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29 Ford Rat Rod P/U Done

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  • Member since
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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
29 Ford Rat Rod P/U Done
Posted by Johnt on Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:07 PM

I started this a few days ago. I'm planning a rat rod that is being driven as the owner slowly makes it nicer. The paint will stay primer, but the motor will be the two carb flat head four that comes with the kit.

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I had to do some work to lower the rear end since it was way too high,so it's lower now.

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    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:10 PM

This is the new stance.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:27 PM

Very nice,I too am doing a rat,a 32 FixOrRepairDaily.Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:53 PM

Very nice so far . I've just brought some etched plaques of "the ol' car clubs" Like Road Knights , The Sidewinders etc . Two washes of black & a gentle wipe , Perfect .(Mr.Model MM2035)

These tall cab A's never seem to look right with the track nose option though .... Awww now I want another one (....track-A & a four banger ...)

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:52 PM

Thanks Spencer. I got a little more work done, plus I've been doing some the hinged pieces.

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Posted by Gluecipher on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:11 PM

How hot cam you put in the block?

Nice to see fourbangers built as always. 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:44 PM

I found the hard top doors were warped, so while I clipped them to the cab I played around with the roadser body.

 

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:55 PM

I was pleased to see that after a few days of soaking the doors and cab in hot water the doors fit. I also found a neat weathering effect on the cab. I painted over the primer with dull coat to stop scuffing the cab as I handled it and this gave me a nice (I think) sunbleached look to the cab. I may do this to the hood and bed, and leave the fenders I nhe fresher looking primer because every pay day the owner gets a couple of cans of priner. I'll lose the decal on the bed floor that way, but I have some real wood to make a bed floor and maybe try making it look well used. I like the hard top more than the roadser so I'm happy this worked.

Feel free to give me feed back on this please.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:56 PM

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Posted by Johnt on Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:47 PM

I'm back on this one. I repainted the body, and plan to work more on the weathering method I stumbled on on another build. I didn't like the looks of the bed decal so I trimmed a piece of wood down and stained it flat black to better match the style of the build.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 5:10 PM

New pics.

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Friday, March 02, 2018 4:07 PM

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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:13 PM

Done.

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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:15 PM

More.

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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:18 PM

More again.

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Posted by Johnt on Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:19 PM

Even more.

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Posted by HineMotors on Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:23 PM

I like it a lot. nice job :)

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:21 AM
Thanks.

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