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Old 01-23-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default so is barn find original seen as rat rods ? 50 F1

Guys, i stoped at vintage ford truck parts store today, To pickup a few parts, i stoped there last year when i had my first p.o.s rusted 48 F1, the owner of the store asked if i still had my F1, i told him i sold it, and got a cleaner 50, i showed him photo, told him it was pretty much rust free, i told him i was keeping it 100 % original the way i found it, He said why would you keep it that way, it going look like a damn rat rod, and the paint wasnt original and kept picking out things that arnt rigth with my truck, so is me keeping it the way i found it rat rod ? Im keeping the 226 and three speed trans, I just wonder if hes upset that i have the truck and not him, ive ran into a few guys like that so far...
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: so is barn find original seen as rat rods ? 50 F1

Have it the way you want it, it's your truck. I would think twice about buying parts from someone so opinionated.
A rat rod is something someone has cobbed together out of different cars.

Enjoy YOUR truck!

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Old 01-23-2014, 09:05 PM   #3
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Yeah man, in my opinion the term "rat rod" is way overused by people
who don't know what the hell they're talking about. Im with jeff, a rat rod is something stuck together from just whatever parts are lying around. drive the heck out of it!
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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Yeah he ain't the only dealer in ford truck parts. Might be closer but not wiser. Fins another supplier. Some day when you are feelin nasty take him a picture of one. I mean one he can see without squinting.
Nice truck by the way.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:39 PM   #5
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Some people just can't stand it when someone has a car or truck that is not the way they would have it if it were theirs. Just because he would do it his way does not make it right for anyone else. Your truck, it fits your style, forget him and his opinion.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:58 PM   #6
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:24 PM   #7
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Cody, who cares what other people say? It's yours, not theirs. Do what you want and enjoy it. You'll learn a lot in the process. Who knows what you will eventually decide. Just make it like you want it to be.
You're off to a good start.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:25 PM   #8
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I'd ask him if he feels like selling any parts today.. Then tell him the internet is always one click away..You felt like supporting YOUR local community, maybe he should feel like supporting HIS as well.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #9
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People tell me I should restore my panel because it looks so bad and some tell me I should hot rod or rat it but I like it the way it is just fine. Keep going the way you want to, the truck will be just fine.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:46 PM   #10
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Guys, thanks for the feed back, Im going to keep it the way i found it, i just dont get where he gets off telling me because i keep my truck the way it is, im making it into a rat rod, i could have spent a few more bucks then did, but walked out with only a $5.00 part lol... You would think he would be encouraging me and not put my truck down, we younger guys are few and far between who work and enjoy old trucks and cars...
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:10 AM   #11
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, i just dont get where he gets off telling me
I may just be getting a bit crankier, but that's the first thing I'd have asked him....
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:48 AM   #12
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Cody-

Something we all have run into at one time or another are individuals that are anxious to tell us "what is wrong" with our car. The best way I have found to deal with these clowns is to listen patiently and then when they are finished, I respond with, "Maybe you have a point. Where is your car I would like to see it?" That usually ends the conversation.

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:10 AM   #13
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He's a dickhead!
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:27 AM   #14
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I think your truck is bad ass as is and if you love it then it's just as it should be.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:35 AM   #15
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He may call it a RAT ROD / you can call it MINE
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:52 AM   #16
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He's just mad because his wife or mommy won't let him have one. It's great just as it is. Welcome to the world of older Fords
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #17
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The unrestored are carrying just so much more charm, soul and history. Just make it run good and relyable - and you will get loads of respect!

Says the man with the love of his life (don't forget wife) very scruffy looking French V8 Ford...
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:49 AM   #18
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I know the fellow that Cody's talkin about.. This guy owns a small parts supply house for Ford trucks. He should have the knowledge of Fords if he's selling new parts, but he doesn't. Cody keep it the way you want it and drive the heck out of it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:27 AM   #19
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Thanks guys, i feel like if it ain't broke don't fix it(replying to the paint on my truck)
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #20
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Well said pineapple

Hes bruisin ur ego to build his Cody. Id drive it how I want it. Keep it like it is and drive it. Latter paint it or do more restore. Cut those people off or start laughing. On another forum the biggest flamers on guys rides are the clowns livinh back with their momma and have ZERO projects.

Hold your head up and swagger mr 50 ford man ~ the brothers above include you in their club.
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