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Old 05-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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been thinking.. rat rods?

so.. being out here in the STAN ive been having way too much time to dream about what i wanna do to my jeep and car.. and either way i go, ill just be throwing money into a burn pit.. dont get me wrong, i love my jeep and my car, but i wanna do soo much stuff and i dunno where to start on either..

so in the mean time, instead of touching either the jeep, ive been looking into making my car more into a track car instead of a DD.. but then again, too much i wanna do and i would have to finish my jeep before i even began parking my car for a while..

so.. i got a great idea, rat rod baby.. figured i can find something to start with while in NC.. great reason to pick up a welder too.. nothing special.. find a body, chop top it, build a custom frame to mount the body and drop a 350 in it.. got some buddies who are always willing to help that know enough about cars to get it done.. keep in mind i said rat rod and not a hot rod.. but then again.. gotta talk to the wifey about this one.. she wants me to get a bike, i want a bike, but i also like building things.. and this wouldnt be my first time doing a restoration/build on something.. did a 44 ford pickup a few years back with my exs dad..

anyone else here working on something similar?

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"Rat-Rod" is a far too often used term. A rat rod is typically a POS, cobbled together with poor craftsmanship purely for shock value and has no business on a public road. Do it right, do it safe.

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"Rat-Rod" is a far too often used term. A rat rod is typically a POS, cobbled together with poor craftsmanship purely for shock value and has no business on a public road. Do it right, do it safe.
i was thinking in a RELIABLE but doesnt look like much build.. like i said.. it would have a custom frame, custom suspension.. but a body for a soar eye.. but at the same time.. something sturdy.. my buddy here has been building race cars all his life, and has done a couple rat/hot rod builds with his dad and gpa before coming to the marines.. it wont be a simple throw together project.. i want something out of the ordinary, but at the same time, nothing extravagant
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thinking of a 1931 Ford Model A Tutor or something similar.. love the way they turn out chopped and lowered..
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heres a few pics of me and my stepdads 32 ratrod. been in limbo for 7 years,just finished it this last winter,,definetly a fun/scary ride



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Old 05-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #6
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heres a few pics of me and my stepdads 32 ratrod. been in limbo for 7 years,just finished it this last winter,,definetly a fun/scary ride



i dont get photobucket pictures on the military network.. you can always email em to me fatboy313@hotmail.com
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that's not even close to a rat rod. that's a hot rod, plain and simple.
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that's not even close to a rat rod. that's a hot rod, plain and simple.
im pretty sure the only thing original is the bucket and frame.

seats are from a porche 911 turbo that was totalled in our area...i still have the porche and am looking at rebuilding it,,frame and axles are in perfect condition,,body is quite battered but fixable..

the 32 has a pretty shoddy paintjob done by some fly-by-garage-guy..

im a painter by trade and finally am able to have my own garage,so i'll be repainting it in the near future..probably ghostflames on what ever color we choose,,hopefully black
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im pretty sure the only thing original is the bucket and frame.
Definition of a Hot Rod, right there. It's a cool ride.
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cant see those either geoff.. damn military :/
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