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Double “D’s” Rat Rod; Photos and Video

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Rat Rods are becoming more and more popular.  This one was built by Tyson Reed of Watson, Il. It has taken him and his buddies 14 months to get to what you see here. Check out the photos and the video!

Rat Rod Build

The engine is a 350 Chevy with roller rockers, mild cam and 400 crank. The ignition is Mallory dual point and has an Edelbrock 600 carb.

Rat Rod Build

The body was originally a 1927 Ford tall “T”. It has been chopped 10 inches and channeled 3 inches over the frame.

Rat Rod Build

The top of a Ford GT 40 sits at 40 inches, this Rat is only 38 1/2 inches at the windshield pillars when parked.

Rat Rod Build

The top was donated by a Ford Aerostar van and the drive line was pulled out of a 1966 Chevy top-loader 4-speed with a 9 inch rear-end.

Rat Rod Build

The frame is 2″x3″ box tube, ZD for 3″ drop mid-frame. The suspension is a Ford Split wishbone solid front axle with F100 brakes, four-link rear. It gets a 6′ lift at 60 psi. The panhard bars are tucked nicely front and rear.

Rat Rod Build

The interior has a modified wooden bench seat from a 1930’s truck.

Rat Rod Build

Wheels are 20″ front and 22″ rear Torque Thrust.

Rat Rod Build

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The Stop light in the rear is off a 1930’s heavy truck.

Rat Rod Build

Tyson wanted to thank the Jim Feldhake Farm, Kenny Feldhake and his entire family for letting him pick a way at the 1966 Chevy 1-ton farm truck for parts.

Rat Rod Build

I guess if you need a part and don’t have a jack out on the farm, a tractor will do just fine!

Rat Rod Build

Who needs a four post lift when you have a tractor? Bet he used a different method to install that trans!

Rat Rod Build

Let’s see, Double D’s, isn’t that a new tire size? Maybe “balloon” tires.

Rat Rod Build

Rat Rod Build

Rat Rod Build

I think with a name like Double “D’s” on the side; this Rat Rod should have BIG HEADLIGHTS and a smaller radiator!

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  1. d says:

    Bad Ass Ride! Who is that second song by in the vid?

  2. chuck says:

    choice . very well done

  3. Fatty says:

    Very nice.I already have the 20`s for my build.I really like those cool big hoops.Neat car.

  4. clint says:

    how much horse power?

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