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Old 05-23-2013, 06:58 AM
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I like to think it's the passion of old iron that separates a person in the car world...you always get the purists who piss and moan about rat rods or chunk buckets...you get the 60's guys who scream about a mid seventies car not being a muscle car and then there are the 2 door guys verses 4 door guys....they are all hot rodders IMHO ... and if you bought a car or had one built and take it out to a cruise or race and flog the liven crap out of it and then have it repaired and try to fix it yourself...then your good in my book...if you bought it as a sound investment as the value increases and sell before ever driving the car and can't remember what auction you got it from?...then you are not a hot rodder and should collect something other than cars that I want to buy and flog the liven hell out of

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I think you actually have to get your hands dirty building or modifying a vehicle to be a hot-rodder. It could be yours or someone else's. A old guy with a traditional rod or a kid trying to make a ratty go cart faster. Doesn't matter. If you have only an appreciation for modified cars, you are a 'car guy' and that's good enough for me. Come and hang out, learn, and do car stuff. Oh, don't forget to teach me something also.
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Hey guys, thank you to all the comments to my initial posting (Landshark928) "According to my knowledge" As I said, a Hot Rod was a junker which was pulled out of the pile based on an specific appreciated potential quality either the low price, nice body, sound structure, a good motor and tranny, 2 for the price of one, etc. But we were making these (None compliance = hot rods) not complying in any way to safety standards, engineered structures, tolerances or gauged limits or capacities. Those could look very uniquely odd but would have tons of power or the other-way-around. Great looks and suave ride just for easy cruising... Those were HOT RODS indeed! FLIPPED COINS, CAR CATCHERS. main characteristic was:Amazing creativity and significant results despite the lack of money and true mechanical knowledge education!

Off course, now days I pull a wad of money and build one out of the shelf with create engines supt up to the max, order a frame, corvette or viper transmission custom RR axle-gear-ratio (all engineered by a computerized wizard) Where is the HOT= risky iron-ROD in IT? That is a super-nice Custom made by a well to do narcissist ... Those cars were painted with hand pumped Flit Spraying pumps and the enamel from the local hardware store! The welding? ...It did look like a burnt breaded fried chicken! or a Turkey comb. There was no BONDO available. You either were good at welding and lead or you will try to hide it with some home made putty and paint if you could not grind the hell out of it...

For what ever is worth to you guys. In the best of spirits with best regards, Dan C.
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Been a hot rodder since I was a kid. Never built a stock model always modified it as a hotrod or custom. hotrodding is an attitude but also a feeling you get when admiring your handywork or someone elses.
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