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  1. RatRodMike
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
    Posts: 34

    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    this to me is a ratrod
     

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  2. RenoRat
    Joined: Aug 5, 2004
    Posts: 621

    RenoRat
    Member
    from Oxnard,Ca

    Hmm i dunno I dont see any half eaten cheese or rat traps layn around that car!!
     
  3. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219

    Mutt
    Member

    Pullleeezeee - I reaaalllly want to know how long the term Rat Rod has been around, and just what one is. I did ask politely, and even thanked you in advance. I'm old and don't have much time, so be nice - please?????


    Mutt
     
  4. RatRodMike
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    a rat rod is the product of a fertile mind, empty pockets and a strong desire to drive, lmao


    well i know its been around alot longer then ive been around.. probably from the old ratfink days
     
  5. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
    Posts: 5,249

    JamesG
    Member

    Thats a SharkRod ®.
     
  6. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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    Mutt
    Member

    OK, I gotcha - something like this?....:rolleyes:

    Mutt
     
  7. JOBCORP
    Joined: Jun 16, 2004
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    JOBCORP
    Member

    I wouldn't start posting others cars and calling them RATS....
     
  8. RatRodMike
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    hell yeah, thats boss
     
  9. RatRodMike
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    i saw that on a ratrod site
     
  10. You sort of remind me of a little dog who just won't stop humping someone's leg.
     
  11. RatRodMike
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    im just replying to the stuff yall are saying. yall started this whole conversation, not me.. i just told about myself. yall felt the need to ostresize me. im just trying to say hi, and meet some new people
     
  12. sparky96
    Joined: Dec 12, 2004
    Posts: 45

    sparky96
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    welcome rat rod mike! it takes time to get used to things around here!
    ive been on the board for 3months now and im just starting to get it!
    my brother Jimmy clams just tells me ot mellow out and listen!
    hey how do you define a ratrod?
     
  13. RatRodMike
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    to me a ratrod is when you get a car,, you put alot of work on the engine.. i prefer a 392 hemi or something,, but you dont spend your time on paint.. put some wide whites on it,, header come out the side,, and in my eyes you got a rat rod
     
  14. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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    296 V8
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    from Nor~Cal

    “rr” mike
    If you haven’t figured it out yet
    Most people on here fuckin hate that stupid ass label and wish it would go away
     
  15. RatRodMike
    Joined: Feb 10, 2005
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    RatRodMike
    Member
    from dfw, tx

    well, dont make a ratrod and it wont get called a ratrod. no disrespect meant at all
     
  16. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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    296 V8
    BANNED
    from Nor~Cal

    Don’t you get it?

    We like the cars (traditional rods and customs) we just hate the stupid labels amateurs put on them.
    You sound like one of my kids, but instead of “rr” every other word they say is “like”
     
  17. I swear to Jesus.....Some people will get pissed off if you call a duck a duck.

    I was going to write quite the lengthy drawn out gripe here...but everything I would say is blatantly obvious somewhere in the last couple posts....it is to laugh...

    welcome aboard
     
  18. KoppaK
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,518

    KoppaK
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    I like Traditional Rods and Kustoms and always look twice before I pull out! Get it?
     
  19. Boy, I can't believe Brandy hasen't jumped on this yet!!-MIKE:D :p
     
  20. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,443

    joeycarpunk
    Member
    from MN,USA

    At least he did'nt refer to the ladies as betties, and that he really digs the scene. :D
    Listen and learn, welcome.
     
  21. Artiki
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,001

    Artiki
    Member
    from Brum...

    Doesn't that make them Snot Rods then? :D
     
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  23. CherryBlossom
    Joined: May 25, 2003
    Posts: 1,390

    CherryBlossom
    Member

    Bahahahaha!:D
     
  24. MBTex
    Joined: Mar 17, 2004
    Posts: 291

    MBTex
    Member

    So is it a BossRod
     
  25. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,662

    Petejoe
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Zoar, Ohio

    QUOTE=RatRodMike a rat rod is the product of a fertile mind, empty pockets and a strong desire to drive, lmao
    Well said Mike..........................You can stay[/QUOTE]

    Your brother was wrong. Maybe started on the wrong foot. Maybe most here don't like your name, But you belong here. Glad to have ya onboard.
    We can have Mouse motors, rat finks, and ratty rods.
    Maybe in other areas of the country people have been criticizing their alternative street rods and calling them that nasty name. But I haven't seen it used in a derogatory fashion in my area.
    Change your name to "Alternative-Street-Rod-Mike" :D
     
  26. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,104

    Clark
    Member

    I really should't add to this mess, but I do want to clarify something. The car in the picture Mutt posted is not a "rat rod". That car is a hot rod and should be called nothing else. That car was built in the 30's or 40's and has not been retsored. That car IS how it was done back in the day.

    You can call my cars rat rods if you want. It's just a lame term people use to describe real hot rods today. There are cars that are hacked together that should be called rat rods but most are just real hot rods. The term is not that old. Five to ten years at the most.

    By the way welcome aboard. You can learn a lot here.
    Clark
     
  27. LoungeLife
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    LoungeLife
    Member
    from Tulsa

    ok ###rodmike.

    Things to avoid saying on the HAMB, and come to think of, anywhere else. ever.

    ratrod - to most of the people here this is an insult to a car they have poured countless hours and probably a good amount of blood into.

    old school (this includes all variations and spellings ie Ol' Skool) I'm not gonna explain this. Also if you read Ol' Skool magazine do not talk on here the way that magazine reads.

    Welcome aboard, have fun.

    Lounge.
     
  28. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,645

    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    stop talking = stop drama
    start reading = start learning
    start building = start earning respect

    The End.
     
  29. El Caballo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,905

    El Caballo
    Member

    You know, I used to support the idea of having intros and still do in a way, but some of you FNG's who have been here 6 mos to a year shouldn't be acting all salty. Shit, lots of people here don't even have a project to work on. All you have to do is read some of the sorry-assed posts in the main board to see that.

    Leave Mike alone and don't go getting into his shorts because he didn't come at you with the right "jive" to salve your tender little sensibilities.

    "(sniff) Rat rod?... This Micheal fellow simply does not understand the qualitative as well as semantic differences between a rat rod and a hot rod. We shall have to snub him, eh Skippy? Haw, haw, haw..."

    You people sound more like Concours d'Elegance restorers than hotrodders.

    Get over yourselves.
     
  30. trey
    Joined: Sep 11, 2003
    Posts: 1,219

    trey
    Member

    i agree with that guy! its odd though, all those cab posters i had as a kid didnt say anything like that on em.

    trey
     
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