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    Thread: Weezly's Wide Rabbit Rat Racer

    1. 08-06-2007 07:35 PM #51
      Quote from an entrant in a previous year's Challenge, as reported in GRM:
      "Rust is ugly and has little structural strength."

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      08-06-2007 07:48 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by Oilheat »
      Quote from an entrant in a previous year's Challenge, as reported in GRM:
      "Rust is ugly and has little structural strength."

      Haha! That's awesome and I agree... I just wish minnesota didn't have such salty winters... i don't want rust holes getting my a$$ wet. This tank will be my daily driver. I wish I could make it like RustFrei's car

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      08-16-2007 01:44 PM #53
      Updated pics galore :
      holes on driver side in wheel well and where fender bolted in... filled

      reinforced driver side frame rails:

      Nic banging on driver side:

      Nic welding on driver side:


      Finished welding... strong like tank:


      Passenger side time ... grinding off paint:

      Welding again:

      Finished Passenger side

      Rear hole fill from huge NA tails... still more welding to do:

      Shaving the bay:

      Driver side:

      Passenger side:


      More work on Saturday... yayyyyyy


      Modified by VWeezly at 1:19 PM 8-16-2007

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      08-16-2007 05:28 PM #54
      my welding skilllzzz are the bomb
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      08-16-2007 06:11 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by autobahn bruiser »
      my welding skilllzzz are the bomb

      Yes... Nic's are very high as well He actually has a "sun burn" like burn from welding. It's cool. He welded for like 3 hours.

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      08-21-2007 11:13 AM #56
      Got the manifold and downpipe today!!!!!!! Mani and turbo go on the motor for a "test fit" tomorrow

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      08-21-2007 12:21 PM #57
      WHORE RAY!!
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      08-23-2007 08:41 PM #58
      Decided that we're going to box in the frame rails in the bay. I bondoed some of the bay last night and Raffi tacked in one of the rear tail filler plates. I'll post more pics after I work more on it this weekend.
      Quote, originally posted by autobahn bruiser »
      WHORE RAY!!

      And Tim is a ho

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      08-27-2007 11:14 AM #59
      Look what's sitting in my garage as of yesterday
      13x8 Diamond Racing wide steelies... Tires are 235/45 :shock:



      We may need to get some flares... the offset is either -6 or -12 I think... Backspacing is about 4"... I made a rough measurement.

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      08-27-2007 11:51 AM #60
      Nice Joel.
      If the backspacing is 4", then the offset is 0.

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      08-27-2007 11:57 AM #61
      Quote, originally posted by georgekelp »
      Nice Joel.
      If the backspacing is 4", then the offset is 0.

      That's what I thought too... then I saw this though:

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      08-27-2007 12:49 PM #62
      ^ Doesn't work.

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      08-27-2007 01:12 PM #63
      Here you go:



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      08-28-2007 10:52 AM #64
      no worries joel, we will make them look hotter than your wife wearing sexy lingerie
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      08-28-2007 11:57 AM #65
      test fit those wheels. the guy you bought them from threw them on and they would have rubbed like crazy. just trying to look out for ya.

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      08-28-2007 12:01 PM #66
      you may need to do some grinding on the caliper in addition to some spacers, but you can make em work [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-28-2007 12:12 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by mahoney »
      test fit those wheels. the guy you bought them from threw them on and they would have rubbed like crazy. just trying to look out for ya.

      Yeah... that's what dan said. That's why we're lookin at flares. We want to be at his cars height too... eventually (that thing is slammed). To do that we will definitely need flares... i am trying to source some at the moment. The tires are sooooo effing wide. Was that your orange beast at his house mahoney?
      VWralley's right... I think we will have to grind the calipers a bit.

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      08-30-2007 12:36 PM #68
      Test fit of the rims...




      C arm plate reconstruction...


      More shaving pics:






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      08-30-2007 01:41 PM #69
      awesome man! looking good, I'll be following this.
      p.s. we need to have a MN Rabbit club

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      08-30-2007 02:41 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by OptimusGlen »
      awesome man! looking good, I'll be following this.
      p.s. we need to have a MN Rabbit club

      Yes we doooooo And your build makes me jealous... no rust. Man... we are swimming in rust

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      08-30-2007 03:03 PM #71
      I love the fitment of those rims! I say, rock em.

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      08-30-2007 06:22 PM #72
      Quote, originally posted by VWeezly »
      Test fit of the rims...





      Not to bad, try and find some hoosiers in 225. they are wider than athe 235 kumhoes !
      They must use a speecial ruler with largers spaces between the hash marks ...


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      08-31-2007 10:57 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by Martinus »
      Not to bad, try and find some hoosiers in 225. they are wider than athe 235 kumhoes !
      They must use a speecial ruler with largers spaces between the hash marks ...


      I think the tires are wide enough for us. Plus different tires and mounting and balancing doesn't fit the budget

    24. 08-31-2007 11:02 PM #74
      nice car... but whats rat about it? The term ratrod is getting thrown around way too much in this mk1 forum.
      and for the record, even the swastika meant something positive before ww2.
      again, nice build, cool car, and great wheel fitment =]

    25. 08-31-2007 11:08 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Vicious-S »
      nice car... but whats rat about it? The term ratrod is getting thrown around way too much in this mk1 forum.
      and for the record, even the swastika meant something positive before ww2.
      again, nice build, cool car, and great wheel fitment =]


      The term Rat-Rod is a term used for vehicles restored for daily driving, beating on, and for fun. A tru rat rod doesn't necessarily use stock OEM parts, but you use what ever you can find in order to make it work.
      It is the exact opposite of a show car, it can run 100% but looks severely used.
      alldubsconsidered.com

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