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    any leads on rats in texas?? added pic

     



    i am currently in iraq and passing my days by searching the net for a good rat or two. ebay seems to be the volume site but all the cars are up north. i know there has got to be a guy somewhere in the vast state of texas with projects waiting to get started. the problem with finding anything on the net is when you look up rat rod the results suck. been looking for 2 months and just today found you guys.

    anyhow, i am looking for a tudor 31-34 and/ or 30-40 pick up. last time i posted on here my post dissappeared. hopefully this one won't. BTW my plans are in early stages but i thought i would run them by ya'll. the before mentioned body with a 03-04 cobra drivetrain or earlier 5.0 roller motor. either way fuel injected!!
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    Look for cars Without Using "rat Rod". There maybe more cars that aren't a Rat out there.

    By the way, Stay alert out there !!!

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    I would wait till you get home, and try to get to know a few rat rod guys , or maybe a car club, then you will start finding out who`s got what, also im not sure what your looking for ,but you can also look in parts cars on ebay and find some decent deals

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    appreciate it. suprised i have not gotten flamed for the fuel injection idea..lol.. i have been reading some of these threads on here, wow some people from this forum have some real distain for rat rods.... speaking of rat clubs, are there any in the houston are??????

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    It's very simple. The name is not the problem at all. It's the build of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getcarter
    appreciate it. suprised i have not gotten flamed for the fuel injection idea..lol.. i have been reading some of these threads on here, wow some people from this forum have some real distain for rat rods.... speaking of rat clubs, are there any in the houston are??????
    Like Denny said, most of us old guys on here, who have built most everything several times at one time or another, have no problem with any Rat Rod just because of the name Rat Rod. Build anything you want, using any parts you want, just make it safe so that you are not risking injury or death to other motorists and their families.

    The biggest ruckus I ever started was on this forum concerning a rodder in North Dakota who insisted on strapping a 3-gal gasoline tank on the front of his Rat Rod with no protection at all around it.....just hanging out there in the front of the car. I could just see him failing to stop and ramming this 3-gal bomb up under a car containing kids and I just freaked out, making an ass of myself in the process. I still don't care that I make myself out to look silly. If I made any difference at all in the way some of these cars are looked at, it was worth it.

    Bottom line: I don't care if you make it out of 2 x 4's and corregated roofing, just make it so that you are not endangering others with it.
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    Cars in texas

     



    There are definaltly lots of cool old cars around just gotta know where to look. I am also from the houston area..but dont know of any rat clubs(would like to know though, building one myself). anyway stay safe

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    Car talk aside, thank you for your service to all of us.
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    Are you really in the service,or useing that to get info on some quality antique cars? No disrespect intended,if you are in the service.Just had to ask.I live in North Texas ,might be able to help out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Brian
    Car talk aside, thank you for your service to all of us.
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    yes thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTruckDriver
    Are you really in the service,or useing that to get info on some quality antique cars
    i am now a contractor for the military but i spent just a little of 10 years in the army!! and yes i want to get you guys collective knowledge..lol.. BTW sorry about the response time but i am 9 hours ahead of you guys in texas. once a soldier always a soldier.

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    attempting to insert a picture here. if it works this is what happens when you try to run through a checkpoint.
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    Hi getcarter, winr here.

    My ride is a 1965 Ford F-100 shorty, my Uncle bought it new, I am the second owner.
    It looks like a rat at the moment, I will paint it one day.

    I live in Friendswood, Texas.
    There is a target on 518 and 146 in Kemah.
    On Friday and Saturday there are all kinds of cars and trucks there.
    Old, new, rat rods, etc, everyone I have met there was friendly also.
    Keep your eyes peeled and be safe.

    My email is winr@sbcglobal.net

    Any of you guys in the area happen to go to the target in Kemah, look me up.
    I will be parked with more 61 to 66 Ford F-100 trucks.
    My 65 is shiny and dull black with 40 fin turbine wheels.

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