Sunday, December 30, 2012

Diesel Rat Rod at the NHRDA World Finals

The images above and below are of a Diesel Rat Rods that was seen running the 1/4 mile in less than 12 seconds. This was at the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) World Finals in Topeka Kansas.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Rat Rod Trucks Rat Rod Wreckers For Sale

1948 Diamond T Rat Rod Wrecker

1940 Dodge Rat Rod Wrecker

Rat Rod Wrecker

1963 Chevrolet C-10 Rat Rod Truck for sale in Kentucky

1963 Chevrolet C-10 Rat Rod Truck for sale in Kentucky. Nice looking truck with a solid body. Features louvered hood, custom pin striping with Cragar Mags

This Rat Rod Truck is equipped with a new crate small block 350 V-8. It's very strong and has lots of power. 3 speed manual transmission. Power drum brakes and dual exhaust.

It's loud when you want it to be. Will roast the tires when you want it too. Is low geared and a perfect cruiser.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

1939 Chevrolet Rat Rod Pickup For Sale In Tennessee

1939 Chevrolet Rad Rod Pickup For Sale In Tennessee is titled. It's built from 6 different Ford and Chevy bodies. The cab is a 1939 Chevy cab chopped 4 inches. The hood and running boards are from the same 1939 Chevy. The rear fenders are from a Model A Ford widened 2 inches. The front fenders are from a 1936 Ford. The grill is from a 1937 Ford. The bed is custom built. the head lights are from a 1925 Dodge. The frame is from a 1980s S10 Chevrolet pickup. 1980s tuned port 350 Chevrolet engine. 700R automatic transmission. Boyd Coddington custom Wheels.

Other cool features include a custom beer keg as a gas tank, Air Ride, compressor and air tank in bed, Shorty headers with 2" stainless exhaust that sticks through rear roll pan, receiver hitch for a small trailer.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What You Should Know Before You Buy Tires For Your Rat Rod

Are you in the market for a new set of 14 inch white wall tires or 15 inch white wall tires for your rat rod or rat rod truck? Here are a few question you should be asking.

  • What should I know about tire inflation pressure?
  • How are tires made?
  • Why rotate your tires?
  • What should I know about tire sidewall codes?
  • What should I know about tire balancing?

    To find out the answer to this question - What You Should Know Before You Buy Tires!

    Filling your tires with nitrogen rather than air will improve gas mileage, help maintain correct tire pressure, keep tires 25% cooler, improve handling and performance and prolongs the life of your tires.

    To find out the answer to this question - What you should know about Nitrogen For Your Tires!

  • Monday, November 5, 2012

    1951 Chevrolet Rat Rod For Sale in Washington

    This 1951 Chevy Rat Rod For Sale in Washington is a 2 door sedan or Rat Rod business coupe. This Rat Rod has had amazing metal work done on it. It has a light coat of clear over it to keep from rusting. The floor pans have been replaced. The Chassis is set up with a Mustang front clip, small block Chevy mounts, 10 Bolt Chevy rear. The frame is still bare metal after being freshly clear on this it is ready for the paint color of your choosing. 68 Chevy Pickup steering column. The front suspension is power rack, Mustang II front end, 2 inch drop spindles, 9 1/4 inch 5 lug rotors, new bushings and ball joints. The rear suspension trailing arm coil springs and a 1967 Nova 10 bolt rear.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012

    Smoking Diesel Rat Rod For Sale

    A smoke spewing hand-built totally custom belly dragging Diesel Rat Rod For Sale. This smoking hot Diesel Rat Rod started life as a 1928 Dodge Brothers 4 door sedan and has been chopped and channeled. Diesel powered rat rod is equipped with a 700 horsepower in line 6 cylinder Cummings Diesel out of a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. It's as big as an early 1900s locomotive and can do 118 miles per hour in the quarter in only 11.69 seconds. Get U One.

    Friday, October 26, 2012

    How To Build a Rat Rod.

    Start With This Barn Yard Find When Building a Rat Rod
    1946 Dodge Rat Rod For Sale

    Or This One and Build Your Own Rat Rod

    Ford Built Rat Rod Truck

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    1934 Ford Rat Rod Project For Sale in Texas

    1934 Ford Two Door Sedan Rat Rod Project Car For Sale. Features include 350 Chevy engine, 350 Transmission, flow master exhaust, power disc brakes, S-10 rear end, traction bars, aluminum radiator with electric fan, wide white wall tires and Vega steering box.

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    1946 Dodge Rat Truck For Sale

    1946 Dodge Rat Truck For Sale! Includes a all steel 1946 Dodge Truck cab, 1946 Dodge Truck chassis, 1935 Ford Truck grille shell and a 1935 truck bed. This 1946 Dodge Rat Rod is equipped with a Ford small block 302 cubic inch V-8, mild camEdelblock 4 barrel, Lake headers, HEI ignition, polished air scoop, flex fan, C4 automatic transmission, Lokar shifter and 10 bolt Chevy rear axle.

    Features include drop tube front axle, rear coil overs, Lokar shifter, Bear Claw door hinges, 13.5 gallon tank, polyurethane, wood bed liner, '55 Ford Truck Steering Box, '53 Chevy front Brakes, Coker wide white wall tires, chrome smoothie wheels with moon hub caps and flat black paint.

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    California Rat Rod Girl - Model A

    The Model A spanned a wide range of body styles such as touring cars, sedans, coupes, sport coupes, cabriolets with rumble seats and roadsters like the one shown above. Model A roadsters were the donor Rat Rods for many years. Especially Model A automobiles that were a little rough around the edges. See 1928 to 1931 Model A For Sale HERE!

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    1933 Chevrolet Coupe Rat Rod For Sale

    1933 Chevrolet Coupe Rat Rod For Sale in Louisiana. This Chevy coupe is powered by a 1960's 283 cubic inch Chevrolet V-8 and has a 6 carb set up. The transmission is a Munsy 4 speed. It has a 9 inch ford rear end with a 3:31 gear.

    The body on this '33 Chevy is in great condition with super cool petina. The canvas top has just been put on rolls back for beautiful days. All the head lights, turn signals and guages work. The wheels are old school steelies with wide whites. This car is very reliable and you can drive anywhere. It is a blast to drive and gets a lot of attention.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    1928 Ford Model A Rat Rod For Sale

    This is a 1928 Ford Model A Rat Rod Sedan and it is For Sale. It has been chopped 7 inches, channeled 3 inches over the frame and sectioned rear window. It has an all steel tube subframe structure and reinforcements, steel tube roof structure,custom 16 ga steel floors and panels, steel dash and steel bomber style seats with cup holders.

    Lighting includes led taillights and vintage headlights. Gauges are Autometer procomp gauges - tach, oil pressure, water temp, speedo, vacc, volts) led rocker switches, headlight switch, optima battery and battery cutoff switch.

    Other features include Speedway steering column, speedway steering box, speedway tie rod & connector bar, I-beam front axle with speedway hubs, disc brakes, speedway leaf spring, custom built 2x3 frame z'd up in front and rear with gusset joints and bored holes in front section. Triangulated 4-link rear with chromoly heimjoints, Ford 9" rear with disc brake kit, shocks, airbag suspension, viair air ride kit (3-gal tank, 440c compressor, guage,billet solinoid box,bags compressed fitting lines, frame mount master cylinder, ss braided brake lines front and rear. Spun aluminum 12 gal fuel tank under rear deck,

    Engine features include 383 stroker motor, comp cam, deep sump oil pan, polished aluminum hi-rise intake manifold, Edelbrock carb, flame thrower distributor, Moroso wires, Moroso valve covers, chrome alternator, billet accessories such as pulleys, chrome water pump, timing cover, K&N velocity air breather, lake style headers with baffles, ss throttle cable & pedel, aluminum radiator with billet overflow can, aluminum trans cooler and electric fans.

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Can't Get Enough Rat Rods Hots Rods &

    This video has dozens of 1950s Super Rat Rods, Hot Rods and Art Junk. Over six minutes long. Almost 2 million views. See Now!

    Alabama Diesel Rat Rod Dually

    Check out this Alabama Diesel Rat Rod Dually. It's the combining of a 1946 Dodge 2 ton frame that has been Z-ed and channeled, the front axle has been moved forward and the body is a 1947 Willys Jeep. It is equipped with a 260 horsepower Cummings Diesel engine that can jerk a house off it's foundation.

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    1952 Chevy 5 Window Lowered Rat Rod

    We found this 1952 Chevy 5 Window Lowered Rat Rod Truck for sale. The Patina is all crafted by mother nature. This Rat Rod runs and drives like a new truck. It has a rebuilt 235 cubic in straight six, rebuilt 3 speed transmission, rebuilt rear end, new U joints, new shoes, drums and more.

    The interior has be replace in true Rat Rod style with pearl white leather and zebra cloth and PPG hot magenta paint. The Scull shifter is very cool. See all the accessories that every Rat Rod should have below.

    Over Flow Bottle

    Keep Your Beer Cool In the Old Trunk Ice Chest

    Open Your Long Necks Here

    Every Rat Rod Needs a Cow Bell

    1924 Buick Rat Rod Gasser

    This 1924 Buick Rat Rod Gasser is for sale. Recently driven 750 miles with no problems. The Motor and Transmission is out of a 1969 Cadillac with 375 horsepower. The rear axle is a 8 1/4 Mopar with latter bars and coil overs. The front is a Speedway Gasser kit. It has a new radiator, alternator and a vega cross steer box. Tires are Firestone. 15 gallon gas tank.

    1952 Chevrolet 3100 Truck Rat Rod Straight 6

    A 1952 3100 Chevy Truck Rat Rod for sale with a 216 cubic inch straight six cylinder engine, Holly Carb, 4 speed manual transmission, drop axle, new tires, lowered front end and 12 volt system. This Rat Rod Starts, Runs, Shifts, And Drives Great!

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    So Just What Is A Rat Rod?

    A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car (or truck) that, in most cases, imitates the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s & early 1960s. Originally the Rat Rod was a reaction to the typical high priced custom Hot Rods or Street Rods of today, many of which seldom are driven. Rat Rods are always meant to be driven. Older cars and trucks in poor condition are often advertised as candidates for Rat Rod conversions.

    The typical rat rod is a 1920s through late 1940s sedan, coupe, roadster and sometimes even a truck. These early American Automobiles often have their fenders, hoods, running boards, and bumpers removed. In addition bodies are usually channeled over the frame, and sectioned, and the roofs chopped for a lower profile. Oh! Did I mention Loud!

    1950 and 1960 Rat Rods are rarely constructed without fenders and are often customized in the fashion of Kustoms, Leadsleds, and Lowriders. These cars usually have their tops chopped, trim removed and grills modified. Tail lights and other miscellaneous body parts are often from other makes and models.

    Frames from older cars or light trucks are sometimes preferred for the chassis. In some cases the owner will purchase a custom frame or design and build it themselves. In other cases, a Rat Rodder may use a small pick up chassis such as a Chevy S-10 and place an older car body on it, to get the look of the classic, with the reliability of the modern vehicle.

    Rat Rods always appear unfinished, with primer only paint jobs at most. Satin or matte black and other flat colors are also common. Other finishes may include natural patina or the original paint with rust and blemishes. Interiors of Rat Rods vary from fully finished to very little to none.

    Any engines may be used, the most common to be found in a Rat Rod are flathead V8's, early Chrysler Hemi engines, or more modern small block V8's from any manufacturer, especially Chevrolet.