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1957 DODGE Juanky Built Rat Rod SEMA TRUCK 2012
1952 dodge truck Rat Rod
Dodge Rat rod a conditioned ornament
The dodge Rat road is a classic restored truck. It is buffed vehicle which car enthusiasts love to own. These vehicles are kept on auction at a high price in American states after restoring the parts of the to new condition. The parts are cut from the expensive billets of aluminium material. If a person goes to car shows organized at nights then he can see these flashy looking cars. These cars were on go back through the 50s.
Scratchy, Rusty body with holes sometimes
These look different in their appearance; a few rows of them can give a retro mood to the surroundings. The trucks usually don’t have chrome, they are painted with gray or black, sometimes primer can form the coating. The parts are marked by their rusty bodies and even have holes in them. When the dodge rat rods are seen closely the original dealer sheets are not noticeable. The body of the rat rod mainly consists of scratches on the body and the parts are usually joined units.
Flat paint coated with restructured parts
The builders of the dodge rat rods are called rat rodders who try to make their trucks loud and cool. A true dodge rat rod is from the 50s or 60s. Some can be even older ones from 1930s. The parts used to build the rat rods can be taken from different vehicles. The coating applied can be just a flat finish with spray cans. The rat rodders structure the parts themselves.
Building rat dodges are about custom designing
When building the dodge rat rods the unnecessary devices like pollution control devices and mufflers are removed. The roofless rat rods and suspensions are common .Some of the rat rods have their height of the truck extended or reduced. Building a Rat dodge rod is about custom designing.
Cheap to buy but can cost more to construct
Dodge rat rods are lower in cost which is a main advantage of them. But the enthusiasts while building the rat rods can spend more than $5000 in availing the parts. It is about gathering the waste and creating useful parts. The dodge rat rods that are driven in the dry air and summer preserve the metal parts but the vehicles that are used in the wet weather on salty roads rot and become rusty.
Automobile knowledge required to build dodge rats
Restoring Dodge rat rods are different from putting together scraps of parts. The process of building a Dodge rat rod has no predefined mechanics. It is left to the rat rodder to weld the parts as per the requirements. During the construction process of rat dodge, knowledge about the parts and mechanical skill is required. The alternator, carburetor, starter, and sometimes the entire engine needs to be replaced while building the Rat rods.
Built dodge rat must follow pollution norms
The rat rodder should have the problem solving and creative abilities to build the dodge rat rods. One other thing to keep in mind while building rat rods is safety norms. To use the rat rods on the public roads they must follow the emission norms.