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It's time for change of pace. I've had this plan in my head for some time now and I'm ready to get started. I'm building a Rat Rod Rollback using a Jimmy Flintstone rat rod Peterbilt body as the base. The resin body comes with the interior, seats, and grill. The tires and wheels are also resin items. They were some extras from a resin cast 67 Dodge crew cab that I have for a future build. The rollback bed is from a diecast piece. The chassis is being kitbashed from multiple kits including an A100 and an F350 dually. The engine will be a 413.

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I will be following this. I've been planning a rollback for a while, but it will end up being larger than any display case I own. Looking forward to seeing where you take this.

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This is going to be fun to watch. 

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Just off the rails enough to catch my eye. Looks very promising. I might have to pick up one of those bodies from JF and place the turbo 5.9 Cummins I have between the rear frame rails.(like I need another project eroding my brain and cluttering my stash!) 

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More progress on the rollback. The chassis kitbash is coming along. Lots of saved parts from different sources. One good reason to never throw anything away. 

I also never throw away used pens because they can serve so many model building purposes. In this case I'm using two old bic pens for my exhaust stacks because the diameter is perfect and after cutting away the pen piece the tapered area makes for a perfect transition to the rest of the exhaust.

I also extended the nose, which will eventually be made into a tilt nose.

 

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You might consider picking up the chopped Hummer that JF offers as a load for this project. That'd be very cool.

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Super job! Keep up the good work!

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Cool, did you extend the body yourself or purchase it like that?

 

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15 hours ago, DaveP said:

Cool, did you extend the body yourself or purchase it like that?

 

It comes like this.

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A few more small updates. I scratchbuilt a headache rack out of brass and styrene. It will also be used to mount the exhaust stacks as well as a light bar on top. I cut away the front end to figure out where to hinge it at. And I pulled out a 3d printed roof rack that I recently purchased, not knowing where I was going to use it. Now I know.

 

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A bit more. Started on the framework for the rollback bed, got some primer on the bed and stacks and decided that the light bar would best fit on the cab.

 

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On 9/22/2019 at 11:03 PM, 1320wayne said:

A few more small updates. I scratchbuilt a headache rack out of brass and styrene. It will also be used to mount the exhaust stacks as well as a light bar on top. I cut away the front end to figure out where to hinge it at. And I pulled out a 3d printed roof rack that I recently purchased, not knowing where I was going to use it. Now I know.

 

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You might consider adding some steps up the back cab wall to access the roof storage rack and some accessory flood lighting for night recovery work. 

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Working on the operating mechanism for the sliding and tilting bed. 

 

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I noticed on an old post that at one time you made a set of resin Super Pak parts for the 1977 Plymouth Volare Roadrunner.  Do you still make those?  I would definitely like to buy a set or two if you do.

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On 10/4/2019 at 12:53 PM, wesa508 said:

I noticed on an old post that at one time you made a set of resin Super Pak parts for the 1977 Plymouth Volare Roadrunner.  Do you still make those?  I would definitely like to buy a set or two if you do.

Not me.

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More updates. Tires and wheels are painted and installed. Chassis has base color paint on it. Still need to weather detail it. Scratchbuilt running boards along with creating the tilt nose hinge and cut out the grill for added mesh grill. Also added a resin cast skull hood pull.

 

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On 9/19/2019 at 10:22 AM, 1320wayne said:

More progress on the rollback. The chassis kitbash is coming along. Lots of saved parts from different sources. One good reason to never throw anything away. 

I also never throw away used pens because they can serve so many model building purposes. In this case I'm using two old bic pens for my exhaust stacks because the diameter is perfect and after cutting away the pen piece the tapered area makes for a perfect transition to the rest of the exhaust.

I also extended the nose, which will eventually be made into a tilt nose.

 

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Did I notice that the whole rear frame and suspension section was flipped over in this sequence of photos? It dos look better that way, and much stronger.

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Got some paint and decals on the cab. I never throw anything away because you never know when it might come be useful. In this case some material from an old VCR that resembles scale expanded metal. I cut a piece to size for the headache rack along with making running board tread with the same material. I also scratchbuilt a front bumper. And a visor from the parts box. 

 

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This just keeps getting better all the time. What part of the VCR did you use for the Headache Rack ? 

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8 minutes ago, espo said:

This just keeps getting better all the time. What part of the VCR did you use for the Headache Rack ? 

The headache rack was made out of brass. The material that looks like expanded metal came from the VCR.

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