"CRANKENSTIEN"(a small tribute to the "doc") DONE! 11/13/12

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ok guys, i had to put the oldsmobile on the side for a bit due to lack of material to finish it....so i thought id mess around with a 32 ford sedan that was basically just some left over parts i had layin around.

i was diggin around tryin to find a theme for this build, and i thought...."hey, im Irish" well im part irish, part scottish, part native american...what a mix! LOL so i decided to do this one in green, of course it will be a ratrod, the usual rusty crusty goodness.

heres where we stand now....just gathering parts

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im gonna cut the roof out, and make wooden bows, and maybe try to add some of the interior wood as well.

i plan on painting a small clover on the lower left of the rear of the body,heres my reference.

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more to come, im still planning stuff, stay tuned

cheers

bryan

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I think just chopping the roof would be better in my opinion, but sounds cool either way. I look forward to watching this one. =)

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thanks Jon. im gonna chop the top as well......

cheers

bryan

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Right on! can't wait!

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i think im gonna do one of those "angled chops" where the roof has a rake to it.......im not sure yet, ive never done it before, i might give it a shot.

cheers

bryan

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Ooooh I like the sound of that!

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thanks again Jon.

goin to the bench shortly, stay tuned

bryan

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Surin' dats goin' to be a fine build laddie. Look forward to seeing more. : )

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Aye, thank ya lad!

more to come, i finally made it to the bench.

bryan

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Ive never done a top chop that has a rake to it......i remember someone in here was workin on one like that.......an info you guys can gimme would be great. i dont wanna mess this up, its my last 32 ford body....

thanks

bryan

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Got some sleep and a tankerd of iced tea ?

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Got some sleep and a tankerd of iced tea ?

yea buddy, i slept for an entire day......im almost caught up. i didnt sleep for 4 days! i was so tired man. i hate when that happens. i have a tankard of mountain dew with me now......iced tea later on!

cheers

bryan

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First up, im gonna cut out the roof panel.....

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heres the engine im gonna use, i have a couple of these from the prepainted 57 chrysler kit........ the silver stuff will be re-shot in green.

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i really like these hemis, they look mean!

more to come

bryan

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i think this air cleaner set up is gonna look pretty cool on this ride, i dont think i have ever seen anyone use this on a ratrod before.......

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im just mockin stuff up now, more to come.

cheers

bryan

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OH yeah Man !!

Much watch that one !

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thanks Fred!

what do ya think about that air cleaner set up? look cool? or seriously ugly?

bryan

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I like it already. Nice going.

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thanks Cranky! glad ya like it... this one isnt gonna be super ratty, more dirt than anything. the paint will be sanded through in all the right places so it will look like it is worn out, but not super rusty...the gunk on the engine will be at a minimum as well......

so, not a full blown rusty crusty rat, just a little dirty, decent hot rod.....

more to come

bryan

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what did you think about the air cleaner set up cranky? have you ever seen a build with this set up on it? i havent.....

cheers

bryan

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i selected my rear tires n wheels, from the parts box.......and im gonna use some of these resin finned drums that my buddy danny makes....

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more to come

bryan

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thanks Fred!

what do ya think about that air cleaner set up? look cool? or seriously ugly?

bryan

Like it Man ! Very different ! I like went it when it's not something common...

For Give you an Idea ...I think I will do an open-air (rag-top) on the '65 Chevelle Wagon....

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Nice Choice of Shoes !!

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thanks fred!

more to come

bryan

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we now pause for station identification........

more to come later this evening

cheers

bryan

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Air cleaner set up looks very good. Different, I like different.

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