hot rods were an ingeniously simple idea.
the hot rod started out as a simple idea: Take a vehicle that's cheap
and readily available - cut it up to remove some weight - lower it and
fit some fat tires - soup up or swap out the engine - open up the exhaust
- then customize it and paint it a wild color. By using some good ol'
Yankee ingenuity, you were able to modify an inexpensive vehicle into
one that performed better and looked cool.
about self-expression and doing something un-conventional. There wasn’t
a prescribed set of rules. In fact, rules were meant to be broken.
that simple formula has become so rigid and difficult today... not to
mention expensive? Street rodding started out as kinda fun and easy
going, why can’t it still be? Well, it can...
Street Rod. An ingeniously simple idea re-born.
Take a readily
available and inexpensive used Chevy S10 Blazer - cut it up to remove
some weight - lower it and fit some fat tires - soup up or swap out
the engine - open up the exhaust - then customize it and paint it a
wild color. Sound familiar?
With a Rodster
conversion you make a few body cuts and remove close to 500 lbs., then
fit new body panels to give it a retro look (some customers have transformed
their S10 Blazers into a Rodster Street Rod ready to go to the paint
shop in under 100 hours), put on you favorite wheel/tires, and your
off cruisin' EZ.
factor in “cruiseability” (GM parts are cheap and easy to find) and
total cost (build-ups can be under $10,000), the Rodster Street Rod
is one unbeatable combination.
it so you can enjoy the easy-going fun and cruisin’ attitude of the
ol' hot rods and roadsters that many of us promised ourselves we’d have
Some validation from: wikipedia
HOT ROD: “Originally the term was used to describe the practice
of taking an old, cheap car, removing weight (usually by removing roof,
hood, bumpers, windscreen and fenders), lower it, change or tune the
engine to give more power, add fat wheels for traction and paint it
to make it stand out.”
STREET ROD: “In the 1970s hot rodders tried to clean up their
reputation and thus they started to use the term ‘street rod’ instead.”