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PuckHog
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« on: May 08, 2011, 12:20:35 PM »


  Been working on a 1/25th scale truck.  Here is the inspiration...

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  The real one is done in the 'rat rod' style,  I'll do my version as a more traditional hot rod...


  The wheels and tires along with the rear axle are from an old Lindberg Dodge truck kit...


 A mockup using a 37 Ford pickup cab...






 Building up the frame....






















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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 12:38:05 PM »

more...






  front axle....

































  Front axle.....






































 Working on the rear end....























Using some white metal parts for some working steering....





















  Brakes and wheel hubs along with the drive shaft....






























 Some paint as I go along here....






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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 12:43:24 PM »

  more...


















  With the motor and radiator added, these still get more work....

























  I have more progress to post,  running out of time!


   Thanks for looking.


    Randy


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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 01:38:03 PM »

Golly gee snapturtle! That thing am looking mighty fine! -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 02:29:47 PM »

Shut - my -  mouth. Woah. That's some mighty fine modeling!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 03:25:53 PM »

PuckHog this is absolutely outstanding 'thread bookmarked'  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 04:04:41 PM »

My God, what a fabulous work and post!
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 05:36:05 PM »

Randy, this thread brings a tear of joy to my eye.
You're a man after my ol' Rat-Lovin' Heart.
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2011, 07:00:11 PM »

Holy jumping catfish! That is some great work there!

Welcome aboard!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2011, 07:28:16 PM »

Crap, all the good silly overwhelmed expressions have already been taken!  And I can't post the more colorful ones that come to mind ...Huh

Um ...  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked ... that's some damn fine, impressive, amazing and fascinating fabrication work there.  (Sorry, I'll try to get in line sooner next time.)  Wink

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Dallas
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2011, 08:07:59 PM »

Man,
I'm loving this!!!!!
Freeking U-joints, tooo coool.  Did you pack the bearings before installation?Huh

Keep it coming
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2011, 09:07:00 PM »

 Cool straight!

let me tow you or else Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2011, 10:29:32 PM »

I love a rat rod! great work on all the suspension! very realistic! can't wait for some more!
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2011, 02:42:47 AM »

Crap, all the good silly overwhelmed expressions have already been taken! 

.... umm, well ... I've got another one: ... PuckHog heap good fine modeller ...  Cool
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2011, 07:51:07 AM »

It's evident ol' PuckHog has a ken for things hot rod and such. Mighty fine work.

Knowledge of the prototype is a good first step, how all the bits and pieces actually work and function together allows a modeler to go beyond mere imitation of shapes. This is miniature garage engineering.

More pics please!

John
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