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Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 00:32 #1

Hi All, Ever since Jeff and Mike posted some car stuff I have looking for a cool project. Have not built a car since the 60's ( wow, I'm getting old!)

Found this on the net....











Won't try to duplicate the 1:1 but will use for inspiration!


A Revell '37 Ford pickup is donating the cab and I stole some big old wheels and tires from an Lindbeerg Dodge L700 Tlit Cab kit....


First of many mock ups.....











Never one to overplan a project, grabbed some brass stock and got to work...




















Sticking with a Mopar theme for the drive train, test fittting a 440, I know the true Rat Rodders wouls shudder but it's my truck!!























Going with a suicide front end....















This baby's going to need a fairly hefty front axkle with a wee bit of drop...























































That is all for now, feel free to comment!

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 00:37 #2

Holey Moley, Randy!! That looks incredible!! Do you need the wrecker winch setup?
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 00:43 #3

Thanks Mike! Have made a start on the winch setup, keeping kind of low profile for it. Thinking about powering my version with a small motor instead of a power take off or hand crank.


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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 00:45 #4

Fabulous work indeed!

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 02:37 #5

Randy that is way cool!!

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 03:50 #6

Wow!

OK, looks like you've got a fair amount of engineerin' going on here Randy. But you got to tell me how you did these parts


I can do pretty good fabricating one part, it's making two identical ones is where I fubar. These are great looking.
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 03:58 #7

Very very cool. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 04:38 #8

WOW! Randy you have been holding back! Great start. Showing some great fab skills there. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 08:27 #9

Hells Yeah !! :rockon :rockon :rockon :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

This IS Awesome !! Beyond th WoW factor !! Great Job !!


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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 08:35 #10

oyoyoy! that's some awesome work randy!

beautifully and masterly executed!
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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 15:15 #11

Thank you folks for the positive comments:) :) :)

MP, I just showed the two good ones, not all the scrap ones!! I do use a simple little bending table for parts like this. It helps. Will post a pic tonight.

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Re: Adventures in soldering: The Rat Rod Wrecker 16 Feb 2011 22:56 #12

awesome work - just real great!
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