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#1 Ramcharger

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

This is the old Revell Rat Rod T-Bucket Kit (now reissued as the original Roth Tweedy Pie), I scratchbuilt the gas tank on the back, added a Detail Master aluminum gas cap,  the throttle linkage was made out of a soda can and beading wire, the ruby red fuel lines (like back in the day) are fishing line colored with Sharpie, the fuel log is a section of octagonal rod, some soda can was used for the hold downs.  The draglink and tie rod is made from stainless steel tubing and the kit ends.  There's an aluminum Detail Master magneto hidden in there also.  The motor is from the 53 Ford with resin Dodge "Red Ram" valve covers, the exhaust manifolds are from an unknown kit with aluminum turnouts and flanges made from a soda can.  I used the Dragmaster manifold with the 8 Strombergs that I drilled out and added venturis to. I cut down the stock windshield frame, added a PBR logo to the tap handle shifter,  and flocked the interior.  The wheels and whitewalls are weathered as are the headers.  The hardest part of this kit is getting all of the sink marks and ejector pin marks out of the chassis.  All of the chrome is Alclad aircraft aluminum and the paint is Wal~mart flat black.  Overall, I'd say it was a fun build, I think it came out O.K.  Comments and criticisms welcome. 

Here's the photos:

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Thanks for looking!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

Cool build



#3 Jantrix

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Very cool. Except for the PBR shifter. At least you could have chosen a good beer.  :lol:  :D



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Very nice !



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Nice hot rod! Looks just ratty enough, but not overdone. Good work!

Sam



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

Nice.....

 

Could be a thought for a Christmas break project.

 

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Very col!

Very cool!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

ron...i think it came out awesome... B)



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

That is sweet !   And this old redneck loves PBR !



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

Super work, great weathering. Thanks for the pics !!!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

I like this build a lot.



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

that is really kool



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Man thats thing is kool.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

Thanks guys!  I wanted it to look like a driver, not so much a rat rod.  I've been working on weathering my builds a little to make them look more realistic and like they have been driven.  As for the PBR shifter, it's the rodder's choice!  Lots of us old hillbillies still drink it, Bud Light is a little to wimpy for us.  To each his own I guess.  



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Love it man,perfect !