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Old 07-18-2005, 11:11 AM
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Rod and Custom magazines, cover car. While they are very careful NOT to call it a "rat rod" they do say things like "traditional styling" etc...

Im just scratching my head. its a beautiful car, and the craftsmanship looks excellent, and I love "details". but it comes down to being a "rat rod" style with nothing but money thrown at it, and how many miles you think its "driven"...

I just dont know!!

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:40 AM
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http://rodandcustommagazine.com/featuredvehicles/0509rc_pinkee/#extended

Rod and Custom magazines, cover car. While they are very careful NOT to call it a "rat rod" they do say things like "traditional styling" etc...

Im just scratching my head. its a beautiful car, and the craftsmanship looks excellent, and I love "details". but it comes down to being a "rat rod" style with nothing but money thrown at it, and how many miles you think its "driven"...

I just dont know!!
I wouldn't as far as saying that it is a 'rat-rod styled' car.
I have seen it up close and in magazines...there is nothing RAT about it.
I had a pic in my photo album, but for some reason I now have NO pics in there. I keep getting some error.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:53 AM
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but you cant deny its rat rod inspired, all chopped up and channeled...



Heres a 29 Ford truck "rat rod".. obviously some inspiration there no?
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:33 PM
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You and I have a difference in opinion of the term RatRod. To me that looks more traditional styled with the chop/channel. The rat rod guys didn't go for that originally, they went for the speed-oriented mods. Chopping and channeling won't make the car any faster on the street. The chop/channel guys usually went after looks more than speed. Thats why the rats had primer, paint wasn't in the go-parts budget.
Royce Glader's roadster pickup and Bobby Alloway's 70 Challenger have to be the most beautiful pieces of machinery that I have ever seen in person.
The '29 posted last, I feel has nothing comparable to the roadster pickup you are talking about. The have a couple similarities, like the are both a truck, and they both are channeled...but it stops about there.
Chopping,channeling,shaving,nosing decking, smoothing,etc...are all common mods performed in the 50's and 60's era. Hell they are still pretty common mods...unless you look towards the walmart/autozone custom crowd.
Is the '29 in the pic yours? If it is...Looks good.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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I think everyone has a different definition of the term Rat Rod!

I do how ever agree with what you are saying..that the mods that "traditionalists" use are common, and the 29 uses those mods. I will say this, I like that 29, I think it's beautiful, and I would love to see it up close. the detail looks amazing, and that instrument cluster looks killer. I am not anti "traditional" or "rat rod" per se' but I do think the "flat black, white wall" thing has gotten a little common place, and the style tends to be used "out of context" Originally the flat black and white was just a result of having no money and/or spending all your money on the engine mods. I remeber when they started becoming more common at car shows and my dad always joking that he would donate to the "paint fund"... But I think the best way to describe the "fully loaded" car TO ME is "out of context" it is based on a traditional style and looks like it is supposed to be a trailer queen rat rod. Maybe a better choice of car to do this too would have been a zephyr? It certainly would not get the attention if it had been done on a 32 ford. Either way, I dont hate it!! It just has me scratching my head ...
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Flat black with rat rod red wheels has definitely been taken way over the top...be creative people I'm not a fan of "rat rods", I'm a fan of traditional rods (you know, rods built in the 50's and 60's). Pick up a mag from 1950-1970, do you see primered rides in there? Heck no, cause those were the poor mans rides....nowadays cars dont run primer cause the owner cant afford paint, they run primer cause its "cool" now. Before "old skool" was cool everybody despised primered rides, now everybody jumps onto the bandwagon....
I think that car is a beaut, I wouldnt've done it up differently.




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Old 07-18-2005, 02:36 PM
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(you know, rods built in the 50's and 60's).
See if thats what you call traditional, thats more what I call "60's customs"
Cars with the pearl white paint and gold scallops with red trim, all white interior with tuck and roll. cars with frenched tailight and headlights or tail lights and head lights from another car, upside down grills and bumpers etc...

like this

or this

even this one, though you can see all of it
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