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Old 12-30-2013, 07:55 PM
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OT: The problem with rat rods

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I want to see the guy in overalls get into and out of it! Other than that my only question is why?
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I agree, those wheels are horrible.
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They think they are being cool - more like fool or tool
They are like the ones with their bodies pierced with metal and covered with tattoos

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The first rat rod I ever saw I thought was kind of original and clever. Every one since then I fell fast asleep....
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I like my rats, lots of fun to drive

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Well, if he has a bad accident, he's already in the coffin.
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I've said it every time the subject is brought up, I've seen one that I was worth more the scrap value and I would not want any to be.on the road, anywhere me.
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I've seen some very clever and some not so clever. I plan on building one but I want to use a dent side
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I'd be across the road viewing some of that nice looking iron over there.
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I just threw up in my mouth !!!! Please some one explain what should be an extinct species . Just because you can , doesn't mean you should .
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So he spent all that time and effort to make that thing and didn't think to put in a top entrance....
Those wheels and tires cost enough to get me a long way to getting my truck fixed up.

Dave, with what gets called rat rods now, I wouldn't put yours in that same classification.
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Those are not considered to be rat rods around here. They are still identifiable. Huge difference between your vehicles and that cap wedge with wheels. I want to see that "skinny" boy in the overalls climb in that thing.
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so when I show up at Docs next year in this........

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