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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
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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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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  2. roddinron
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    Well, to quote the great Red Green, "We're all in this together, I'm pullin' for ya.":D
     
  3. DirtyWoody28
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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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  4. john walker
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    damn, you are determined! crikey!
     
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  5. DirtyWoody28
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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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  6. temper_mental
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    from Texas

    Put a trash bag over that carb help keep the water out.
     
  7. tinmann
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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.
     
  8. firemunkey
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
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    from temecula

    Wow, I whine when it's in the 60's
     
  9. temper_mental
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    from Texas


    wow
     
  10. Lucky77
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    I was thinking the same thing, I would've left that sucker till about April or May. Damn!
     
  11. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    yeah I had to build a sled to get the engine to the garage.
     
  12. very cool car! I cant wait to see it when your done!
     
  13. 117harv
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    There are going to be alot of people posting and watching this thread, don't let us down....RIGHT ON!!!
     
  14. Boones
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    from Kent, Wa

    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.
     
  15. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    no it was a murry 4 door cowl that I made into a woody cowl
     
  16. you got frozen balls of steel bro!!! damn!
     
  17. Rehpotsirhcj
    Joined: May 7, 2006
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    Lets hope you start a trend. :)
     
  18. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    1 rat rod down...10,000 to go...
     
  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    You have no idea how that reminds me of being 16..........back in 1966. Good luck with the rebuild. [​IMG]
     
  20. synthsis
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    I can't believe that rickshaw was road worthy. I commend you on the rescue effort.
     
  21. cactus1
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    You are doing a good thing here. Your tenacity is inspiring.
     
  22. r0yal
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    from winnipeg

    Gonna be watching this one. good start so far.
     
  23. SanDiegoJoe
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    You are a bad ass. I can't believe you are out there in that.
     
  24. damnfingers
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
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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?
     
  25. fastrnu
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    from shelton,wa

    You bit it off this time bubba. Love it love to watch the progress. Stay after it
     
  26. zzford
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    I need to get a warm coat.
     
  27. GOOD JOB! (and good luck)
     
  28. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    I take my hat off to ya........being from California i cant fathom working in the snow
     
  29. hotrodscott2003
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
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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!
     
  30. 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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