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well what to do? The stone woods and cook is on hold, so with the inspiration from Bernard, you know who you are! I'm going to try scratch building a rat rod chassis. Wish me luck.

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You have my attention...

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Two hours later.

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Ooh nice! Simple is good... I like the fact that you kept the styrene fairly thin and small, which is to say in scale, but unfortunately looking like it will fall apart at any moment. Have faith, things will firm up as you add crossmembers, etc.

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I built my first Rat Rod, Chassis etc recently. I had a front end but wanted it lower/stronger rear section to take the scratch rear axle.

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Keep going to what you think it should look like. I Google search for images of Rat Rod chassis, bodies,suspension etc. to see what I would like to fit to it.

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Thanks Bernard, I just realized you're in Seattle! I'm just getting my feet wet with this. I try to imagine doing it in 1/1, and use the math to translate. There are so many ways to make a frame that you can't possibly see them all in a lifetime. Thanks to you Patrick. I'm just going on necessities and then using my imagination to cool it up. I'm just getting started and that's half the battle. Thx to both cheers.

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Well working on the rat. Figured I'd do a 29 truck.

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Got more done on the frame. This has really turned out to be fun.

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I have my wheels and tires in the mold.

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I'm liking it... Talent on display

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Frame and proportions look good.  :D

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Very nice work.

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Well been awhile sense I could work on the rod. It came to mind that I need some exhaust for the rod, and I just love sprint car exhaust. None come in any kits that will fit so naturally I must make them. I fiddled around and wasted 1/16, till l thought make a jig. I'm sure I'll make more than one set . So I started with my hydrometer tube full of K S material.

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Hi Joe

Good to see you building,...Can't wait to see the headers

How is the brewing going ?

Cheers

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Now I just measured 1/16 rod two inches long cut four of them and go by eye to what looks good, except for the first bend which is 120 degrees back.

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Then it all about symmetry. IMG_1028.thumb.JPG.09c19fe68392e5aac349c

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Hey Bruce how are you? It's great to be my self again, and be out from under a rock. Yes I have brewed a few times in the last year or so. However, I have had to give the liver a break!😆🍺

        Thanks again, Joe.

P.S. Did you give brewing a try yet?

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really nice job on the headers,what type and size solder did you use...

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really nice job on the headers,what type and size solder did you use...

none epoxy. Thanks for the checkout. I have more progress stay tuned.

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That is cool, love the headers!

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