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    New Here, New to Rat Rods. My New Truck

     



    1939 Chevy rat truck - YouTube

    Check it out!

    First thing: I want to replace the front grille, and wheels.
    Anyone know a good place to purchase some rat rod wheels and Tires?

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    Oh, A few more details:
    I won it on ebay for $5700.
    It has a 283 w/ 350 trans.
    I want to put front disc brakes,
    And most likely some sort of steampunk theme...

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    I like the front grille! MAD MAX baby!

    This is awesome, nice one!

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    I generally am turned off by the term "Rat Rod", but that looks like a nicely built truck. I like the grille, too! Not sure what you mean by "rat rod wheels & tires" - the steelies you have now are period correct, and fit the "look" very well, IMO. Maybe a different color on the wheels?? I would just drive it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I generally am turned off by the term "Rat Rod", but that looks like a nicely built truck. I like the grille, too! Not sure what you mean by "rat rod wheels & tires" - the steelies you have now are period correct, and fit the "look" very well, IMO. Maybe a different color on the wheels?? I would just drive it!
    um, Aren't we in the "Rat Rod" forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 38 Rat Truck View Post
    um, Aren't we in the "Rat Rod" forum?
    I guess you're right, but when one presses the "Today's Posts" everything new pops up, and the category they're in is pretty much lost. No one pays much attention around here which categories things are posted in, and besides, I'm saying that your truck is not what I think of when someone says "Rat Rod", which too often is built purely for shock effect without regard for safety. It's a cool truck, but you seem to be offended by my comments so I'll bow out.

    Welcome to CHR, by the way, and I hope you'll stick around and post more pictures as you make the truck yours.
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    It's all good. I do consider it a rat...

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    I think you misunderstood "RSPEARS" his comment was complimentary not disrespectful.

    "RSPEARS” is one of the kindest members on this board, I don’t believe he would say anything to intentionally hurt anyone.

    AND it is a GOOD Rat Rod! I especially like the pie pan floor board patch panel.
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    Personally, I wouldn't class it as a rat, it's too clean, the work looks first class.
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    Looks like a rat to me.
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    I like the lines & theme, metal work looks straight. You going to take it any further? Great touch driving over the camera have not seen that one before.
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