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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) robjos32 is offline
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      This weekend I am hoping to start gathering supplies of wood, styrene Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up , paint etc, as this will be my major project for 2008.

      As of yet I am considering various body styles, but I am favouring the roadster pick up, using the kit body and doors. I was worried about taking on too big a project by builiding a whole body, but thought that a pick up bed was a more manageable project, considering that this is my first attempt at scratch building.
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  1. hemifarris
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    What do you mean by Deuce [B][U]Woodie[/U][/B] roadster pickup?..........Mike
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    Hemifarris. If you take a look at this link, you'll see what I mean. http://www.hotrodworks.net/freakster05/index.htm


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    Now that roadster looks great. I've never seen one like that. It looks like it's right up your alley, Rob. Good place to start.
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    Rob, before you decide what flavor termite candy you want to build...check out this site.
    http://www.herculesmotorcarco.com/

    The site doesn't show many pics but I've been to their shop....sweet cars....maybe you could google Hercules motor cars to see if you can find more info and construction details.
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    Rob,

    That will be a real beauty. Are you thinking of converting it to righthand steering?

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    Hey Rob,

    I've never done it before but it looks like a no brainer. Just swap front brake backing plates so that the one with the steering arm is on the right. The idler arms should stay the same (with the tie rod attached the same). You'll need to drill a new hole in the right frame rail for the steering box and then the box itself will have to be mounted upside down. I'm not sure if that is practical in the 1:1 Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up world but it seems like it will work at 'our' level. The alternative would be to modify the steering box but that seems like too much work.

    The drag link should attach to the steering and pitman arms the same as for left hand steering. Drill new holes in the floorboard for pedals and steering column. Move column drop to right side of dash. Relocate brake master cylinder on center crossmember to right side.

    Depending on which engine/exhaust system you use, there may be some issues there. If you use the Pontiac engine with headers you should have no problem at all.

    See if this all makes sense and if not maybe I can mock one up for you. If anyone else has a suggestion...

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    You should also check out the "Woodncarr" site, there's some good reference material there. I've been to their shop and they are very friendly.
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    I like the majority of stuff that is on this site, but I'm not really a fan of the woody roadster pickup. I think it would be way cooler to build a woody, OR a RPU. but that's just me, and I'll look forward to seeing the progress of whatever you build. Just gotta be honest.

    By the way, I've got some pics posted somewhere on here of a gennie 32 RPU for reference if you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhay View Post
    I like the majority of stuff that is on this site, but I'm not really a fan of the woody roadster pickup. I think it would be way cooler to build a woody, OR a RPU. but that's just me, and I'll look forward to seeing the progress of whatever you build. Just gotta be honest.

    By the way, I've got some pics posted somewhere on here of a gennie 32 RPU for reference if you need it.
    I agree with Dan.I'd like to see a model that FoMoCo built as opposed to a faux body style,but I'm sure what you build will be neat.....It seems as though a lot of modelers on here use a lot of wood applications with their vintage
    hot Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up rod builds when the wood dashes,etc.were only slightly popular in the 70's and early 80's.Just my opinion.Obviously, I'm not as tuned into 1/8 building as I am with 1/1 Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up ...Mike
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    This is the kind of discussion that keeps this site great. We have hard core old school greasers, dreamers, engineers, detail obsessed, designers, Pebble Beach guys, etc. and guys that just like to build stuff. Everyone has their own opinion and are more than entitled to it. The important thing to remember is the builder has to suit him or herself..........I've built some stuff over the years that won trophies and I still don't know why. Others I have put my best into got barely a glance. Go figure.
    As most of you know I'm a gear head, it bugs me if it wouldn't work 1:1 Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up .
    But that really doesn't relate to some of the zany trailer queens built in the '70's and like 'em or not they are all part of Hot Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up Rodding through the years. Billet Hi-Tech, mega buck cars don't whisper sweet nothings in my ear personally but hey, you gotta give the builders credit for the skill and workmanship that it took to produce it.
    The woodwork in the picture that Rob posted was exceptional........is it traditional? No! Is it cool? Yep!
    Point is.....build it!!!
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    Just daring to be different, that's all.


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    Works for me.
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    In the February 1965 issue of Rod & Custom (the first 'Cars & Models' issue after the demise of 'Rod & Custom Models') George Barris wrote a how-to article on building a walnut dash for a hot Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up rod. In that article Barris says "Dash design runs in cycles and we now seem to be in a wood cycle."

    Personally, I like the occasional use of wood because it reminds me of 1960's muscle cars (which used a smattering of wood in the usually black interior) and also European sports cars. I feel the use of wood is a styling technique that more 1:1 Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up rodders might have used (in the day) if they posessed the talent and resources to do so. It just seems that most post-war hot Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up rodders were machinests, welders and mechanics. Just my opinion - I could be wrong.

    Regardless, my personal use of wood as a styling technique was never meant to replicate a trend or fad from a particular era. I just like wood. I'd like to think that had I been a hot Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up rodder in the 50's or 60's that I would have at least tried using wood.

    Also, I wouldn't use wood (in my models) if I couldn't make it appear as good or even better than 1:1 Deuce Woodie Roadster Pick Up . I do that by using actual wood and by finishing with decopauge instead of varnish. I feel the additional depth achieved using decopauge gives the finish a more 'automotive' look.

    I'd like to see Rob build his woodie roadster pickup and if I can be of any help, I'd be happy to assist. Rob has always been an inspiration to me and I always look forward to his posts.

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    Just to clarify: I'm not dogging Rob's build, I just was stating a preference. Can't wait to see the build pics Rob.
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