Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Scrap iron load

My 15-year old pickup truck is shedding some rust flakes, so I turned them into a gondola load of scrap iron. I figure after about 15,000 gondola loads my truck will be gone completely.

There have been some questions about how the sides of the gondola were deformed. I softened the sides up with a heat gun (also known as a wallpaper stripper) and just pressed them by hand. A hair dryer will not get hot enough. Go easy, or else you will have a molten blob of plastic.

1 comment:

  1. Its hard to find a better material to represent rusted metal than rusted metal! Looks great as does your job battering the sides of the gon.