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Project by hunter71 posted 10-02-2015 03:35 PM 1880 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The RODS I new as a kid. When I finished my last truck I had the idea firmly planted that I was going to build a “C” rod truck. It would be powered like the flat head that has sit in my garage for way too many years, waiting for a re-start that might never be. Steering works, even the correct rotation for the plug wires. A fun build for me. Zebra wood, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Add what I picked up around the bench.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 10-02-2015 03:54 PM

Oh Yah!!! Happy Days!!!
Look at all that nice detail… V8, spark plug wires, duel exhaust, deuce in the intake manifold. I see the radiator behind the grill! How cool is that! Your great work always makes me smile!

I’m back for an edit… White letter tires and I missed the steering part. Wow and the hinged front windshield! so much to see here, I know I missed somthing but this is just too darn cool Doug!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 10-02-2015 04:30 PM

Great job!!
Way too much work!

Now get the old flathead out of the garage and build the real one too! The old flathead V-8 Fords had a very unique sound!

DO NOT LET even adults play with that one!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-02-2015 05:52 PM

Rat Fink Hot Rod so cool.
Just yesterday I found a simple plan for a 32 Ford that looks like a fun build.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 10-02-2015 09:56 PM

Very cool ride Doug….love it…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 10-03-2015 12:38 AM

Cool! Needs 6 Stromberg 97s… :)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 10-03-2015 01:26 AM

Very good you have a great eye for many different projects I am in awe

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#7 posted 10-03-2015 01:50 AM

AWESOME!!!! I always wanted to build one of these as a young HOON.
Thanks for sharing your amazing detailed work.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 10-03-2015 02:07 AM

No outside design here, just from my head. Thanks for the comments. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 10-03-2015 04:03 AM

Fantastic, Doug. I really do wish there were a way I could climb inside your head and soak up some of your imagination.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 10-03-2015 10:07 AM

Wow, realy unique, without engine lid.Details are incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-03-2015 12:28 PM

Nice work on this Hunter, dual quads and all. Having wasted the best years of my life on hot rods, this one does bring back memories. I did finally lose interest after I was discharged from the Navy and too broke to even think about building another, but the nostalgia lives on.

Right now I am visiting my son and DIL in Sweden, and believe it or not they have hot rods and custom cars here which are very much in the American tradition and some are really extraordinary. I have to admit though that I still find it difficult to think of rods as traditional.

As a kid I lived in Culver City, Calif. where hot rods actually originated. My older brother built his channeled and fenderless (legal then) Model A roadster in 1952. They used to drag race at night on Ventura Blvd after blocking off side streets. Totally illegal, but a smart safety measure. I have quite a few funny stories and good memories from both my brother’s and my own days during the 50’s. Working on cars kept us out of trouble during those times, for the most part anyways.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-03-2015 01:26 PM

Too much fun. Super.

-- Gary, Florida

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#13 posted 10-03-2015 06:55 PM

Excellent work my friend!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#14 posted 10-11-2015 08:47 PM

Beautiful model with many details.

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#15 posted 10-28-2015 12:02 AM

That’s incredible Hunter

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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