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Old 04-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Anyone know about building rat rods?

I've always liked the look of a bagged rat rod. I'm not an expert on these types of builds. I want to know if they are branched like by the types of different rat rods...?

I want to build something in this direction. a truck on an extended frame with the basic rusty look with some pin strips.

Just let me know if this would be a very extensive project and some information about what someone might know.
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Rat rods are generally vehicles around the 50's sort of keeping that 50's hot rod style but generally done very ”rustic” lookin unrestored yet still custom...ive been to a rat rod car show called the 100 car pile up and seen all types of builds...one guy had a v-12 from an old fire truck in a chopped pick up to another guy who welded cast iron grill grates to his headers....I love rat rods!..and the whole culture scene behind them!..

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And for the most part there is a solid power plant in them but keepin lots of original stuff but at the same time chopping the tops or loosing them all together...lots of fenders removed as well showing off the engine tires and suspension...really the builds can be very cheap it all depends on what you decide to do!..
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A few pics from the 100 car pile up...the first pic is the CAR (sorry thoight it was a pickup) with the fire truck V-12...the last one I took because the girls who had this car were just partying n puttin there empties on the hood!..only a rat rod!..
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
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Rat rods are generally great drivetrain and suspension. Cause that's what they put their money in. Body was usually last. I've seen home grown rats with wrench shifters, keg gas tanks, and steel mesh tailgates. It's usually just home grown stuff.
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Love it!..
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Rat rods are sick. Not too pretty body-wise, but the things they do to them makes them great. This guy filled in rust on the body by welding on license plates.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Rat rods are sick. Not too pretty body-wise, but the things they do to them makes them great. This guy filled in rust on the body by welding on license plates.
Thats a new one I haven't seen yet
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Still need to post the rat rod photos I took for you Steve!
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Still need to post the rat rod photos I took for you Steve!
Yes you do....
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I don't know a whole lot about them but I used to get an old rod type magazine. I believer part of the style is using whatever part you want as long as its from that era.
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Stop sign for a floorboard, I've seen tractor pipes for exhaust, coffee cans for headlight buckets, and rubar for hood bracing.
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I think I know the direction I would want to go. I just think it would be a really cool cruiser and a inexpensive build. I've got some old 392 hemi's I would want to drop in it.

I think the chopped ford trucks that are bagged are sweet.
Manufacture really doesn't bother me I might even do a Mopar theme.
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I think I know the direction I would want to go. I just think it would be a really cool cruiser and a inexpensive build. I've got some old 392 hemi's I would want to drop in it.

I think the chopped ford trucks that are bagged are sweet.
Manufacture really doesn't bother me I might even do a Mopar theme.
That would be awesome...I say definitely go for it!!..
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I'll see if I can find I body style I really like. I like the small coupe pickups.

The only hard part would be rebuilding the hemi's.
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I've been wanting to build a '67 F-100 slam it and put semi truck wheels on it.
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I've been wanting to build a '67 F-100 slam it and put semi truck wheels on it.


coool stufffff...
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that is sick as hel!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #18
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Re: Anyone know about building rat rods?

Now tell me this jeep rat rod wouldn't be badass to have.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...g?t=1286082511
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My 19 year old friend built this old roadster himself. I can give ya hid number if you want. He's a genius with these things
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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Hell yeah!...looks like it has air ride suspension or somethin too..

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My 19 year old friend built this old roadster himself. I can give ya hid number if you want. He's a genius with these things
Wow...very impressive..glad to see young kids doing stuff like that still!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #21
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My 19 year old friend built this old roadster himself. I can give ya hid number if you want. He's a genius with these things
I might take you up on that when I figure out the direction in going.

I really do like the direction of the jeep I posted
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