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Rat Rod Truck
Kickin' it old school:D
About this creation
In automotive culture there is probably nothing else like the Rat Rod style. It became popular in the early to mid-twentieth century where the owners of the cars would strip off any unnecessary parts to make the cars faster. Things like radios, interior and exterior trim, and even body panels were removed…Basically, if it wasn’t needed, it was discarded.

This Lego moc is of a truck version of a rat rod. It has opening “suicide” doors, a supercharged V8 engine with open exhaust, fat tires, and a nice low raked stance.

The interior is kept simple with only what is needed: Controls, instrumentation, and seats. A little red was added in the form of the seats to add a bit of contrast to the black and grey.

The body too is composed of only necessary parts: The cab, (no roof of course:D), frame, and all of the running gear. The color is black because many rat rods of the time were simply painted with black primer…So it seemed an appropriate choice.

Overall it is a well balanced design compiled of a minimalist approach to the body and interior with great emphasis placed on high power from the large engine. It truly captures one of the most interesting phenomenon in the car world.



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   Large supercharged V8 engine with open headers...Yeah its loud, but its all about the power!!!



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   Straight forward interior with simple red seats and center mounted gauges for easy viewing.



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   One of the best angles...Note the rear differential and red suspension components.



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   The bed-mounted fuel tank is clearly visible here.



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   Low view of the "suicide" doors opened and showing the interior.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 3, 2011
One o the best rod of mocpages... If you have the time, can you comment on my creations please?! ;)
 I like it 
  May 16, 2009
that thing's got a sick stance! props on piece usage
  January 10, 2009
Wow man, this is spectacular. Probably my favorite on the site! It just needs better, more and higher quality picts. Awesome job. -brett- P.S. I got a SWEET new rod coming pretty soon.
 I like it 
  August 26, 2008
Sweet rod, the background's sick.
 I like it 
  August 26, 2008
Absolutely love this. It looks like a Model Team set. I've set up a Rod Club page with a link to here and the other Rods on MOCpages. Leave a comment if you'd like it removed, otherwise welcome to the club! Please check out my Rat Rod too!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2007
I like the MOC and the photography is good (I wish more users spent equal effort on photographing their creations as they do their MOC's). Very Nice!
 I like it 
  March 29, 2007
very cool car, the looks are just _right_. i too have been thinkinng about making some kind of hot rod, and i think i'll upload my one too soon.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2007
This is a sweet Rod, I really like it. I've been thinking about doing a Rod myself with some of my Ferrari pieces. You've inspired me to go ahead with the thought.
 
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