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’32 Ford Rat Rod – The 24 hs of Le Junk #1 [video]

January 29, 2012

by Seb Perez

Our first Episode of “The 24 hours of Le Junk” is finally here!

Iggy has boxes and boxes full of parts, incomplete kits, etc. A real junkyard in scale. We decided to make something out of it and picked a few pieces for this rat rod.

Then we thought, why not making it also in 24 hours?
We liked the challenge. We recorded the whole process with 2 cameras, to get footage form different angles. At the end we had almost 1TB and 48 hours of video material (24 hours with each camera)

Converting formats, importing in iMovie, crashes, etc, etc. After lots of headaches here you have the video. I thought the challenge would be to build the model. I was definitely wrong! Editing the video took me twice as long as building the model! :-(

Anyway, the model was also challenging, I had to modify many parts like the frame, building the rear part of the frame from scratch, adjust the rear axle, fabricate a tractor grill and finally making the floor out of road signs.
Luckily the body was already painted. Iggy bought lots of incomplete and unfinished kits many years ago and this painted body was in one of those bundle offers.

We are working on the next episodes of “The 24 Hours of Le Junk” and have a few cool surprises for you guys -not only junky stuff, but a few shiny projects as well!-, so stay tuned!


Here a few pics during several shootings of the ’32 Ford Rat Rod









Last but not least, decorating my desk! That’s why we make this things, don’t we? To enjoy them every day!

John K. January 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

This videos is soooooo cool! Thanks for posting. JK

Rich Berri January 30, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Yall are just too cool. I can’t wait to get updates from you. Your stream ROCKS. Thanks for having me along for the ride.

Seb January 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

@ Rich @ John – Thank you guys for your feedback! This is only the beginning. More cool stuff coming soon. We’ll keep you posted

Don~~In Florida January 31, 2012 at 5:53 am

The 32 ford ratrod was a pretty intense video, I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it. But I gotta tell ya, I really enjoyed the video. Cool stuff is putting it lightly, can’t wait to see that, (more to come) stuff. I must say the barn I think is my favorite, the Texaco station is real nice but the barn is my favorite. Well, I thank both you & your brother for all your efforts & sharing with us builders who enjoy these things we do. Full speed ahead, Don

Seb January 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

Hi Don, we really appreciate your feedback! Yes, the barn is very special. It took me days to make the exterior walls look old and weathered. Every single piece of wood is hand cut and therefore different than the others. That’s why it looks so realistic. But as I said, more stuff coming, such as the car wash sign, here in the last picture.

Jocelyn Hargrove February 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

Im thankful for the blog post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

Seb February 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

Thanks Jocelyn!

Riley April 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Your work is absolutely amazing.I am currently working on a 34 ford rat rod pickup.I started with a car body and chopped off the trunk area as it was damaged.It is receiving the bed and frame from a ford F1 pickup and engine from a NASCAR.If you have any suggestions and/or ideas let me know.


Seb April 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Great projects, sounds cool! I would love to see a few pictures of it, in process or finished. Can you send a few pics to info (at) modeljunkyard (dot) com ?, thanks!

Riley April 15, 2012 at 2:53 am

I just finished it. It is not great but I don’t think its terrible for a rookie. I will send some pics tomorrow.

Dave Lewer October 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I really enjoyed watching this video and it gave me inspiration to attempt to build me own grill shells when I saw the tractor one being created. Your site is always inspirational, so keep updating please.
best wishes
Dave (UK enthusiast)

Iggy October 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

Hi Dave, thanks a lot for four feedback. We really appreciate it.

Ed Allard June 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

My first trip here. I have been modeling for over 50 years and I still learn new things all the time. I learned how to scratch a cool grill today~! I’ll be back. Thanks. Ed

Iggy June 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hey Ed,

thanks for the comment! I’m glad you find the information useful!


Ed Allard June 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm

My first time. I have been modelling for over 50 years and love to keep learning. Today I learned how to “scratch build” a grill. I’ll be back. Thanks, Ed.

Seb June 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Hi Ed, thanks for the feedback, I’m glad you could learn how to make the tractor grill from this project. It’s very easy actually. Take care!

Lane February 9, 2014 at 6:07 am

I have to say this is one of the most amazing models I have ever seen! I’m already planning to build my own rat rod. I’m still in the dark on how you made that grill. I watched it twice, but it was a little fast and I couldn’t pick up on it very well. I was thinking mabye you could do a follow-up with instrutions and pics about the grill specifically. I would really appretiate it. I’ve built quite a few models, but I’m really just starting to get into it as a hobby.

Iggy February 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Hi Lane,

you can watch youtube videos in slow motion. This short instruction shows how to play youtube videos in slow-motion:

Other than that: the gril was first drawn with a pencil on a flat piece of plastic. First come the holes, done with a drill. These wholes are the start for the grille openings, which are done with a knife. Then you have to carefully bend the grille (maybe warm it a little bit) and ad some details as you go. The plastic used is called styrene and is available on any hobby store, mostly under the brand “evergreen”.


Lane February 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

How did you get the dimensions of the grill before you bent it?

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