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07-04-2013 07:50 PM
raidmagic I am on the hunt for one of those. My plan is to build a new chassis with my choice of drivetrain and then place the body of the car on that setting the stock chassis and running gear aside. I would not build a rat rod out of it I would build a hot rod out of it.
07-04-2013 07:42 PM
1928 chevy national question for everybody

Yep. Back axle from an S-15 and the front discs of the same pickup. Then I found a computer control and had a electronics guru buddy help me get it all sequenced. Works like a charm. I have a '41 Chevy PU front axle and Vega steering.
07-04-2013 10:42 AM
OneMoreTime I would leave the Gennie alone and find one that is not all there for my rod project..

07-04-2013 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by Highball View Post
Now 4 wheel anti lock discs
Actual anti-lock system? That sounds like a lot of work!
07-02-2013 03:47 PM
123pugsy Do anything you like. It belongs to you.

I'd prefer to cut something up that I know the condition of rather than buy something that may be hacked up.

Me and Randy will come over and help you decide. I'll bring my zip cut discs and grinder.
07-01-2013 01:06 PM
h0trod i really really hate the term ratrod.

however i cannot afford a beautiful car like this.
so i found a bunch of "left overs" and tackled my GARAGE BUILT HOTROD.

cutting up a beautiful car is a shame! if you really want what they call a ratrod, find a body to your liking and build it from the ground up.

then you can tell people that you built it, and you didnt tear apart a piece of vintage steel to make somthing, just because you wanted to.

here is a before and current picture of what less experienced people call a "ratrod"

06-29-2013 11:37 AM
Highball I have a '32 Confederate that is an original car but I did change out the axles and steering. Now 4 wheel anti lock discs and a Vega steering box. Also I did change out the generator for a 60 amp 12 volt and replaced the bulbs and a Volt a Drop for the gauges. 30-32 MPG; no smog and it gets a lot of looks too. I have even been offered some good money for it. I do have the original sales pares and license plates too. Nice car. My input? Look at Hemmings' Motor News and see what a stock '28 is worth vs a rat rod.
06-28-2013 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
This thread reminds me of those Model "T" guys at the car shows.......The always looked down on the hot rod guys for modifying their cars.
Well said.. Build what you like....
Like my friend always said..''Every car needs a hair cut''' ...

85 years of Being the same old original car,, Cut it up !!!!!

Drop it off at my house and it will be cut before you leave...

No.. All joking a side,, Build what you want, Not what other people want...Don't follow anyone,,Your the only one that has to like it.. It's cool anyway,, But I would still cut it..
06-28-2013 09:42 AM
astroracer Don't cut it up. It is to nice to do that. Sell it and buy something that is more to your liking. Something that is hot rodded already, running and drivable. That will let you make it your own without boogering up a survivor...
06-28-2013 07:53 AM
killeratrod if it were me i would drive it as is , save up some cash, take your time and look at others out there. come up with a plan of what you would like. And then go at it and build it the way you want.
06-28-2013 05:46 AM
poncho62 This thread reminds me of those Model "T" guys at the car shows.......The always looked down on the hot rod guys for modifying their cars.

Its up to you....If you feel the car should be left stock, do that. It can only be stock once. ....If restored to original condition, it is still modified from original, paint body its still not really all original

BTW...Those bumpers dont look stock to me....could be wrong
06-28-2013 05:18 AM
cobalt327 If you have your heart set on a rod and need the space/money, I'd sell the survivor and use the proceeds for whatever. But I wouldn't cut it up.
06-27-2013 11:02 PM
Silver Surfer If it is all original, then keep it that way. It has existed for 85 years in its current state, I think it would be a disgrace to the car if you altered it. I think it is cool as it sits!
06-27-2013 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by 67Stray Kat View Post
I just wanted to hear comments from people since we are all diffrent and have our own ideas and styles.

I have a 1928 chevy national, I got the car running in really good condition and everything was in it's original shape. I have added a picture so you guys can see it.

so the Question is, Would you guys keep it all original or would you turn it into a rat rod?
I would say no to both...
But I would be thinking more a long these lines...

06-27-2013 08:29 PM
yellowbeard 31 chevy 5 window coupe.
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