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Rat Rod style K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 6.2LTrailblazer84, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. 6.2LTrailblazer84

    6.2LTrailblazer84 1/2 ton status

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    Until my beast can get a proper silver paintjob and upholstery I am thinking of trying to "rat-rod-ify" it..

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    But I want it to look like it has a little class.. not just an old primered truck.. so maybe some flames.. and some pinstriping.. and maybe a rattle can flat clear coat over the primer? Would this work?

    Has anyone seen any true rat rod style K5s around?


     
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    cwn anwyn 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    When I get back, I'm going to finish my :k5: like that. I already started before I had to come to Kuwait. I'm using Blitz Black from John Deere. I started looking into that style when I planned on building a 69 VW Fasty rat-rod.:D But I put that plan on the backburner until I finish my Aussie Falcon.

    Z
     
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    a rat rod K5......... you'd be my hero :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  4. 6.2LTrailblazer84

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    Awsome! :D

    Are you going to try to whitewall your tires at all? I am curious how it would look on big tires.. and how much of them to whitewall.

    I am thinking about painting my grille and wheels red as well.

    Were you thinking about flames or scallops or anything?

    It's going to stay kind of high and with big tires.. so i don't know how it will look... maybe I should try some computer simulations first.. :)
     
  5. 6.2LTrailblazer84

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    :D

    I'll do my best!

    I need a good nickname for a diesel Blazer.. got any ideas? Something like this rat rod I saw; it was called "Bad news"

    Maybe something like "Dirty Diesel" haha I don't know.. Dirty somethin...
     
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    rat rods are awesome. i say go for it at least youll be differnt. as for names i was gunna name my diesel k5 emphazima but never got around to it

    balzer
     
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    I like that name! Classic! :haha:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hmmm, maybe paint the rims red and remove the side molding...

    :haha: :haha:

    Rene
     
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    diesel nicknames.......

    I see lots of diesel trucks with clever names on the bugsheilds and tailgates...here is a few I've seen..

    "Choke EN Smoke"
    "GagZilla"
    "Smokem"
    "Stacked and Racked"
    "Diesel Dick"
    "Diesel Weasel"
    "SootZilla"
    "Soot Shooter"
    "Black Flag"
    "Diesel Demon"
    "Truckin Coalburner"
    "Semi-Crazy"
    "Turbo-Tantrum"
    "Powersmoke Joke"
    "Deadly Duramax"
    "Waste Oil Burner"
    " Tow N Go"
    "Sooty Bumpas"
    "Dainty Diesel"(on a girls dodge ram)
    "Puff The Magic Dragon"
    "Nicely Stacked"
    "Breathe Deep"
    "Diesel Douchebag"( :haha: )
    "Diesel Digger"
    "Cat Crazy"
    "No Smokin"
    "Smog Sniffer"
     
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    There is a 2wd Blazer in the East Valley of PHX area I see every morning . Its black primer , 4/6 drop ( or just looks like it ) , wide tires rear , skinny fronts , on 2wd Ralley rims painted Black . And he flamed it . Looks kinda neat :D
     
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    tRustyK5, looks sweet! All you need is some kind of ratrod graphics and some red rims.. maybe some whitewalls?

    Looks cool!

    "Tough Enough" would be a cool nickname for your ride. It looks plenty tough! That beast looks like it could drive through a brick wall. :bow:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    LOL, if you got a closer look at my truck you'd swear it had been driven through a wall...:doah:

    Red rims might be cool...:thinking:

    Rene
     
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    Louvres were a feature of early rat rods in my neck of the woods (NZ that is). So maybe you coule louvre the tail gate or the bonnet?
     
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    That's a great idea, Kiwi. That would definitely give it a racer look. :thumb:
     
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    Is this John Deere Blitz Black paint available in "rattle-can"?

    It is pretty cool looking.. it isn't shiny and is ink black..
     
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    It all sounds uber-cool. Semi-gloss black is awesome. Red accents, flames, louvers, i like it all except the whitewalls. I was alway going to take my Jeep apart and put bullet holes in it. Like the fenders and stuff. I don't recommend that you try this, of course :D
     
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    according to that, i have a rat rod... almost
    huge engine (514 cid)
    no fenders
    no radio/ac/heater
    lol[​IMG]
     
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    yeah and no seat. :haha:

    serioulsy though, if i was gonna build a "rat rod" k5 here's how i'd do it.

    69-72 k5, no top
    454 with big headers going into dual exhaust coming right out the side, dumping before the rear tires.
    4" lift
    35/12.5s
    pull all (every last bit) of the trim off
    flat black.
    no top.
    white wall the tires (huge whitewalls)
    red rims
    some red flames, just flat red on the hood and quarters.
    maybe a little flame coming off the rear quarters
    maybe some light pinstriping around the door handles and the a pillar. definately around the tailgate handle


    something like that. a non-lifted 2wd drive one would be done different.
     
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    It all sounds uber-cool. Semi-gloss black is awesome. Red accents, flames, louvers, i like it all except the whitewalls.

    I'm torn about the whitewall aspect.. it is a real key to the look.. but I don't know how it would go over on a big truck.. could easily look ridiculous..

    If you were to paint the tires somehow I wonder if you could remove it without ruining your tires?

    BranndonC, you would be my hero if you found a grill for your truck and primered it and stuff. But leave the engine exposed..

    The cool thing about these Blazers is that the engine compartment is massive.. it seems like you could fit 2 big blocks side by side.. now that would be the ultimate "rat rod" Blazer.. I have no idea if you could mae that work though.
     
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    i wonder what the legality of that is in california :confused: :D
     

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