Sunday, March 31, 2013

1951 Studebaker Chop Top Kustom Rat Rod
For Sale In Idaho

This is a 1951 Studebaker Champion Starlight Chop Top Kustom Rat Rod For Sale In Idaho. The seller calls it a "Loud, Low and Mean Kustom Machine". The Studebaker Rat Rod is equipped with a Chevrolet small block 350 cubic inch engine and a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission with inline shifter.

The exhaust is really cool and exits by way of 4 1955 Buick fender port holes and is very loud. Body features include a 5 inch chop up front and 9 inches in the rear. The chop makes this Champion Rat Rod look as if it is flying low while siting still.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

1948 GMC COE Rat Rod Truck dually custom built hauler

The body is a 1948 GMC COE (cab over engine), the frame is a 1993 Dodge 3/4 ton dually and a hand built car hauler bed for your street rod, classic car or rat rod. It is equipped with a Cummings Diesel and automatic transmission with over drive. Other features include 4 inch exhaust, 6 inch stack, 15 foot flat bed that drops and raised with air bags and 17 inch chrome wheels. This 1948 GMC COE Rat Rod Truck dually custom built hauler is for sale in Washington state.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

1953 GMC 3100 Rat Rod Truck for sale in Florida

If you are looking for one of the kings of custom high end rat rods, then don't miss out on this one. The body shows its age and the normal farm truck use but then that's the way a Rat Rod Truck should look - right! Only the holes in the fire wall were welded up, the engine compartment was painted and the floor pans were replaced. All other old iron of the body is just right and just as found. Most of the glass, vent windows and rubber is new.

The suspension is new and chassis is original but boxed and converted to independent front suspension. Thirteen inch Corvette power brakes are on all four corners. 20 inch x 8 inch Riddler custom wheels. The bed floor has been raised 4 inch. 70 year old recycled wood was used in the bed.

The interior is just as sharp and detailed as the frame and engine. The entire inside cab and door jams were painted using brier brown and saddle on the dash. It has a new headliner. The gauges are made by Dolphin and the shifter is a Lokar. One unique feature is the radio delete has been modified to accept the air ride switches and air gauge.

This 1953 GMC 3100 Rat Rod Truck is equipped with a Chevy tuned port fuel injected small block, the automatic transmission is a four speed 700 R4 and final is a 8.5 first generation Camaro rear end. It has an aluminum radiator.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Louisiana Rat Rods at Lake Arthur Car Show

Louisiana Rat Rods at Lake Arthur Car Show 3/17/2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Peterbilt Diesel Powered Rat Rod Truck

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company is America's premium quality, heavy-duty truck manufacturer since the company's founding in 1939. Who would think that someone would build a Peterbilt Rat Rod. Way to Cool!

Very Large Monster Rat Rod With 2 Engines

This monster Rat Rod is hand built with all sorts of parts. But most noticeable are the 2 engines. Two flat head V-12 marine engines are connected crank to crank. I can just hear the roar of 24 synchronized cylinders with open exhaust. Frame and axles are from some old 18 wheeler.

Except for the hood, the body is made of plywood with lots of bondo and looks like a high boy model A. This thing is huge. The guy next to the big rig rat rod must be almost 6 feet tall.