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Old 11-16-2015, 05:59 PM
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Thanks, searching through pictures it appeared that you cannot have a rat rod without a visor. LOL

I decided to try something new for me with the paint and in all my excitement, I forgot to do some finishing details to the body panels! O well. I think I'm going to finish the paint and work on the details on the side, then if they come out good, carefully modify the painted body for them! LOL. Today I got the cage and body off and got primer down. Now I'll need to let this sit for a couple days before I do more. In the mean time I'll do some finishing work to the chassis, such as trying to make a permanent battery mount, some mounts for the front body panel, and whatever else I think I may need to do.



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Old 11-16-2015, 09:26 PM
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Posing it on the stove does not give it that "Baked on" look.

Looks great, even in just primer.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:01 PM
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I've done some googleing and now I believe I am an expert on this technique. LOL

Got the body panels painted. Once I get all the parts together I'll do some more. Figure it'll be easier to see where water flows when the panels are assembled right. Now I got some sweet rusty aluminum parts! LOL


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Old 11-18-2015, 06:15 PM
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Today I started putting the pieces together. I can't wait to see it together! I'll still have to do an interior, grill, and the stuff in the back.



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Old 11-19-2015, 05:43 PM
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Still needs work, but I got the panels fully installed, made the front body mounts, battery mount. Still need to make sway bar, interior, the back stuff, and maybe some front stuff.



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Old 11-19-2015, 05:56 PM
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Looking good. Nicely ratted.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:45 PM
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Now it's got an old grill and some lights!








And I decided to take it fro a spin and broke the axle. Surprisingly it still drives, but the wheel is a bit wobbly. I ordered an SCX10 axle to replace it. Sadly, this will not hold...

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Old 11-22-2015, 04:25 PM
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Didn't feel like making anything today so I did some more painting.






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Didn't feel like making anything today so I did some more painting.
Pretty "Ratty" job.
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Very cool ride, and nice to see it painted/rusty and put back together. Very nice effect with the rust. I think you should add a line of rust where the separation between roof and sun visor would be, I feel like it would define that area better and highlight the visor just a bit more. Kind of like if rust would be building up between visor and roof.

Do you have a way to recold slightly slowed down action video? It would be cool to see the suspension doing it's job at a slightly slowed down pace, like 60 or 70% speed. I know iPhones can recort at 120 frames per second and then you can speed it up a bit on the computer, that way you still get smooth video, unlike regular vids slowed down.
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I really like the stance, and the custom body makes it look really mean. Just needs a driver and some dirt all over it and it'll be perfect
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:22 PM
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Intake and exhaust. Exhaust is made from thin styrene sheet rolled int oa cone shape, then the forward end is cut flat to mount to body, and the back is cut at a slant for looks. I used RC4WD tie down straps for heat tape. They will be painted an appropriate color.

The intake is made from 3/16" styrene tube. I heated the end with a lighter and jammed a pencil in it to get a funnel shape in the top.


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Old 11-23-2015, 09:58 PM
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Super idea on the intakes. They look great!
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:59 PM
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Thanks! The front just looked too plain for me, and I hope this give it a bit more attitude.

Worked late today, and I had to rush, but managed to get these parts painted. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a little extra time so I can do the exhaust on the truck, and paint the "openings" for these and get them mounted up.

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