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    1. Member corrado-correr's Avatar
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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

    4. 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 =]


    5. 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.

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    6. 08-31-2007 11:10 PM #76
      "Rat Rod" is a style of Hot Rod or Custom car that imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. It is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related "Traditional" Hot Rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a Hot Rod from the same era.

      Most Rat Rods appear "unfinished" (whether they actually are or are not), with just the bare essentials to be driven. More recently however, a trend has arisen of making the vehicle appear "unsafe" or "scary", whether the vehicle actually is or not.


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod

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      09-01-2007 10:17 AM #77
      Quote, originally posted by silentdub »
      "Rat Rod" is a style of Hot Rod or Custom car that imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. It is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related "Traditional" Hot Rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a Hot Rod from the same era.

      Most Rat Rods appear "unfinished" (whether they actually are or are not), with just the bare essentials to be driven. More recently however, a trend has arisen of making the vehicle appear "unsafe" or "scary", whether the vehicle actually is or not.


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod


      Quote, originally posted by silentdub »


      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.


      Wow... that is exactly what my car is (aside from the 40, 50s, etc part) Trust me... it will be beaten on. Thanks for the definitions man.

    8. 09-01-2007 09:01 PM #78
      sigh... flat black doesn't make it a rat. flat black is more of a kustom or gasser thing. but a vw "gasser" project probably doesn't sound as cool as "rat-rod", does it?

      most ratrods are pre-war era cars, whereas post war cars are more kustoms, ledsleds, and gassers.

      i'm not trying to pick a fight with anyone, just trying to educate.


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      09-02-2007 01:43 AM #79
      Cool. A Rat Rod it is then

      Can't wait to work on it next wednesday!


    10. 09-02-2007 02:31 AM #80
      Quote, originally posted by VWeezly »
      I just realized that I don't have euro tails on that pic... I have the shorties on it now. I will most likely be smoking them.

      I think all reds would look killer![


      Modified by fullmetalrabbit at 11:51 PM 9-1-2007

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      09-02-2007 05:23 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by fullmetalrabbit »

      I think all reds would look killer![


      Modified by fullmetalrabbit at 11:51 PM 9-1-2007


      That's a great idea... I'll test it out in photoshop.

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      09-05-2007 03:02 AM #82
      every time you call your car a rat, god kills a kitten.

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      09-05-2007 07:23 AM #83
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      you paid money for that rust bucket?

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      Kinda the first thing I thought. And the third thing. I don't know what the second thing I thought was.

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      09-05-2007 08:27 AM #84
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      every time you call your car a rat, god kills a kitten.

      -j

      Awesome... I'll strap them all to the grill ... rat... damn there goes another one

      Quote, originally posted by JTiberiVR6 »


      Kinda the first thing I thought. And the third thing. I don't know what the second thing I thought was.

      HAha... I think that every time I work on it. But... I did get a new battery and a bunch of other shiz. It is now free since I sold $200 worth of parts off of it. Working on the ratbucket tonight...
      where IS that dead kitten emoticon I am on a roll. jay kay

      Oh... and your car is faching baaaadass JT


      Modified by VWeezly at 7:29 AM 9-5-2007


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      09-06-2007 04:21 PM #85
      Quote, originally posted by Muffler Bearing »
      every time you call your car a rat, god kills a kitten.

      -j

      RAT RAT RAT, i hate kittens

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    16. 09-06-2007 07:05 PM #86
      Quit calling your car a rat... That term is thrown around to loosley nowadays, read around all the true hot-rodders hate the term rat-rod. And besides, its a rabbit, not a hot-rod.

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      09-06-2007 07:27 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by fourdoordub »
      besides, its a rabbit, not a hot-rod.

      until he drops a flathead V-8 in it... and chops and channels it... oh wait.

      VWeeeez: you should get some pinstriping done.


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      09-06-2007 08:31 PM #88
      Quote, originally posted by fourdoordub »
      Quit calling your car a rat... That term is thrown around to loosley nowadays, read around all the true hot-rodders hate the term rat-rod. And besides, its a rabbit, not a hot-rod.

      Hot Rodders hate the term rat-rod because it's anti-show... and hot rodders nowadays are all about the shiny show car with glossy rotors. Rat-rodders now are more like the original hot-rodders. And... I can really call my car whatever I want... english evolves son... get used to it Thanks for the comments though.
      Quote, originally posted by OptimusGlen »

      until he drops a flathead V-8 in it... and chops and channels it... oh wait.

      VWeeeez: you should get some pinstriping done.

      Hahaaaa... We were actually thinking about dropping my buddies spare V8 in the rear... then decided that it would take wayyyy too long. So my buddy nic is going to do to a rabbit when his Vega is done

      I am planning on learning some pinstriping. That art major will come in handy damnit SHe shall be striped


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      09-06-2007 11:16 PM #89
      Quote, originally posted by autobahn bruiser »

      RAT RAT RAT, i hate kittens


      thats terrible!!! lolol

      and my parents know this guy that does pinstriping (they have an auto body) and let me tell you, you have to have a REALLY steady hand for that.... the guy was amazing- could do half the car in one take...

      COOLWATER VW/AUDI CLUB

      Lets all just go back to talking about how awesome the mk2 is and how nothing else can compare.

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      09-06-2007 11:23 PM #90
      less of this rat nonsense and more pics.

    21. 09-07-2007 05:07 AM #91
      Quote, originally posted by VWeezly »

      Hot Rodders hate the term rat-rod because it's anti-show... and hot rodders nowadays are all about the shiny show car with glossy rotors. Rat-rodders now are more like the original hot-rodders. And... I can really call my car whatever I want... english evolves son... get used to it Thanks for the comments though.

      Your wrong. Theres a ton of builders out there that build traditional hot rods, not like stupid ****ing boyd coddington. All the people who build real hot rods (not boyd rods) hate the term rat rod. Your a douche, go away.


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      09-07-2007 09:16 AM #92
      joel, lets change the name of this post to Days of our lives! "tales of the forbidden triple R!" (rat rod rabbit)

      ps. i odnt think it could be a rat rod with jdm racing seat!!! lol jk i <3 you

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      09-07-2007 10:37 AM #93
      Quote, originally posted by fourdoordub »

      Your wrong. Theres a ton of builders out there that build traditional hot rods, not like stupid ****ing boyd coddington. All the people who build real hot rods (not boyd rods) hate the term rat rod. Your a douche, go away.

      heh... yikes captain panties in a bunch. Ha... you don't know me brother. I'm the least douchiest person I know (made up that word ).

      I'll post more pics up asap... the rear tail holes have been filled... I just need to bondo and smooth.

      Quote, originally posted by autobahn bruiser »
      joel, lets change the name of this post to Days of our lives! "tales of the forbidden triple R!" (rat rod rabbit)

      ps. i odnt think it could be a rat rod with jdm racing seat!!! lol jk i <3 you


      Dude... that seat is a german replica and "Tenzo" is german
      And I think instead of "Days of Our Lives" it should be Dallas bcause of the sweetass theme song

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      09-07-2007 01:08 PM #94
      Jesus guys who cares. why does everyone have to inject their definition of whatever X is? The guy is spending a lot of time making a car that more than likely would have ended a cube into something nifty.

      Get off his back and stop being keyboard warriors.


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      09-07-2007 01:10 PM #95
      Quote, originally posted by twopointone »

      Get off his back and stop being keyboard warriors.

      nuff said.

      you will love those kumhos man lookin forward to the new pics


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      09-07-2007 01:50 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by twopointone »
      The guy is spending a lot of time making a car that more than likely would have ended a cube into something nifty.

      Nic and I were just saying that very thing on wednesday after hours of numerous hole filling We also found that someone wrote "this car is satan" written under some schmutz inside the car... hope it turns out that mean

      Thanks for the support fellas

      test fit of the manny... not exciting but it's something


      Modified by VWeezly at 12:55 PM 9-7-2007


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      09-07-2007 05:23 PM #97
      Youre in st paul. I was saying to myself I would love to see this thing when its done and sure enough youre in my backyard.

      I vote yes on a MN rabbit club, as long as you let me poor caddy in.


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      09-07-2007 07:13 PM #98
      Quote, originally posted by sprstu »
      Youre in st paul. I was saying to myself I would love to see this thing when its done and sure enough youre in my backyard.

      I vote yes on a MN rabbit club, as long as you let me poor caddy in.


      Awesome! You're more than welcome to come out and take a peak. The car is actually at my friend nic's house in NE Minneapolis... ha has the space, welder, air tools and much knowledge We have car night every wednesday evening.

    29. 09-07-2007 07:25 PM #99
      MN rabbit club

      i'll join even though i dont own one ...yet.


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      09-08-2007 12:28 AM #100
      send me a pm on eurowerks to remind me about wed night. I'll drop by if its ok sometime....

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      09-08-2007 01:52 AM #101
      wed night car night in NE minneapolis, ill bring the beer. My mk3 tdi jetta buddy wants to see this and has some welding questions, if thats cool.

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      09-08-2007 10:50 AM #102
      Rad... PMs sent

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      09-10-2007 11:11 PM #103
      work has taken over my wednesday nights. but soon sir. i will be helping you
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      09-11-2007 06:52 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by autobahn bruiser »
      work has taken over my wednesday nights. but soon sir. i will be helping you

      Thanks white rocket

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      09-13-2007 04:01 PM #105
      Cut some metal last night for the foot bed and did some bead rolling Doesn't look like much but it was a beotch to cut.

      Smoothed the back but I haven;t sanded it yet.

      Thanks for coming by Stuart and friends (remind me of their names because I suck at names )

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