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Old 10-19-2010, 04:02 PM
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Help needed! Plans for my first rat rod.

Im bigdave and I live in indiana, I have had an idea to build a rat rod for about a year now. Have thrown around ideas and such, but want advice from other people, I would like to build this as cheap as possible.
I want my engine to be an old ford I6
Body doesnt matter whatever i can get for cheap and something i can chop and cut to make it what i like.
Frame is of course something i am thinking about making or if i could buy one for cheap.
I have got this idea stuck in my head that i want the gas tank to be an old keg.
Whatever advice you have or anything that can help me along the way would be greatly appreciated.

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You can use a old keg but don't forget to vent it somehow or maybe a vented cap. As far as the frame goes you really need a cab / body to decide on that part of the build. JMO



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I would like a body like a tbucket or a model t
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Cole makes a good point that the first thing to get is the body/cab. Heck whatever you find may all ready have a use able frame under it.

If you find one being sold with a title......It will save you many headaches later with the DMV.

Id start there
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Just got a 1965 F100 frame for free and plan to chop and cut it to my needs.
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Just got a 1965 F100 frame for free and plan to chop and cut it to my needs.
There's a learning experiance.
You can build a bucket or buy one from someone like speedway or someone else out there also. JMO

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Just got a 1965 F100 frame for free and plan to chop and cut it to my needs.
Heck that might all ready have mounts for your ford I6.... At least a 240/300 ford I6

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I saw this one the other night. Had to copy it for my photo gallery. It already has eyeball and it isn't even part of the way to finished.....
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