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    a true rat

     



    I know there are million opionions about what is a rat rod. Well heres mine. a rat is a car put together with any parts u have !!!!
    Mine is a 41 dodge body,with a chevy 305 and 400 trans ( got it from being owed money) Has a lower from end with to many parts from to many cars Mosty chevy stuff
    The rear is out of a 69 dodge wagon with a drive shaft out of a chevy truck
    the steering column is gm but dont ask what . dash is full of auto zone gauges and a speedo out of a 51 dogde
    Well is it a rat ?????
    the tag is gonna say so
    jeff

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    Where are the pics?

     



    Not everyone is Mega-rich or gets to have Chip Foose put you on Overhaulin' it sounds like good old American creativity,the way the roots of Hot Rodding began "back in the day" so show us what Ya got!

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    Guess I don't understand why it would possibly matter what anyone calls it......It's your car, do what you want.
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    Agree with Dave, it doesn't matter what you call it and it also doesn't matter what you or anyone else calls it. We used to have a saying in my group, "If you're lookin' that close, you're lookin' for trouble"

    Back when I was a kid, everyone in my group of buddies was pretty much in the same position, POOR. We built stuff using whatever we could scrounge from boneyards and backyards. Most of us had little side jobs to help support the old heap. I was a bag boy at the closest Liberal Supermarket. The word "billet" was only known inside the steel mills and to spend money on having parts chromed was just stupid, when that money could have been spent on a better part. Most of us had our rides in rattle can primer and that was just to prevent rust and because rattle cans were cheap, not to make the car any more presentable to anyone else, because anyone else didn't matter.(refer to the first paragraph "lookin' too close").

    There were 3 kinds of cars in those days, stock, hot rod and custom. If it went slow, it was stock or a custom. If it went fast, it was a hot rod.

    Fiberglass was pretty much unknown to us. Lead was the medium to use for customizing a car. I remember a Barris car that weighed in at over 6000 lbs and turned, I believe, 65 mph in the quarter.

    Long story short (oops, too late), call it anything you want to. It's yours. You have spent the money and effort to make it run. If anyone says anything about the way you've done it, refer to the first paragraph here
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    Call it what you want but lets see some pics of that beast. Is that it in your avatar pic? Looks pretty good from what I can see.

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    rat pics

     



    just of few pics of my 41 dodge and my 66 coronet.
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    Damn, Those Dodges are sweeeeeeeeeet...

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    Definitly not a "Rat"! That's a "Street Rod". Paints to shiney and not enough rust.
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    Heck, the coupe is kewl, but I want the Coronet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good place for a 440 six pack and a 4 speed!!!!!

    Then I could go hunt down Uncle Bob and take on that Hemi car he wouldn't let me do a tad bit of customizing on.....
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