rat rod

by Kenny H March. 14, 2014 4843 views

Olympus Sp600uz / edited in picmonkey


A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s.
Most rat rods appear “unfinished”, regardless of their status, as only the vehicle's bare essentials are driven.
The bodies are frequently channeled over the frame and sectioned, or the roofs are chopped, for a lower profile. Later-era post-war vehicles were rarely constructed without fenders and were often customized in the fashion of Kustoms, lead sleds (google custom 51 mercury's), and lowriders; Maltese crosses, skulls, and other accessories were often added. The owner of the vehicle was typically responsible for most, or all, of the work present in the vehicle.

Swap meet hood ornament and rubber rat optional…

Hand painted flat primer is a must…

Rubber rat where gas filler cap used to be -optional.

Parts may come from a variety of vehicles depend on the style wanted.

Hand write a name and a dedication and you're ready to ride.
The lower and louder, the better.

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Bryan 5 years, 8 months ago

Great job capturing this truck and all its details, the b&w treatment looks cool too:)

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Chris 5 years, 8 months ago

Well that's a fun thing to occupy oneself with - and it's hella cool c:

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Mike Meliska 5 years, 8 months ago

Nice truck shots...

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Antonio Gil 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow. Ugly and mesmerizing vehcicle. Love it.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 8 months ago

Slow riders! Words of Yellowdog and man did they go slooooooow!

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Marsha 5 years, 8 months ago

Oh, ick, those rats kinda creep me out! Never knew all this about rat rods...they're actually very cool. Great shots and info to teach us all about it, Ken!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Don Baird 5 years, 8 months ago

Neat shots. Never heard of rat rods before.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 8 months ago

great shots of this brutal machine Ken.... vrooooom

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 8 months ago

Boys and their toys!!!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 5 years, 8 months ago

Have seen quite a few models at Emirates Classic Car Festival, that are similar in appearance to the one posted here... nice find, Ken :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 5 years, 8 months ago

Cool pics for a cool guy's car.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 8 months ago

Men's' stuff!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brian Cofer 5 years, 8 months ago

Cool! I want one of those.

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