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    Well put Shine, I read that more than once that old rodders never wanted a rusty piece (they where in"transition", they where always trying to improve looks and performance not regress! I have seen two to many craftmen socket u-joints used on rat rods steering to want to be driving next to them on the road, much less the ones using bicycle chains and sprockets on the steering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    only recently have i begun to like rust .. iv`e seen this thing around town a few times and had always thought it a stude baker of some sort but it is a ford ..
    Its a 41 - 47 Ford pick up
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    46-47 ford truck. lot of folks are building survivors now days . lot of mid 60's stuff with ls drive trains and such. lot of station wagons. sadly when the chinese were buying up scrap iron many were crushed and scraped for pig iron. i've been thinking about a 55 merc fordor that is setting not far from here. not too bad when i looked at it a few years ago but with every passing day it is getting worse.

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    There's a site out there that posts up what they consider "interesting" cars advertised for sale. It's a broad mix of stuff mostly sport car type (the owner of the site runs an import/race car focused business), but also other things, rods among them. They posted up a real pile of trash last week, built up likely in the early '50s. It is probably a good example of some thrown together car in the hands of a not too gifted mechanic. I was one of the early commenters and in my usual subtle way called it at best a pile of vintage parts that could be built into a decent period rod, but that it would take a lot of skill, time and money. People who don't really understand our slice of the car hobby seem to think that a car like that is representative of most of the cars from that era.............they're just really uninformed. Realizing that I called the car "sucker bait" because it only appeals to those who don't know the history of rods and that there were a lot of talented guys building very well done cars back in the day. It's like anything else in life, almost any sector can be plotted on a Bell Curve from pure crap to outright jewelery. Most of the stuff falls somewhere in between and is quite presentable. I hate that the junk end of the spectrum keeps getting promoted as somehow a typical representative of the entire genre.
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    you talking about my car, Uncle Bob?

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    Well, at least you outed yourself......................

    Oh jeez, I use my 10,000th post to respond to a heckler..............................
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    Wasted your 10,000 milestone, eh? Did you get your SEMA enrolement email yet? Mine came last Friday. We took the rare 32 frame you had out to Southern Cal last weekend.....guys in our shop were giving me hell about it being in the way. It was interesting having a 32 frame/running gear on a trailer......"what is it?" was the question of the day. Nobody had enough spin on the ball to guess 32, had one guy in Yuma guess Model A.....but I said "wrong size wheels" and he got lost. Find another one, I have buyers.

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    There are cars out there that are labeled rat rod that are very nice, well built cars. I'm on a couple other sites that I really enjoy the builds. Myself, I like paint and something that looks nice. I will have to admit though I've seen several old trucks with that patina look, speed shop logo on the doors, and that certain stance that are pretty neat looking. What ever I build my main interest is safety, and something I don't have to worry about breaking down on a 100 mile trip.

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    there is one that i remember from years ago. a 40 pickup. it has the old patina look because it was built in the 50's from a survivor. guy was a trucker who had the 40 then crashed his 58 corvette. no ins so he put the engine trans and rear in the 40. last time i saw it was in the late 80's.

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    I've been enjoying this thread and thought I'd add a little something real quickly. Hoss had mentioned a Stude PU and I thought I'd post the pics of this one that was at the Wolf Creek Run last Oct 2014, along with the "eyebrow raising" INTAKE of my young friend's Rat Rod AND just for grins, How About a Rat Trike?







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    I like the Studebaker and the three wheeler! The intake on the rat fits the theme of the car!
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