Chinese six rat rod.

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Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Going to be doing a chinese 6 rat rod!...
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Anyone not familiar with a chinese 6 layout? it is two steer axles and (usually) one drive axle.
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So I have to make a new chassis - on it's way,and use two identical front axles - - got two kits so one can be robbed.Both kits have a choice of straight or dropped axle,the engine well I have a choice - a diesel or a 1500 ci V12...methinks it will be the 12!!!
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She is having a mild roof chop.
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With the fabric centre removed.
more soon.
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Just a quick mockup with the Rolls Royce Merlin engine - aprox 27 litres or 1650 ci..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Merlin

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Just read that the engine weighed 1640 lbs!
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:18 pm

It snowed overnight so perhaps the slicks are a bad idea!!
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This is the transmission that will be used.
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Dressed up what if style with water pump,starter etc,plus valve covers.
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A comparison with the Bugatti straight 8.
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The aprox position I want..
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And primed.
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:59 pm

Sprayed the wheels silver.
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Mockup...
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Got the engine sprayed gold,the pipe are being cut down a bit.
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The plastruct has arrived,it is 4.5x5mm and just right for sleeving the original chassis.Also the orig floor is being cut out.
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Just to give you an idea on the lengthening.
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What I am aiming for.....
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:57 pm

Note to self,what about rear duallies?
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Molotowed the tranny and Rolls Royce badges on the valve covers.
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In place along with the grille shell.
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The part ERTL part Plastruct chassis.
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Thinking of the dually idea,the fronts will be ok with 500 lbs per wheel.
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Thought I would show the bird the engine came out of.
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The roof is on now,tomorrow it can be sanded down and the centre removed.
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As she is...
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm

Been goofing around with turbos (need 1 more - on order!)
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Also experimenting with the wheels HONEST OPINNIONS please..
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Got the shell primed,so next is roof centre out and some salt...
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Re: Chinese six rat rod.

Postby arni » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:10 pm

Going through the decals I discovered two sheets.(stuck together but mint!)
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Opened the roof last night,got some salt on the primer today.
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You can see by this how much the roof has been chopped by.
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Then some flat green - US or IJN not sure now....
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Followed by more salt..
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Followed by another colour,will do that in a few hours.
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