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hotrodmatt
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:03 am    Post subject: Read the rules.... Here's a question.

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“A Street Rod shall mean a vehicle that has a body and frame that were built before 1949, that has been modified for safe road use, or a replica of a vehicle the body and frame of which were built before 1949.”

Note that vehicles manufactured in 1949 or later that are carry over models of a vehicle model manufactured prior to 1949, eg Ford Anglia, are included in the Street Rod classification.

A Street Rod must therefore have a separate body and chassis, both of which are of pre-1949 manufacture, or may be recently built replicas of the chassis and body of a pre-1949 vehicle.


I'm sure a few of you are aware that the ride I'm working on is not a "rod" but a kustom veedub (chopped and fenderless). Im using a combination of parts from 54 to 72. The majority is 61.

The Type 1 was a carry over model from the early 1940s. The chassis had only minor changes in that period and the body even fewer...

Am I right in reading that the scheme could possibily be open to cars of this nature?
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Brootal
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:15 am    Post subject:

You're not the first to try it Matt, that's for sure. I guess by the letter of the law it fits in, but is it really in the spirit? Besides, your car would still be a modified production vehicle wouldn't it. You shouldn't need to "resort" to Street Rod rego.

We all know what a Hot Rod/Street Rod is, and as much as I love VWs, they ain't really a Hot Rod. But... if you can get away with it??? What concerns me is that it may set some kind of weird precedent, then people will be pulling out all sorts of weird Eastern Bloc contraptions that were built in the '90s but were designed in the '30s (kinda like the Beetle really )
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hotrodmatt
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Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 10:30 am    Post subject:

Not really want I want to do anyway as I'm planning for the car to be a daily driver. It's gonna be doing the home-work-home thing everyday and cruising whenever I want to...

Just looking at the possibilities... But if the rules make it so then maybe it won't be odd if I go on a rod cruise when it's done...
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bcal
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Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Hmm.
Under those definitions my car isn't a rod coz I don't have replica chassis under it.
Wot about buckets? Ford never made them pre49.
And why should a carry over design like the dub not be recognised as pre49 just coz it's non American?
And wot about pre49s that were built without a chassis like the Lincoln Zephyr?
I know we need them but there are always grey areas with these sorts of definitions.
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Brootal
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Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Don't worry about it Matt. If people don't accept you at a rod run, then they're just ignorant pricks. For instance, just take a look at bcal. He got an old Alfa that had completely rusted away and replaced the body with a 'glass Model A (so that it COULDN'T rust away) and people still talk to him.

If you've got the right attitude you'll be accepted, don't worry. Take it from me, I show up to rod runs with a Rambler!

...well I used to anyway...
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject:

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For instance, just take a look at bcal. He got an old Alfa that had completely rusted away and replaced the body with a 'glass Model A (so that it COULDN'T rust away) and people still talk to him.


Thanx Brootal
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If you've got the right attitude you'll be accepted, don't worry. Take it from me, I show up to rod runs with a Rambler!

I reckon that if you love modifying old cars and you’re prepared to hang around with a bunch of hairy arsed hotrodders then you’re part of the clan.

Unfortunately there is a small vocal minority who judge people by what they drive but you get them types in all interests.
Something to do with low self esteem I reckon
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