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'32 Vicky Rat Rod

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'32 Vicky Rat Rod
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:52 AM

While my other builds have stalled, I started this little project a couple of months ago.

It started as something to do while in my hotel room on a recent work stint, as I've wanted to build a rod for a while now...............so I picked this old gluebomb Vicky that I scored at a swap meet as a practice session for chopping, channeling and "z'ed" a rod.

It's chopped approx 5"(not too bad for my first ever chop) and I opened the roof for a ratrod style look. I'm using "The Parts Box" bomber seats, brake drums and 'wild drop' front axle. I'm going for a bare bones look on the interior with naked doors, no trim and a wood rear floor/deck.

It'll still run the flathead V8 (hopped up a bit), original front wheels and hubcaps, anyway this it where I'm up to so far..................

Cheers

TJ

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:55 AM

......................and a custom rear bumper.

 

 

TJ

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Posted by gas0line_alley on Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:59 AM

Nice, the stance is killer. Good job on the scratch building as well.  The bumper's awesome. Did you score that with the kit or was it from somewhere else? 

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  • From: West Virginia
Posted by gramps-xrds on Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:01 AM

I'm likin where this is going.

Bill AKA Gramps
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Posted by 52-fan on Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:01 AM

I love the stance too. With the chop this looks like a killer. I also like the fact that there is enough ground clearance to be a functional car. Cars that are almost on the ground are only good for parking.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:59 PM

Thanks guys.

gas0line_alley, the rear 'bumper' is a total scratch built item...........I will admit I got the idea from a pic I found on the net though.

I'm probably going to re-do the internal door skins too, as I've now got a better pic of a bare '32 Vicky door.

Cheers TJ

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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:48 PM

the scratch build door skin is a unique idea not often seen on a rat rod model

Dennis

 

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'32 Vicky, gluebomb rescue.......update
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:43 AM

It's about time I got some progress pics up here of this little rod.

Front and rear ends are done and engine done minus final-fit bits. Just trying to get the body finished now and get some paint on it.

TJ

 

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'32 Vicky, gluebomb rescue.......update
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:48 AM

Some more .....

TJ

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  • From: Eastern, Ohio
Posted by james2 on Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:48 AM

Authentic scratch building 101. Very nice. 

"LIV2DIEDIE2LIV"

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Posted by lazyman on Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:24 PM

    Awesome quick build you've got working there,I'll be looking for this one when its finnished.  WAY COOL!

Lazyman, AKA Thread Killer

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Posted by Bodgie43 on Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:43 PM

This is going to be one top-notch rod when it's finished.  There's so many innovative bits and pieces like the rear bumper and the bare bones interior to name a few.  Very impressed.  "Bloody grouse cobber!"  bodgie43

 

So much to do, so little time.

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:51 PM

TJ, that is an awesome project you've got going there and your work is excellent.

High octane

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Monday, April 16, 2012 4:59 AM

Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it Big Smile, it's really something different for me and there isn't a real plan either, just making things as I go and see what looks cool.

The whole thing was just a practice run in top chopping, chassis "z"ing and also making a wood tray (might do a pick up next) so this is just a mix up and see how it turns out.

I've now actually painted most of the lower half of the car, just getting the interior (well what's left of it) finished and the squirted etc etc...

Here's a couple of teaser pics...............Wink Cheers TJ

 

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  • From: Pittsburgh
Posted by vwrabbit on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:56 PM

Nice!  Gives me inspiration for my 32 Vicky glue bomb!

Tim

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:43 PM

Thanks Tim, the hardest part about mine was getting the heavily glued one piece window out. It left a lot of damage on the roof and it was unusable afterwards. Hence I cut the roof out rather than repair the glue damage.

Cheers TJ

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  • From: Omaha, NE
Posted by robkat on Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:51 PM

Awesome TJ!  Love this build! 

The bare door panels are great !

I've been wanting to try that on one of my own. 

Rob

 

"You can have it fast.  You can have it safe.  Or you can have it cheap.  Pick two." 

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  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Thursday, April 19, 2012 1:49 PM

Yeah!! very cool build!

Marc

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, April 20, 2012 1:10 AM

Yeah Rob I had to do something inside the body you can't just leave it bare and I didn't want a stock door panel either. But those panels in the pics are fictional, stay tuned, I'm actually remaking the inner door panels correctly as we speak..

TJ

 

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:06 AM

It's been too long since an update on this one so here's a couple of pics.

Body in the first colour coat (kinda rusty colour)........ still got to do a primer and colour coat. Gave it a couple of dents and bullet holes too.

and my exhaust nearly done, waiting for paint......

not much to show but it is all coming together slowly.

Cheers TJ

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  • From: PORTER, TEXAS
Posted by TATTOOTONY on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:20 AM

 

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab198/timjames-66/32%20Vicky%20Rat/21_1_127.jpg

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab198/timjames-66/32%20Vicky%20Rat/21_1_128.jpg

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab198/timjames-66/32%20Vicky%20Rat/D593.jpg

Cheers

TJ

[/quote] Dude those doors are hella detailed, the patience it takes to cut that out of styrene. I know because I work with it all the time, and from time to time very fragile. But bro  Bow keep up the detail going...

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Posted by Hotrods4ever on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:03 PM

Great looking car...love it!  How did you make your exhaust?  Where did you get the flared tubing?

Cheers!

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:55 PM

Thanks guys,

The door panels and body internals have taken a bit of time but it's worth the effort when done....

The exhaust is made from 2.4mm aluminium welding rod and the trumpet is some 6mm rod I turned down on the lathe and then hollowed out the end. Not quite happy with the bends and joins as I couldn't get the solder happening so I just glued them...........paint hides a multitude of sins LOL

TJ

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  • From: Illinios
Posted by Pat Minarick on Sunday, June 03, 2012 12:31 AM

70CudaTJ

It's been too long since an update on this one so here's a couple of pics.

Body in the first colour coat (kinda rusty colour)........ still got to do a primer and colour coat. Gave it a couple of dents and bullet holes too.

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab198/timjames-66/32%20Vicky%20Rat/DSC09134.jpg

and my exhaust nearly done, waiting for paint......

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab198/timjames-66/32%20Vicky%20Rat/DSC09135.jpg

not much to show but it is all coming together slowly.

Cheers TJ

I really like this!

 

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Posted by southpier on Sunday, June 03, 2012 5:45 AM

incredible amount of work in this one.

 

any chance of a peek at the new door panels?

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Monday, June 04, 2012 5:08 AM

Door skins..........Wink

Cheers TJ

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:44 AM

Well I'll be dipped............................I finished another one, only took 6 months!!!! Surprise

Here's the Vicky all wrapped up.....I think? I hope I haven't forgotten anything?

Lots of scratch work went into this build, not that many original kit parts left in it Hmm. It's only my first rod build so tell me what you think.

Sorry the photos aren't super clear...............gotta get better lighting.

Cheers TJ

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:48 AM

More pics...........

TJ

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  • From: Central/Eastern Europe
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:03 AM

The post I've been waiting for! This is just incredible! BowBow

My favorite bit is the blue (?) headlight bulbs. (Please tell me what paint that is on the exhaust.)

Congratulations! Csaba

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  • From: Euless, Tx.
Posted by DEUCE1932 on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:18 AM

Beyond amazing work. Very inspiring especially for your first rod build.

Current Projects: 1991 Ford Dually

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