I'M IN LOVE

I'M IN LOVE

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rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Just taken my head out of Rods&Sods , On Topic , "What's in the trim shop this week " Even if you're not keen on Rods you can't help but to

fall in love with what must be one of the nicest Rods i've seen,

There's a video showing the detail work that's gone into this stunning 32 5 window Rod, , could have been built for me.

Carpets,headlining ,seats ,door panels everything mine hasn't got and to such a

high standard. Lovely period dark burgundy paint which makes a change from the usual black.
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Check out the storage satchels in the door panels and in the boot with its intricate buckles.

What a clever talented guy this Chris is.

As i'm ocd the rat look is a ideal distraction from the normal shinny cars, needing nothing but driving with no paint to polish or carpets to hoover.

Probably be more relaxed and enjoy driving the Rat Rods more. but what a lovely thing to own .

The trouble is i would spend more time polishing than driving ,

What a work of art.

Wish i could link it ,maybe one of you guys can.




roscobbc

1,651 posts

209 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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rat rod said:
Just taken my head out of Rods&Sods , On Topic , "What's in the trim shop this week " Even if you're not keen on Rods you can't help but to

fall in love with what must be one of the nicest Rods i've seen,

There's a video showing the detail work that's gone into this stunning 32 5 window Rod, , could have been built for me.

Carpets,headlining ,seats ,door panels everything mine hasn't got and to such a

high standard. Lovely period dark burgundy paint which makes a change from the usual black.
.
Check out the storage satchels in the door panels and in the boot with its intricate buckles.

What a clever talented guy this Chris is.

As i'm ocd the rat look is a ideal distraction from the normal shinny cars, needing nothing but driving with no paint to polish or carpets to hoover.

Probably be more relaxed and enjoy driving the Rat Rods more. but what a lovely thing to own .

The trouble is i would spend more time polishing than driving ,

What a work of art.

Wish i could link it ,maybe one of you guys can.
FB link is - https://youtu.be/LjUfzXYN6s8

newsatten

1,139 posts

81 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Love the trim, quality in spades .................................

rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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roscobbc said:
Thanks rosco , Must buy myself a new pc but probably still won't be able to do it.

Old dogs new tricks and all that. type

rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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newsatten said:
Love the trim, quality in spades .................................
Probably wrong forum ,rods are a bit Marmite among the yank community.

Stunning but image taking the boys to the beach in that ,be a week cleaning it. rolleyes

C350Akra

8,976 posts

247 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I'm not into rods but that is stunning. The detail is fantastic, definitely not a Gas Monkey finish!

aeropilot

24,697 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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Lovely 5w.

Nice 40 Ford dash and wheel, and its nice to see the slushbox hooked up to a period column change as well.

Very nice interior, and apart from the lovely door pocket storage details, not too dissimilar in style to what my 3w will look like.

Just needs some added patina gained from having the wheels driven off of it smile




rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Monday 5th April
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aeropilot said:
Lovely 5w.

Nice 40 Ford dash and wheel, and its nice to see the slushbox hooked up to a period column change as well.

Very nice interior, and apart from the lovely door pocket storage details, not too dissimilar in style to what my 3w will look like.

Just needs some added patina gained from having the wheels driven off of it smile
ye that one is for polishing and fine days, could be a liability if left parked in the wrong place,

but would still love to own it ,just would have to keep my old girls for that trip to the beach with the dogs.

SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Monday 5th April
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Whilst I do not have the urge to buy one personally I fully respect why people build them.
My brother in law has a 32, 3 window coupe. Never been in it least driven it. But they are wonderful to look at.
I'll see if I can find a picture

SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Monday 5th April
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aeropilot

24,697 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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rat rod said:
aeropilot said:
Lovely 5w.

Nice 40 Ford dash and wheel, and its nice to see the slushbox hooked up to a period column change as well.

Very nice interior, and apart from the lovely door pocket storage details, not too dissimilar in style to what my 3w will look like.

Just needs some added patina gained from having the wheels driven off of it smile
ye that one is for polishing and fine days
Nah, it's for driving.....not polishing. smile


rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Monday 5th April
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SRT Hellcat said:
That's a perfect spec 3 window , has all the right bits,

Mine's on steel wheels with wide white wall cross ply's,

looks the part but seem to have a mind of their own,

Why haven't you driven it, will scare you at half the speed of the Hellcat. yikes

aeropilot

24,697 posts

194 months

Monday 5th April
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rat rod said:
SRT Hellcat said:
That's a perfect spec 3 window , has all the right bits,
Its a mix n match of era's, with modern 'vintage look' low dropped original style headlamps, checkerboard firewall, 3 deuces etc., but, very much of that early 80's era stance with the very big n little's etc., and with a severe haircut laugh That could be a big Plod pull magnet being fenderless with that wheel/tyre combo in some parts of the UK though.
Not my taste, but thats the great thing about a hot rod, they can be exactly to your own taste, no matter what that is.

Oh and steelies and bias plies beer



SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Tuesday 6th April
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rat rod said:
That's a perfect spec 3 window , has all the right bits,

Mine's on steel wheels with wide white wall cross ply's,

looks the part but seem to have a mind of their own,

Why haven't you driven it, will scare you at half the speed of the Hellcat. yikes
Just have not had the opportunity. It was built and owned quite a few years ago by a guy that is known for these rods. Lives Southend way I believe.
So far he has not had an issue with the exposed tyres. I have warned him

aeropilot

24,697 posts

194 months

Tuesday 6th April
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SRT Hellcat said:
rat rod said:
That's a perfect spec 3 window , has all the right bits,

Mine's on steel wheels with wide white wall cross ply's,

looks the part but seem to have a mind of their own,

Why haven't you driven it, will scare you at half the speed of the Hellcat. yikes
It was built and owned quite a few years ago by a guy that is known for these rods. Lives Southend way I believe.
I know him very well wink

Did your BiL buy this car from a specialist dealer in Chelmsford?

rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th April
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SRT Hellcat said:
Just have not had the opportunity. It was built and owned quite a few years ago by a guy that is known for these rods. Lives Southend way I believe.
So far he has not had an issue with the exposed tyres. I have warned him
When you do get the opportunity you really must drive your brother-in -laws Rod if only to confirm how

good your Hellcat is, don't think you will want to be doing any track days in one although the smooth surface may help.

I walked away from my 3 window after a test drive with all the rattles and bags and totally ignoring my steering input

but after driving a couple more realized that there all much the same so went back and bought the first one as it

actually drove better out of the three, I think they are only as good as the builder and his budget,

The Hot Rod builder you are referring to is probably Jon Golding at Home Grown Hot Rods, if it is it will drive as good as it gets,

but there are quite a few around now, not a cheap exercise anymore, almost open cheque book stuff, Since Lord March has come out of the

closet after buying his first Hot Rod and a few yanks the tweeds have taken to what was our best kept secret making it

not a cheap hobby anymore. mind you nor is anything else these days. I've never had a problem regarding open tyres , did get

pulled once and had just taken off the caps on the headers so was very loud after a check on the his data base looking confused

said well it must be ok then after asking me is this what they call a Rat Rod then..

All it takes is one bored copper ,safety in numbers out on your own you are a sitting target, My first line in defence is that you

can drive out of a mot test station with a pass but get pulled over on the first roundabout ,seems the left hand doesn't know what the

right hand is doing.




P5BNij

9,174 posts

73 months

Tuesday 6th April
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I don't know much at all about hot rods, what's 'right' or 'wrong' or the doos and don'ts and I rarely see any on the road, but it's always nice to see them at shows....












aeropilot

24,697 posts

194 months

Tuesday 6th April
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P5BNij said:
I don't know much at all about hot rods, what's 'right' or 'wrong' or the doos and don'ts
There is no right or wrong or do's and don'ts with a hot rod, that's the attraction of them. They are a personal statement. Many of us have a preference over one era or the other probably, but it's not right or wrong as such.

You could right a book on the various changes of style and look through the past 7 decades of hot rodding across the multiple continents.


rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th April
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P5BNij said:
I don't know much at all about hot rods, what's 'right' or 'wrong' or the doos and don'ts and I rarely see any on the road, but it's always nice to see them at shows....











Although done to death still think black works so well along with wide whites, alright satin or matte without

the white walls if going for the tuff look, I prefer the nostalgia bare bones look with no bonnet and fenderless

on steels but each to there own, Lucky i'm a short ass and have no problem with the chopped roof but my son

has to lay down and look upwards to see any traffic lights and takes him a couple of hours to straighten his neck

after a run . Just got to remember every couple of months to go round and tighten all the bolts up,

Definitely not for the shy as they cause a riot at Sainsbury's with kids all wanting to sit in it, i'm sure they think

the Roadster is Cocco the clowns car.

Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 6th April 15:35

rat rod

Original Poster:

2,452 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th April
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aeropilot said:
P5BNij said:
I don't know much at all about hot rods, what's 'right' or 'wrong' or the doos and don'ts
There is no right or wrong or do's and don'ts with a hot rod, that's the attraction of them. They are a personal statement. Many of us have a preference over one era or the other probably, but it's not right or wrong as such.

You could right a book on the various changes of style and look through the past 7 decades of hot rodding across the multiple continents.

Don't start talking car books with P5BNij ,he's got enough already, would put the local Library to shame.