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Old 11-16-2009, 11:02 PM
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Question bobber truck trend

is this a new trend or a old one brought back?
some of these builds are OK, some don't look safe to drive,

not caring if ya lik'em, can't stand'em or drive one. l am just wondering as more and more of these styles of trucks are showing up on the web and at lots of shows here in the Northwest.

coupes and sedans with this modifaction seem to be showing up more also.

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Old 11-16-2009, 11:42 PM
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I'm not sure why. I like the look, pick up cabs are plentiful and cheap, they're easy to build and get lots of attention.

Here's mine and it's safe!

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:06 AM
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your'es looks good, the ones l worry about are bird poop welds on key structures, steering that looks like a monkey on crack set it up, no front brakes, can't see the road because the hood, engine, raditor or some thing is right in the line of sight, roof so low you can't even get in, and my favorite, no floor!

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1948 dodge truck tribute to my deceased son's memory.

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194OISH street legal circle track/race car jalopy.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24766

1930 2dr mopar.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=30+mopar+dr

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:08 AM
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I think they are great. They have been given the name Rudy trucks because supposedly Rudy Martinez (I think) was the first to do one of these. But I remember going to a car show in Winston Salem NC when I lived there in about 1978 and sitting outside was what we now call a Bobber or Rudy truck. I remember it was getting more attention than the show cars inside, and I liked the look then.

Some people on some forums bad mouth them, but I figure those guys don't put any food on my table so why should I care what they think.

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Old 11-17-2009, 01:31 AM
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your'es looks good, the ones l worry about are bird poop welds on key structures, steering that looks like a monkey on crack set it up, no front brakes, can't see the road because the hood, engine, raditor or some thing is right in the line of sight, roof so low you can't even get in, and my farorite, no floor!

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I don't see the correlation between the unsafe and/or unsughtly practices that you mentioned and the build style of any particular vehicle.

This is from Feb, 1966. It should clear things up for folks that say these trucks never existed until the mid-90's.

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Old 11-17-2009, 01:38 AM
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I don't see the correlation between the unsafe and/or unsughtly practices that you mentioned and the build style of any particular vehicle.

This is from Feb, 1966. It should clear things up for folks that say these trucks never existed until the mid-90's.
The arguement on when they started is "bobbers" built using 35 and later truck bodies, and specifically fat fender bodies. I don't think anyone ever says they weren't built "back then" using 34 and earlier bodies.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:50 AM
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He didn't specify a year cut off nor did he show photos of all fat fenderd trucks, and despite what the "traditionalists" say, I have some photos of 35-37 "bobber" trucks that were taken in the 50's if I can find them in my stuff. We don't generally have that "bobber" truck arguement on this site.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:54 AM
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thanks for the info.
l learn something new all the time, did not know the trend went that far back.

as for unsafe builds, every class of rodding and racing has crap builders, when l was a kid i watched my dad race a 1937 jalopy and we built that car SAFE. others however did not, one man's car was 1934 ford and it was so fast no one could keep up. one race he rolled it and the reason he was so fast? 2'' conduit for a roll cage.
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1948 dodge truck tribute to my deceased son's memory.

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/sho...odge+truck+son

194OISH street legal circle track/race car jalopy.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24766

1930 2dr mopar.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=30+mopar+dr
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:59 AM
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I could care less what is traditional or not, build what you like.

My point was Don said "Some people on some forums bad mouth them," and then you posted a pic of a 34. All I was saying is the ones that "some people" bad mouth, are "generally" 35 and later.

I would love to see dated pics of mainstream post 34 builds from the 50s and 60s or earlier.

I like good looking cars and trucks, no matter what the year.
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While I do agree that some people sacrifice safety to get the "ratty" look, I think bad fabrication and bad ideas are like a pleague that's infected the entire automotive world. These are not rat trucks, but I would be more afraid driving them than some of the "rats."





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