Rat Rod pickup... but pedal powered!!!

Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by flatblack50, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. flatblack50

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    I have this trike project that i've been building for my gf...
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    But she wants something where she is sitting lower... low huh... ok 8) ... whats lower that a rat rod like these?...
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    So, i'm going to tear it all down to the rear axle and build a rat rod frame with two wheels up front, a suicide shifter, maybe disc brakes up front... :D
    Please feel free to tell me what you think!
     
  2. nosferatum15115

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    crazy project man, i can wait to see some progress :)
     
  3. Mr. Farrell

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    that'll be awesome. good luck.
     
  4. MonsterMetal

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    looks good Mike... best git with it
     
  5. Flame Jigger

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    Are you planning to use a wagon for the bed. I used one on my my rat truck inspired trike. Here is a link in case you want to borrow any ideas. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=29212.
     
  6. flatblack50

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    I'm actually going to make a scaled down version of a real bed with a tail gate and a wood floor.
     
  7. Can't wait to see a mock up! sounds like a sweet build for sure!
     
  8. flatblack50

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    32 gravity racer

    Another member PMed me this...
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  9. OCD

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    Now that's a cool gravity racer!! :shock:
     
  10. Flame Jigger

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    Sounds cool. Can't wait to see it.
     
  11. BarnesTO

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    Re: 32 gravity racer

    Are there more pics/stories about this out there? WOW!
     
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    updates?
     
  13. Granth

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    My Toyota :)
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  14. OCD

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    Your truck is nearly as low as my buggy :mrgreen: BTW: FB50 looking forward to some progress pics, how's things coming along?

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  15. Granth

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    nearly as low? aside from body height, i believe I have ya beat :) Can't go much lower than layin rocker :) That buggy is sweet though!
     
  16. OCD

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    Don't worry, I was only having a good natured, competitive poke at 'ya. First I dropped the stock suspension until everything layed flat on the ground and then built the side rails so they have full contact along their entire length, similar to yours. It's currently set up for a mid-engine Suzuki intercooled turbo. Yes, I was only referring to the overall height and only due to it's current lack of a windshield (lol) :lol:. Nice work on the truck btw, it's obviously a real head turner just the way it sits, will be amazing when finished. I live in a fairly small town and we just don't get to see many vehicles like ours around here unless at a show'n shine in the summer months.
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  18. flatblack50

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    I'm still putting the pieces togearther but it will probably be awhile before it's done... $ :(
     
  19. How low can you go? I think I know
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  20. OCD

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    FB50: I know what you mean, I'm still waiting on the last couple of fittings to arrive from China to finish my air system. Can't even mount the air tank until all the parts arrive coz of possible clearance issues. Sometimes it's much easier to plan and design than it is to complete things as quick as you'd like.

    Wow, that's the lowest rad rod style bug I've seen yet. The only thing I can say in my defence is: at least mine is street legal. :mrgreen:
     

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