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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Red Ram Hemi, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. i was just wondering yesterday when you were going to chop this. very cool.
     
  2. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    I have a life time of projects in que right now...

    Does anyone know what this car is? It's such a homely thing but runs and drives great, gold block 390, power seat, power windows, only 497 built.

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    I just picked up this 56 Mercury COE, it has a Lincoln 332 and runs and drives great, the guy I got it from used it as a parts truck and only used the windshield?? All the emblems were inside it and it's really solid with no pitting or rust through at all.

    I had it running an hour after I got it home!

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    I just picked up this 59 Suburban limo in Montana last June, I saved it from the crusher.

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    This is my favourite tool, my 57 Chevrolet crain! I saved it from the crusher. (and got it for $150)

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    And yes, it works!

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    just recently finished my 36 GMC Rat Rod Tow Truck, this thing is so much damn fun! (the 28 Chev roadster belongs to a buddy and is a driver in untouched condition)

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    I have a few others too, they all take time but eventually get built or sold or traded... life goes on!
     
  3. Wreckingball
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  4. Mine, its a little bit more advanced than this pic shows, almost ready for paint.

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  5. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
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    Here’s my ’47 Olds project I’m working on right now.

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  6. I'm very curious as to why you even consider you need to call this a rat rod?
    I can't fathom your thinking on this one.
    And secondly, if it is indeed one, why post it on this site, given the outcry about them lately.:eek::eek:
     
  7. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    Because if I don't specify people ask when I am going to start on it, and I do post about it because it's not the same cookie cutter type of rat I see all the time, it has fenders, all sorts of safety items, it's well built and it will actually get better over time to eventually be a shiny fixed up truck, but in the mean time I am enjoying it and using it as is because I feel a vehicle should be used and enjoyed, and it's not one of those useless shock rods, this thing actually tows and pulls my car trailer, and it drives like a Cadillac (albeit an ugly one)

    The other reason I post it is because it gets a lot of really divided discussion, not that I am trolling or anything, but I find it quite interesting. I have spent my whole life doing restorations and this truck has been quite refreshing and surprisingly fun!

    I think when it's all done it will be a pretty sharp truck, and I refuse to hide it if it's imperfect, I might not live long enough to enjoy it otherwise.
     
  8. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    from baltimore

    whered you get those wheels man they are awesome
     
  9. Here's my newest project, '64 Imperial
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  10. PFF
    Joined: Oct 28, 2002
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    Well my 32 back on page 4 is now finished and sold
    Im now working on my 41 started making a frame this week

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    Pete
     
  11. cavistyle
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    My 51 chevy Looks a little different now tho
     
  12. bigmikes50chevy
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    Promised the mrs that we'd drive it to Vegas for VLV show, which is the same weekend as her birthday.

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  13. Well I think you are seriously confused about what a rat rod is and that is the problem these days.
    People are calling everything rodded a rat rod.
    Now, including the owners of unfinished cool rods.
    The rot set in.:eek:

     
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  14. RAF
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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    from MA.

    Here are a couple of shots of my 38 Ford that I picked up awhile back. Needed just about every panel EMS makes but is finally starting to come together.
     

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  15. nali
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    I can t quote it , it seems the original post doesn t exist any more .
    I really like the pieces of wood on post #97 .
    How does this work ? Screwed parts ? Is it safe to work under the car ?
    Thanks .
     
  16. Doodlrodz
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
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    My Deuce roadster doodlebug.
     

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  17. jtbloye
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
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    Heres mine, what i started with and where i am now. its still not finished
     

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  18. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    So what would you call my truck then?

    As far as I always knew rats were basically built on the cheap, made from all scrounged parts and built by oneself, they are not shiny, they are often rusty, and are often built from vehicles that would not have otherwise been built due to condition and lack of popularity. Mine is all of the above.
     
  19. likesoldstuff
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    I sold the 'glass '32 Hemi roadster (my avatar) to a nice fellow from Sweden. Now building an all-steel '34 roadster from closed car pieces. Still need front subrails, rear clip except for lid, front fenders and runnin' boards. Anything yer gonna toss cheap PM me!
     

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  20. clinthull
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    heres mine from start to where im at now
     

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  21. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Clinthull you have done a wonderful job with that car.
     
  22. satin&flake
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
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    my 52 with a 51 grill
    the day i got her and now
     

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  23. jleblanc31
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    30 pickup going back original style and looking for a wrecker boom. and the sedan is going traditional with flaty V8 and juice brakes.
     

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  24. retiredblue
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
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    from california

    My 1964 Falcon 2 dr Hardtop- I have owned this car since 1973 and am the 3rd owner. Started out as a I6 200, now it sports a 302 with an AOD, MII front end and 9" 4 link rear end with 3.70 gears. still got a ways to go though
     

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  25. 6X2
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    36 cab...chopped...chanelled...sectioned. 324 olds with 371 heads...slant pan hydro...6 dueces progressive linkage. Tear down and paint this winter.
     

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  26. gripelec
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
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    mine
     

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  27. your metal work looks amazing!

    heres the car

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    heres the plan

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  28. sideshowrob
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
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    from australia

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    coming along slowly.........



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    and a small distraction i just finished.
     
  29. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
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    from Midway NC

    Nice rides....wish I had something to post.
     
  30. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
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