
  • Location:Transylvania, Florida
  • Full Name:Virgil "Doctor Cranky" Suarez

Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

Jason, I love the looks of it. It's never dawned on me to cut up the fenders like that, but I love the idea. Thanks, and I hope to see more progress. Best, DC

#10 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

I wanted to add some strength so I added some gussets were the 2 frame pieces meet. I still have to clean up the frame
Posted Image
Posted Image
I also shortened the back of the frame and removed the gas tank in order to get it lower. I'll mount the gas tank in the trunk later 
Posted Image
Posted Image

#11 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:25 AM

I wanted to do something different with the grill so I thought a home made web grill would be cool.  Paper clips and an old skull I had from an earring when I used to have some piercings. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

I wanted the web to look like it was coming off the skull and I changed the direction of the web at the bottom because I'm thinking about bringing the web onto the body. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

This is we're I stand as of right now. Tonight I'm chopping the top and hopefully tomorrow i can hing and cut the doors open. Opinions are always welcome. 

#12 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

Jason, I love the looks of it. It's never dawned on me to cut up the fenders like that, but I love the idea. Thanks, and I hope to see more progress. Best, DC

Thanks Doc, means a lot coming from the king of rust. Stay tuned, I'm doing the chop and doors tonight/tomorrow.

#13 Brendan30

Brendan30

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 163 posts
  • Location:phoenixville,pa
  • Full Name:Brendan Dougherty

Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:14 PM

Looking good! I like your Z

#14 race06

race06

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 132 posts
  • Location:Rapid City, SD
  • Full Name:Tracy Simet

Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

III LIKE!!! keep it up, YEAH!

#15 bryan_m

bryan_m

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,501 posts
  • Location:Lost in America
  • Full Name:Bryan Mccallum

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

love the grille!!


bryan m

#16 ZombieHunter26

ZombieHunter26

    MCM Avid Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 486 posts
  • Location:Charleston, SC
  • Full Name:Rob

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:10 PM

I'm definitely following this...

#17 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

Looking good! I like your Z

Thanks, i cant take credit for the idea, this tutorial was a big help. http://cs.scaleautom...?ThreadID=94528

Thanks everyone else,I'm posting more photos in a few mins.

#18 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

Chopping the top. I of coarse wanted a slanted chop top so my first chop wasn't going to be as easy as just chopping and dropping.  After making a post and talking to a few different members I went with the way I thought would be best to give me the slanted chop. 
Thanks to Brizio and others for all the help and ideas. 
http://www.modelcars...19

1st step I did was mark everything off in green that was being cut out. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
2nd step I took the back of my blade and cut the top clean off. 
Posted Image
Posted Image

#19 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

3rd step I marked off my post and chopped em' down. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
4th step i cut the middle of the roof out, got rid of the middle post, and cleaned it up. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
5th step I realized after mocking it up (forgot to take pics) that I cut to much out of the rear post so I took the pieces I cut out, shaved them down about half the size then glued them back in place. 
Posted Image

#20 JasonFL

JasonFL

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 posts
  • Location:South Florida
  • Full Name:Jason Brackney

Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

So while waiting for the pieces to dry on the top I wanted to get the doors cut out. The doors had to flow with everything else so that ment making a new door lines. 
The first time cutting the doors out wouldn't be as easy as following the door line so I put some tape down as a guide, worked out pretty well I think. 
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image