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Inspiration coming from several sources. Especially "Big Daddy" Ed Roth Model Kits.

  • This is a Nostalgic build. We are "scratch building" a 1960's era Hotrod in the style of one of the all time greats, "Big Daddy" Ed Roth. 

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    Big Daddy was the "Father" of Rat Fink culture that many of us grew up with, and as a young car enthusiast and artist, I found a path into the automotive custom industry over 40 years ago. It's a pleasure to share this rich "American art form" with todays students. 

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    This project also draws from another American Icon, Mattel Hot Wheels...

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    ...as well as one of my favorite model kits as a child... 

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    Our "Radio Flyer Wagon" is completely "scratch built" from the frame up! This project introduces students to design, engineering and manufacturing tecniques that are common in the commercial and industrial Metals Manufacturing industry. We just happen to be applying them in a fashion that will produce a Custom built Hotrod. It could be an airplane, paper handler, parts for a commercial packaging production line... 

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