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View Poll Results: Should I make a rat rod out of my turd Honda or fix it up.
Rat Rods are what cool, and besides, everything Nuggets owns looks like a rat rod. 41 38.68%
For the love of God, put some effort into this project and fix it up. 46 43.40%
I'm a closed minded a-hole who will make nasty comments because I'm jealous. 19 17.92%
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default 1972 Honda AZ 600 upgrade.

This is my latest retarded project. I am upgrading the 600 cc engine to a slightly more powerful 5700 cc engine. It will be a full tube chassis running, of course, V8 chebby, shorty Powerglide, narrowed Ford 9 inch, and a narrowed Pinto front suspension. My goal is to stuff all these goodies into the car without modifying the exterior dimensions.

I am not sure if I am going to fix the body up much (fenders MUST be replaced regardless) or go for the rat rod look. At this point I just want to get the rolling chassis built.












The process of making room for the V8 begins!






I just started rough cutting everthing right now. Trust me, there will be alot of clean up to make it look better. I don't want it to look like a cobbled up mud bogger.

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Old August 30th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how it would look as a rat rod. But whatever you decide on, I'm looking forward to the finished project.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #4
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Put 40s under it.

I loved your Geo.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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dont talk him into wheeling it please.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #6
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Awesome ride!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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I would have washed it first...second I would make it look stock from the outside and put a quiet exhaust on it
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #8
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i'd put it on tractor tires
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #9
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I would have washed it first...second I would make it look stock from the outside and put a quiet exhaust on it
I just ripped up the carpet and it is alittle whorey inside. I haven't had much time to work on it so I was just happy to be making progress.

I am going to keep the exterior sheet metal stock but there is no way I will be able to make this thing look like a stock AZ600 that just happens to have a sbc in it.

I just want a retarded little car that nobody else has. I also want that retarded little car to be fast as hell!

For the record I have no plans to wheel this thing. My days of uber giant mud toys are over. That doesn't mean I will never show up with a beater Tracker or some other POS.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:52 AM   #10
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Does anybody have a suggestion for square tubing size and wall thickness for the frame?
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Old August 31st, 2009, 09:06 AM   #11
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haggar had a poop pipe info thread somewhere. i think it's sticky'd
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Old August 31st, 2009, 09:08 AM   #12
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For safety... Solid 4 inch tubing all the way back so you dont snap that little sucker in half. HAHA
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Old August 31st, 2009, 09:13 AM   #13
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For safety... Solid 4 inch tubing all the way back so you dont snap that little sucker in half. HAHA
Sorry, I've already owned a 6000# Geo Metro, I don't want this one to weigh as much.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 09:14 AM   #14
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haggar had a poop pipe info thread somewhere. i think it's sticky'd
Link plz?
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Old August 31st, 2009, 09:15 AM   #15
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Sorry, I've already owned a 6000# Geo Metro, I don't want this one to weigh as much.
Carbon fiber frame and lots of prayz or voodoo hexz???
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:14 AM   #16
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Just pickup up the frame today. 2x4 0.125 square tube. It's 24 feet long and straight but with some effort it will look like a Honda frame in the near future.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:45 PM   #17
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keep the photos coming
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Old October 8th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #18
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You should tub out the back wheel wells for racing slicks. Lol. Do they even make 13" tires that will support over 2500 pounds that are non-bias ply?

You always come up with the most fucked up, but funny as hell projects. And to that, I salute you.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #19
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I like the Idea of a rat rod. I have never seen one of these til last week when my brother in-law towed two of them for a guy. I'm not sure what the guy was doing with them but if you need parts I can try to get a hold of him and find out if he's parting them out. I realize that there won't be much stock to it, who knows what you might need.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #20
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nice one

so sorta rat pro street ?

i dig the body lines on the coupes more so than the sedan version. we had a coupe, same color - hated that tar sh!t they used on the floors and interior. it was soft right benind the front wheel wells - went to jack it up and . . . oops, right through the floor

looking forward to more
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