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Rocking Rodney Rat

'A' Mod: '29 Model A track style modified

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Alright, alright, alright....this build has been languishing in a box for some time. I started it a year or so ago, got to final assembly and realized the hood and sides weren't going to fit as planned (poor engineering on my part), got frustrated and tossed it back in the box. My good friend from SoCal, ADL, suggested that I really should finish it (thanks for the kick in the keester, ADL). So, here it is, minus hood and sides... It's based on the Revell Model A roadster with the body modified into a 'T' bucket style. The SBC engine is from the Revell Rat Roaster with the 3x2 intake  from the Revell '30 Model A...the wheels are resin items I acquired from somewhere several years ago, I forget where now, probably picked them up on FleaBay???? They fit the Model A tires perfectly. Paint is Testors Titanium Metalizer. More pix here: http://public.fotki.com/jferren/a-modified-track-st/  -RRR

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Glad I could be of service! Can you send some of that motivation back this way? I sat at my bench for two hours today and did nothing.

Finally got a chance to get on the big 'puter and have a look. I think it looks awesome!!! If this was sitting on a table with no name tag I'd know you built it. Got your signature "look". I like the exhaust soot on the body and those "riveted" interior panels.

Man, I need another roadster... 

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That is really sweet. I haven't seen a 1:1 built in this style but look forward to it. Great inspiration. Plus thanks for skipping the patina look.

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9 hours ago, Dennis Lacy said:

Glad I could be of service! Can you send some of that motivation back this way? I sat at my bench for two hours today and did nothing.

Finally got a chance to get on the big 'puter and have a look. I think it looks awesome!!! If this was sitting on a table with no name tag I'd know you built it. Got your signature "look". I like the exhaust soot on the body and those "riveted" interior panels.

Man, I need another roadster... 

ADL, you hit on it! As soon as I saw the first glimpse I heard the same thing in my mind!!  RRR, you have a Signature Look!!!  Unmistakably RRR.  It begs Carb Linkage... -KK

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6 hours ago, iBorg said:

That is really sweet. I haven't seen a 1:1 built in this style but look forward to it. Great inspiration. Plus thanks for skipping the patina look.

Something like this, Mike?

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7 hours ago, DustyMojave said:

Is the back of the cab from the newer release Ala Kart kit?

Yeah, where did the back of the cab come from? -KK

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Almost didn't click on this thread because I'm not a fan of track noses, which of course I assumed. Wow, am I glad I did! Fantastic job and I don't think I've ever seen anything like it, either real or model. VERY nicely done, and I especially like the low-viz "stealth" color scheme. Fabulous! B)

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Thanks for all of the compliments, guys. The back part of the body is from some variant of the AlaKart? Here's a pic of it before slicing began. Can anyone identify the kit this came from? I can't remember now (getting olde...).  -RRR

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58 minutes ago, El Caballo said:

Those wide-fives sure make that model different, I haven't seen anything like that.

I was thinking the same thing.  Those wide-5's really make it stand apart.  Great work.

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