Rat Rods…… Yes.

1930 Chevy Rat Rod 3 Window Coupe

Rat Rods are cool, and I am here to tell you my top 10 reasons why:

1) They are cheap to build – You don’t need rust free metal, so you are often able to put cars back on the road that never would have been restored otherwise.
2) You can build it yourself – It gives you an amazing sense of pride to drive something that you built, and even more when you get a “thumbs up” from a fellow gearhead.
3) Lowered cars and trucks are cooler – That’s just a fact.
4) Raw metal – Unpainted metal is a great way to show off your fabricating skills.
5) Simplicity – These cars work off the bare essentials. Windows, heat, seats and suspension are optional.
6) No Fear – You don’t have to worry about parking your clean car in a grocery store parking lot. If somebody swings their caravan door into it, it doesn’t even matter!
7) Wiring – All you need is power for the ignition coil, alternator, lights, and a horn. That is like 8 wires. Anybody could handle that.
8 ) Typically a two seater – This means you don’t have to cart your friends around all over town. “Can you give us a ride to blah blah somewhere place?…….” “nope sorry, I only have two seats….”
9) Exposed engine – Watching mechanical things move is awesome on every level. There is no denying it.
10) Part availability – All parts that you will ever need can be found in a junk yard, swap meet, home depot, or convenience store.

Picture borrowed from eBay Item number: 18049680146

5 comments to Rat Rods…… Yes.

  • JohnEd

    Yup, makes a statement! I too am snubbed due to a lack of arm deep mirror reflecto paint…

  • Jack

    It says, I drove……. and I am not afraid to park it and allow someone to look at it.

  • I think this is a rat. Has a 305 chevy engine now. Got a 429 ford on the floor to rebuild and install.

    Send money LOL

  • Can I add another reason that rat rods are cool?

    11. They bring back a piece of American history that should never be lost. American’s enjoyed a golden era in the 1940′s and 50′s, and a big portion of that golden era was based around cars. Rat rods more than any other type of car enthusiasm revives that hot rodding, car loving, American innovation that many of us love so much.

    Thanks for the list!!

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