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53 minutes ago, Toner283 said:

IIRC, the Rat Roaster frame has a couple of notches where the exhaust goes underneath from the over the frame headers to the full exhaust system. Other than that I think it is the same as the rest of the Revell deuce line.

Hi Toner283,

  So...is the frame useful, or not so much?

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I agree with casting the wheels and tires. Being a ford guy no need for another SBC ancor. Greg guys are always asking for another option for these SBC. They must blow them up in plastic also. HEHE

Another one of those kits that I said I will pickup a few at the next show and they were not there. 

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On 6/11/2019 at 5:24 AM, Mr. Metallic said:

You didn't say what you used to remove the chrome. I've always had good results, even with the lacquer underlayer, with Castrol Super Clean.

It's a spray bottle called PURPLE POWER.  I probably bought it at Wally World some time ago.  Here are some pics of the first set.  I added a drop of black dye.  Might be easier to chrome with one of those pens or alclad spray.

Rat Roaster wheel 5.JPG

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Rat Roaster wheel 7.JPG

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If you want I can spray them with Alclad. 

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Posted (edited)

Thanks, Gabriel, that would be great.  Now that I am retired I will have more time to host build sessions.  You can come over.

Edited by Greg Wann

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11 hours ago, Greg Wann said:

Hi Toner283,

  So...is the frame useful, or not so much?

Unless you were building a Deuce with over the frame headers that you wanted to go back under the car to join the exhaust, I don't see that the frame would be super useful if you were thinking of casting it. Personally I don't know that you'd sell enough of them to get the cost of the casting rubber back. I have built several of the Revell Deuces and have several more in the works and I have never used the Rat Roaster frame. I did not want to have to mess with filling those notches. However, to be fair I build mostly traditional rods. Other folks may feel differently.

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On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 7:44 PM, Greg Wann said:

Hi Toner283,

  So...is the frame useful, or not so much?

Although I would agree the frame is probably the same with the exception of the exhaust cutout. The rear inner fender parts are different on the 3 Window, and possibly others, are different with a kick up on the rear edge. The SD roadster are fairly straight across. I am sure they are interchangeable. I have an SD Roadster on my bench, and tried a Coupe body on the frame for fun ,and this what I found.

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I will give the tires a try.  I filled the tires in and created clay bases for them.  Now they are boxed in and ready for silicone.  I have made hollow tires in the past.  Removing the clay from inside of the tire once side one is done can be a challenge.

HHHMMMM, I just realized after posting this that a materials test should be done.  It is possible that the silicone will not like the tire material and will not cure against the tires surface then I will end up with uncured goo.

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I could use a couple of sets of the wheels and tires if you do them for sale.

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Received some of these today, from Greg. Excellent quality. Good idea on the black resin. One suggestion, if you could fill in the fins around the outside of the wheel, inside the tires. These wheels fit the amt parts hollow redline tires. But any other solid tires, these would need trimming for. Im worried about cracking the wheel when I plan to trim them. Again, great casting! Look perfect! 

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10 hours ago, blubaja said:

Received some of these today, from Greg. Excellent quality. Good idea on the black resin. One suggestion, if you could fill in the fins around the outside of the wheel, inside the tires. These wheels fit the amt parts hollow redline tires. But any other solid tires, these would need trimming for. Im worried about cracking the wheel when I plan to trim them. Again, great casting! Look perfect! 

Thank you, Frank.

Thanks for the suggestion.  There is another small round part the axle goes in that I did not include, sorry.  I am trying the tires but so far I'm not having any luck making them but I will keep trying.

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