1932 Ford Rat Rod


mustangemd19
02-27-2011, 09:58 PM
I always love looking at these things at car shows so I decided to make one of my own. It's a Revell 32' ford 3 window coupe, looks like a pretty easy kit. So far I have created a custom sun visor, replaced the stock motor with a 440 Charger motor left over from a 2 in 1 kit, chopped the top and made weld lines.
It was my first time doing a chop and weld lines, I tried to make the welds look a little "rough". I am happy with the results.

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Stock engine block vs. the replacement. ;)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/mustangemd19/Rat%20Rod/9.jpg

A mock up of what it will look like finished

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And with a coat of primer

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Thanks for looking, comments welcome :)

rsxse240
02-28-2011, 12:45 PM
welds look like a kid in high school welding class did this as a favor. haha, I guess that's what you are going for though.

I love the visor! can't wait to see more.

mustangemd19
03-01-2011, 01:42 AM
Got the body painted and weathered today. Gave it a surfacer, put a base coat of flat black, added the rust weathering, and painted the welds silver. I tried adding a pin striping decal I had from another kit but It was too glossy and just didn't look right. :(

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/mustangemd19/Rat%20Rod/14.jpg

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Drift F.C
03-02-2011, 02:18 AM
The body looks great, can't wait to see it finished!

Taters190
03-02-2011, 04:12 PM
That's a sexy car

Brokentail58
03-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Great looking 3 window. I am working on the same kit . I also chopped mine. Opened the doors too. I am using the stock engine block but with a custom intake I made.

andybmw7272
03-06-2011, 12:47 PM
When i saw the first pic of the weathering, i said "oh hell..." but then I saw the rest and said, "man that looks awesome!"

I love this style. Keep it up!
Andy

mustangemd19
03-08-2011, 10:31 PM
When i saw the first pic of the weathering, i said "oh hell..." but then I saw the rest and said, "man that looks awesome!"

I love this style. Keep it up!
Andy

I can see why you thought that. lol :lol2:
The first picture was just with a surfacer to give it a rough texture.

Thanks all for the comments.

mopar man
03-12-2011, 08:09 PM
WOW looks great love the what ya did adding silver to the weld looks very convising

speedphreak
03-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Awesome!! I wanna make one now! lol

mustangemd19
04-28-2011, 01:19 AM
Sry I havn't updated in a while. I've been busy with school and havn't really had time to upload pics and post them. I have gotten quite a bit done though. Finished the motor, interior, and a few other things. This project is taking alot longer than I thought it would. I've had to pretty much modify every part, if you can't tell by all the plastic shavings, lol.
Its almost done.

Thanks for looking
Coments welcom :)

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and what it looks like so far...

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andrew landon
04-28-2011, 01:30 AM
Dude... I love the F*CK out of that intake... that just looks so cartoonishly awesome, it's like an Ed Roth drawing.

mustangemd19
04-28-2011, 01:41 AM
Dude... I love the F*CK out of that intake... that just looks so cartoonishly awesome, it's like an Ed Roth drawing.

Glad you like it. :grinyes:

I had a regular filter intake to put on it but decided it wasn't crazy enough after putting on the exhaust tips.

AmazonSprite
04-28-2011, 05:21 AM
The rusty bare metal bodywork looks incredibly realistic - what was done after the black coat of paint?

Can't wait to see more on this project!!!

mustangemd19
04-28-2011, 11:03 AM
The rusty bare metal bodywork looks incredibly realistic - what was done after the black coat of paint?

Can't wait to see more on this project!!!

Thanks, I used a weathering powder I got from my hobby store. It was recommended to me by one of the workers there and it works great. Really easy to use. Just use a paint brush and rub the powder onto the flat black where you want it.
here's a website to where you can get it: http://bragdonent.com/weather.htm

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ratrod48
05-01-2011, 02:59 AM
Nice rusty Rat !

mustangemd19
07-20-2011, 10:19 PM
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=6913910#post6913910

Finally finished.
Thanks to all who followed the WIP

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