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Old 01-14-2007, 09:14 PM
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wait a second, is that the ground i see through the glove box? i bet if he tired real hard he could get a rock to fly off the front tire and smack'm in the head!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2EE5pYipZ8
Well, if you like that, then you'll like this other example of thier "work".
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:25 PM
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Take a look at this example. Let's play a game called spot the violation! Also, a viewer of this video has called him on it. Check out his responses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgpQAOfpsw
Maybe its just me, but I see a cool hot rod there that needs a windshield but thats about it. At least he has floorboards unlike many "rat rods", and that hole in the dash...I dont see why that makes a difference.
Seems to stop just fine too haha.


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Old 01-15-2007, 01:40 AM
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wait a second, is that the ground i see through the glove box? i bet if he tired real hard he could get a rock to fly off the front tire and smack'm in the head!
That's what you see thru the glovebox because it doesn't have a firewall in it. Of coure the car was no safer when it was a drag car than it is not because the engine used to be a 6 pop sitting in the passenger seat. They wanted to keep it nastalgic, hence the original paint and no firewall
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"FIREWALL"........Hmmmmmm...Do you think that name would give you a hint that it may have something to do with safety?.............Naaaaa...it's just a word
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First step

Check your local laws on fenders/lack-off, headlamp heights and other restrictions. Sucks to pay fines that are worth more than the ride!!!!
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I'm pretty sure most states wouldn't bother recognizing laws about fenders if the car is over 70 years old.
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The interesting thing about both of those pieces of crap in the videos is that NEITHER ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE TO REPRESENTING WHAT HOT RODS WERE BACK IN THE 50's. They're just cobbled together rust buckets and if it wasn't for bailing wire and bubble gum those two piles of junk would probably fall apart.
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Another new method of population control.
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It just seems rediculous to me to build a car that if you let the air out of any one tire...either part of the frame or body..or both is going to hit the pavement. That would not be too cool with a blowout at 60 mph. I don't remember any of the old rods being built like that.
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It just seems rediculous to me to build a car that if you let the air out of any one tire...either part of the frame or body..or both is going to hit the pavement. That would not be too cool with a blowout at 60 mph. I don't remember any of the old rods being built like that.
I doubt you would have to let air out at all to scrape. I bet you have to jack the car up to get in a driveway to a house or any other type of gradient.
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The popularity of cars like those posted (completely unsafe, cobbled up, junk) will IMO cause at the least very close scrutiny by law enforcement, of any project that has the unfinished look to it. About the time one of those clowns has a blow out, crosses the center line and meets someone head on, there will be a push in the states legislature (backed by the insurance industry) to either flat out ban them or put so many requirements (like requiring current safety standards) on the build that it will become almost impossible to build a car.
Imagine how well that will go over with the majority of rod builders.
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What I want to know, is who does the safety inspections to allow these crap cans to get plated to drive on the road?..... Here, every vehicle has to have a safety certificate in order for you to buy plates for it.
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Well, I'm pretty sure a windsheild, headlights, windsheild wipers, and a few others are required where we live. Most of these cars lack those.

So their not street legal, sure, you could get away with Plexi-Glass, and maybe skimp the windsheild wipers, and side markers, but there is just a few things you should do for yourself and the car.

Which, is pretty much what everyone is complaining about.
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so for us young kidos trying to learn how to build a safe rod, what kinds of things would need to be done in these cars to make them safe? besides a firewall, i got that at least.

and also, what happens with plexiglass? just curious
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:10 AM
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What I want to know, is who does the safety inspections to allow these crap cans to get plated to drive on the road?..... Here, every vehicle has to have a safety certificate in order for you to buy plates for it.
I have not seen anything like those dangerous things on the roads here, but there is no inspection what-so-ever in Arkansas. None, nada, zip, zilch

If you have a title, an insurance certificate, proof that you payed your taxes, and pay for the tags, you are legal here. Believe me, it is scary enough with the 15-20 year old cars that they drive around here.
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