Billy...rat rods

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by PAPA G, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    while in the bank drive thru today. there was a pick up with a logo, but i forgot it. any way the guy builds custom rat rods. i always thought rat's were backyard mechanic things.
     
  2. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I don't remember the builder's name but didn't the Rat Fink guy start it all?
     

  3. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

    Rat rods were started by guys like me who were too broke to build a "nice"
    car. The cars\trucks were built to function well and look cool without all of the fancy frills like paint and upholstery.
    If I can figure out a way to convert a snapshot to digital, I'll put up a few pics of my old '49 Ford F-1 at the dragstrip.
     
  4. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  5. PSLMAN

    PSLMAN G&G Evangelist

  6. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    It sure would be cool building one of these.
     
  7. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    exactimundo!
    follow your dream.
    if you want it bad enough .
    you CAN make it happen.
    if me and cap'n tool can do it.
    you can too!
     
  8. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    you forgot
    go fast.....
     
  9. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    Likke this?

    I snapped these in a truck stop in Wyoming just before I went to Utah. Parked next to my rig
     

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  10. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    the hot factory muscle cars of the '60s were fast & powerful but those old roadsters always turned me on.
     
  11. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I think I have one of Big Daddy Roth's cataloques from the 60's some where it my "stuff". I love his work.
     
  12. SKS NOOB

    SKS NOOB G&G Evangelist

    Rat rods? When I saw the title, I thought they were like lightning rods. :27:
     
  13. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    Rat rods like this????


    With PSLMAN driving?
     

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  14. I love rat rods and bobbed bikes. I would like to do a truck after I finish my bobber.
     
  15. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

  16. PSLMAN

    PSLMAN G&G Evangelist

    I like that pic, they got my good side!
     
  17. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    OK, where do I begin??
     
  18. rondog

    rondog G&G Evangelist

    OK, it ain't a rat rod, but definitely in the "rat spirit"! I've seen this parked near my office in Denver, had to get some photos of it. I "think" it's a Honda 90 engine, some kind of small old Honda anyway. Very cool, IMO, but way too small for my fatass. I'd squish it.

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  19. it looks like one of those 150cc kit bikes. I forget witch company makes them. I'm working on doing something similar to my bike.
     
  20. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    PLAN 1get a buncha magazines for ideas
    buy some how-to books
    spend a few thousand hours online reading
    learn what parts go with what
    hit junkyards
    buy parts cheap as you find em.
    in a few years it will be time to start.
    PLAN 2
    hire somebody to build one