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Rat Rod Overhaulin

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Bob, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Anybody who missed the Rat Rod Overhaulin show,it's on tonight at 9:00,west coast time,on TLC.I saw the car at the Back to the Beach show and its pretty bitchin!The guy lives in Long Beach and drove it all the way to Ventura,and he said he drives it all the time.You can't see all the detail on the show,take my word for it,in person its real nice!
  2. I saw it at the same show, and I agree pretty cool in person. They did alot that they didnt cover in the show very much like the dash. Neat to see him out enjoying it.

  3. 28chevrat
    Joined: Oct 11, 2005
    Posts: 322


    Yeah that thing looks pretty bad ass...i liked the outcome of the Model A ...
  4. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 539


    That was probably the best overhaul I have watched,I dont always catch the show for various reasons. I cant help but think that there was a lot of off camera massaging on that hood that Foose bent around the post with his hands. It looked pretty smooth and wrinkle free when the car was done.:D

  5. Fidget
    Joined: Sep 10, 2004
    Posts: 1,011


    Wow! Actually something to watch on tv on a Thursday night!! I wished they showed more of what they actually did, than the stupid pranks. I really liked that they put a 312 with 3x2 intake in it! It seemed there was more left out of that episode than usual.

    More tech, less antics!
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    from Malden,MA

    Rad Rod? Bitchin? :eek:

    Still think Rat Rod is equivalent to calling your wife a bitch in public. You may want to , but there are just somethings you dont do.
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  7. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    It's not a rat rod anymore. It's a bad ass traditional hot rod.
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  8. Spitfire1776
    Joined: Jan 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,069

    from York, PA

    The overhaulin car - the guys did do awesome work. And it came out a nice clean car, that did not look overdone. They did a good job. Caught the episode by chance because I was doing some work in the house and had the t.v. on during, odd twist of chance perse.

    My personal take however - I actually liked the car before. It had some rough points I'd smooth out, but I'd have much rather had it that way. NOW if they just wanted to buy a body and frame and do all that work to it, with the end results the same, AND I could keep the original as well, that would just be fine by me. But that just my personal opinion. :)
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,198

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Anyone have pics? I'd like to see it...
  10. LIMEY
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,986


    I guess we'll have to wait till next year to see it over here. :-(

  11. Painterman
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 537


    Here ya go Ryan. I bought this mag just for this article.

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  12. BlackFlag
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 558


    scratchs post made me wonder, has anybody gotten pissed when they see what their car looks like? I dont see how you could, maybe its got sentimental value and you wanted to do it yourself, but your wife/parents/whoever signed you up just want it done and dont see how an old car could mean anything.
  13. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,198

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    yep, love it...
  14. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,812


  15. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    I thought the show was good, just not enough about the actual work, as others have said.

    Two things caught my attention...

    They must not have finished the wiring, as the car wasn't started by the owner, as normally done...

    And they used plexiglas for the windshield.....

    Anyone know if the plexiglas was temporary to make it look finished for the show, or is that what they used as a finished windshield?

  16. bluebrian
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
    Posts: 576

    from dallas

    i like the pics where it looks like it has brown leather. I love brown leather interiors ala doane spencer. Still a very cool car.
  17. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,185

    from SLC Utah

    Love the windshield... hate the firewall.
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  18. Sean
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 718


    Holy crap, a Y-Block!!!
    Looks good.
  19. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    All that AND a Y block? Way cool.
  20. love the windshield frame and the work they did on the body. When they started the car was a pretty sorry excuse for a "hot rod" (IMHO)The Tijuana blankets, furry ass seat covers up front. dropped tube axle. etc. Overall it looked like a clawfoot bathtub on wheels. I wanted to see how they finished the hood cuz when Foose was wrapping the sheet around a pole it had tons of creases. Not now though.
  21. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    Thats no 'Rat Rod'thats a traditional Hot Rod.
  22. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
    Posts: 2,514


    It's strange; I never heard the term "Rat Rod" used during the whole program.

    I'm begining to equate the term "Rat Rod" with; - "something I wouldn't want to drive!"
    "Hot Rod" - traditional - or maybe "Street Rod"; OK.
    But the term "Rat Rod" is starting to leave a "BAD TASTE" in my mouth!
  23. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,198

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Starting to leave a bad taste? :) Let's not get into that discussion...

    I agree about the interior and the firewall... I would have liked to have seen a dark brown leather or possibly deap marroon.

    I'm not huge on the firewall...

    I LOVE the hood... LOVE the windshield... And the stance is perfect...
  24. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
    Posts: 2,514


    Sorry about that ... :D :D (coffee's cold!! )

    Yep, yep, yep, yep and yep!
    Maybe the body could have been RED, then the upholstery would match better?
    But .. I'm not Chip! :D
  25. I only made the rat rod reference because the show called it that.It actually looked more like a rat rod before they touched it.It looked like a traditional rod with the parts they used when it was done. Bad Bob
  26. chopper daddy
    Joined: Oct 12, 2004
    Posts: 371

    chopper daddy

    Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod Rat Rod

    Give it a rest! I'm so tired of the bitching about a term that is used everywhere. You're not going to get rid of it. I'm not saying I agree with the term, but jeez! People here need to let it go!

    I liked what they did with that car, but to tell you the truth, I'd be pretty pissed if they took my car and pimped it. It'd never be my dream car cause they don't know what's in my head. Besides, it's the journey that's the best part.
  27. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,600


    Shit, that's a "Rat Rod" ? GTFOH... I don't see a fake sheet metal blower that's spray painted with the word "Hemi" sticking through the roof , or 1 plastic skull epoxied to the grill...I'm confused
  28. That is a good lookin car. What magazine was it in? Anyone else have more pics??
  29. I can't imagine that someone would prefer the original to the finished product. Love the car, but not the firewall. The firewall is a tribute to Chip's Dad, because he had a fat fendered Ford coupe with a checkboard firewall, back in the day.
    Duval windshields are the crowning point of a roadster. IMO.
    One of the best Overhaulin so far. I really wish they would dump the drama crap and stick with the building.
  30. Merc63
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 249


    So true. To the general public and to car guys from other genres (from sports cars to muscle cars) "rat rod" is simply any hot rod/custom that looks "unfinished." Pretty much no one means what you guys do when you say it. It's become the same as "kleenex" for tissues, or the like, just a generic term.

    Getting offended by it is silly. At least they aren't calling it a dune buggy... ;)

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