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Projects Turning a "Rat Rod" :( into a Hot Rod :)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DirtyWoody28, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. DirtyWoody28
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    Ok so I'v decided to turn this "Rat Rod" in to a real hot rod, Here is my 12 step recovery haha. I will be posting update pics throughout the build.


    Step 1: "get the car stuck in the back yard while trying to move it because it sits to damn low.

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    Well, to quote the great Red Green, "We're all in this together, I'm pullin' for ya.":D
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    step 2: End its life for good, pull the motor and front end in the snow, which sucks btw

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    damn, you are determined! crikey!
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    step 3:Build a new frame NOT CHANNELED 6", yay i don't have to use a hoist to jack up the car haha, I'm still working on the frame at this point so this is not finished by any means, I still have a lot more to do before its ready

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    Put a trash bag over that carb help keep the water out.
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    I must be getting old..... I refuse to wrench in a snowbank or sliding around in gravel.

    But looking forward to updates.
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    Wow, I whine when it's in the 60's
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    wow
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    I was thinking the same thing, I would've left that sucker till about April or May. Damn!
  11. DirtyWoody28
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    yeah I had to build a sled to get the engine to the garage.
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    very cool car! I cant wait to see it when your done!
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    There are going to be alot of people posting and watching this thread, don't let us down....RIGHT ON!!!
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    Please tell me you did not chop the roof on a decent factory ford woodie body and you just built your own..

    Glad to see you are raising it up and going for a hotrod vs a RR look.
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    no it was a murry 4 door cowl that I made into a woody cowl
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    you got frozen balls of steel bro!!! damn!
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    Lets hope you start a trend. :)
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    1 rat rod down...10,000 to go...
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    You have no idea how that reminds me of being 16..........back in 1966. Good luck with the rebuild. [​IMG]
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    I can't believe that rickshaw was road worthy. I commend you on the rescue effort.
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    You are doing a good thing here. Your tenacity is inspiring.
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    Gonna be watching this one. good start so far.
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    You are a bad ass. I can't believe you are out there in that.
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    Can you explain, in words a 65 year old can understand, exactly why you chose the coldest time of the year to start this project? Don't you have TV?
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    You bit it off this time bubba. Love it love to watch the progress. Stay after it
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    I need to get a warm coat.
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    GOOD JOB! (and good luck)
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    I take my hat off to ya........being from California i cant fathom working in the snow
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    Wow...now that's dedication! I bitch when my shop gets down to the 40's! Hard core, and congrats on killing another rat!
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    Whooo Raaay for young, industrious Hot Rodders, even if they are just a little crazy.
    My hat's off to you brother.

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