Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ratatouille: Supercharged 1941 Chevy Rat Rod


When the days start getting colder this fall, will you look back and wonder if you made the most of your summer?  What is one thing you could do to ensure that this summer is different from the rest and filled with unique memories?  Try making a rat rod your daily driver.  Find this Supercharged 1941 Chevy Rat Rod for sale in Fort Scott, KS for $6,000 via craigslist.


Now, you could make your own rod from scratch out of bits and pieces you accrued over the course of months.  If this is the route you choose, my hat is off to you.  If you have neither the time nor the inclination to cobble together your own labor-of-love, then you'll have to see what is on the market. You can spend as much as you want on someone else's ride, but this example is dirt cheap and will do just fine.


A lot of time-consuming work has been done to this rod.  It has been dropped, the electrical bits are sorted, and the exhaust has been fabricated.  The feature that sets this rod apart is the presence of a supercharger atop its Chevy mill.  If the engine is tuned properly and in good shape (a big if) it alone is worth several thousand dollars.  You can also assume that the seller has taken this thing through the paces already and its mere presence is some kind of evidence that it will not disintegrate beneath you under hard throttle.


Like most other rat rods, there are plenty of re-purposed pieces that add to the charm of this vehicle. Once you make it your own you can add or subtract nick-knacks as you see fit.  Be sure, however, to use it for its intended purpose.  Open up the lake pipes, fry the hides and make the donuts.  Get the neighbors mad, make your friends jealous, and create some stories that will make your grandkids fond of you.


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12 comments:

  1. According to Waylon Jennings it's White Lightnin

    [img]https://cleorecs.com/store/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/wj-lp-01.jpg[/img]

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  2. Off topic tangent of the day:

    J.P Richardson - aka The Big Bopper wrote the song as White Lightning in 1959. George Jones was the first to record it, and it was his first hit in 1959. Jennings didn't record it until 1964. Jennings was supposed to be on the plane that Richardson, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens died on in 1959. He gave up his seat on the plane to Richardson, who was suffering from the flu. For years after, he felt survivors remorse, leading to drug and alcohol abuse over his career.

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  3. 1) Buy this car and meet new people! For instance, every cop. Also irate Prius drivers will picket wherever you park.
    2) Find out why the frame appears hinged in the middle.
    3) Bang your head on the railway switchmans lantern
    4) Like the man says, have a story:
    [img]http://fandomobsessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Kiefer-Sutherland.jpg[/img]

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  4. That air cleaner is an old bait bucket. Very nice!

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    1. so it's more of a fishing rod, then?

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    2. Har! (Or maybe a bait car...)

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  5. 41 Chevy is Fugly Stock .....Not my kinda rat rod..but I would beat it to death.

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  6. Little baby street blower, not a 6-71, not even like a 6V-53 or something like that, looks like one of the street Weiands from a couple decades back but I'm no authority.

    Had some work, like front discs, those rear coilovers, also looks like it has damn near zero front suspension travel between axle and crossmember. Which is fine since it has damn near zero ground clearance at the firewall.

    Big ratcheting T-handle slushbox shifter?

    Not my thing.

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    1. Is that grille John Deere or Massey-Ferguson? Don't think it's IH/Farmall.

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  7. What about the minnow bucket on the blower? You never know when you'll need one of those.

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  8. What about the minnow bucket on the blower? You never know when you'll need one of those.

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    1. My grandfather kept a coffee can over the exhaust of his tractor when it wasn't in use.

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