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xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 12:08 AM

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The roots of Rat Rods was poor folks, often teens, built a car from pieces they scrounged.
Usually it started with a motor that would run and go from there so they had minimum pieces and light weight.
Later they became projects for clubs or a group of friends to chip in pieces and put one together, those often becoming a race only car.
They looked like shit but beat walking and better for getting laid than a skateboard.

Now Rat Rods is an established style and I donít understand the attraction. :headshake
At the SEMA show going on in Vegas this week there are scores of guys who took a $30,000 engine, dropped it in a custom built high tech chassis, then added the ugliest body they could drag home, with a $10,000 interior.
I guess for some people itís better to be laughed at than ignored.

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 10:12 AM

Cultural appropriation...

That Matchbox-looking thing with the 58 Chevy-looking fins/pcs...The wheels don't look round.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 02:01 PM

That was a '59 El Camino, sorta, partly. :haha:
I probably squashed the wheels a bit shrinking the picture.

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 08:42 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-12-2019 11:00 PM

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Stupid is as stupid buys.

glatt 11-13-2019 07:17 AM

I guess to fill the gas tank, you have to remove the handlebars and the seat and take the "fender" off.

Diaphone Jim 11-13-2019 10:42 AM

With 79cc and that size gas tank, refilling might be needed annually.

xoxoxoBruce 11-14-2019 11:40 PM

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This looks interesting, the concept truck was cool but whether that translates to the production truck remains to be seen. Be nice if it was 4 wheel drive because it's small size could get between trees and shit but it's unibody so maybe not.

Gravdigr 11-15-2019 08:59 PM

Saw that Hyundai recently in one of the car magazines.

I thought it was kinda cool.

xoxoxoBruce 11-15-2019 09:43 PM

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Yeah, I know the production truck won't be the same but I hope they come as close as practical.

Or you could get an Elva...

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Oh wait, we're talking trucks...

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Gravdigr 11-16-2019 10:27 AM

As long as it ain't my money, they can waste theirs as they see fit.

I guess.:neutral:

Diaphone Jim 11-16-2019 11:49 AM

Guess I've lost touch.
Thought 0-62 and 124 MPH for the Elva were typos.
100 and 200 KPH.
186 MPH now becoming common.

xoxoxoBruce 11-16-2019 12:46 PM

I'm sure Elva is capable of much more speed, those were just acceleration times.

xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2019 09:03 PM

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Found more on that Rat Rod El Camino....

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fargon 11-18-2019 03:26 PM

I want that engine in my truck.

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