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#1 flatheadgary

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

i know you see these as street cars but, i am a drag racer so i built it like that. hope you like it.
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#2 Bernard Kron

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:09 PM

Cool... Love the welds on the roll cage. Is this from a kit or did you do it? If so, how? Nice metallic finish on the cage as well.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:14 PM

GBK is right on the money! Your build is also "Right On the Money". Just too COOL!

We all should be as imaginative as you are.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:38 PM

hey, thanks for the replies. yea, the roll cage is made from evergreen plastic, heated over a flame and bent. the welds are just the testers glue. the tubes are fish mouthed to fit good. the silver paint is that paint you can buy that the top of the can is real chromey looking and when you spray it on it's real shiney but, if you put clear on it, it turns to a dull aluminum shade. i found if you put it in a dehydrater for a day or so, it stays shiney, as long as you don't clear it.
yes, i do seem to have a weird imagination. just check out my other builds. hahaha

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:02 PM

Oh VERY nice. I nice new spin on the truckster idea.

#6 Tim Pentecost

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:25 AM

i know you see these as street cars but, i am a drag racer so i built it like that. hope you like it.
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Well that's a wilda$$ Altered if I ever did see one!! :D Who'd thunk it?? Looks good, Gary.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:17 PM

wow this thing is cool!!! reminds of what a rat rod might look like if it was revived and turned into a dragster. cool truck!!!

#8 RyanSilva

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:04 PM

Awesome gary! I love it.. I did a little hot rod out of one..

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:36 AM

Truckster rods rule! And now I can say that drag trucksters rule as well! I built a '53 Ford "F-Bucket" rod, inspired by 1:1 rat-rodder Ian Roussel. Feel free to check it out:

http://public.fotki....-ford-f-bucket/

That's the link to part one of the buildup, but part two is posted on there as well.

#10 flatheadgary

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:07 AM

ryan, i have seen yours before and i like it! love the door panel and the watch thingy for the gas cap.
chuck, yours is too cool. i seen a 1-1 something like yours but, as we all know, they are never the same.
isn't scratch building a blast!! thanks for the replies. i don't build contest good but, i like to build what pops in my head. a lot of the time it's not for everybody so i just build for myself. glad you like too. gary

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:15 PM

hi,Its is different looking,but I love the look of it.great build.thanks,Chris