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Old 07-20-2007, 08:20 PM
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New kind of "Rat Rod" ?

Spotted this at the Syracuse Nationals today. Was generating quite the buzz. Has a little "goth" sprinkled in with some good old hot rodding. Like to know what cab they used, new one on me.

Whatever, it was different and I liked it
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:30 PM
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new kind of rat rod

That is one sweet ride! It's kind of got the "rat rod meets upscale street rod" thing goin' on. I would like to know what the cab came from too, it looks like a newer car windshield that is flush mounted. Anybody else know some info on this car?

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Old 07-20-2007, 09:43 PM
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It's got too much chrome and paint to be a rat rod. It looks good, but there is something about that windshield that just doesn't work for me.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:37 PM
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Hard to tell but at least it appears to have front brakes.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:36 AM
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VERY nice car. but not a rat rod. yes, it does have front brakes.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:50 AM
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I like it too. Looks like a lot of fun to have, definitely an eye catcher.

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:15 AM
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it looks like a late model gm windshield upside down out of like a cavaler..
i think thats why it looks wierd to some. pretty neat idea to use it glass would be cheap then..
nice rod...er.. waht ever... still very nice..

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:22 AM
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Nice find Arrowhead. Some new directions wrapped in traditional styling. I like the innovation.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:41 PM
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I looks to have a basic T bucket frame, but wider. Similar tube type front axle and hairpins as on my T, but the frame and mounting points on the front axle are wider.

The windshield wiper, enclosed cab and heater get kudos from me, those are things I long for.
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The guess on the Cavalier windshield could be right. I think a more rounded and slightly larger radiator would have worked too. Still a well done rod.
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Looks nice I could have done with out the dragon though.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:15 AM
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Nothing "rat" about that one, defintely a nice mix of contemporary and traditional though. I'm with Fred, it could stand a "little" more traditional windshield treatment and lose the billboard and graphics on the bed. And it has one very major fault....... There's no way I could ever squeeze my 6'2" 215 Lbs. in it........ But I still LIKE it!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:25 AM
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Good looking Streetrod...I like the blend of the old and the new. Love the 59 Caddy taillights!
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:39 AM
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Rear of the cab looks like something from the late 30's early 40's with quite a bit or mods. Glass maybe???
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:53 AM
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I'm thinking removable hard top. If it's not, it should be.
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