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Rat or Budget Rod ???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daleyracing, Mar 11, 2009.

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  1. I'd be embarrassed for anyone to think I had anything to do with this fugitive from junkyard wars.
    How do they get these P.O.S.'s to the shows? There is no way it will go more than 20 or so without disintegrating. Mike :eek:
  2. coldwar
    Joined: Aug 28, 2008
    Posts: 51

    from USA

  3. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    To answer your question, I call mine a HOT ROD. I detest any inclination of "we" calling our cars anything. This is still America (and probably will be for at least another few months:rolleyes::mad:) and as a country we resist being put into catagories unless it's to our collective benefit.
    Build what you want, make it safe so I can be on the streets with you, and when your done call it what ever you want. Just be prepared if you get negative responces because everyone isn't in love with it.

  4. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    I just call it "Mine"....

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  5. sergisbadass
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 25

    from Dallas TX

    i never understood the whole idea of grouping cars or labeling them i love all kinds of cars new and old. i think as long as your happy with youor ride it doesnt matter what you or anyone else calls it. just keep the sun in your face and the beer cold!!
  6. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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  7. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    Very, VERY slick 'bird!!!:eek:
  8. burninbilly
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
    Posts: 176


    hot rod, *R*-rod,traditional, yikes, people get all excited over letters that make a word.what ever you call them they are sweet lookin rides built with pride.
  9. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    :eek: I say to each his own, call your ride whatever you choose. If someone calls your ride A "Rat" consider were it's coming from, brush it off and move on. The term "Rat Rod" was coined by a magazine type trying to be cool and noticed. You know the term is crap when it turns up on a finish car. *See below..........

    CRUISER :cool:

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  10. choppintops
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,460


    He lives here. Drives the thing all over the place. Total pile of crap and the guy is a "bubble off" himself. BUT at every show, that car gets more attention, good and bad, then even the best built cars out there. You can't ever walk by and laugh at it without a camera flash going off.:cool:
  11. Bigdaddy
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 2,205


    I hope you were joking with those wheels you have mocked up on it, in your pics page on your profile!!!
  12. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    BUDGET ROD? There is nothing budget about many RRs at all. Just 100s of thousands of dollars in great old speed and accessory parts, engines, and chassis parts being wasted in generally unsafe poorly built rolling junk.

    Budget rods are built by common sense guys who mind their money, learn the fine art of scrounging and trading and swap meeting and eBaying, read the books, learn the terms, pay attention to the world around them and put together simple well built iron that every one appreciates when they see 'em.
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