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Old 02-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #76
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Some sweet trucks! Love the flat black steppers!
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:11 AM   #77
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heres mine before and after
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #78
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Here is what mine used to look like.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #79
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:44 PM   #80
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theres a build thred on this truck some were on how the guy did the paint
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #81
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theres a build thred on this truck some were on how the guy did the paint
Id like to see his whole build.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:28 PM   #82
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wow never knew my truck was a "rat rod". That term was unheard of when I built it... and personally I take offense to it.

Anyway, the wheels are 17x8 wheel vintiques smoothies with 4 inch back spacing.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #83
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i very sorry. it looks like it im very sorry
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #84
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The term "Rat Rod" is way over used. Just because a car/truck has primer paint and painted wheels doesn't make it a "Rat Rod". I get the term thrown at my truck all the time and I politely walk away.

Our trucks are too new to fit the Rat Rod definition, at least from my viewpoint. Seriously, if a mid 70's 80's pickup is a Rat Rod because it has red wheels, does that make a red wheeled Toyota Sentra a Rat Rod too?

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:26 AM   #85
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well to be more politicaly correct here is my ratty rods
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #86
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I don't see anything Ratty about either of them, nice trucks!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #87
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elmer mud, thumbs up on both!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #88
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How you guys doing ... I just joined here and have a 1975 scottsdale short bed. I want to swap the front end to this style, What year grill is this ???



and will I have to swap the hood and fenders as well ??? I will post some pics of my truck here later tonight. Thanks and if I need to post this question somewhere else just let me know.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:02 AM   #89
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88 or 89-91 blazer/suburban grille.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:38 AM   #90
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When I started looking at this I thought I would see a 73-87 RAT ROD. Does anyone have any pictures of a rad chopped cab or different front end "RAT ROD TRUCKS" . After all these pictures it should be changed to "old primer trucks 73-87"
I would love to see inspiring Rat Rod Truck Pictures.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:06 AM   #91
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keep em coming.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:17 AM   #92
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The term "Rat Rod" is way over used. Just because a car/truck has primer paint and painted wheels doesn't make it a "Rat Rod". I get the term thrown at my truck all the time and I politely walk away.

Our trucks are too new to fit the Rat Rod definition, at least from my viewpoint. Seriously, if a mid 70's 80's pickup is a Rat Rod because it has red wheels, does that make a red wheeled Toyota Sentra a Rat Rod too?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod

I completely agree. Around here people label their POS's as "ratrod" and then try to sell them for twice what they are actually worth. Most of the trucks I have seen pictured here look nice to me.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #93
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Well guys, in the nicest way possible, just look and walk by then...
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #94
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88 or 89-91 blazer/suburban grille.
Thanks and by the looks of it... looks like I have to change the Hood and fenders as well. I will keep looking for more information here on the forum.

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #95
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I dont think it's possible to have a "Rat Rod" c10! unless you chopped and channeled a cab to fit on some kind of a roadster frame, flat black trucks are not "Rat Rods"!!.......To help me explain....These are "Rat Rods"....
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #96
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These are pieces of shyte!
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:10 PM   #97
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Thanks and by the looks of it... looks like I have to change the Hood and fenders as well. I will keep looking for more information here on the forum.

Thanks again
no just the radiator support, lights, headlight bezels, grille, and wiring
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no just the radiator support, lights, headlight bezels, grille, and wiring
To put the 88-91 suburban front end on a 75, you'll need to swap the hood, fenders, core support, cowl, lights, grilles, bezels, hood hinges and the inner fenders are different, but I don't think enough to need to change them
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To put the 88-91 suburban front end on a 75, you'll need to swap the hood, fenders, core support, cowl, lights, grilles, bezels, hood hinges and the inner fenders are different, but I don't think enough to need to change them
oh I thought I saw it was a 85 oh well
yes I'll have to add the cowl thats part of cab will need modifying for the hood hinges and the front frame horns for the newer bumper
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