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drender 03-22-2011 03:18 PM

lowering s10
 
i would like to build a "rat rod". I thought a channeled s10 pick up might be a good start. has anyone tried this? good or bad? need some details. Thanks for any help.

1ownerT 03-22-2011 04:16 PM

Google S10 Rat Rod, should keep you busy for a while.

Underground 03-22-2011 04:17 PM

If your talking about a flat black, body dropped s-10, yeah, been done to death! Look in ANY minitruck mag/website/carshow. You'll see a handful everytime. If you are talking about a mismatched, cobled up bodydropped (newskool word for channeled) s-10, yeah done to death! Look in ANY minitruck mag/website........ :mwink: You get the picture.

Underground 03-22-2011 04:21 PM

Oh yeah, "rat rod" is a stupid name that was started by Grey Baskerville. It has now become a word associated with piece of crap, unsafe, junk vehicles that should have stayed in the field they were scavanged from before someone got barely running and sprayed with flat black rattlecan rustoleum! :pain:

drender 03-30-2011 08:27 AM

what a jerk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Underground
Oh yeah, "rat rod" is a stupid name that was started by Grey Baskerville. It has now become a word associated with piece of crap, unsafe, junk vehicles that should have stayed in the field they were scavanged from before someone got barely running and sprayed with flat black rattlecan rustoleum! :pain:

I don't remember asking anyones opinion of the term "rat rod". This is my first time using hotrodders.com and if this is an example of the mentality I'm sorry I bothered. I happen to be 71 years old & i built hot rods & customs & stock cars, nitro drag bikes & midgets before you were even born. Who in the hell are you any how? I know George Barris, I knew big daddy Roth, the Granatelli bros. Bill Von Esser, Don Garlits, Chris Karamasines, Roger Ward & many others whose names you wouldn't even know because you're a ******** punk! Ask your Grandfather, he'll tell you although I doubt if youu would even listen. rat rod rat rod RAT ROD RAT ROD, I KIND OF LIKE THAT TERM. GFY

Underground 03-30-2011 08:54 AM

Just cause you don't like what I said doesn't mean its not true. ANYBODY can throw out names doesn't impress anybody! There's a guy on here that talked about how he has built 2 Riddler award winning show cars, but the paint problems he was having were BASIC newby problems. Nobody cares about talk!
You're right, you didn't ask about the term "rat rod". That was free info. Your original question was has anybody tried building a channeled (bodydropped is the term the youngin's use now!) S10. The answer is still YES. See my first post!

drender 03-30-2011 09:08 AM

thanks to all of you who sent a nice reply! UNDEDRGROUND, stay there!!!!

454 Rattler 03-30-2011 09:12 AM

Hey, relax guys.

We know you're new here. No problem. The only person to say anything personal in response.


We have lots of "rat rodders" around here. They are all important members.

If you could reread the answers that were posted, I think you'll see no body said anything to get upset about.

So, welcome to HR.com. I think you'll find lots of good info and great people around here.


454 RATTLER

dinger 03-30-2011 09:40 AM

Both members need to calm down or I will toss them, No name calling, no GFY, leave it in the school yard with the school yard children. Underground, drender is right, he didn't ask for a lecture, drender...we have an ignore button, if someone bothers you, use the button. The next outburst of ignorance will get a suspension. Dan

matt167 03-30-2011 12:02 PM

Most if not all s10's that are bodydropped ( channeled ) are also on air bags. Actually, most mini truckers would look at you funny if it wasn't 'bagged'..

Quick google search found this example http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5018/s102cc8.jpg

454 Rattler 03-30-2011 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 454 Rattler
Hey, relax guys.
.
We know you're new here. No problem. The only person to say anything personal in response.


We have lots of "rat rodders" around here. They are all important members.

If you could reread the answers that were posted, I think you'll see no body said anything to get upset about.

So, welcome to HR.com. I think you'll find lots of good info and great people around here.


454 RATTLER


I'm sorry about that second sentence. It doesn't make any sense to me now that I've read it again.

Anyway, I hope everyone has had time to cool off and move on.


454 RATTLER

Underground 03-30-2011 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 454 Rattler
I'm sorry about that second sentence. It doesn't make any sense to me now that I've read it again.

Anyway, I hope everyone has had time to cool off and move on.


454 RATTLER

You just forgot "You were...." at the beginning of the sentence.

454 Rattler 03-30-2011 05:24 PM

It seems that sometimes my fingers don't do what my brain is thinking.

Thanks for being easy on me. I hate to make mistakes.............EVER !!!


454 RATTLER

Underground 03-30-2011 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt167
Most if not all s10's that are bodydropped ( channeled ) are also on air bags. Actually, most mini truckers would look at you funny if it wasn't 'bagged'..

Quick google search found this example http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5018/s102cc8.jpg

The reason for this is because you can only get so low with a body drop. To get as low as these guys do( laying rockers on the ground) you HAVE to bag it. You can only z a frame so far too. You have a hood/fenders, ect to deal with, where hoodless/fenderless cars of the 20s-30s, you don't have those obstacles.

Underground 03-30-2011 06:48 PM

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