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Im new here, What am I getting myself into

Ok guys and gals, I'm starting to get a bit of a hotrod bug, specificly something ratty, Ive always been one frugal bastard but Im more of a motorcycle guy. So here are some questions for you pros here:

anyone recommend some good reading and literature, and not the digital kind, good books good magazines to subscribe to?

any resorces for beginers especialy? Im not new to cars, just old ones, that is, Ive worked on my DD a subaru Impreza, Ive owned 5 bikes and done all the fabrication incluiding custom frames for two of thoes, been a TIG welder for about 7 years now and can fabricate damn near anything.

I'm poor as ****, I'm paying for college and food and hate long projects (hence the rat rod) the bikes I've built usually take about 4-6 weeks from start to finish. When I start something new I don't finish till its done, by done i mean on the road and moving at least forward.

a little specific now but anyone have any issues with DMV title registrations in New York? anything to watch out for right from the start?

once I get some research done Im sure ill come back with some more specific questions for yall, but thanks for the help, and Im always willing to lend a hand with fab work for anyone in the upstate NY area.

and some pictures of my stuff...

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:57 AM
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Welcome. It takes just as much time to build a safe and properly constructed rat rod as it does a hot rod...only differance is perhaps less money. A good magazine to subscribe to would be Streetrodder.
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Welcome to the HBB....If you're looking for research material, Go to E-bay, type in Street Rodder magazine and go down to toward the bottom of the first page, around the 3 day adds. There is one lot of 29 mags and a couple of adds down from there is another one with 65 mags. That's probably the better one 'cause they are from 2001 to 2006. There's enough reading there to keep feeding this new hunger of yours.

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Welcome to the site. You will find lots of info and opinions here. Street Rodder and Rod & Custom magazines are good magazines that cover the "traditional" hot rod as well as street rods. They also have web sites that for a "poor" student are great ways to see a lot of FREE tech articles, car features and pics from rod runs and car shows from past issues.

There are also magazines that cover the rat rod "kulture with their super low cars (many built to shock the public), tattoos, 50's style hair do's and clothes but are usually short on tech articles. Some of those are Car Kulture DeLuxe, Ol' Skool Rodz, Rod and Kulture magazines.

This site is full of info. Check out the Knowledge Base, Forums, and Photo Gallery. You can also use the search function to answer you questions quickly. Also check out the Project Journals where members are documenting their builds.

Good luck and we hope you will be sharing your experiences with us.

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