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Chuck Most

'53 Ford Rat Rod Wrecker Rig- Second Refresh

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I know some of you have seen the first two versions of this, but I built this seven long years ago, so I'll post the original pics too because we've gotten quite few new people during that time, and it might be a refresher for people who liked the model the first time around.

Please, don't ask me where I got these parts, I don't remember at this point. :lol: The model was basically just a fun way of getting rid of cast-off spare parts.

Here's the completed model, as it appeared in the summer of 2010...

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About a year later, after a little "transport damage" had happened, and after I'd gotten a little bored, I did this...

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I replaced the front wheels and tires, as well as the air cleaner. I also made up a sling for the wrecker boom. After all of that, some wide whites were spray-bombed onto the rear tires, so that they'd kinda/sorta match the new fronts.

And that's where the model stood until last weekend, when it underwent a few other changes, and a general cleanup. 

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This time around, I added some cab clearance lights, as well as some front turn signals from an AMT Ford L-Series. I replaced the air cleaner yet again... I think I nabbed it from the Moebius Comet. Finally, I swapped the headers side-for-side so they'd face down instead of up. And after seven years of faithful service, the rag gas cap was replaced with an actual gas cap. A fresh coat of Testors dull clear was then slathered over the entire mess.

I guess some projects are never really done. ^_^

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Reminds me if something fro Vegas Rat Rods.  Super cool

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Looks great. So every time you get bored you can just drag this onto the bench and have at it.

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IAnd that's where the model stood until last weekend, when it underwent a few other changes, and a general cleanup. 

Heh-heh, general cleanup. I've got no problem looking at this again.

Hey Chuck, did you ever do a tutorial on your rusting? It's always spot on and I suspect some of it may be simpler than I think it is. I'd love to know your technique.

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Heh-heh, general cleanup. I've got no problem looking at this again.

Hey Chuck, did you ever do a tutorial on your rusting? It's always spot on and I suspect some of it may be simpler than I think it is. I'd love to know your technique.

I never did, I'd just recommend watching one of Dr. Cranky's tutorials on YouTube. He explains it better than I can, and what I'm doing pretty much isn't any different from what he does. He just does it better. ^_^

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Looks good, everything looks just right on this rig

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