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View Poll Results: So where would YOU take it?
Shiney fresh tip-top show paint job. 3 42.86%
Old skool original ruste/green combo. 0 0%
Flat clack/clear coat style. 4 57.14%
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:17 PM
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just curious on opinion

So as we all know the whole Rat Rod craze is in full swing. Like it or not it's here and like all other car fads it will fade but never die.
I know it has been around from day 1 but has been really thrown into the rodding world in the past 10 years.

I have a 42 Ford jailbar Pickup. A pretty common easy to get truck here in southern Arizona. My girl is bichn and moanin to turn this into a rat rod with the whole originall tore up paint style. I'm about to do some body work then primer black it out for a while till I get it tip top for paint. Hell primer has already found it's way onto it from farmer john and his attempted body work.

Just wondering how many of your guys would like to see it flat black/clear coat style, shiney happy paint style, or original tore up old skool paint/rust style.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:32 PM
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I myself think you got one nice truck there, and yes it is always great to have them on the road ASAP, I like the full finished look, traditional style, but this is your beast and what you want is what counts, start with getting it on the road and do the paint as time goes by, once its on the road you will have a hard time painting it because you can't drive it for awhile, and that can be the hard part, nice truck.



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Old 03-24-2007, 05:22 PM
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Yeah I myself am set on the flat black look for a couple years untill I get everything close to perfect. For a car in my opinion the body should be the last thing to get worked on. Just curious though what other would do and what the general tone to style is in here.
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Personally...I like them painted. The only reason we ran primered rods in the old days was because after spending every cent we had or could scrape up on go fast parts....we could not afford paint.....but we did not drive them rusty and with holes in them. We fixed and patched up the bodys and ran primer.
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Mine (someday) will be in black epoxy primer, one piece at a time.

Once all the body work is done, it will get a one color paint job. I don't like the permanent rat rod (flat black) paint jobs. Thats just me though.

It will never be show casr paint job either though. Just a truck to be driven.
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Rat= less work.
I personally like "different" so, the current "fad" is NOT for me. I prefer to do what I like as I'm the one doing it and the one driving it.
Paying customers get what THEY want not what I want.
sometimes. hehehehe.
I can dig the flat black look but this whole "trying" to make it look "aged" is a total joke. Unless you have skills at ab work, most look like a cheap attempt to make it look old and are obvious.
What you have NOW is a true representation of what they are trying to replicate so why screw it up?
As long as it's not dropping parts & pieces as you drive,build a solid driveline and make it SAFE to drive and enjoy.
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Personally...I like them painted. The only reason we ran primered rods in the old days was because after spending every cent we had or could scrape up on go fast parts....we could not afford paint.....but we did not drive them rusty and with holes in them. We fixed and patched up the bodys and ran primer.
That is certainly the truth..But then run the primer till you decide on colors and such and do a good job of what ever you do on the truck..

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:49 PM
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Rat= less work.
I personally like "different" so, the current "fad" is NOT for me. I prefer to do what I like as I'm the one doing it and the one driving it.
Paying customers get what THEY want not what I want.
sometimes. hehehehe.
I can dig the flat black look but this whole "trying" to make it look "aged" is a total joke. Unless you have skills at ab work, most look like a cheap attempt to make it look old and are obvious.
What you have NOW is a true representation of what they are trying to replicate so why screw it up?
As long as it's not dropping parts & pieces as you drive,build a solid driveline and make it SAFE to drive and enjoy.
Couldn't agree more on the attempts out there to make a young set of wheels look old via the flat black. Another fad that will die out soon. I myself paint all of my cars black, all shinney deep black paint but I like my primer black too. I would love to leave my truck like it is now if framer john didn't hit it up with a spot here and there of gray primer. So the truck original green or semi original green is actually a beautiful tone but I hate how it has lil spots of primer. Either way though, body is the last thing I ever do on my cars.
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