32 rat rod

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Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and wanted to post a few photos and ask for any help that i may need for this rat i am building. I need to find some nice oversized white wall tires possibly spoked like from replicas and miniatures of maryland. Please post anything you may see that I need to address with this model!

Thanks!

Brendan Dougherty

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Brendan, welcome to the forum, and it looks like the best way to start a rat rod IS with a 32 Ford. You can't go wrong. Looking forward to more progress. Enjoy the eye candy exchange. Best, Doctor Cranky

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looks like you're off to a great start. what kind of engine are you planning on using?

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Hey everyone, kind of hitting a snag here with the below photos, I chopped the back plate where the seat fits in but I have open space on either side of the rear window as you can see. This is also causing a problem with fitting the inside door panel it looks off I have a pic of the panels. if the panels are tight with interior sides they won't be tight against the actual door itself. How should I fix this any ideas. I am thinking about not worrying about it since it is a rat custom but it still is bother me. I was thinking of using some foam back to fit into those areas that look exposed.

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here are the pics

inside door panels

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more work on the '32 last night, cut the roof, finished some engine work little details. more to come.

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It looks like you will have to shorten the door panels to work with you channel job and make some filler panels to meet the back of the interior. Shorten them from the bottom, otherwise you will lose the mounting area for the dash board. Now, depending on how ratty your rod is you could always ditch the fancy door panels all together and just add some door handles to the inside of the body shell and widen the rear panel and floor to fit snug enough in to the body to not need any more of an interior.

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Brian, I was thinking of forgetting it all together and keeping jus the way it is. It is a rat no sense in making it to fancy.

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Welcome to the site, looks like a great build. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Check out the community part of the forum, there is a rat rod community build going on till July, anyone can join if your interested.

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Shot it last night in Tamiya primer, probably the best primer to my knowledge goes on silky smooth. drilled holes across the roof panel to hold down the rusted top. more ideas on rusting the whole car out going to practice on an old chevy pickup I have laying around. for some reason I can't upload any more pics, saying my quota is used up.

I'll work on a photo bucket for these I guess

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top cut out with rusted mesh rolled up.

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There's nothing better than a '32 Ford for a Rat Rod! Welcome to the Forum Brendan.

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hey thanks Ron, looking forward to today just bought my first airbrush going to be fooling around with an old chevy body I have laying around reproducing some weathering and rust on it.

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Alright everyone, here is my first and second attempt at shading and rust! let me know what you think. Just got the Airbrush yesterday this was my first time using it.

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Here ya go Brendan,

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Take the IMG code, copy it, and then paste it on the page with your text. We are usually confined to 5 pics per post so just post 5, hit reply and post 5 more.

The car is looking sweet!

G

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WOW! Thanks I appreciate the help!

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You're welcome!

I hope I explained it well enough.

I'm old, cranky, and not as computer literate as I need to be.

:lol:

G

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oh man! great rust work, that body is awesome! keep it goin

cheers

bryan

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Thanks Bryan, what a day - I had a lot of fun rusting that piece. Now that I have the airbrush a new world just opened up for me.

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Everything you are doing so far looks great! Looks like fun too! :P

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this is all I got done last night, just the plugs. AGGHHHH!

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busy week this and bad weather held up some painting, hopefully this weekend i'll get some more done with this model.

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what the heck is that thing balanced on your air cleaner?

:D

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