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Old 08-10-2009, 10:06 PM
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I know its hot there, I stayed in Diritter for a while a few years ago. I wish more people build homemade rods. I think its the future of the hobby, least in this area. there is no old tin around here at all. If you can find something, the owner wants a mint for it no matter what shape its in.

I too wish there were more doing it..But I do see more and more trying..I plan to do another one like I did,But the next one will be full fenders,And have a 454 with a tunnel ram.I can't wait...The only thing bad about doing homemade rods,Is before you finish the one your building,Your already planning the next one.. I also built the one in my avatar..I have a few idea's going around in my head..


I do enjoy doing custom car's,But the enjoyment you get from creating a car from nothing.Is a greater feeling..

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:11 PM
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Thats my main problem, all these ideas going off in my head like bombs.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:16 PM
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Thats my main problem, all these ideas going off in my head like bombs.

My brain ''NEVER'' stop's...
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:47 AM
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Looks like JerryMopar's last post was more than a year ago (4/19/08) so my guess is this project is dead in the water. Scratch builts are no different than normal hot rod projects. Lots get dreamed up...some get started...and a few get finished. JerryMopar puts his on hold...and RustyRatRod steps up to tackle his own plan. The fun part is we get to learn something from each and every one of them.

For those who are new to Hotrodders.Com or who might be discouraged or disappointed by the fact that the project in this particular thread never got finished (at least no reports of of it being finished), let me toss in a couple pictures here of scratch builds that DID get finished...or are within a few weeks of being finished. They do take time when you build them this way, but there is no question that you can build a decent looking rod using the scratch build approach.

Here's New Interiors Pickup (from the thread he sites above)



Here's a beauty built by Australian member Rob (Chuck) Berry (more pics in his journal)



And a couple of my own from the journals linked by New Interiors above.





And this one, which I own but did not build myself.

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Old 08-11-2009, 06:33 PM
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Looks like JerryMopar's last post was more than a year ago (4/19/08) so my guess is this project is dead in the water. Scratch builts are no different than normal hot rod projects. Lots get dreamed up...some get started...and a few get finished. JerryMopar puts his on hold...and RustyRatRod steps up to tackle his own plan. The fun part is we get to learn something from each and every one of them.

For those who are new to Hotrodders.Com or who might be discouraged or disappointed by the fact that the project in this particular thread never got finished (at least no reports of of it being finished), let me toss in a couple pictures here of scratch builds that DID get finished...or are within a few weeks of being finished. They do take time when you build them this way, but there is no question that you can build a decent looking rod using the scratch build approach.

Here's New Interiors Pickup (from the thread he sites above)



Here's a beauty built by Australian member Rob (Chuck) Berry (more pics in his journal)



And a couple of my own from the journals linked by New Interiors above.





And this one, which I own but did not build myself.


The first picture is the type of body in shooting for. I love the look and with my own additions, it should be bad ***. My idea has been drawn up several times by myself and my Brother so Now its time to build. I have downloaded many pictures and lots of info on frames and bodys. I did lots of homework. This will be my first attempt at building a car from scratch.All of the cars pictured are cool and I hope mine is half as nicely done.
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hey guys. i have built a roadster body from scratch. i had a bunch of scrap steel laying around and i put it together and ended up with scrappy the roadster. i have a book out on amazon on how to build it, complete with prints and measurements, both for the kindle as an ebook and as a paperback. it is doable. i totally respect anybody who fabricates their own stuff. thumbs up all the way.
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