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A Rat rod is one thing but!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bdotson, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    Look what followed me home I took a rake and cleaned the floor as best as I could when I unloaded it. Today I got a chance to get back on it and MAN can you say rat rod I never saw so many rats I got 3 trash cans full of crap and rags out of this old car [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  2. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh

    Now that was a real rat trap! Gotta admire their taste though.
    Good Catch!
  3. Looks like a pretty solid '38 Chevy even if you did leave a bunch of rats homeless
  4. thaugen
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 174


    Cool car, but the stench of rat urine is gonna haunt you unless ...
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  5. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 837

    from ID

    Looks like a pretty solid little '38. What are your plans for it (after all the rat crap is removed)?
  6. With that much rat action going on in there, I can hardly belive how solid that thing is!!!
  7. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    Now we got it and I got it clean what shall we do with it? any ideas. I like the 216 I got it to fire up sounds ok I drove it out to take the pictures no brakes at all
  8. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,576


    Don't ya love that new car smell !!!!
  9. Sounds nasty...but still worth it ..that's a sweet car.
  10. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    Can you put up a pic of the wheel trims rings, and what size they are? thanks
  11. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    They are hub caps I think 53 or 54 chevy on 15" rims and some tires off of a trailer to get it to roll
  12. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    I would love to make this my every day driver
  13. Makes a wonderful aroma don't it!!!
  14. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,781

    from wareham,ma

    hope you wore a mask.
  15. can you say .... GASSER !!!
  16. U will never get rid of that rat smell .You better let me come take that rat infested car out of your yard...I wont charge you nutin man............ Just kidin man ,Nice ride
  17. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,730


    The things we do for our cars. Jeez......
  18. Do it ! figure what it will take to get it to DD status and get her back rolling. then you can figure what you want to do from there
  19. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    I did I hear that can make one sick. so I did wear one first time ever:D
  20. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

    from Atl Ga

    May, if the headliner isn't out of it, pull it out, there's more up there.
    Same for inside the doors and in the quarter panels.

    Rat urine is really corrosive... I'm surprised the floors are still there! Maybe all those rags soaked it up?

    Congrats on the car though! GREAT starting point!!

  21. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,673

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    The '37 and '38 Chev coupes have great lines. Nice solid project you have there.
  22. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
    Posts: 160

    from texas

    I have been thinking of that. So what is DD really? got to be able to drive in traffic need to stop quick,and run at least 65 so as not to get in trouble. As well as stay in a budget. Any Ideas? Then lets photoshop it.
  23. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Sweet but smellie...
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,472


    Man if that was my car and I lived in Texas or any where in the south, it would be my daily driver!
  25. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,095

    john walker

    save the skulls for wall art!
  26. Great find including all the critters! Good luck with the new project!
  27. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,000

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    I thought things were big in Texas. This is what lives in cars in Nevada till they get too big. They move in when you park at night, climb into the engine compartment and eat the wire harness for supper. They chew their way inside as it gets colder and eat the seat for breakfast.[​IMG] Very nice coupe by the way. Please leave some form of inline in it. A blown 302 GMC would make a classy gasser
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    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,244

    from mass

    Just love your new "Rat Rod". Good luck with with what ever you do or which way you go.
  29. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Looks like they had easy access to shop rags, or the previous owner stuffed them up under the seat for more cushon, than the rats chewd them up..either way i bet it stinks like rat piss
  30. Fedcospeed
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 2,011


    They were guard rats. Wow that thing looks in GREAT shape.Good story to have with the car,Rodents or not ,thats a excellant looking ride,lucky guy!!!

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