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Old 04-02-2018, 08:42 PM
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A friend stopped by today and showed me pics on his phone of the Vegas rat rod show. He said at least half the cars are custom tube frame with bags and 12 valve Cummins and some old ratty body bolted on. A few SBC and LS engines but nothing cool like Hemi's or Nailheads. One guy had a 3 duece W engine in a 32 chevy coupe, claimed he just drove it down from Canada but it had no heater or side windows and still had the nibs on the tires.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:16 AM
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A friend stopped by today and showed me pics on his phone of the Vegas rat rod show. He said at least half the cars are custom tube frame with bags and 12 valve Cummins and some old ratty body bolted on. A few SBC and LS engines but nothing cool like Hemi's or Nailheads. One guy had a 3 duece W engine in a 32 chevy coupe, claimed he just drove it down from Canada but it had no heater or side windows and still had the nibs on the tires.

And 95% of that stuff was probably tosses together $h!+!
That's why I have never put a cummins in one of my cars. Everyone and there mom has done it.

My brother in law are talking about making the trek down in the throwback rollback next year with our current project ol rusty in tow. I just want to see it for myself once and that will probably be good enough
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:04 AM
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That's why that show gets little respect or coverage. Mostly just junk from bro-dawgs in Affliction shirts and flap jeans. No thanks.
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There was some nice stuff there when I went in 2014, but most of it wouldn't be close to passing a safety inspection here in Canada. I much preferred Viva, at least they had nicely built stuff.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:46 AM
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A friend stopped by today and showed me pics on his phone of the Vegas rat rod show. He said at least half the cars are custom tube frame with bags and 12 valve Cummins and some old ratty body bolted on.
I was pretty surprised last year at Lonestar Round Up when there were tons of bagged ratty trucks powered by turbo-diesels... seemed like everybody got that bug at the same time!

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Old 04-04-2018, 10:39 AM
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I was pretty surprised last year at Lonestar Round Up when there were tons of bagged ratty trucks powered by turbo-diesels... seemed like everybody got that bug at the same time!

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Old 04-04-2018, 11:13 AM
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Makes sense that oil fired rat rods would become popular. The engines last forever while the trucks they come in rot away. They make gobs of tire shredding torque. And you can "blow coal" or whatever that saying is and be a rebel.
It's just another trend. Cool when a few do it and "ho hum" when everybody jumps on the bandwagon. Small block Chevys aren't cool. Now diesels are common so they're not cool anymore.
Like most any hobby, people will take it to an illogical extreme. Some will want to build the biggest, baddest weirdest, most powerful, lowest, rattiest, most ridiculous, etc. so they can garner attention. I don't criticize them much. I just marvel at the creativity of the human mind, even when it runs amok.
The ones that look undriveable and unsafe probably are. They get unloaded from a trailer a few blocks away, driven into and out of the show. They're show cars without the candy paint and angel hair. Enjoy them for what they are.
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The ones that look undriveable and unsafe probably are. They get unloaded from a trailer a few blocks away, driven into and out of the show.
Can't tell you how many times I've seen guys hauling their crazy ratty creation that's totally scary and undrivable to the show on a trailer then driving in into the show like they drove it all the way there.

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Can't tell you how many times I've seen guys hauling their crazy ratty creation that's totally scary and undrivable to the show on a trailer then driving in into the show like they drove it all the way there.

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A guy did that up here st billet proof one year and they kicked him out!
We drove the cleopatra sedan 350 miles on that trip in 90 or higher temps. Was a good trip. That's why we build them, to drive them
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That's why we build them, to drive them.
Never understood some of those crazy rides! If you can't drive a car, what's the point?

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