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W.I.P – Work in Progress : ’32 Ford Roadster rat rod

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

Update April the 8th (2014) -> It’s finished!
Last weekend I finished work on my interpretation of a Ford Roadster rat rod. Oh boy, it’s
big and I am proud of it! Today a photographer took a few pictures of me with it for an
interview next week in a local newspaper. I hope I can do real shots for the website in the next week or so.

A few weeks ago I started building my biggest object thusfar: my version of a ’32 Ford roadster.
Once finished it will measure about 1m20 (47.2 in) long. This post will show the process in photographs (updates will follow).

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Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The wooden chassis is ready, and I am happy with the positioning of the wheels. Working on the mockup of the body with cardboard.

Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The body is made from old Lundia shelves and I already cut out a few body panels (old tin cans). Wow, watch the mess in my little workshop! Time to clean up…

Work in Progress - '32 Ford roadster

The body panels on the back are sown together with hemp cord, next step is to create a boat-like deck behind the leather seat. This will be made out of old sigarbox-lids.

Just a little teaser clip showing the WIP (Work in Progress).

Hot rod work in progress

Quick mockup of the driver. Normally I use old dolls and work from there, but this one is created from scratch. I am particularly pleased with the paints made out of inner bike tubes.

Hot rod work in progress

The finished ‘deck’ made out of old sigarbox lids.

Hot rod work in progress

And yet again, my little workshop is a mess… But in a few weeks ago my workshop will improve as I bought a cabin for extra storage.

rat rod work in progress

A quick shot of the dashboard and the little guy driving the car.

rat rod work in progress

The front is coming along nicely…