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#41 bpletcher55

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

DUDE  THATS FUNNY ,ANY THING TO DO WITH SOUTH PARK , AND I LOVE MOST RAT RODS ,



#42 Deano

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:31 PM

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Hit it again, I think it twitched!



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

Rat Rod:

 

Something that is a waist of a nice engine and looks like it was done at the bathroom while reading the newspaper.



#44 Jantrix

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:54 AM

Rat...

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Okay, I'll stoke this fire up again, since wea re all enjoying it so much. :D

 

That is NOT a rat rod. That is a traditional hot rod, work in progress. All the parts appear vintage. Any of the guys on the HAMB would kill for that, and would hunt you down and beat you to death with a blunt instument of choice for calling it a rat rod.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

 

Okay, I'll stoke this fire up again, since wea re all enjoying it so much. :D

 

That is NOT a rat rod. That is a traditional hot rod, work in progress. All the parts appear vintage. Any of the guys on the HAMB would kill for that, and would hunt you down and beat you to death with a blunt instument of choice for calling it a rat rod.

They sound mean. I think I saw one once...

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

mrindy, you have no clue. H.A.M.Bers know whats what, what you posted aren't rat rods.

Rat rods are garbage wagons.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

mrindy, you have no clue. H.A.M.Bers know whats what, what you posted aren't rat rods.

Rat rods are garbage wagons.

It must be the snow and cold...it's made me clueless.

 

I get it thanks for the clarification...

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

This is what I consider a rat rod

 

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pic from local Craigslist



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:31 PM

These are some pics of my dad's 'traditional' hot rod circa 1964. He was a member of the Drag-ons car club in Winona, Mn.  In his definition a rat rod was a rusting rod without paint...it looked 'ratty' and was not cool, at least in the circles he hung with. I don't care for rusting unpainted cars...and as I had stated it was my opinion what I determine a rat rod is. I don't find rusted cars appealing no matter how many cool vintage parts you hang on them. I don't believe that makes me clueless, opinionated perhaps but not clueless. 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

Rat Rods usually are old but then rust are clean Wednesdays sing on Thursdays without a choir
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:22 AM

I don't beleive in the term "Rat Rod" and even so people have blown it way out of anything it was "supposed" to mean. I've seen people take a 1989 Chrysler New Yorker, paint it flat black and paint the wheels red and say I got me a rat rod......... Please!!!!!!!

It gives the true hot rodders a black eye!!!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:42 PM

Who are the "true hot rodders"?

 

Certainly not those oldsters driving their billet-laden candy tangerine flake baby on Sundays.

 

So who does that leave?

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:41 PM

Who are the "true hot rodders"?

 

I always liked HOT ROD Magazine's definition of a hot rod: a vehicle modified for improved looks and/or performance. That leaves plenty of leeway for personal taste and choices, while excluding very few.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

A rat with a rod sticking out of it

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

A rat rod is some that you put together from parts(old junk yard bodies from the 30's that are not painted). Built on a say Speedway chassie and an good or rebuilt motor. Chassie and motor should be top notch. That is what I've been seeing at that car shows around here(like Symco Shakedown here in WI.).



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:55 PM

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

That can't be a Rat Rod! It has floor boards!



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

:rolleyes: you guys



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

rat rod, how about a junk yard on wheels. I wouldn't put their owners / drivers in with Hot Rodders, they are more like wanna be's without the patience to save a few bucks to get into something that could be assembled with time, talent, patience and know how into a nice starter Hot Rod.

I have seen some pretty nice safe starter Hot Rods owned and built by some young guys and gals. For the most part all one has to do is befriend one or two of those Old Farts and actually listen to some of their knowledge gained for the most part by doing it. Lots of the Old Guys are really happy to teach a Young Guy how to do things right, a lot of them have learned by their own failures how to do it right.

I would also bunch all of those who drive and enjoy their Hopped Up Old Cars whether they be a shiny billet laden jewel or a a sweet traditional Hot Rod as Hot Rodders. They are all joined by the love and appreciation of their old cars, lots of the Old Guys with the high dollar cars appreciate the Traditional Hot Rods...