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#21 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:44 AM

I de-chromed all the parts because there's going to be very little shiny in this build (sorry Jim S.):

 

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By the way, the wheels are really really hard to squeeze into the tires, so I am hoping my paint will not get scuffed or wrinkled on the way in.

 

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More progress soon, stay tuned in:

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

I don't much care for the term Rat Rod, but since it is you Doc, I'll follow along. Interesting take on a non-rat rod kit. 



#23 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:14 AM

Thanks, James, well, I think the proper name for this one is going to be "The Gibson Bones Limited," and we'll see how it will turn out.

 

Things are coming together quickly, including some of the main colors I am seeing:  Black & Red with some cool graphics.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:21 AM

Finally some good pixs of the front and rear wheels.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

Nice idea with the crankshaft up front. Drilling the holes in the interior looks good. 



#26 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:10 AM

Thanks, Don, and yes the wheels are very cool.  I love them.  Thanks, John H.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

 

By the way, the wheels are really really hard to squeeze into the tires, so I am hoping my paint will not get scuffed or wrinkled on the way in.

 


 

 

Can't you sand the hole in the tire to enlarge it a tiny bit?



#28 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

David, it can be done, but the tires are so beautifully cast that I don't want to take any chance with them, other than sanding off their sheen and making them look a bit road weary.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:49 AM

Looks like a great kit i will definately pick one up. drilling out the ports makes them look 10x better and nice touch with the crank in the front!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:11 AM

Thanks, Jason.  I am sanding down some parts and then it's primer time.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

awsome !! this kit is high on my wishlist , just love the wheels in that kit after my 3 window coupe i have a roadster highboy kit .. actually the body is exactly the same i was already planning some crazy stuff for my kit :) cant waight to see what you come up with , df gonna be crazy , loving it so far !!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

Billy Gibbons! :D

On that note... am I the only one a bit confused by the fact that Frank Beard is the only guy in ZZ Top who doesn't have a beard?

 

Not necessarily...

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

Very nice kit,I am going to pick one for myself.I cant wait to see the paint job on this one.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Gonna be another killer Doc!!!  I'm diggin those wheels too!!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Virgil... I like where this build is heading...Looking good so far. Did you drill the holes in the interior or did it come like that in the kit?? Digging It!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

A 'Cranky-shaft' frame-horn spreader-bar. Kool !! This thing does look like it's worth the price of admission for the parts, but the relief on the firewall appears to be pretty shallow in these pix.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Love the kit already... :)

It's gonna be a great build, I can feel it!

 

Keep it coming Doc, love your work. 



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

I absolutely love those wheels!  How did I not notice the crankshaft spreader bar?   :lol:   That is just too good!  You just blow me away with how you have a vision from the beginning and it all fits at the end.  I'm excited!!!  I want to see your guitar Doc, please, please!!!!



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Virgil... I like where this build is heading...Looking good so far. Did you drill the holes in the interior or did it come like that in the kit?? Digging It!

 

Chris, I drilled them out.  Took a while, but it looks better.



I will paint the guitar last, I think, as the crowning last touch.  We still have a ways to go.  Spent the day spraying primer.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

Okay, time for primer pictures . . . stay tuned in.