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Flatfender RatRod
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:02:01 AM »
I decided to pull one of me old projects out of the weeds.  Going to be a very simple 2wd RatRod, but not necessarily an extreme low rider.  Started off with a Yota frame and axles with a 231 Buick V6 and a Muncie  M21 4 speed trans and Dana 20 transfer case.  Going to keep the transfer case attached just because its already there.  The body is a 90% fabrication with about a foot stretch in the door opening.  Yota firewall and floorpan blended in with Ford GPW cowl and dash with are the only parts of the tub that are actually original.

And here I go again try to load pics and failing......... :deskbang:


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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 08:53:22 AM »
















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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 09:56:57 AM »
Rear axle going to be pushed back 4-6 inches and front axle to be shoved at least 12 inches forward.  I'm still up in the air about engine choice, but I have several options.  SBC,BBC,BBF,SBF 351C.....   I tend to lean towards the 351C as my favorite with quite a few pieces and good parts laying around, but I need to find a steel bellhousing to adapt to the Muncie 4 spd.
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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 08:41:30 PM »
that will be pretty badass
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 11:42:01 PM »
should be fun......the rear tires are too tall and the body needs to come down 6-8 inches.   :beer:
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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 09:06:23 AM »
Haha a flat fender on a Toyota frame,  ;D

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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 11:52:10 PM »
This looks like its going to be pretty F*#K!$G awesome  :beer:
Web wheel'n for now I guess

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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 10:24:57 AM »
Goal:  spend very little money.     Need to find a steel bell housing/scattershield to adapt ford motor to GM 4 speed.        :beer:
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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2014, 11:21:06 AM »
Goal:  spend very little money.     Need to find a steel bell housing/scattershield to adapt ford motor to GM 4 speed.        :beer:

The Bell housing/ scatter shield might be the most expensive part of the project if you cant find a decent used one.
Web wheel'n for now I guess

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Re: Flatfender RatRod
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 07:29:24 PM »
I know Lakewood makes a steel bell housing that will bolt up to the Muncie 4 speed for about $260, but its not an approved safety bell housing which is not important for me. I can make a standard SBF scattershield work with a little fabrication skill.
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I am absolutely, positively & sincerely a strict CONSTITUTIONALIST....
'51 DJ3A.  "REAL FLATFENDER"       The framerails are almost original....

 


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