I got this idea stuck in my brain to make my own Rat rod from the frame up. More or less making it scratch built.
I plan on using a mopar 318 (cheap and effective V-8 power) with a regular 3-speed auto.
Maybe then getting some cheapo bare Honda frame or other "minicar"frame , and chopping it up to what I need it to be.
Making my own "cockpit" out of L bar and sheetmetal.
Using a plain Dana truck transaxle, driveshaft, with the 318
Having rear leaf spings and front shocks and springs.
rear drum and emergency brakes
Haing a bare bones electrical system, with all applicable lights
Here are some sketches I made in school...
Has anyone else tried making one from scratch? What do you think??