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Old 04-10-2017, 06:31 PM
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Default Rust Repair Trends

How much rust is too much on a rat rod? Just wondering what the trend is a far as making repairs. Of course safety is a concern but what about say rusty cab corners? Do guys cut these corners back and leave the raunchy look? I tknow these cars are built according to each builders taste. Just wondering what is "vogue' in the rat world!
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:23 PM
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My 53 210 dont have rocker panels, fronts of the quarters are gone, and there are pin holes everywhere, but i dont care. I might fix these things later down the road but i like it the way it is. Gives her character.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:11 PM
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I always remove and install a new floorboard.
Sometimes, I replace the cab corners depending on the customer. So far, all of them have wanted them replaced.
I'm building a 48 Chevy shop truck and will leave them until the last thing.
So, I like the surface patina rust, I guess I can't stand much cancer style rust.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:57 AM
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What is "en vogue" is not worrying about what is "en vogue". Trends are just that, and there is a reason they come and go...
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:50 AM
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Make it safe to drive anywhere and cosmetics are just that...to be seen.
I like solid mounting points and good floors. Rockers and corners always seem to be the least important to me, but...to each his own. Just my $.02
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:08 PM
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same here, just floors and mounts
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Old 05-04-2017, 08:07 PM
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I try to make it so if I drop something it don't fall out on the hiway.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:16 AM
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I would say it depends on your skill level. The guy who taught me the basics of hammer welding is a real artist. I saw him drag a Ford sedan delivery out of a ditch back east and replace the whole lower foot and a half of the body, not on bit of bondo.

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