My Rat Rod… With a bit of mood lighting. New photos and blabbering added!..
January 24, 2015 in Cars & Motorcycles
This was modeled after a actual car. The only difference is I added a Offenhauser engine.
Here is the updated blabbering.
I first saw this car in California in a hot rod magazine. A year after I built her I met the real car and owner in Bowling Green Kentucky at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. The car is owned by John Corker, brother to Corky Corker who owns the tire company that produces old style tires with new technology. The original car is a huge surprise. The complete drive train is new Cadillac. And you do recline while riding. I went with a Offey engine, taking inspiration from a hot rod built by Louis Center the owner of Anson racing wheel fame. The model has been chopped (lowered the roof) and channeled, (cut the body out where it meets the frame to lower it) Like the original car I left it rough with no effort to smooth out the welding or cut lines. I have also added a photo of the original car.
I hope you like.
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