What is a modern day Rat Rod? How I have always thought of a rat road is a vehicle that is made from parts just laying around a shop. That is how I have always thought old rat rods were made. Hell that is how I thought a lot of hot rods were made. People worked with what they had to make it cool. I always thought it was different than how everything is just bolt on today, nothing is handmade….nothing (within reason) is original. How I view most “rat rods” I see today. I see the owners are those who have money to go into a project like this, or have someone else even build it for them. I do not see it as a project that is build from what is just in the garage. I see it as parts that are sourced to fit the project. And to be honest there is nothing wrong with this! I think it is pretty awesome and most do appear as though they were made from parts just sitting around. But they look too right too correct…..too period correct. Once again NOTHING wrong with that! It is pretty darn awesome. But you know what is rare to see? It is rare to see a modern day rat rod. A legitimate rat road. Where a lot is made, where OEM parts are modified , where it looks original, where you can see where the hard work was put into and where it is original. Now I am not saying you take a perfectly good car and cut it up. Now that is where I find it to be a challenge. With modern cars it is hard to make this work because it isn’t just a frame anymore, it isn’t just a body. Everything is unique to each manufacture. This is the challenge. This is the challenge my friends and I are undertaking at the moment. We did source a non-running (actually pretty poor condition) “modern” (1998) vehicle to base our platform on. Now we have our basic plans for this but at the same time we do not know what to expect. We do not want to go into detail about the project but it does involve two vehicles that were destined for the junkyard. We do not plan on sourcing much for our projects except what is needed. We basically want to make a modern day rat rod. I will be dead honest. It is intimidating but rewarding at the same time. The crew includes two Class A mechanics who have known each other for 6 years and one friend who is in the automotive field who has stuck around for an amazing 10 years. It is bound to be a hell of a time. It should be pretty darn awesome We would like your thoughts on this topic regarding a “modern day” “rat rod”. And if you feel so inclined to please support us in our excursion into the unkown! We cannot discuss the project….we are being serious. In a world where social media knows all this is our little secret until it is done. Our goal for the project is mid-July. Now I know what you are thinking! Why in the world should I donate money to something that I know nothing about Honestly I can’t tell you why! I know we do not have much to share and well we can’t but we would love any support that we can get to complete our project in time!