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rat rod corvair?
Posted by: corvaircaveman ()
Date: September 15, 2009 11:19AM

Has anyone done a rat rod Corvair?

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: bubba ()
Date: September 15, 2009 11:40AM

lol, need i say more???

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: corvaircaveman ()
Date: September 15, 2009 12:00PM

Now that is RATTY!!

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: mrPbody ()
Date: September 15, 2009 12:11PM

when the term "ratrod" was conceived a few years ago it was supose to be a return to the days when some truely creative kids pieced together a bunch of parts because thats all they could afford. in most cases these turned out to be some pretty fast, and very cool, cars... although not particularly pretty. However...... the term ratrod today seems to me to have become any car that the owner doesn't have the money OR brains to do right, so he just tries to convince others that he built it that way on purpose. There may still be a few true "rods" being built, but most are just plain piles of junk.
all in my very humble opinion you understand. winking smiley

Russ

Northstar individual throttle body fuel injection system fabrication and design.


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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: swi66 ()
Date: September 15, 2009 12:16PM



My 62 vair


56 chevy tailights

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: Darren ()
Date: September 15, 2009 12:47PM

Here is what I consider ratrods

Darren
66 Monza SS Convertible
140HP 4 Speed
Colorado Springs, CO
[www.flickr.com]

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: Hellfish ()
Date: September 15, 2009 01:34PM

I like those '55 taillights! I wouldn't call that a "rat", just a primered/flat black Corvair.

Look, there's a lot of debate about what a "rat rod" is and isn't. The press got "rat rod" confused with "traditional" rod and now the public is, too. A rat rod, at first, was a ratty, unfinished hot rod, but now it's really just a cobbled-together piece of junk. I know a lot of people that build traditional hot rods and they all bristle when someone refers to their car as a "rat rod".

Being flat black has nothing to do with it, but the two are often paired for some reason.

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: 13hellbilly69 ()
Date: September 15, 2009 02:38PM

corvaircaveman Wrote:
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> Has anyone done a rat rod Corvair?

Define the term "Rat Rod" Its about as clear as mud right now. I have see $40,000 supposed Rat Rods... WTF

A lot of People call My '62 a "Rat Rod" it isn't...



Beside "Rat Rods are for Mini Truckers, I should know, I dropped my first mini truck in 1979...

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: bubba ()
Date: September 15, 2009 04:32PM

mrPbody Wrote:
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> when the term "ratrod" was conceived a few years
> ago it was supose to be a return to the days when
> some truely creative kids pieced together a bunch
> of parts because thats all they could afford. in
> most cases these turned out to be some pretty
> fast, and very cool, cars... although not
> particularly pretty. However...... the term ratrod
> today seems to me to have become any car that the
> owner doesn't have the money OR brains to do
> right, so he just tries to convince others that he
> built it that way on purpose. There may still be a
> few true "rods" being built, but most are just
> plain piles of junk.
> all in my very humble opinion you understand. winking smiley
>
> Russ

damn russ. dint mean to offend you with my "hot rod". just because i dont have the extra money or "the brains" to "finish" it off, you dont have to slam anyone. hell, far as im concerned, it may never be done. but im having fun just the same. sorry you dont approve.

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: JackieL ()
Date: September 15, 2009 04:33PM

13hellbilly69 Wrote:
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> corvaircaveman Wrote:
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> > Has anyone done a rat rod Corvair?
>
> Define the term "Rat Rod" Its about as clear as
> mud right now. I have see $40,000 supposed Rat
> Rods... WTF
>
> A lot of People call My '62 a "Rat Rod" it
> isn't...
>
> [i38.photobucket.com]
> C1.jpg
>
> Beside "Rat Rods are for Mini Truckers, I should
> know, I dropped my first mini truck in 1979...

I like that white top. I have been trying to decide about painting my red 1960 coupe with a white top.

Looks nice!

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: September 15, 2009 04:41PM

May as well call it ratty!! For sure the right color. cool smiley

Paso Robles CA-Sidewinders (SCTA Charter Member 1934)-CORSA Member-Central Coast Corsa-Ventura County Corvair-Corvanatics-California Angels Fan Since 1978...World Series Champions 2002 & 9 AL West Division Titles-So Cal Gas Since 1974 (Now Retired Again) Rehired as Contractor Seasonally-RACECAR 148.253 MPH Unsafe at Any Landspeed F/BGALT Late Model Coupe-ZONKER 1965 Monza Weber Turbo 95/PG Coupe-GEM 1966 500 140/PG Sport Sedan Factory A/C 36K Original Miles-SANDRAIL B&M Blown Methanol 3.1L Mid Engine Funco-DUCK 1965 110/PG Monza Coupe Parts Car-CRUSTY 1966 110/PG Factory A/C Coupe Parts Car-2013 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT Four Door Crew Cab Short Bed 6.7 Powerstroke-Grand Design Momuntum 350M Luxury Toy Hauler-When I Grow Up I'm Selling Everything and Buying a Vintage Triple Weber 911S Because I'll Never be Able to Afford the Miura!!!



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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: mrPbody ()
Date: September 15, 2009 04:52PM

bubba Wrote:
> damn russ. dint mean to offend you with my "hot
> rod". just because i dont have the extra money or
> "the brains" to "finish" it off, you dont have to
> slam anyone. hell, far as im concerned, it may
> never be done. but im having fun just the same.
> sorry you dont approve.

Did I mention your name? or your vehicle? or anything about your hot rod?.... D^$m straight I didn't!

Cheers,
Russ

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: kenFL ()
Date: September 15, 2009 05:37PM

Russ: I guess I'm a jerk too! I tend to agree.

Kind of like when VW just recently came out with a new model called the Phaeton-- and it wasn't even a convertible; just a 4 door. That kind of stuff drives me nuts.

What's next, a new SUV sports coupe?

Kind of like the word "restored" who knows what that means anymore.

ken.



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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 15, 2009 05:42PM

I love "Classic"

I grew up KNOWING it was a automobile with CUSTOM COACHWORK , less than 50 built, and built BEFORE 1935....

Look at all the Classic PT Cruisers out there nowadaZe!! LOL!

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: September 15, 2009 06:58PM

kenFL Wrote:
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> Kind of like when VW just recently came out with a
> new model called the Phaeton-- and it wasn't even
> a convertible; just a 4 door. That kind of stuff
> drives me nuts.
The term phaeton was originally applied to lightweight carriages with 4 wheels.
I think the gist of it was that they were faster and more dangerous.

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<td align='center'><font size='1'>1968 500 coupe (now my son's)</font></td>
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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: Catch65 ()
Date: September 15, 2009 07:32PM

When I think of "rat rods," I think of rusted out buckets that are very poorly put together that I would feel very nervous driving behind of. I've seen some very scary budget suspention setups at car shows i hope never see the highway.

I love primer just because I don't have to worry about scrashes from handlebars or people opening there doors too wide. When the car gets painted someday, then thats a different story. The car is still a project that will take years to finish and I'm more worry about the engine, wiring and brakes to care for the color for now, just my two cents and I think most people like the term "traditional" then "rat rod"

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: September 15, 2009 07:43PM

I would not use the term on my '66 vert while I was driving it around like this, but others did. At the time it had new suspension, drivetrain, top, interior etc... So it was no kludge. It is now stripped bare in the garage getting lots of metal work and then sometime off for fresh metallic pink paint once it is ready...

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: Catch65 ()
Date: September 15, 2009 07:49PM

Hey Stig, I like the scallop, looks good, as long as it runs and rides good its fine

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: kenFL ()
Date: September 15, 2009 08:09PM

lgoodwin Wrote:
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> The term phaeton was originally applied to
> lightweight carriages with 4 wheels.
> I think the gist of it was that they were faster
> and more dangerous.


Perhaps, but we haven't been riding in carriages since the turn of the century.

When referring to cars, a Phaeton (as far back as the 1920's) has been acknowledged as a car with a convertible fold down top and four place seating (most times with four doors, sometimes with dual cowls). Ask an AACA guy what he considers a "Phaeton". I'm bettin' he aint pointin' to no VW.

Now I'm waiting for the next "Shooting Brake" model to show up!smiling smiley

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Re: rat rod corvair?
Posted by: art in va ()
Date: September 15, 2009 09:32PM

Shooting Brake translated to Corvair=Lakewood.

Art in VA
67 Sedan

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