1942 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP TRUCK – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 705

1942 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP TRUCK – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 705 – In one day, Fireball hits an all-Chevy Show and the ADA Charity Car Show. Thousands of Horsepower and one 1942 Chevy Rat Rod Pickup Truck (1942 Chevy Truck).

The first Chevrolet pickup truck was introduced in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930.

“C” indicated two-wheel drive and “K” indicated four-wheel drive.

The Chevrolet AK Series truck was a light duty truck sold under the Chevrolet brand, with production beginning in 1941 until 1947 Chevy Truck.

It used the GM A platform, shared with the Chevrolet Deluxe.

The AK series was also branded and sold at GMC locations, with the primary visual difference being the Chevrolet had vertical bars in the grille, while the GMC had horizontal bars.

The 1941-45 GMC models were sold as C-Series and became the E-Series for the 1946 and 1947 model years (CC-Series / EC-Series for the conventional cab models and CF-Series / EF-Series for the COE ones).

The AK series represented an appearance split from previous Chevrolet products where the passenger cars and pickup trucks shared a common appearance, as demonstrated in the Chevrolet Master truck.

The Chevrolet Deluxe was an all-new appearance when it was introduced in 1941, and shared much of its mechanicals with the third generation Chevrolet Suburban.

It was replaced with the Advance-Design, that was also sold as a GMC.

FIREBALL DRIVES THE AWESOME MAD HAMMER RAT ROD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 683

FIREBALL DRIVES THE AWESOME MAD HAMMER RAT ROD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 683 – After a stint on the Radio Show “Horsepower for an Hour” and lunch at Leo Carrillo in Malibu, Fireball gets a visit from Blacksmith Joe Magliato and his MAD HAMMER Rat Rod.

A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s.

The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related “traditional” hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era.

Most rat rods appear “unfinished”, regardless of their status, as only the vehicle’s bare essentials are driven.

These are built to drive, not exclusively for show.

The December 1972 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine was dedicated to the “beater”, a low-budget alternative to the early car models that were slick and customized. Due to the beater’s cheap upholstery, primer covering (instead of paint), and lack of chrome or polished metals, it has been considered a progenitor of the rat rod.

The origin of the term “rat rod” is the subject of dispute.

Opinions regarding the term’s origins were based in one of the following perspectives: The term first appeared in an article in Hot Rod Magazine, written by Gray Baskerville, about cars that, at that time, continued to be covered by primer; or, the first rat rod was owned by artist, Robert Williams, who had a ’32 Ford Roadster that was painted in primer.

However, Hot Rod magazine has verified the latter view.

Gray’s use of the term was in relation to “Rat Bikes,” motorcycles that were assembled from spare parts, to be enjoyed and ridden, and not necessarily for the display of the builder’s skills.

It is believed that the term is likely to have originally been used in a derogatory or pejorative sense, as this remains the case among sections of the hot rod community; however, the term has also been adopted in a positive light by other parts of the sub-culture.

Best RAT RODS to drive this WEEK!

Rat Rod origins from WIKI…

The December 1972 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine was dedicated to the “beater”, a low-budget alternative to the early car models that were slick and customized. Due to the beater’s cheap upholstery, primer covering (instead of paint), and lack of chrome or polished metals, it has been considered a progenitor of the rat rod.

The origin of the term “rat rod” is the subject of dispute. Opinions regarding the term’s origins were based in one of the following perspectives: The term first appeared in an article in Hot Rod Magazine, written by Gray Baskerville, about cars that, at that time, continued to be covered by primer; or, the first rat rod was owned by artist, Robert Williams, who had a ’32 Ford Roadster that was painted in primer.

However, Hot Rod magazine has verified the latter view.[3] Gray’s use of the term was in relation to “Rat Bikes,” motorcycles that were assembled from spare parts, to be enjoyed and ridden, and not necessarily for the display of the builder’s skills. It is believed that the term is likely to have originally been used in a derogatory or pejorative sense, as this remains the case among sections of the hot rod community; however, the term has also been adopted in a positive light by other parts of the sub-culture.

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BEST RAT RODS of the WEEK!

From WIKI… A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. The style is not to be confused with the somewhat closely related “traditional” hot rod, which is an accurate re-creation or period-correct restoration of a hot rod from the same era.

Most rat rods appear “unfinished”, regardless of their status, as only the vehicle’s bare essentials are driven. These are built to drive, not exclusively for show.

Sunday Rides beggin’ to be in YOUR GARAGE…

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Ah, the choices are just so hard. Which one do I pick to be parked in the world’s coolest garage? (That would be yours, if you’re paying attention.) Up to you, but my bet is on the Willy’s Rat Rod.

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