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Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project
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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) dpride is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 09-27-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Here are a couple of shots of the large scale hot Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project rod I'm building.
      The body is styrene Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project sheet, the frame is steel tubing, and the engine block is mostly "VisableV8" with a lot of mods. The suspension is aluminum and steel.

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    David, your hot Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project rod looks fantastic......would love to see more photo's of it!
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    I 2nd that request.
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    More pictures of the coupe build. The body is made from styrene Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project sheet, polystyrene Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project foam and body filler.
    All of the suspension is machined from aluminum and steel. The carbs are cast in urethane Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project resin Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project . Exhuast
    pipes are plastruct bends with "welds" made of super glue and talc mix. The front wheels are printed and
    cast in polyurethane resin Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project . Chassis is steel tube. The bits you don't see, don't get built such as underneath
    and interior. Thanks for looking.

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    David, this thing is amazing. Its clear you've been at this some time. Do you have other projects you could share with us. Some of your older builds perhaps.
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    Man...this thing is COOL! More photos...more descriptions...more of everything please!

    Awesome job David.

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    This is really cool!
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    Yeah - that front end suspension is mind boggling.
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    Nice nice nice. How did you do the body?
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    Thank you for comments, I've uploaded a few photos of the body construction. It's the old school method. I was going to use a cnc router I built to do the master in pieces but it is at another workshop and this method can be done at home.
    The carburetor venturis are disposable wine glass stems cut on the lathe. Also pittman arm, coil, and fuel filter.
    I was going to mold the body and lay-up in tissue but I will use the master as the finished piece. Since it will have dark tinted windows to hide the lack of interior, I can use this body. Still have to add window surround details.

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    Wow is all I can say! Fantastic looking model and the machine work is top notch.
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    Beautiful work dpride, Reminds me somewhat of the work of German sculptor Martin Heukeshoven.
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    Thanks guys for replies.
    @ Bob, Martin Heukeshoven's bus reminded me of this model we (model crew) built for a children's series for television. I brought it back from our storage area to restore and display. It is the biggest of three different scale models for motion control filming. It has mounts (under removable panels) at four different angles. It is too heavy to sit on it's wheels so I will make a stand. It was a "flying bus" and had working lights, smoke plumbing Article: 1/4 Scale Rat Rod Project , and a balloon for lift.
    I'll photograph some of the other projects soon.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Dang! Now that's what I call large scale. I'm glad to see someone breaking the 1/6 barrier to 1/4. I can just imaging the detail and working features you'll put in.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I learned a new one today. Never even knew about Heukeshoven. Thats one Ill have to look into.

    @David. This built is just to cool. Cheap plastic wine glasses for velocity stacks, now that's building outside the box.

    How about those wild headlights, where did you find those ???
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