This year's World of Wheels at McCormick Place in late January had a great rat rod display, but the video had to wait until I found the right music. And it doesn't get much better than Mickey Gilley "Drive-In Movie" and Eddie Cochran "Somethin' Else".
And to the guy behind me talking to his friend while I was shooting: They DIDN'T forget to paint them! And that's the main attitude that people who own or like rat rods have to put up with.
1937 GMC RAT ROD BUILDUP
How to build your rod from scratch. Follow along as Scott Graves designs,
fabricates, and assembles another fun hot rod out of a 1937 GMC pickup.
Power comes from a 1962 235 inline 6, mates to a S10 T5, and sends it to a
pair of 7.50-17 BF Goodrich tires thru the 3.08 geared rearend. Everything
was fabricated in the his shop area you see with just a few basic tools.
3-24-13- CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MORE RECENT PHOTOS OF THIS
RIDE!! IT NOW HAS SEVERAL FEATURES NOT SEEN HERE ON THE INTIAL BUILD!
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.