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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:50 AM   #21
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I'd drive it over a camry any day of the week.
I think it would need a little more lift to get over a camry.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:59 AM   #22
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Looks like a dirt /sand drag racer or a hill climber to me, I love it
exactly what I was thinking, I was definitely reminded of the a sand drag seeing this.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:02 AM   #23
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Wasted effort. I'm not into form over function to the point that function is nearly eliminated. I also think "rat rods" look like crap.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:08 PM   #24
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Wasted effort. I'm not into form over function to the point that function is nearly eliminated. I also think "rat rods" look like crap.
See I tend to love the rat rod culture. Taking something that would otherwise be scraped and actually driving it always gets a from me. Sure beats something that spends most of it's life indoors or on the back of a trailer.

From a road and light trail use rig perspective this thing functions great in that aspect. It is much better then most rat rod jeeps where the front axle is simulated because it was simply easier to make it rwd.

I suppose if you prefer something that sits up on jack stands at shows with the axles chromed out then then a rusted rat rod with a patina covered grill that took years to get that look driving in off the street with dirt stains on the tires would seem like a wasted effort.

I personally Hate trailer queens. I understand the $$$ and the fact that most consider them "art" at a point. But as far as functionality goes it is still a car and built to be driven not pulled off a trailer, placed on a rug with a rope around it, and polished up despite never being in a condition where it would get dirty.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:21 PM   #25
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Wasted effort. I'm not into form over function to the point that function is nearly eliminated. I also think "rat rods" look like crap.
You mean you don't like those hacked up rear wheel wells? Me neither. Looks cheasy.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:42 PM   #26
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That would be fun to cruse around in.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:58 PM   #27
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You mean you don't like those hacked up rear wheel wells? Me neither. Looks cheasy.
That's about the only thing I would fix. Other than that I'd daily drive this thing.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:10 PM   #28
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See I tend to love the rat rod culture. Taking something that would otherwise be scraped and actually driving it always gets a from me. Sure beats something that spends most of it's life indoors or on the back of a trailer.

From a road and light trail use rig perspective this thing functions great in that aspect. It is much better then most rat rod jeeps where the front axle is simulated because it was simply easier to make it rwd.

I suppose if you prefer something that sits up on jack stands at shows with the axles chromed out then then a rusted rat rod with a patina covered grill that took years to get that look driving in off the street with dirt stains on the tires would seem like a wasted effort.

I personally Hate trailer queens. I understand the $$$ and the fact that most consider them "art" at a point. But as far as functionality goes it is still a car and built to be driven not pulled off a trailer, placed on a rug with a rope around it, and polished up despite never being in a condition where it would get dirty.
Rat rods have devolved to the point where many now are nothing more than marginally operable vehicles made even more marginal with hacked mods.

Used to be where the $$$ were spent on the mechanicals, and whatever the body was, it was. Now we have 'rat rods' where the tires are taller than the roof. Stupid.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:18 PM   #29
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Rat rods have devolved to the point where many now are nothing more than marginally operable vehicles made even more marginal with hacked mods.

Used to be where the $$$ were spent on the mechanicals, and whatever the body was, it was. Now we have 'rat rods' where the tires are taller than the roof. Stupid.
I'd say that would be the case with this one. mechanically its in good shape, the body is what it is.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:24 PM   #30
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I'd say that would be the case with this one. mechanically its in good shape, the body is what it is.
Seatbelts would help.

The way he was bouncing around in there did not look like fun.
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