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Those of you that may not be familiar with these little cars, a Fad-T (so named in the 60's) is the most basic and ridiculous of all street rods. They're based on a Model T body (most often a fiberglas replica) with motorcycle front wheels/tires and oversized rear wheel/tire combo powered with an over-the-top huge motor. This is a somewhat modern version of one. I kept it as fairly basic build, as such, no wiring, linkages, etc....

-body from the venerable AMT kit.

-shortened pickup bed from the Monogram Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth Tweedy Pie kit.

-engine from the Revell Rat Roaster kit (with a different transmission since I had pirated that for another build.

-frame scratched together from Evergreen rectangles.

-front suspension from the Slingster kit.

-Rear wheels and tires from the Revell '41 Willys street rod kit.

-ragtop from the Monogram Black Widow kit, much modified.

-paint is Testors Extreme Mythical Maroon and Tamiya black.

-other bits and pieces from the ole parts box of goodies....

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Thanks for looking.... -RRR

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A lot if Fad T's I've seen have a bunch of parts that just don't work together but you've nailed this one , all of the parts work perfectly together . . . excellent job !  Not sure how you modified the Black Widow top to make it work but WOW !  And where did you find that horn ?

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3 hours ago, TooOld said:

A lot if Fad T's I've seen have a bunch of parts that just don't work together but you've nailed this one , all of the parts work perfectly together . . . excellent job !  Not sure how you modified the Black Widow top to make it work but WOW !  And where did you find that horn ?

Thanks, Bob. The top was sliced and diced a bit. The three panel rear window is from the ragtop in the Revell Ed Roth Tweedy. There are some pix of the ragtop buildup here: https://public.fotki.com/jferren/a-fad-t/  The horn is from the AMT 'T' kit (many releases and versions of that kit over the years). -RRR

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