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building a 36 RAT any suggestions

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 355_gustin, May 28, 2011.

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  1. 355_gustin
    Joined: May 28, 2011
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    355_gustin
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    from new mexico

    I got a 36 low cab a new 355 sbc a ford 9" loaded and the other parts I need to build a sweet little rod. I work in a recycling yard we get about 20-30 cars a day through there. But if anyone has any good suggestions I would like to here them. I do want to chop the top and make it suicide doors, I'm using the front half of a 34 ford frame boxed of course and cut right behind the cab then using 2x4 going up and over the axle. I wanted to just go with a single spring suspension on the rear end and I'm not sure if I want to use a truck box to hide everything or just leave it open I've got a mustang R/P I wanted to use for my steering. Also wanted to go with wide slicks on the rear not a narrow tire. So anyone got any DONTS for me please let me hear them.. Thanx
     
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  2. Da Tinman
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    We DONT do rats here sorry.
     
  3. Ratrod37
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    #1 do an introduction. And #2 don't say ratrod around here,everyone here hates ratrods....except a few that pretend to hate them.
     
  4. moparmonkey
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
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    from NorCal

    Don't- build a rat rod.

    Spend some time looking around here. If you do, you'll find some incredible cars and trucks. Some built by professionals, but a lot of really amazing cars and trucks built by "regular" folks. If that doesn't inspire you to build a traditional hot rod instead of a rat, then this probably isn't the site you were looking for.

    Good luck!
     

  5. 355_gustin
    Joined: May 28, 2011
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    SORRY web master delete me out of here I dont seem to see that option SORRY FOLKS
     
  6. Chuckles Garage
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    What is so hard about actually READING what a forum is about before joining?
     
  7. ironandsteele
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    What the hell is a RAT?
     
  8. Mockie
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
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    I've got a box of tek screws, 230lbs. of rusty shit metal and a bucket of meth, can you guys guide me through how to build my very own ratrod? WTF?
     
  9. ironandsteele
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    Yeah, stick to building mini trucks and tuners. I thought rat rods were out anyway.
     
  10. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    And this guy's gonna' chop up a '34 Ford frame
    to use to build this Rat Rod abortion??!!:eek::eek:

    Mart3406
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  11. Ratrod37
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    I like this..... a guy joins the forum to ask advice.Instead of trying to help him you punch him in the face, insult and chase him away.
     
  12. brad chevy
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    If the sign on the door says no shoes ,no shirt,No Service you will get escorted out. If you can"t read and follow rules so be it. Nobody jumped on the guy and he apologized for the mistake.No big deal,like it or leave it.
     
  13. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    from Canada

    --------------------------
    Yeah.....advice...on building a godamned
    "RAT ROD".

    Mart3406
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  14. jax59
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    no R@# R^& around these parts
     
  15. bad start to a bad ending........
     
  16. Works for me.
     
  17. silent rick
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    actually, ryans sticky up top is pretty vague about ratrods. i asked that he fine tune it to include a word or two on ratrods. ryan prefers the current version. i guess we'll continue to see threads like this one.
     
  18. HomemadeHardtop57
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    nice user name
     
  19. camojams
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    seems to me that the current "Rat Rod" cost more to build or just as much as a real Hot rod People are fooling themselves to think that spending 10 grand on parts is still a "rat rod' put that hard work and time into something thats going to last your not madmax and these arnt end times no need to half ass it.
     
  20. Ranunculous
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  21. HOTFR8
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    Another we could have converted away from evil has just been lost.......

    He could have had al the potential to build a decent Traditional Rod if he had been made welcome. Some Guys see any Rod and not know what they can do without out some help to steer them in the right direction.
     
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  22. Ratrod37
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    Thanks' I like it.
     
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