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Hey y’all heard a lot of talk recently about rat rods and their worth so to speak. I’m a big fan of rat rods. Their uniqueness is what sells them for me. The fun part of building models is that uniqueness that comes from each kit. I know there has been a rat rod thread on here but perhaps we should start a new one. If there is any interest let me know thanks. Ryan

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I quite agree. As long as they are not a poorly built death trap, and some of them are, they are a great example of a budget hot rod with some individual style. I have a truck in the works that would qualify, so I'll participate if you take a stab at this.

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I'm a fan of old rusty rods, whether we call them rats or traditionals.

I do wish to own something like the Model A roadster pickup in 1:1 someday.  Traditional rod, something I can hop in and take out for a ride without worrying about polishing it!

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I'm working on one currently when I'm not working on my Belair, so I guess I'm in.

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If I ever get situated in the new house I'd be in. I have some good ideas brewing around in my head & I need to build something soon or I'm gonna go nuts.

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Ryan I like your idea. Or maybe even just a Community Build for 2020 just for Rat Rods ?

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I could get behind this idea.  I have not yet participated in a community build but would like to.

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Okay great guys. I think I will use revells 29 ford pickup maybe built something along these lines. I’ll keep y’all posted

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Ryan, if we are going to officially start this as a CBP, you might want to either edit the first post and thread title to say so, or start a new thread altogether, and let everyone know exactly what you are looking for in this build off. Any build rules, dates, requirements etc. I've run a few of these, both successfully and unsuccessfully. 

For instance, can I join with my half done Chevy dually or are you looking for new builds only?

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Well I would say there are no rules to this build. The same as it’s done in 1:1 rat rods. I’m more so doing this to encourage builders to step out of their comfort zone and see what we can come up with. There are a lot of great builders on this forum and I’d like to see their take on it. 

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Okay then, lets do it. I'll post up a progress pic on my truck soon.

 

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Any specific model years? limitations etc?
I've never built a rat rod, so this is way out of my comfort zone - but I'm game.

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Alright y’all let’s go with what we got. This should be fun. I have to change my plan though the 29 pickup that was at my local hobby shop was sold before I got there so my new plan is the 50 olds. I think I’ll do it as a body off rebuild meaning chassis and motor and wheels all redone but with a rough body and interior. Lowered too. Thanks yally’all

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Well here’s my start. I’ve got to layers of my weathering. I’m gonna do one more layer of light grey primer using the white glue method and then do a few washes of black orange and yellow. Thanks y’all 

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Well here's my pile 'o parts. I've changed my theme a couple of times but I think I'm homing in on where this is going.

The big rear wheels are totally fabricated because I didn't have any to fit those tires, and the front wheels are a patchwork of wheels and caps.

The body is Jimmy Flintstone and a lot of the chassis and misc. parts come from the AMT '23 Model T delivery van kit, and the engine is a Cummins diesel from TTK. I originally bought it for a Dodge truck but the casting was so crude I decided to rework it and put it in this dude.

I've just been picking at it a little at a time but I'll be finishing my Belair project by tomorrow so this will move to the top of the pile.

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On 11/26/2019 at 7:17 PM, ryanm said:

Well here’s my start. I’ve got to layers of my weathering. I’m gonna do one more layer of light grey primer using the white glue method and then do a few washes of black orange and yellow. Thanks y’all 

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Awesome weathering!

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5 hours ago, Pat Minarick said:

Always working on a Rat Rod of some kind.

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Looking pretty wild Pat!

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I was just thinking of doing a rat rod so I will jump in if that’s ok. I will just have to dig through my kits and find something to biuld when I get time. 

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Gotten the cab together. I'm going to have to add some more weathering where pannels meet.

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19 hours ago, Pat Minarick said:

Looking good Rob, you could make look like new welded  in metal with a little sanded bare metal foil.

True, and I've thought about it, but it's such a small area once the bed is in place and the massive running boards are in place, it will be hardly worth the effort. A little wash and some powders and it will fit right in.

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