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


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#1 Randy D

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:24 AM

Hi Folks,

Have always liked the look of this wrecker....

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#2 Randy D

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:29 AM

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Keeping with the Mopar theme for the drivetrain, going with a 440.....



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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:33 AM

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:36 AM

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That is all for now, comments are always welcomed.

Randy

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:36 AM

Magnificent! Those are some clean solder joints ... me and solder never got along. Spectacular work on that frame I must say!

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:59 AM

Thats the "Rat RIO" ..totally bitchin and kool.....I got the bug too...but I don't have enough time for the brass route. Are you using Tix solder??

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:15 AM

COOOOOL!!!!! :)

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:32 AM

Great project. I especially like your work on the steering links. Surprised you didn't build the front axle in brass as well.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:20 AM

You are really hitting the ball out of the park over and over with this one. What an amazing job of scratch-building, and in METAL!

Can't wait to see more.

Doctor Cranky is Happy, Happy, Happy.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:22 AM

That's killer work! Can't wait to see it done.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:41 AM

Ooh, I'm liking this! thats some awesome craftsmanship you got goin on there. I can't wait to see more on this one B)

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

Mike, Thank you for the comment, I wish all my joints were clean, just showing the good ones!

Hi Mike, Using silver solder and nasty old paste flux that has lasted me forever.

Tom, Glad you like it!

Alyn, Thank you , did not have a big enough piece of stock for that dude!

Thanks Virgil!!!

Art, Thanks, it could be awhile.

Adam , Thanks!



Small update as I am still working on the front end...


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

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that is all for now, Randy

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

OMG.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

OMG.



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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:15 PM

OMG.


I agree. It's almost a shame to paint/weather all that stuff and hide it under a channeled body.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

That is some of the most beautiful scratch building I've seen. Wonderful job! Cant wait to see more.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:38 PM

I know, I know what you are working on here, what it is called:
ART

What a beautiful frame!

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:57 PM

Nice work! ;):):)

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

Wow! Really nice work. I know it is a rat rod but just curious, with all the soldering that you are doing and the burn marks on the bench, have you considered investing in a resistance soldering unit? I know that they are expensive, but since I bought mine, I have really fallen in love with it. It is quick, precise and makes it easy to solder multiple pieces together without having on of the prior joints come apart. It also does the job with minimum discoloration of the brass. I know, it's a rat rod, but from the skill level you have shown here, you are not just doing rat rods!