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Darren B

Rat Rod Pete 359

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on the scale model addict forum Scott Girvan built a beautiful pete rat rod and Scott got me inspired me to build my own and the ideas have been churning in my mind to how I can build one. Got a start and the last thing I need is a new build but here goes, getting the body ready thats all im at right now till i can figure out a frame for it.....

This is Scotts beautiful build:

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this is my inspiration right here.

the following pics are my start:
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This is going to be awesome. Only thing I would change would be putting an older grill on it. Otherwise I can't wait to see this come along

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This is going to be a cool project. So enjoy when people kick in the creative thinking and make something out of nothing.

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sorry for the 3 year hiatus on this one but back in the saddle, getting the frame together.

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also opened up some gauges on the dash will model them with missing gauges and wire hanging thru them....

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did not like the molded on starter so will scratch one...

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deciding if I should fill the holes or open them up as if the lights have been removed.....

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Henry, that is the way I have been leaning so far...

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preparing the fifth wheel mount for the new scratch built frame....

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added some tread plate to the bottom of it in case it is seen from below.....

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Looking good so far.

Here's one I built a while ago

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Jay, that thing is killer!!!! I love the color and the chop top. Wish I had done that before cutting out the doors. I also like the front end, I am not big on scratching a leaf system like the one they built on the other forum. I may go your route......... thanks for sharing.

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Jay do you have a link to your in progress build of the rod? Curious as how you set up the rear end as well.

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I thought this was going to be easy took my time to cut each piece the same exact lengths and it is not staying level. Clamped it to a piece of glass and a soda can to try to get it level. May have to come up with another frame idea.....

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I thought this was going to be easy took my time to cut each piece the same exact lengths and it is not staying level. Clamped it to a piece of glass and a soda can to try to get it level. May have to come up with another frame idea.....

Darren:  Take the spacers out and use the glass as a base to clamp the separate frame rails on.   Clamp some strip stock to the glass to act as a guide for placement and spacing of the rails.  Then reattach some new spacers that just fit inside.  The frame rails will have to be level if you cut all of the strips the same.  Hope this helps.  Trying to force it to become level just won't work.

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