Hot Rods, Kustoms, Rat Rods, and Photos

First of all I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a while. So here is a long post for you to enjoy.

Hot Rods


Kustoms

Rat Rods

While there should not be any confusion between a true rat rod and a hot rod there seems to be many who are getting them mixed up. Within the hot rod crowd even mentioning the word RAT in their circle is a big no no for many reasons but mostly because the hot rodder group tend to have a higher end taste than most rat rodders do in general.

A ratrod in general has many qualities that are exactly opposite of what a true hotrod should have and many works in progress tend to be generalized as a rat car or rat truck for one reason or another. You can tell for the most part the subtle differences between a work in progress muscle car styled hot rod versus rat rods and it lies mainly in the details of the work.

No matter which scene you might be in or thinking of joining there will always be those who dislike another style of rod just like those who have an issue with ford or chevy. In the scene many people will brand their identity to the make, model or style of their ride and those who trash talk others are mainly doing it out of fear, embarrassment or their own insecurities and nothing more.

Throwing around the rat rod word in a hot rodders backyard can end up in an arguement even though we all can agree with how childish that may seem but to those who take their cars, their scene and their rods seriously, it is a big deal and you should at least be aware of what words come out of your mouth and when.

You can search for both rod types whether rat or hot through any search engine and don’t forget to do an image search as well. See how many you know as a true rat or if it is a project vehicle on its way into the hot rod hall of fame. Don’t let price fool you because you can drop a decent amount in either scene depending on what frame and model you start with as well as what stage of completion the ride is in.

Here are a few photos of some really awesome rat rods (rusty patina), kustoms (usually painted and late 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s sedans), and hot rods (finished cars) 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Skrach

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Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 10:43 PM  Leave a Comment  
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