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1941 Chevy

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Post by lt.luke » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:22 am

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Re: 1941 Chevy

Post by TwoCar » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:36 am

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Post by twinflyer17 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:26 am

The fact that anyone destroys a historic vehicle to turn it into a “rat rod” drives me absolutely crazy. What is the purpose of a rat rod? Seems like it’s something people without real skills build, since it’s just a bunch of crap welded together. Sorry, maybe I wouldn’t be as worked up if this wasn’t a WWII truck. Hopefully someone buys it and makes it original again.
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Re: 1941 Chevy

Post by forestry4evr » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:40 am

"Oh the horror"


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Re: 1941 Chevy

Post by seabeeEM1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:40 am

Twinflyer17:

In response to your comment:

I think we need to step back and see where the "hot rod" culture originated. We have all seen the photos of modified MV's with aircraft parts or homemade fenders scabbed onto vehicles either for style or practicality. After WWII all of these military trained mechanics started using military surplus parts to give birth to what we know as "Hot Rods".

While I am all for preserving a vehicle to it's original specifications, not all vehicle enthusiasts are of our like minds. If your Argument is valid, then anyone who has ever liked or built a 32 Ford roadster or Harley chopper, or drop tank racer is a fraud, because these vehicles have not been "saved".

Not trying to pick on anyone, but just making a point that we as a hobby(mv, antique, and hot rod culture) need to be more open minded.

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Post by lt.luke » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:29 pm

They gave birth to the “Hot Rod”, which honestly more closely resembled the “Rat Rod” then what today’s kids call a “Hot Rod”.

Where am I going with that? Well.... after the war, or...anytime you are young & building something, you have to make a choice. Chrome wheels or headers? 4 barrel or paint? Etc...

Paint and pretty came last on the punch list. What we’ve seen is actually the perversion of a “Hot Rod” into the Barrett-Jackson car and someone attempted to go back to basics with the “Rat Rod” concept. But as with everything, Rat Rods have gone both too basic (those that almost intentionally have no safety features and fall apart on the road) as well as way too fancy (those with ragged bodies on $100,000 chassis).

That’s my piece....take it or leave it.

So back to the vehicle at hand, it’s probably never going to be “original” again. I suspect that most people in need of 506 sheet metal will find paying for this cost prohibitive to stomach throwing away most of what you bought. So, just ask what he did with the rest of the “big original crap,” make another truck live on his leftovers and move along.


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Re: 1941 Chevy

Post by seabeeEM1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:59 pm

Well said Luke.

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Post by lt.luke » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:01 pm

I am in both camps. I have my GPW done (well....are they ever?) near factory. I’m building an MBT that’s going to have TONS of character and Motorpool class. Then there’s the civilian 37 Ford commercial that will be underpinned by a 6.9L diesel and 80’s drivetrain. Who know what I’ll do to it....but it won’t be dealer stock!


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Re: 1941 Chevy

Post by twinflyer17 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:46 am

All good points. I guess my initial thought was why do this to a WWII military vehicle? If you want to take something less desirable (in my own opinion, obviously :lol: ) and turn it into a 'rat rod', fine. I'm just not much of a motor head either, so I've always been a bit confused by the hot rod and rat rod desires people have - no judgment towards those who do desire them, though. I've always been more about the history of an antique vehicle, and thus prefer to keep them as stock as possible. We're all allowed to have our own opinions, though! Guess I was just a bit quick to throw mine out there :shock:
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