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rat rod look?

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by bronzetaco19, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    bronzetaco19

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    what do you guys think about a tacoma with a rat rod look? like primer paint, old school rims. a friend mentioned to me the other day that i should do this to mine when i do lower. any opinions?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    if done right, I think it could look good.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    It will look pretty good you probably be a first for rat rod Tacoma.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    bronzetaco19

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    what you mean by done right?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    A 9 year old "rat rod"?

    Wut
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    x2, just doesn't fit the definition IMO.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    crazyengineer

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    I believe that would be very hard to do
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Im on the fence about it....I would hate to see a perfectly good truck be turned into that. :eek:
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    bronzetaco19

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    thats exactly what i said to my friend. maybe if i had like a 70's hilux or something
     
  10. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    i did a photoshop of a 2nd gen SC on some smoothies a while back on CT. didn't look bad at all really imo (I was guessing what size a 14" smoothie with I think a 1" w/w would be).

    Ever since dip came out I have been curious to do mine up in flat black and then get 16" steelies with the chrome trims (seen it long ago on a bagged hilux, model right before the tacomas started to come out, that was for sale) and some low pro's.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    I've seen it done to the early 90's S-10. Flat black, red steel wheels and baby moon hubcaps, and thick white walls of course. It looks neat as far as mini-trucks go, think the Tacoma has too many curves to pull it off. It just looks too modern. The S-10 that runs around here is boxy, so it works.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah SHHHH, this is interesting

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    this is the one I did on while back on CT. The older chevy's and ford's had a lot of curves back then and then everything got kind of boxy for a while but then went back to being all curvy again.

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  13. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    I'd drive it (on my way to Home Depot to stand outside and wait for a job)
     
  14. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    Not my style, but I agree that if it is done right it might look good, if you want to go that route. "Done right" would mean go all the way, don't make it look like a truck that is halfway fixed from an accident and the owner doesn't have money to complete the repair. There is a very fine line between making it look like junk or making it look like an excellent intended "rat rod" job. We have an old Chevy here in town that was done like that, and they did an excellent job. Every little detail was done perfectly, and it is something that I can appreciate the work that went into it. Just slapping primer and old wheels on it will just not do it.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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  16. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    I don't think the Taco lines are right for that. Too modern and smooth.
     
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