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Old 08-26-2009, 02:40 PM   #51
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Ok, then. With your prior comment you seemed to be stating that a built vehicle should fall into a specific category ("Rat Rod" - personally, I hate that term - been over used and misused). I don't think Zetecse cares what category it falls into - he's just making something that HE likes.....

Personally, I think it's a novel idea. Kind of reminds me of the old 'jalopy' racers at Accot Speedway in Gardena, California in the 50's......
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Well, all cars fall into a category of sorts.

Anyways, Ive said that his idea is very original and its his prerogative to build whatever he wants to. And I agree with you, I cringe when I hear the term "rat rod". Even sadder is they sell ricer-like dash plaques, shift knobs, etc, that say "rat rod" right on em.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #52
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i say turn the zetec sideways. ir use a ranger inline engine. it would seem a bit more appropriate. (a ranger 2.3 would be neat in a light vehle like this. and easier to package, and make work.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:26 PM   #53
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i used the tearm ratrod cause ...well its the only way t describe the style i am going for i havent seen it on any other "platform"
ideally it would be great to run a flathead engine with the minimul wiring and all but i know i want a v-8 of some sort cause i want to have some rumble under my butt
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:38 PM   #54
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Once again, why assume that I meant a traditional rod was to be a museum-quality piece?

My point is, a modified Civic, Focus, Tiburon, etc, is just a modded import, not a "rat rod", no matter how rat you make it.
a focus isn't an import
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #55
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ouch, owned.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:53 PM   #56
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ouch, owned.
Hey - we're not having a pissing contest here. It's a discussion.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:49 PM   #57
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a focus isn't an import
Mine was built in Mexico, so yes it is.
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what happened with this project?
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would look cool if you pull the rear wheels outside the body.
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I think Jake had abandoned this idea awhile back. He's moved onto audio stuff in his car the last time I ran into him.
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