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Old 03-15-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1:12 Hot Rod-Updated 03/12/06

Well, I really like working with metal and I really like hot rods. Let me put this into an equation: Love to work with Metal + Love for Hot Rods=One Scratchbuilt 1/12 Hot Rod.

Started off with a flat piece of 16 Gauge steel, made a template out of poster board, traced onto metal, cut it out. Then comes the tricky part. Now its time to pound the hell out of it with a couple different tools to try and shape it. Lots of hard work, I have one side panel about 80% shaped and that took about 4-6hours of non stop pounding. Needless to say the parents are going a little psycho.

Here are the pics so far, its not much. Its a slow process, slowww process.













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Old 03-15-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

ok.. lets see.. ummmm.....

HOLY SH!T!!! thats cooooool!! keep it coming man!
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

^^^i agree

sounds like a lot of work, hope it turns out good
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #4
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Lots of work, lots and lots of work. And lots of pounding. I hope it turns out well, still have a very long way to go.

I need to find some one with a planish hammer to smooth out those bumps, sadly the metal shop I work at over the summer is 1000miles away and has one. Then I will need to find a bit for it.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #5
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Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

have fun with that ^(find the hammer that is)

i think its sweet that u are willing to put so much effort to creat ur own model, i think it would be great if everything on this car was built be u, nothing bought premade
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I have seen that design before but don't know where, but keep up the good work.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:09 PM   #7
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Re: Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

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have fun with that ^(find the hammer that is)

i think its sweet that u are willing to put so much effort to creat ur own model, i think it would be great if everything on this car was built be u, nothing bought premade
Yea, Im putting my blood, sweat, and tears into this project. And each one of those will probably go into the project literally (I have already cut my self on the metal corners quite a few times).

I am heavily contimplating scratchbuilding and engine. Lots of work, lots of detail.

I will also be machining the wheels at school with a CNC machine. Then resin casting the rims (maybe).

Then if I do decide to scratchbuild the engine, everything except for the tires will have been built by me. And trust me I would make tires except I do not have the proper equipment to do so, otherwise yea. Design on CAD and Machine.

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I have seen that design before but don't know where, but keep up the good work.
If you watch american Hot Rod, they are building the Alumatub. This project is very similar to Boyd Coddington's Alumatub.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:21 PM   #8
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Re: Re: Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

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If you watch american Hot Rod, they are building the Alumatub. This project is very similar to Boyd Coddington's Alumatub.
I was just going to say that it looks alot like that.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:31 PM   #9
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I was just going to say that it looks alot like that.
Im not sure what it looks like from the top, and I dont like the way I represented it in my drawing, so there I am flying by the seat of my pants.

I guess I will have to wait until friday to see what Boyd has in store.

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Wow!! Its gonna look Hot!!!
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Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

Great idea, i hope you pull it off. You should check out some of Gerald Wingrove's book's on this sort of car modeling and working with metal. Crop up on ebay from time to time.
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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Great idea, i hope you pull it off. You should check out some of Gerald Wingrove's book's on this sort of car modeling and working with metal. Crop up on ebay from time to time.
Thanks Chris. Ill check it out. What exactly does it cover?

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Ill be getting more pictures tonight, and after Im done checking a few posts I will go back to pounding the steel.
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Re: Re: Re: ULTIMATE SCRATCHBUILD: 1/12 Hot Rod (Progress)

Kewl thing Mike, Always doing wild things

Just make sure to keep this one as clean as possible
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Old 03-16-2004, 05:04 PM   #14
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Kewl thing Mike, Always doing wild things

Just make sure to keep this one as clean as possible
You and the neatness thing. Joe, if its a model, and I finish it, it will be clean. Im not going to spend $35 and have it look like crap, or in this case a lot more.

And you know me, I hate things people can just buy of the shelves. I like to put a part of me into the car. I love wild cars, hate plain (like JDM )
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