Rat Rod by Mike Fink
In my opinion there are a variety of styles all within the ranks of the Rat Rod definition. I won’t go into my opinion of what they all are here but I will show you one.
The Rat Rod you see here is not a thrown together piece of rust with a motor and four wheels. It is a well engineered Hot Rod with out all the shine and flash. Oh, don’t get me wrong, it has flash but it is old school hot rod more than Rat Rod.
It is also well engineered and imaginative with modern touches and traditional style mean and fast.
This is a 31 Ford with an original approach to the paint. It is primer but also a woody which gives a neat twist to the traditional flamed look.
The car is all “Ford” including a 210 HP “Flattie” with 3 Strombergs.
I don’t know what you call this interior but it is way cool.
Note the way the flames seem to be burning up the wood.
59 Caddy tail lights can be used anywhere and usually are.
Check out the Stainless Headers with trick heat shields!
The following photos show some of the build steps. Check out the interesting custom body in the background!