There are Cobra roadster and coupe kits that use a Fox-body Mustang as a donor. Some are not as bad as it sounds, most kits includes a new tube frame, body and suspension among other things. Basically the only thing Mustang is the steering rack, and some nerds (brakes and drivetrain CAN be used but have millions of upgrade options)... but I digress.GT-Freak said:Daytona Coupe on a Mustang donor. That sounds like a lot of work. Starting with clay and working toward a fiberglass body?
IMOA that's the true definition of a rat rod.Primer or flat paint jobs (maybe even painted with a brush) are the norm, and the upholstery may just be one of those old wool "New Mexico" type blankets thrown over the old torn seat. You would never find anything fiberglass, billet, or with power assist on a rat rod. The rat rod is all about fun and being able to drive your ride without worrying about rain or a paint scratch to dampen the sheer joy of running something you put together.
The rat rod I posted was built on a chevy S-10 chassis. It had a '32 body which was made (badly) into an unfinished convertible, plexiglass windshield, '23 "t" firewall and part of the tub, painted white wall tires, motorcycle torpedo front lights, '29 model A radiator with chrome shield found at a swap meet.See, a Rat-Rod selling for $45 grand just seems all wrong to me. The one pictured in the post above looks too polished and deliberate.
But this one in the attached photo is a good example. It needs a few more interesting items; such as a hand grenade gear shift knob, and a few birds stuck in the radiator. It could also use wide tires and red racing rims.
I'd love to see this with some of that faux wood panel vinyl (available from J.C. Whitney's) pasted on the sides of the bucket. And if it was peeling that would just be the icing on the cake.