The Illustrated History of the Rat Rod

The Illustrated History of the Rat Rod

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Defined by author and Rat Rod Magazine editor Steve Thaemert, Jr. as the a€œblue-collar hot rod, a€ a the term a€œrat roda€ refers to a custom car built with creativity, ingenuity, and individuality. Less of a classic-car replica and more of an expression of the buildera€™s personality, a€œrat roddinga€ encompasses not just the vehicles but also the scene and the lifestyle ignited by this automotive hobby thata€™s catching on like wildfire. By the editor and senior writer of Rat Rod Magazine, the comprehensive publication for all things rat rod, The Illustrated History of Rat Rod takes you inside the culture to explore the beginnings, evolution, and rising popularity of the hobby. INSIDE THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF RAT ROD: a€cThe beginnings of the rat-rod scene and early enthusiasts. a€cA look at the hot rods that spawned the rat-rod hobby and how the term a€œrat roda€ was coined. a€cRat Rod Magazine and its importance in defining and documenting the hobby as well as other media exposure that helped bring rat rodding into the public eye. a€cHow rat rodding overcame opposition by detractors while gaining acceptance and supporters. a€cThe annual Rat Rod Tour, including event results and anecdotes from attendees. a€cThe clothes, attitudes, music, and styles that shape the rat rod culture. a€cA discussion of parts, building techniques, and safety practices typical of rat rodding. a€cA glossary of terminology unique to the rat rod hobby.fuses would never blowa€”but since they do, and usually on a dark road, a light above your fuse box under your dash will be a lifesaver. My only other tip is to use rubber bushings on all metal holes that your wires go through. ... A 1949 Chevy truck has two fairly large clusters, so we tacked metal onto the right one and cut the left one out to fit a 1953 Ford ... Since the a#39;53 Ford was 6volt, we swapped panel lights with 12volt sockets that you can get at a parts store for a few dollars each.

Title:The Illustrated History of the Rat Rod
Author: Steve Thaemert, Jr., Rick Loxton
Publisher:i5 Publishing - 2015-11-10

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