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Projects Turning a "Rat Rod" :( into a Hot Rod :)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DirtyWoody28, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Wow that thing is super damn cool!! Looks like it will be a farkin blast to drive! You really have some skills there, good for you and glad to see this car get a second chance at life.
     
  2. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    Boones,

    Thanks for the advice man!!, I did that last night after reading your post, and it looks GREAT!!! I'll post some pics as soon as it stops raining here in OH :mad:
     
  3. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    You've been busy! I'd like to see some updated pics from the rear. Good job man.
     
  4. Degreaser
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
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    Yep, I remember it well. I loaned you the tires so you didnt die on the way home....and dry rotted is the understatement of the century!
     
  5. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    Hahahahaha, I think that is the best display of my insanity yet. Its good to hear from you man, I hope to see you this summer!!!
     
  6. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    LOL those tires had 5 inch sections missing! They looked like they used to be on a lawn trailer that sat outside for 50 years LOL...you deserve some kind of award for driving on the oldest tires.
     
  7. Diavolo
    Joined: Apr 1, 2009
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    Good work.

    Not what I would have done, not how I would have done it. That being said, you're doing it and you like it and that's really all that matters.

    The number of posterior-cranially challenged people here who just want to bash boggles my mind. Just keep working on it and make it safe and be happy with what you've done. I'm impressed.
     
  8. Big Fat Daddy
    Joined: Jan 26, 2009
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    from California

    Sounds like denial.....:D
     
  9. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
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    Awesome Job.. it looks waaaaaaay better..
     
  10. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    Whats happening with the hotrod....? Are you driving it yet....?
     
  11. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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    Yeah, I have been driving the shit out of it, I bought a sewing machine figured out how to sew haha, so I even did my own upolstry, I still have to do the door panels, and side panels but the seat looks great, I'll post some more pics this week.
     
  12. It looks great. It kind of surprised me how well the wood body turned out. That would be a great alternative for a lot of us who can't afford steel -- and have the cool looks of wood, and have the creative flexibility for cool shapes.
     
  13. I will admit, you may have missed the mark of a cabinetmaker but you turned that thing into something MUCH better than it was. I get a Depot Hack vibe from the body. Good job on escaping the darkside, now save up for some hardwoods for the next itineration.
     
  14. 34 Plymouth Hemi
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  15. Boones
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    Lets see some more pictures...
     
  16. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
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    Man, when you're out workin' in that shit your nuts ain't droppin.

    Looks a hell of a lot better now.
     
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  17. bhurlin
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    Kind of gives me some incentive to get my own project going

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  18. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Here you go, with the body channeled over the frame...or would that be routered?:confused::D

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  19. gnichols
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    I don't know how I missed this thread for a year... Amazing. True grit. My hat's off, man. A bald guy in Florida, Gary.
     
  20. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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    Incredible build and craftsmanship on the wood especially. Great job!
     
  21. slim tempo
    Joined: Sep 16, 2010
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    Totally priceless.
     
  22. PhilJohnson
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  23. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    I just noticed in the first picture when it was being dragged into the garage, the bike pedal for a pedal, that's my laugh for the day :D [​IMG]
     
  24. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
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    MAJOR improvements!!!
    keep it up she's looking good
     
  25. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
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    Oh YEAH looking much better.
     
  26. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
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  27. OahuEli
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    Sorry to hear about the divorce. One thing about a car, you can leave it outside all winter and it'll still be there come springtime. The same cannot be said about a woman. :D
     
  28. chopitdano
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
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    Great project. One thing I have learned over the years... You get pissed of at the car you don't have to apologize. You get pissed off at the woman you will be apologizing for a life time..... and I don't like to apologize.
     
  29. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    to bad the wood work looks pretty nice , good luck with everything
     

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