Building Miss Piggy

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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Thawley » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:56 pm

Vedette wrote:Thanks For the Kind Comments Dan.
So far the sheet metal and parts came from:
9 cars, 4 trucks, & 2 moyorcylcles.
List as follows:
1959 Simca Vedette - Main Body, bright work, bumpers,hood on roof
1951 Studebaker - Roof, hood, grill surround, grills, bullet nose, belly pan (front fender tops)
1950 Studebaker - Roof, rear window and quarter windows, headliner & bows
1961 Studebaker - Rockers, blower motor
1936 Ford - Inside door pulls
1937 Ford - Tail light lenses & rings
1947 Ford - Tail light lenses rings and housings (from park lights)
1941 Dodge - Bumperette bumpers (from brake & clutch pedals)
1997 Toyota Tecel - Jacks
1942 Chev. PU - Running lights
1946 Chev. PU - Front sheet metal and window (rear of cab)
1954 Ford PU - Belly pan rib, & front corners (from hood)
1955 Mercury PU - Grill sides (from hood)
1970's Honda Trail - Reel for shoreline (from wheel)
1965 BSA - Tail light reflectors


Reminds me of a Johnny Cash song http://youtu.be/rWHniL8MyMM...
(In a good way, of course.)
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:04 pm

Brian, looking at Miss Piggy and knowing that she is essentially made from metal auto parts, it will get HOT inside! :sweaty: Have you thought about adding an air conditioner and, if so, where would you put it?
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby grizz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Just looked at your build here Brian,

A real street rodders dream of creating just the right look, no matter what.

Hope you will be back onto this sooner than later.
Greetings from England.

Rian.


Hoping to get it all done in time.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby ChasCABQ » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:17 pm

WOW! :applause:
You have taken recycle/reuse to whole new level. My skills barely let me handle a power saw comfortably and I still mess up. It's encouraging to see what can be done by a skilled craftsman. I don't want to ask what all that steel must weigh.
Build journal: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=61303
In 2016, I received a kidney transplant, finished my teardrop, and took it on the road! In 2017 I sold it and am back to car camping.
Thanks to all forum members who provided advice about my build and posted info to help me get started.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:00 am

Surprised to see this thread back up?
And Thanks for the look.
Miss Piggy weighs in at 1450 lbs going down the road c/w wine, beer, ice, cloths, bedding, food, etc. etc. (everything needed to Glamp :beer: )
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby dales133 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:03 am

I just read this thread yesterday too, great imagination and tallent
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby teardropDIY » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:44 pm

Hey Everyone. Just did an Interview with Brian, Great guy, awesome teardrop trailer.
check out our conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWK_gfPtitA&list=PLm9XAdBO7IalZJvdLCje389EY3qmaEGso&index=1

Thanks Brian :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Nice wheels, happy trails :thumbsup:
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby AlienSKP » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:44 pm

This trailer should be banned from roads !!! How many accident was there involving people staring it ? :)
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:05 am

Miss Piggy loves the open road! :roll:
But yes, she does attract a lot of attention.
Everything from emptying the viewing area at the Grand Canyon and filling its parking lot......to being filmed on too many highways to mention.
But Thanks for reading my build journal. :thinking:
Wait until you see "Kermit" ;)
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby AlienSKP » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:55 am

Can't wait to see that. Have you started to build it?
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:19 pm

AlienSKP wrote:Can't wait to see that. Have you started to build it?

Yes, check out Kermit in the Build Journal section or in my album to the left.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby JUM.PER » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:56 am

Classwork!
To see final result. :)
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