Well, I finally had enough shooting rat rods and decided to start building my own. This thread will cover the build.
I really wanted something older, something more well known as a rat rod like a Model A or a Model T. Even something built earlier than 1940 would have been up my alley.
Someone referred me to a truck that was a little newer than I wanted, but still very rat rod worthy, so I went to go take a look at it. I fell in love.......
It is a 1955 Dodge C3-B Pickup. What those numbers and letter mean from what I can understand is the C3 means it is a 3/4 Ton truck. The "B" refers to the trim level. Trim levels were numbered A, B, and C, so this is the middle trim level.
It has a super long wrap around rear window and apparently this cab style is the most desired among collectors. There were three rear window configurations, the standard little center window, the small center window with the corner windows to make a 5-window cab, and then this long wraparound rear window.
Engine options were a 230 cid L6 or Flathead 6, and an OHV 4.0L V8. This truck has the Flathead 6 in it. I can turn it over with a wrench, so I am going to see if I can get it running.
This particular truck only has 36,000 miles on it. It has been sitting for a very long time and it's time to get this thing on the road.
My friends and I all think it looks like Tow Mater from Cars, so that is what I named it.
My plans for this truck:
Get it running.
Get it stopping
Get wide whitewalls on it
Lower the hell out of it
Here are some shots of how it sat when I looked at it and when I came to get it.
And here we go.