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1914 Fire truck. plus a T rat rod..

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1914 Fire truck. plus a T rat rod..
Posted by mini man on Monday, May 21, 2018 2:13 PM

Starting a 1914 model T fire truck,going to set her around 1919 as an airport fire truck..

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, May 21, 2018 4:52 PM

This looks like a fine quality plastic kit Nigel .Nicely molded & detailed .Thumbs Up

If you fancy some ' hop up ' parts for the 4 banger motor there's a model A "Rat Rod " Truck kit (AMT??) with 'Winfield' ohv parts & racier manifolds. As the fire trucks do need to get to the waxed paper & wooden planes quicker anyways LOL 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, May 21, 2018 7:02 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

This looks like a fine quality plastic kit Nigel .Nicely molded & detailed .Thumbs Up

If you fancy some ' hop up ' parts for the 4 banger motor there's a model A "Rat Rod " Truck kit (AMT??) with 'Winfield' ohv parts & racier manifolds. As the fire trucks do need to get to the waxed paper & wooden planes quicker anyways LOL 

 

Should have said airfield truck.......

 Nah,she is going to be standard,sprayed the wooden wheels body colour.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:20 AM

You gotta watch this video,yu will laugh yr danglies off!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwJQWMHdAiU

 

Sprayed the wheels,the tyres are a soft vinyl btw.

 

In place.

 

Windscreen frame jigged in place.

 

A couple of water tanks - lost the destructions so am winging it!

 

Radiator fitted and bonnet jigged in place.

 

Also included is a complete spare soft top shell.........

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:43 PM

Got it all sorted out,ladder rack/water tank mounts,suspension etc.

 

Also 'weathered' the tyres down,flat black decanted onto a bit of tissue and roll the tyre through it.

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:16 AM

First of all here is the spare body,going to do it as a rat rod.

 

Here is the fire truck,sprayed green and windscreen braces added!

 

 

Painted - any colour you like...

 

Tyres in place.

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:43 AM

My video editor froze up s here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_jsTwSCQk

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:20 PM

On the rat T I have created a firewall from sheet plastic.

 

Using the C cab toeboard.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:39 PM

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:18 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DP3EKquO2E

 

 

 

Got the fire equipment done today,starting with the basket.

 

Valve gear.

 

Extinguishers.

 

Wheels.

 

New for 1919,an asbestos clad ladder!

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:20 PM

On  the Rat T been weathering her,silver and Alclad rust.

 

Also found a 289 engine for her.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snh_6ESJPBs

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:22 PM

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:30 PM

I have often wondered on the use of the centre part of sprues..

 

this bit.

 

Then it came to me,a gearbox crossmenber.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:08 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzD07JlmLHQ

 

On   the truck,got the glass,steering wheel and  search lamp fitted.

 

While on the rat I have  decided to alter the wheelbase - before.

 

After.

 

Located an  air filter- 56 Ford..

 

Rear  end.

 

Original screen frame,might cut it down to a single pane.

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, May 25, 2018 12:17 PM

On the rat T or is it a short T ?? Cut the  screen down and braced it,also cut down a road  wheel and am using it as a steering wheel!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKYMiTLR0gA

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, May 25, 2018 2:04 PM

Got the new cowl brushed silver with  a dash  of black and am rusting it up.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddgFmZZ8eeM

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, May 25, 2018 7:41 PM

mini man

those tanks make me think of Mad Max's interceptor with the dual fuel tanks...

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:46 AM

aussiemuscle308

 

 
mini man

 

 

those tanks make me think of Mad Max's interceptor with the dual fuel tanks...

 

They do a bit,got the newish movie to watch tonight.Cool

 

Since I am  doing a custom she deserves a custom dash.

 

Installed,plus a  cracked windscreen and am cutting down a rear seat from a Nova..

 

 

Truck wise I have fitted the headlights - very victorian methinks..

 

Only a single rear carriage lamp.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylr6u5RDbuY

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSgltajiOc

Got the headlights on.

 

The cracked and delaminating screen.

 

The seat is fitted and painted.

 

Decided to go for a silly gearshift....

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:39 PM

So got the rear lights on,56 fraud...........

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, May 28, 2018 12:01 PM

Done a low level brake light.

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:29 PM
Tiz' nice to see a rat rod I won't trip over & need a tetanus shot from Nige !! you should give it a name like " poisoned Tea " or something derogit... deroge ....GRR ... rude !
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Posted by mini man on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:53 PM

Twatt,ratT,rusty,bust ect...Laugh

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:06 PM

How about Shor "T"?

I like it.  It looks kinda cartoony, caricature-ish, but cool.  Very creative.

I still have difficulty doing "outside the box" stuff like that.  It's fun to watch Nige and see where he goes.

 

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:43 PM
Or ...... " Shore T " & pop a long wooden Hawaiian surf board along the passengers side that overhangs 3 feet either end LOL
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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:45 PM

Nt sure on a name yet,any takers?

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:15 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R6dNXMaxus

 

Done some weathering in the rat rod using chalk,tried hairspray to hold it but that just dulled it so went over it again.

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:26 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan
Or ...... " Shore T " & pop a long wooden Hawaiian surf board along the passengers side that overhangs 3 feet either end LOL
 

 

That is an excellent pun, and a great visual.

What do you think Nige?  Have any surfboards sitting around?

 

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:21 PM

Not that I think,but could knock up a couple.Angry

 

WOODWORM,DROWN THE BUGGERS!

 

Nigel.

 

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