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nick69 09-15-2006 01:49 PM

Rat rod interior??
Guys, im trying to rat rod my 67 Dart. Whats involved on the interior side??

Is there a hard and fast method for this or is it just whatever you want to do type thing?? LOL

xxllmm4 09-15-2006 02:00 PM

Well you can't go wrong with Mexican blankets! Alot of people just lay them on bench seats but my wife sews so she actually made our headliner and door panels with with them and it looks really cool.

I know alot of people will have some good ideas but most of all do what you like.


nick69 09-15-2006 02:04 PM

I like that idea.

Im open to whatever people have to suggest as my brain hurts trying to think of stuff!!! :confused:

Henry Highrise 09-15-2006 03:02 PM

Most rat rods do not have a upolstered interior....they take out the door panels, the headliner, the carpet..everything but the seat......The interior is primer just like the outside....all they do to the old seat is throw an old army blanket or something on it.

1ownerT 09-15-2006 03:22 PM

Go full rat, throw out the entire interior-seats included and sit on 5 gal buckets. :D

nick69 09-16-2006 01:50 AM

wow it goes that far!!!
At least its gonna be easy to do!! LOL :D

trees 09-16-2006 07:27 AM

I have to chuckle about this thread. My kid brother, now 60 years young, special ordered a 67 Dart muscle car and drove it for years. When he retired it to the salvage yard, it had more tire changes than oil changes. It would make a perfect rat rod today if he had not pulled the hemi before it went to the salvage yard. It had not had an interior for years and the only seat in the house was a beat up, broken down bucket seat out of something he scrounged. He drove the car to and from work and almost ever light was a drag for him. He owned a Super Bird in this time frame. Got it cheap because the first owner could never beat his beat up Dart. Wonder if he could have been an original rat rodder? Nah, the car was too new to even be considered a hot rod, even when it was introduced to the crusher.


hotrod389 09-17-2006 08:43 AM

a rat rod??? gotta love the trendiness
If It Has Floorboards ... Of Any Kind.....
No Way In Hell It Can Be A Rat Rod..

If You Want To Ratrod Something, Sell The Dart And Buy A Pre 1933 Ford 09-17-2006 12:37 PM

Most of the old MoPars around here have no floors. Mother Nature is not kind to MoPars.

jimk 09-17-2006 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by nick69
Guys, im trying to rat rod my 67 Dart. Whats involved on the interior side??

Is there a hard and fast method for this or is it just whatever you want to do type thing?? LOL

Rat rodding a 67 anything to me sounds dumb.Not cool,but I am sure I'd change my mind if I saw it.But,I respect you.In my 52 chevy,I did it in leopard print.Head liner,package tray,door panels and seats.Cost is not much,just got the fabric from Wal-mart.Mexican blankets are cool too.I hope your project goes great.Lord knows a lot of projects don't.Hell a lot of people just leave the ugly holes in the seats and drive it like that.I covered the holes in mine because the holes were HUGE.Didn't want the padding blowing around while I was driving.I think rats lived in it before I got it.Anyways,good luck!

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