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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 October 8th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #21
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I've been dinking around narrowing the pinto front suspension to fit the car. I've also been side tracked with my Audi 4000 rallycross car project.

I have christened the car "The Angry Gnome".
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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #22
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im thinking 12" lift. and 44" boggers?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #23
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im thinking 12" lift. and 44" boggers?
Been there, done that, don't want to do it again.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #24
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I just chopped down the Pinto front suspension to 44 inches. This is a shitty cell phone pic. of the mock up.

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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #25
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Done correctly, that thing would look like an angry little Pinto in steroids!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #26
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Done correctly, that thing would look like an angry little Pinto in steroids!


The car is smaller than an Austin Mini. My goal is to stuff everything in without modifying the exterior sheet metal. No stretching, no wheel flares.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:09 AM   #27
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I just chopped down the Pinto front suspension to 44 inches. This is a shitty cell phone pic. of the mock up.

where da moter go?
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #28
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where da moter go?
Motor will be sitting behind the front suspension pretty much under the windshield.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #29
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dang, this thing is going to do wheelies!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #30
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I was working on the front suspension again tonight. I got the narrowed Pinto front end stitched together and the welds cleaned up. I'm well aware that it is a rusty POS. Keep in mind kids that ol' Nugs doesn't have a job right now. Once I get the unit mounted into the frame I will be replacing all joints and bushings and cleaning up the rust.



Here's how wide it started (61" down to 44").



It took me forever to cut out all of the spot welds to seperate it from the original unibody rails.

Here's a picture of the firebreathing 27 hp 600cc two banger.



This is the stock width Ford 9" compared to the car. I plan on washing the rear axle in really hot water to shrink it down to the point where it will fit under the car.



And here's a picture of my 18" wiener flopped out for everyone to admire.


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Old November 20th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #31
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goddamn that weiner is never going to fit!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #32
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I say go for a stock-appearing (as much as possible) body for the "q-ship" effect.

They came in some pretty cool colors (yellow, orange, red) so that could be fun.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #33
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Will this be a 2 seater???
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Will this be a 2 seater???
there wont be any room for seats.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #35
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there wont be any room for seats.
Seats will be on a trailer towed behind said vehicle.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #36
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They came in some pretty cool colors (yellow, orange, red) so that could be fun.
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Will this be a 2 seater???
I want no real mods to exterior sheet metal.

The car will be a single seater with me sitting in between the rear wheels. My legs will be on each side of the transmission. I WILL have a scatter shield and driveshaft loop.
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Nice weiner
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Very nice ideas.

Cant wait to see it come together.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 11:23 AM   #39
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I'm very proud of it.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM   #40
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I want no real mods to exterior sheet metal.

The car will be a single seater with me sitting in between the rear wheels. My legs will be on each side of the transmission. I WILL have a scatter shield and driveshaft loop.


No room for the Weiner?
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