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Desert Rat

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by rberry, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. rberry
    Joined: Sep 11, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from el paso tx

    Hi from west Texas, I've been into for cars since I was a young teen (and at 58 years old that's been a while),I guess I got the bug from my Dad, anyway now I'm building a 32 roadster. It,s been the most fun I have ever had with a project, I'm doing everything I can myself. Before I got into teaching I was a self-employed welder for most of my life. I used repo frame rails, boxed the frame and built the cross members been at it for 1 year and things are going well, front and rear suspension is done( 2" drop I beam from Super Bell, and 9" with 4 link) body mounted and doors hung, 4 speed muncie is in and motor in for now as mock up (454 but need a rebuild so she'll becoming back out). In building this car I stayed away from any chrome or polished aluminum parts, I want an some-what old school drag racer look, flat black paint with appliance white dry lake style headers, and just good old Chevy orange pant on the rat. We'll that it for now from dusty old El Paso, Build them to drive, and drive them hard!
  2. pinkynoegg
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
    Posts: 1,135


    Welcome to the hamb. Be careful using the rat word around here. people tend to not like it. we prefer traditional hot rods. lets see a picture of where its at now in the project
  3. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,557


    Welcome from Ky.
  4. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,686


    Hello from the west coast of Florida.

    Post a few shots sounds like you are really into doing everything yourself and I kind of am the exact same way.

    I try and do everything myself not only to save money but more important is to make sure it gets done the right way the first time.

    I would really like to see your 32

    Best of luck. Jimbo
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  5. Welcome to the H.A.M.B
  6. twenty gallons
    Joined: Jun 7, 2010
    Posts: 443

    twenty gallons

    I agree with you, a Rat motor is a bunch more hp than a mouse motor
    In THAT context...rat, is a good thing.

    welcome from Norco CA
  7. moonman29
    Joined: Apr 2, 2010
    Posts: 168


    Welcome to the HAMB!! I too am from here in El Paso and working on a few HAMB friendly cars my self. If you need parts or help let me know if I can help. Always willing to give a hand to a fellow enthusiast.
  8. kennkat
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,384


    Hello and Welcome from Twain Harte, California
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
    Posts: 45


    Welcome, I three am from the same place you are from.

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