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noddaz
noddaz Dork
10/29/13 9:05 a.m.

At least for me.

I admire the effort. Just does not work for me.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/29/13 9:09 a.m.

I think it looks cool...not cool enough for the amount of effort that went in, but it's not bad.

kreb
kreb SuperDork
10/29/13 9:10 a.m.

Sorry but I dig it. At least he didn't chop up a classic!

bravenrace
bravenrace UltimaDork
10/29/13 9:16 a.m.

Yup, I like it.

RossD
RossD PowerDork
10/29/13 9:19 a.m.

I like the nose, but don't like the execution of the rear axle/ wheels/ fenders/ something

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver UltraDork
10/29/13 9:20 a.m.

That's a vee dub I can dig.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
10/29/13 9:24 a.m.

I LOL'd. I can see it as kinda cool, though. In an LOL kind of way.

etifosi
etifosi New Reader
10/29/13 9:25 a.m.

Lost me with the Nazi helmet.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltraDork
10/29/13 9:55 a.m.

Compared to other indignities that have been inflicted on water cooled VWs, that's not too bad.

gofastbobby
gofastbobby New Reader
10/29/13 9:56 a.m.

A flat 4 wouldve been a cooler powertrain option.

ransom
ransom UberDork
10/29/13 10:09 a.m.
kreb wrote: Sorry but I dig it. At least he didn't chop up a classic!

But he did!

But I'm not a purist. I have bigger issues with the rat rod thing just in terms of the massive emphasis on looks over function, but we've had that discussion here a bunch of times.

Hope he's having fun.

kreb
kreb SuperDork
10/29/13 10:16 a.m.

That chasis says "flexi-flyer", but I keep thinking what a hoot a car like that would be with a well-sorted chasis and suspension. Can you imagine how much fun it would be at a track day to be blowing off high-bucks cars in that? Uh oh, I feel inspiration coming on. Honey! break out the torch, it's roddin' time!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
10/29/13 10:19 a.m.
etifosi wrote: Lost me with the Nazi helmet.

Looks like a cheap knock-off WWI helmet, not WWII.

I like the idea, it's different.

He needs to "stance" it now though for ultimate lolz.

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
10/29/13 10:21 a.m.

It's terriblarious!

Driven5
Driven5 Reader
10/29/13 10:30 a.m.

This looks more like a unique $20XX Challenge car than a 'rat rod' to me...Almost makes me want to try something similar someday.

yamaha
yamaha PowerDork
10/29/13 10:32 a.m.

I still think thats better than the stanced/hellaflushed/illest/flatbiller vintage VW's.....

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
10/29/13 10:32 a.m.

At least he won't have any electrical problems.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
10/29/13 10:35 a.m.

Where's the "too far" part? RRs should be flat black, not red?

ultraclyde
ultraclyde SuperDork
10/29/13 10:55 a.m.

Big, old-school blackwall slicks on the back and he'd have a pure win. Not real sure about the helmet, but whatever. I've seen more than one using spittoons on dual quads, so what the hell.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse HalfDork
10/29/13 11:06 a.m.
RossD wrote: I like the nose, but don't like the execution of the rear axle/ wheels/ fenders/ something

I'd agree with this analysis.

chuckles
chuckles HalfDork
10/29/13 11:07 a.m.
N Sperlo wrote: I LOL'd. I can see it as kinda cool, though. In an LOL kind of way.

+1. Cartoon rod.

LuxInterior
LuxInterior New Reader
10/29/13 11:23 a.m.

Me Likie. Needs flat black, Huuuge orange flames on the body, better wheels, and Dita Von Tease perched on the roof... But it's a good start.

kreb
kreb SuperDork
10/29/13 11:26 a.m.

One of the things that holds me back IRT rods like this are what I assume to be really heavy rotating mass and the effect it must have on handling and breaking. Any guess what those wheel/tire combos weigh?

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/29/13 11:37 a.m.

Similar treatment.

ransom
ransom UberDork
10/29/13 11:41 a.m.

In reply to Swank Force One:

Oh, I see how it is. This is just going to be a list of my favorite old German cars cut up and turned into rat rods...

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