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Old April 3rd, 2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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I dont see anything about where it ended up? Love that car
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Michigan i believe
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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I was drunk on Tequila one night and almost put in a bid for it while it was on eBay......... I decided I didn't want Steve kicking my ass when I didn't have the money...... I love that car too
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Old April 4th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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That was the first Volksrod that I had ever seen and instantly
knew I had have/build one. Its what led me to this site.
And what gear head didnt love Rat Fink when he was a kid
and CarToons Mag with Trosley.........
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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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It was one of the first that got me going ... then I thought it was waaaaaay too complicated to do it the Letherman way ... so I ended up devising the Nederchop ... and complicating my life even more ... funny old world isn't it :) ...

I would always have loved to have been busted by, and got a ticket from the Rat Patrol :)
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Old April 4th, 2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Back in the day, when you joined up, bought $x.xxx swag, or for the Hell of it, you might also find a Rat Patrol citation in there with your gear. I still have mine up on the wall of rust.
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Everytime I order swag, I just get a bunch of "Fuck You" stickers....


seriously I love those things, just wish I had more places to put em.. :P
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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #8
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Sigh, Michigan! I hope its well loved!
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Old April 5th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #9
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I still have my Rat Patrol T shirt...
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Last pic I saw, other than the blk & white paint and blue windows, it's easy to miss now. So many other copy cats out there now :(
Was sad to see it go, but, life goes on~
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So many other copy cats out there now :(
whenever I see a pic of a potential RP.. first thing I look at is the hood, the REAL one doesn't have the center body line because of the crazy ass way it was chopped ;)
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That's right, gotta know what those little subtleties are to know it's the real thing ;)
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I also look for the lines Pete pulled on it at SM-3,4..? I forget now...
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First thing I'd check would be the Ashtray.. That is the best confirmation it is the real thing. Pretty sure nobody else have done it the same way ever...

The legendary ashtray build.

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Has anyone seen anything about RP since this?

and that ashtray build just had me laughing at my desk at work..hahaha
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