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CBP Rat Rod/Rockabilly/Old School
Posted by faron on Monday, November 10, 2008 10:32 PM
OK here we go... I started this in the Hot Rods/Street Rods/Street Machines part of the forums so I guess I had better start it in the correct place. Here is what I am thinking. I want to have a Rat Rod/Rockabilly/Old School competition. I guess we need to have a set of rules so here is what I am thinking. 1. Once you have decided on the vehicle that you want to build. Please post photos of the unbuilt model open box here on this thread. If you have a model already started just show us what you have. This is just a fun competition nothing more then to make us all smile. 2. The automobile should be from 1957 or older to be part of this thread. Should you decide on a vehicle that is 1957 or newer, please ask for prior approval on this thread. 3. This body needs to be chopped up and put back together in some way in order to be one of the above. The people who build the real thing put their mind body and soul into a build and yours should at least look like you did too. It can be shiny, rusty, or flat black whatever you think looks good. Just make it as custom as you can and it should be cool! 4. This starts NOW, and everyone will start voting for the top three the best looking cars on Midnight January 31, 2009. Everyone will post 3 to 5 photos of their model on or before Midnight January 31, 2009. Everyone will email their vote to me at plasticmotors@gmail.com After one week I will announce the top 3 models. What do you WIN? Bragging rights!!!
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Posted by von_fink on Monday, November 10, 2008 11:43 PM

 

i am in with my 32 i will have pics tommarow i haven't begun yet but this greaser is defanitly in
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Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:27 AM

I will be watching this eagerly. Also faron, most CBP's run a minimum of 4-6 months due to folks life, jobs, spouses, holidays and what not getting in the way of a build. And some of us are just plain slow. Smile,Wink, & Grin Also some folks can't always paint due to weather where they are geographicly. Right now is great to paint in Florida, but it's not in Minnesota and it might not be in Australia, Sweden, the UK or wherever our pals call home.

 Looking forward to some cool builds and I'll try to get things done so I can join you without feeling guilty.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by slantasaurus on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:42 AM

I'd like to get in on a CBP, but I know I'll need about 6 months. I should have a AMT 29 Ford and a "new" Ala Kart that I could base a ratty rod on. Painting won't be a problem, I'm not worried about spraying primer in the dead of winter in Chicago. It's other projects that are keeping me busy. If the deadline is changed a little, I'm in.

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Posted by -Jeff- on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:48 AM

 There is already a old school CBP going on if you guys want to join.  Feel free to start another but only three of us are in the current one and it's always nice to get more interest.  It's titled Hot/street rod&custom build off up to 1960.  It sounds like all of the type builds you guys are talking about would fit perfect there.  Think about it, join forces and get a big group of builders all in one CBP, rather than a few in different threads...

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Posted by plastoidX11 on Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:31 AM

i'm in for this,i'll post pics tomorrow i'll  do my mpc 32 sedan and i'll go get in the one Jeff mentioned above also!!

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Posted by faron on Thursday, November 13, 2008 9:16 AM
Yea I agree I am going to join in with them as well! I bought a 32 Ford Sedan as well, I will post starting photos here in a little while myself!
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Posted by faron on Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:55 AM
Here is what I am going to start with...I will keep photos up to date as things change!
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Posted by plastoidX11 on Friday, November 14, 2008 12:02 AM

o.k..... so here is my offering to the rat gods....

here is the unglued chop,on a mock up chassis...

i will continue to post progress,have a good one all!

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Posted by plastoidX11 on Saturday, November 15, 2008 2:13 PM

ok, i chose a powerplant for my sedan and began workin' on it and also started the chassis, i picked the ardun head flatty from a 50 ford f-100 kit, and found the center for a quickchange in the parts box,think it came from a old paddy wagon kit, got it mocked up to chassis looks good ''imo''... heres what i got so far...

thanks for lookin, and have a good one all!!

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Posted by von_fink on Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:41 PM

i actually got something done this weekend

i didn't get any pics of the sealed box and bags but heres what i got

chop still working on

i don't know why this small knotch is cut in the left rear but my convertable had it to

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Posted by von_fink on Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:44 PM

i sectioned the body and put on a set of side skirts from a revell 59 impala for the lower parts of the body

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Posted by von_fink on Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:49 PM

mock up of tires and wheels with frame

suicide front end progress

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Posted by faron on Sunday, November 16, 2008 10:59 PM
I started on my this morning and over the course of the day this is what I got done. I chopped the top what looks to be about 4 to 6 scale inches, and raked the front down a little. The B Pillars were cut off and I will smooth out all the window frames. Then I cut out a little from the front of the body up by the cowl to add to the rake of the windshield. It will be interesting gluing everything all back together to say the least. Only time will tell if I can pull all this off. looks like a couple of us are building the same car.....but go to any carshow and the same thing will happen!
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Posted by faron on Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:07 PM
I started this a little while ago for a local contest that I am holding at the MINI Dealership that I sell at.
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Posted by slantasaurus on Monday, November 17, 2008 12:36 AM

 These are the kits I'll be useing. I haven't worked out the details, but I know I'll use the A body and the Hemi for sure. Right now I need to sort out parts and figure out which ones become ratty........

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Posted by countrywill on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:49 PM

Well this will be the CBP I have ever done and like I said in the hot rod forum I'M IN!!! I'm looking forward to this, so heres what I will be finishingt if I am allowed to 1. 1931 Bugati and a 1951 chevy if possible. they have both been started and are both in the first stages I will get some to you tomorrow. By the way does anybody know were I can get some Latex sheets that are about as thick as a balloon put flat?

I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by slantasaurus on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:24 PM

Can't wait to see what you have Will, a Bugatti Rat Rod should be interesting. I haven't made any progress on my build, I'm still kicking around ideas.

Rubber sheets ??? You don't want to know what I'm thinking.......and I'm not about to type that into a Google search !!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!

http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/slantasaurus/ http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/slantasaurus_2/ There are 3 things that will survive anything. Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and Slant 6 Dusters. "I'm not trying to change anybody's mind about anything, I'm just trying to ease my mind about everything" - Todd Snider
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Posted by countrywill on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:01 PM
I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by countrywill on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:09 PM

I know what your thinking about the rubber sheets.... I'm trying to improve some working air bags for the 51. Here's what I got so far

http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/?action=view&current=Airbag2.flv

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/S7300862.jpg

http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/?action=view&current=Airbagsuspension.flv

Ive been using liquid latex and balloons. The bags are having a hard time holding the wait of the cars ive used them on

I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by slantasaurus on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 7:49 PM

I was just kidding about that, it did give me a laugh though......If you are trying to make air bags, try this idea, go to a Wal Mart or anyother place with fishing tackle and start looking at rubber worms. They are round, can be found in several colors and are easy to cut, not too expensive either.

http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/slantasaurus/ http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/slantasaurus_2/ There are 3 things that will survive anything. Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and Slant 6 Dusters. "I'm not trying to change anybody's mind about anything, I'm just trying to ease my mind about everything" - Todd Snider
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Posted by countrywill on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:42 PM

I thought about that also BUT these air bags that I have made actully inflate and deflate. Check out my hpotobucket and look for the little video i have on there

I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by faron on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 11:17 PM
I have a friend back in San Antonio that is building a real Rat Rod out of a 1951 Chevy. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for this car. 1931 Bugati what a cool idea! That is really cool! I also got a message from a guy who is building a 1960 Chevy Pick up. I think that will be cool as well so get ready to see his build as well. Does anyone have a progress photos? I will post what I have in the morning!
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Posted by slantasaurus on Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:27 AM

It took me a couple trys to figure out how to get to the video (maybe add your photobucket address too your signature). After seeing the video, you really don't want to know what I'm thinking.....LOL

How is that Lindberg Bugatti, I've been wanting one of those, I don't think I could rat it though. I do have a lot of Dusenberg parts though.....

http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/slantasaurus/ http://s942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/slantasaurus_2/ There are 3 things that will survive anything. Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and Slant 6 Dusters. "I'm not trying to change anybody's mind about anything, I'm just trying to ease my mind about everything" - Todd Snider
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Posted by hot rod 66 c-10 on Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:40 AM
i am in with my chopped 1960 apache . slam it and hammer it .
hay i got your car fixed but for some strange reason i have this extra oil pump all well. it puts the joe dirt in the hole.
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Posted by countrywill on Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:20 AM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING. The bugatti kit is ok, theres not a lot of flash but the instructions are kind of hard to understand. They look like reprints from years ago,so its taking me alittle effort to understand.other wise its not to bad. Ihope  you guys don't expect to much from the two cars i'm building. This is the first time I have ever built a frame, and as far as the bugatti goes its going to pretty much stock for the most part. Its intresting how much bigger the Bugatti is to other models even though its the same scale

I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by von_fink on Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:40 PM

i seem to have misplaced my camera and with this 4 day weekend i hope to get a good bit done i have most of my front end set up and i am getting ready to cut up the axle for the rear i have my frame z'ed and painted up and my interior is close and i am also starting on the engine i'll try to find my cam and get some pics up good to see everyone gettin involved love that working air ride

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Posted by countrywill on Saturday, November 29, 2008 5:44 PM

hello every one, got alittle work done on the Buggatti today mainly just the suspention. first time i have ever scratch built a axel and spring perch, here a couple of pics

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/2008-11-29-59675.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/2008-11-29-59735.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x112/countrywill/2008-11-29-59735.jpg

I see the world through a wind shield a mile at a time.Somtimes you have to slow down and enjoy it
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Posted by von_fink on Sunday, November 30, 2008 3:37 PM

my camera has surfaced so here is my build thus far

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Posted by von_fink on Sunday, November 30, 2008 3:39 PM

hope to make more progress today

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