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


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#21 JasonFL

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

The doors cut out clean so I started on the hinges. I found a tutorial (thanks to Romell R http://www.modelcars...showtopic=31793) on doing hinges this way and just thought it was really clean and simple. 
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I took the plastic tubing that was used on an old r/c car that held up the antenna, cut a piece off then cut it in half to give it a nice tight fit. 
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Allows the doors to open into the body and you can take them off whenever you want with ease. 
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

I like where you are going with this one. I'll be following.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Next step: door panels/jams, finish bottom part of chop, hinge trunk, and finish the fenders. Then we'll see from there.
Let me know what you all think.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Looking great , I like the way you've made the doors longer and given them a better shape . What did you use to cut the doors out and how did you manage to keep such a thin edge on the bottom without breaking it ?

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks Ron and Ian. I cut the doors out with the back of my exto blade and just took my time. It took a lot of patients but it was well worth it. I'm thinking of strengthening it with some rod later.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:26 PM

Couldn't sleep so I messed around with mocking the roof up

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:02 PM

Thank's Jason , I've never been able to cut that cleanly , I'll give it another try .

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:30 AM

Nice work on the doors. I'm looking forward to seeing progress on the chop.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

Gonna be an awesome traditional custom when done! Love whatcha done with the fenders.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:08 AM

Looks with a of the mods done so far.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

:) awesome eye candy. Keep it going.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the support. I'm on hold until I can figure out what wheel combo I want to use. I'm also having trouble with a few other things so it's going a lot slower then expected. On a good note I did how ever come up with a name. I figure since this is my first time attempting all these mods I shall call it, " Cherry Poppin' ". Not sure if it's to inappropriate but if so just let me know I'll change it.

here's some mock up photos

Stock 32' steelies just don't look right
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The ford tires
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I love the look of the 49' merc rims they just aren't wide enough. 
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Merc tires (bad angle)
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Was thinking of using the other 49' merc rims for the front
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Thanks for looking, opinions always welcomed.