Some nice stuff there - I'd have thought the custom stuff could be relatively easily done over here? Shoebox Fords and the like can work without resorting to Mustang II setups and airbags, you just have to do what they did first time round and maybe put up with some compromises on ride quality or handling.
Shame that A Coupe in the last set could be a ticket-magnet over here.
I wish I had been there , Lots of cool cars, thanks for posting the pictures
So why not just take some inspiration from what you see in this thread and adapt the ideas so the spirit of the builds can be turned into something legal in this country?unfortunately prety much none of these proper hot rods and customs could be legally run in the uk so made the whole exercise of trying to rekindle my enthusiasm for the UK rod scene futile
I'm sure most Kustoms could be made BIVA/ SVA compliant without too much compromise, though I don't expect the authorities would look too kindly on anything overtly rusty or ratty. Nice pics by the way
ref the build quality I would say that on the whole despite the external look ( which I love) the engineering was solid and well done. Some of the welding was suspect in places and they dont need to fit floors and stuff but on the whole they were prety good and no the ****e that was being churned out 4 or 5 years ago... rat rods ....they had there place and had some good ideas despite being thrown together.. you could say they were the cars tossed together "in the spirit of rodding " ?? whatever ...
dragged out a couple of detail pics to give an idea of build quality, its fair to say that it was on the whole pretty good, I dont want to turn this into a biva/sva rant, ( makes me sick even considering those pointless tests) but things we would take for granted to get an mot are not considered over there. I saw loads of wires coming through raw holes in metal sheet, and metal brake pipes rubbing , no parking brakes, etc some basic stuff, not withstanding those wee points most of the actual engineering was sound.. anyways that wasnt the point of the post It was a pic post ... so here goes..
This car might by some be described as a rat rod when they first saw it, what it is though is totally original, I took an hour to look it over and its totally detailed, strong as a strong thing, with everything in the right place and well packaged.. It was a tidy car well detailed, pro built, and 500bhp....
Last edited by BIGYIN; 12-04-2010 at 20:38.
and thanks for the pics,,i too like this allmost macabre approach
Last edited by satan; 12-04-2010 at 19:07.
more, the first two are the same car, scratch built frame etc this car had sway away steering and some realy cool ideas,
the next 3 are just general pics for ideas.... none of which would get through a bull**** test..
Last edited by BIGYIN; 12-04-2010 at 19:18.
more detail pics, This was one of my favourite cars there.. the work in this was ace..
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