Author Topic: While you were stuck in the garage trying to get your Camaro on the road....  (Read 4944 times)

BULLITT65

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Hey guys just thought I would let you know what else is out there as far as the car culture goes. This link is to a Hagerty page that shows 5 different car cultures you may not have known of:
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2016/04/14/Car-Subcultures?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=Hagerty%20Weekly%20News%204-20-2016

You will get a good laugh out of these.
1. hit my link above
2. scroll down and read each description
3. hit their link to see examples of each

I knew all but 1.

IMO- (for 4 of these categories) A lot of time spent for cars that will wind up in the junk yard ;D
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I see the 3 out of the 5 like you do and there will be a lot of junk going to the bone yards in the coming years, like many of the radical custom cars of the early 60's. I sadly don't see rat rods going away, but continuing to grow. Cant stand them, they keep ruining all the good vintage tin. Its getting really hard to find savable original metal for my 33 ford pickup.

Stance is probably here to stay as well and to think cutting and/or heating the coils ruined our rides, these "stanced" cars are just stupid.
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1968 Camaro RS L30/M20
2000 Camaro SS Convertible
2017 Camaro SS

BULLITT65

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3 of the 5 ? I figured everything but rat rods would be garbage. Not all rat rods are heavily modified original bodies. I have seen guys with restored cars painting them flat black removing the fenders and hoods, and "wala" instant rat rod. Some are hacked, but back in the 50's and 60's is when that look got invented, so they are just paying homage to that time. So much so, that they dress and do there hair to resemble the greasers and hood rats. The tattoos I could do without....but thats just me. :P
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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well rat rods in the northwest have then taken a huge drop in quality because a rat rod around me is something I wouldn't dare drive because of questionable welding and no thought process of slapping parts on a car. Most are good old bodies that have been heavily butchered. There pretty clear line between a traditional build and a rat rod.
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1968 Camaro RS L30/M20
2000 Camaro SS Convertible
2017 Camaro SS

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I've noticed rat rods in the past couple years aren't really about what everyone did in the 50's anymore and has become more about "how bizarre can we make it" 

ko-lek-tor

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Out of my stables, but don't (NO NEVER) call this a 'Rat Rod'. It is a 'Period Correct Traditional Rod'
James to strangers, Bentley to friends
1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85

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Rat Rod, Rat Rod, Rat Rod!!!  :P

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James to strangers, Bentley to friends
1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85

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LOL, I didn't know we now have specific fancy names for this stuff.

Kind of like instead of Janitor he's a sanitation officer or environmental engineer  ;D

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Very nice ride Bentley. Impressive
Barry     Old guy but still learning.....
Unrestored 67 barn find
67 SS 350 in process  ( in paint booth now)
Looking for N243673 to reunite V0320MO block and crank

BULLITT65

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Bentley I love it, but if I saw it going down the street I would refer to it as a rat rod. The traditional hot rods to the best of my knowledge, were either chopped, or channeled, but not both. The reason being is I think you were allowed one mod for salt flat racing. Another reason was it depended on what part of the country you lived in. Stereotypically the west coast had more chopped and ran high boys, and the east coast tended to channel as whole. The variations were wide though. I have hundreds of Rod & Custom mags from the 50's and 60's, (comic book size), as well as the first Car Craft, Motor trend, Hotrod. While some of the best made the pages, there are many examples.
Just like some here saying "they look unsafe at any speed".....almost verbatim from what the squares said back then :-X

I love it
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Bentley's rod is whatever he wants to call it..  :)

In my area, I see mainly two variants of 'rat rods'... 1) radical, rusty, attention getting, and 2)   A nice classic rod with maybe an 'indian blanket interior' and 'hot rod black paint' or 'just primered/waxed/etc paint. (a 'lo buck hot rod)

All those other types or groups can be lumped into one group with a six letter label, the first three being STU .. and the last three being PID...  :)  (What some people do to get attention!)...
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

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Out of my stables, but don't (NO NEVER) call this a 'Rat Rod'. It is a 'Period Correct Traditional Rod'

Is that 8x2's on top of that old hemi? looks great! Do you have them all running? My grandfather and I have 6x2's in his original 60's kustom 56 chevy.
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2000 Camaro SS Convertible
2017 Camaro SS

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Out of my stables, but don't (NO NEVER) call this a 'Rat Rod'. It is a 'Period Correct Traditional Rod'
Love it Bentley. And a Hemi to boot if I'm not mistaken right?
Dave
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Z23 711 U17 Hugger Orange
Semper Fi! USMC 93-02

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Out of my stables, but don't (NO NEVER) call this a 'Rat Rod'. It is a 'Period Correct Traditional Rod'

Is that 8x2's on top of that old hemi? looks great! Do you have them all running? My grandfather and I have 6x2's in his original 60's kustom 56 chevy.
Yes, 8-94s
How many are 'functional'...I'll never tell?lol
If you look at the valve cover at the top of the pic you may be able to make out that both the covers say, "Chrysler Industrial" , kind of rare v.covers.
James to strangers, Bentley to friends
1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85