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    Jeep rat rods?

    I've always wanted to own one of these but have only seen few, so if you have any pictures post them please.


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    Garrett (son) '92 YJ on 35's, XJ HP30 arb, super 88 ford 8.8 detroit, 4.88's alloys, BDS SUA lift

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    I can appreciate a good rat rod, but that first one's just plain fugly, and the second one ain't a JP (or at least the tub and box aren't, it does look like a JP frame.)

    Try again.


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    I still wouldn't wave at it.
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    Heck...I don't get waved at up here anyway! Alot of snobby rich basta*^ds! Guess it's par for the course!
    Jeeps...

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    Thems some sweet rims on the eagle in the background of the second pic...
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    I like them. However, I'm not as crazy about the first ones proportions, the second definitely has some potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Thems some sweet rims on the eagle in the background of the second pic...
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    All our Jeeps (If thrashed out properly) should eventually become RatRods
    Mine has duct tape holding down loose popped out BONDO which is "hopefully" slowing down the surface rust from the trashed out sheetmetal.

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    I think my rig is pretty dang close to a rat rod...

    I dig both of those big time, I'd rock 'em both, a highway cruiser and a mild wheeler....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rookie View Post
    I like them. However, I'm not as crazy about the first ones proportions, the second definitely has some potential.
    ditto....2nd one could be pretty cool

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    I was often tempted to make my CJ6 a street car (2wd, LOW, etc). Maybe an early Jeepster (47-50) or a Willys truck with a tiny bed.
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    I've even got one for the toyota guys out there


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibericon View Post
    I've even got one for the toyota guys out there

    that is sweetness

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    That Toyota was a Sema a few years back



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    that is sweetness
    But not a true rat rod.

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    I saw a sweet willy's hot rod/rat rod driving down Powers in the Springs on Sunday, I wanted to swing around and try to get a photo, but I had someplace to be.

    What makes a true "rat rod", for us uneducated web wheelers?
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    A rat rod is supposed to be a bunch of used parts all molded together into 1 vehicle. usually look kinda "trashy" to someone that does not like them. A lot of times they are not all souped up, just a 4 banger and an 8 ball shifter. Seen them with holes in the floor and some sketchy ass single shear control mounts.
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    From one web site dedicated to rat rods:
    Rat Rod definition: A Rat Rod is a newly developed name for the original hot rod style of the early 1950's. A Rat Rod is usually a vehicle that has had many of its non-critical parts removed. They are usually finished in primer or paints that are often period correct. They are very often a conglomeration of parts and pieces of different makes, models and after market parts. The term "rat rod" was first used by the high dollar, show cars guys to describe the low-buck, home built drivers.
    That's why I said the Toyota at the SEMA show isn't a true rat rod. While it kinda looks like one, it appears to be pretty modern and is probably high dollar, which is the antithesis of a rat rod.

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    Most rat rod guys hate the that term to be used. They usually like to be called "traditional rods". But the term is so well known that it is sort of accepted. I love 'em and want to build one really bad. I always thought about making a rat rod jeep. Just bare bones necessities to make it work. But if you really think about thats what most of us do anyway. Most of us don't like to put something on our rig that we don't need cause 1. it's probably ugly or 2. it will add weight to an already heavy vehicle.

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    I think I'll stick with this!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibericon View Post
    I've even got one for the toyota guys out there


    Poor FJ-45......It should be beat to shit while wheeling.
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    By these defintions both my Jeeps are Rat Rods.That first on would look better if the WB was shorten in front.That Toy is just plain FUGLY!
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