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Art & Inspiration Ruloph the Red Nose Stain(less)deer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedrome, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Speedrome
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    ****DISCLAIMER****
    NO '32 FORDS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS REINDEER.

    This year I decided to make something that would go with the Model T sleigh I made last year. The full sleigh story is here.

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    At Hershey I came up with the idea of a reindeer made out of stainless trim.
    There were stacks and stacks of body molding on the $1 tables. I bought in bulk.

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    I built a wireframe that would make the deer life size to fit the same proportions as the sleigh.
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    It is over 6 feet to the top of the antlers.
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    The antlers were made from lug wrenches. Thanks to Larry we got a unique 7 point rack.
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    I skinned the deer using the stainless I had acquired.
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    I was told the stainless came from Packards, 1960 Lincoln, 1949 Merc, 1952 Chevy, 1958 Corvette, Cadillac & others.
    The nose is a '59 Caddy tail light, Hoofs are pistons. The tail is some parking light and the eyes are gas caps.
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    I will put the ears on this weekend.
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    Merry Christmas!
    Bart
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    Nice Rack!
  3. yblock292
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    that is amazing..............great work
  4. harrington
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    Far out man. That is by far the most kick ass deer I have ever seen.
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    Nice job! Very cool
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    Awesome stuff - how long did it take to build it?
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    That is Great!
  9. Cajun Kenny
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    thats cool excellent job..
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    Absolutely killer!

    The shit that gets built by Hambers never ceases to amaze me!
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    Very clever and cool.

    Merry Christmas to you.
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    that absolutely rules.
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    Realy great craftsmanship,you da man....................YG
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    Awesome work!
    Yours will be the yard to see for Christmas!
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    Shear genius!
    Merry Xmas
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    LOL, awesome man. Merry Christmas.

    Doc.
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    Awesome work!!!!
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    Cool fucking beans dude
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    Santa would be proud...........
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    That is very cool. I was just thinking of your sleigh yesterday and hoping that we would get to see it again this year. Merry Christmas.
    Gasser Girl
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    Kick ass i want one!
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    I think it took about 12-15 hours but I did that in small increments. Work has been real busy so I have had to work on this real late at night and real early in the morning.

    Thanks for all the kind words.

    Bart
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    Rudolph never looked so cool, looks great man...............
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    I thought your sliegh was great but that deer is awesome. Nice Job:D
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    that ROCKS!
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    Right on!
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    Bart is a ruler! haha! This is greatness!
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    Have a great Christmas!

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